One of the most common issues with pewter miniatures is bendy weapons. They’re awful! The shafts the sculptors use were probably brass rods or tube, which is fine, but when that is cast in pewter (or white metal), it just doesn’t hold up. The easiest way to fix this is to spend loads of time trying to carefully bend these weapons back into straightness. The harder, but better looking option is to cut up the weapon and do as the sculptor did – use a brass rod or tube as a weapon shaft.