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#1701
Favorite Miniatures... 10 Years, 4 Months ago  
What brands of miniatures do you prefer?

My wife and I both like painting minis so we've got a lot of them.

We've mostly done Reaper minis, which my wife prefers, but I recently started buying Celtos miniatures and I'm really blown away by them. I really like the style and personality most of the figures have, and they're posed in a more dynamic fashion than most Reaper miniatures.

I tried a couple Warhammer miniatures recently but both of them had terrible mold lines right down the middle of their faces that weren't visible in the blister pack so I won't be buying anymore of them. I've also got a few boxes of D&D miniatures but the random packaging makes them pretty much useless for my games.

Other than that I've got about 90 Dwarven Forge minis, mostly skeletons and lizard men with only about 15 orcs. I'm not too crazy about the orcs but love the rest. My only complaint is that the skeletons are really fragile. I dropped one 3 inches the other day and the shield busted off. :cry:
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#1702
Favorite Miniatures... 10 Years, 4 Months ago  
Now, with the D&D minis the world is changing. I've gotten used to the new pre-painted plastic. I have a large Monster box of these critters.

Lizardmen are my all time favorites. Hope DF makes more :D
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#1703
Favorite Miniatures... 10 Years, 4 Months ago  
Reaper is my favorite new-minis manufacturer. Grim Reaper, Rafm, and Ghost are also good. And I scour eBay for Ral Partha, Grenadier, pre-slotta Citadel, old Mithrils, and others. My miniatures have to be metal, and they have to have integral (i.e. pre-slotta) bases. Absolutely no plastic allowed in my miniatures collection!
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#1704
Favorite Miniatures... 10 Years, 4 Months ago  
Reaper is top notch. Clean casts, buttloads of detail, good proportions. Some of the new lines are getting a little more Warhammer-ish in proportions, but still solid looking.

Rackham's Confrontation miniatures are beautiful as well.

I have some of Elmore's new minis too, and they are much more naturally-proportioned. As a result, though, they look a little small compared to other brands. Probably the more natural looking I've seen recently though.

For sci-fi I like EM-4 (Copplestone), Foundry, and Denizen, though the Denizen stuff looks real small now because it's in true 25mm.
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#1705
Favorite Miniatures... 10 Years, 4 Months ago  
You know I would LOVE to use Confrontation minis but two things bother me...

1. Scale ! they are so big compared to 90% of the market they are almost un-useable.

2. Cost they are bloody expensive


Personally for D&D I really like the LOTR minis I find that for 25mm they are really awesome sculpts but they are a little limited in terms of classes etc.

Lately Iron Wind is where its at for me....can't wait for Baycon they'll be there!
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#1706
Favorite Miniatures... 10 Years, 4 Months ago  
Fenryll makes very cool mini
they are not in metal but they are very expressive
http://www.fenryll.fr/

they make decoration as well like that
very nice to associated with DF




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More than 40 sets....

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#1707
Favorite Miniatures... 10 Years, 4 Months ago  
I Know that I Am Going to Catch Hell for Saying this, But I Really Like to "Play" with my Toys, so Pre-painted Plastic is Fine with me... I am not so Fond of the 28-30mm Made so Fashionable by GW, Don't get me Wrong I Like A lot of their Stuff (Particularly the Plastics) as they are Light... For those that Love the Heft of Metal I Understand the Resistence to Plastic... I Have Heard A Lot of People Complain that Detail is Lost in Plastic, but I am Not Convinced... Of Course I Have had to Admit to myself that I will Never be the Painter I Thought I Would Become, I am Not Bad, and I Actually Love Doing it, but I Will Never have the Time Required to trully Dedicate myself to the Process... (I Will not be Winning any Awards for my Minis)... But What I Really Like Most about Plastic is the Flexibility to Create Unique Mods... It is Easier to Scratch Build a Plastic Vehicle for instance then a Metal one...

All of this Having been said, I Do love the Few Ral Partha I Still Have... But Overall I Prize my DF stuff For out of the Package Usefullness... I Also Like the 4M Stuff... (I Know it's Metal right? But it is Prepainted, and not too Badly over all)...
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#1708
Favorite Miniatures... 10 Years, 4 Months ago  
I hate the clickbase colored minis from WotC. The paint looks like crap, the minis feel like they're made out of rubber...the minis I and more importantly, my wife who paints them, prefer are Reapers for characters and unique monsters.

For hordes of monsters, Warhammer Fantasy armies do nicely.
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Too much Dwarven Forge to list!
 
#1709
Favorite Miniatures... 10 Years, 4 Months ago  
Reaper, hands down.
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#1710
Favorite Miniatures... 10 Years, 4 Months ago  
Put me down as a fan of the Reaper line too. Can't get used to the light weight of plastic, have frequent trouble getting them to stay standing cuz the bases are so light. I'll always prefer the heft of metal. I also paint when I can find the time and the Reaper line is great for detail. I have been picking up some of the plastic D&D random sets just to have some minis that the group can bang around without making me twitch worrying about my paint job chipping, but I'm not a big fan. I still have a fair amount of Ral Partha too, but they are harder and harder to come by. Still, some of my fave PC minis are from the Ral Partha line too, mostly for sentimental reasons (there's usually a few good stories in them from games of yore).
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#1711
Favorite Miniatures... 10 Years, 3 Months ago  
I gotta go with the crowd on this one. Reaper makes great figs and has an extensive line that is constantly adding top-notch new releases.

I like many of the HackMaster miniatures though there are some that I really don't care for the sculpts.

GW minis are great for hordes of monsters but I love them for their multi-part plastic kits. The detail has improved greatly over the past 15 or so years that I've been using them and they are great for conversions.

I like the clicky-collectable minis only for the fact that they allow someone to build a big collection at an inexpensive price. This is assuming that you have friends who dump their multiple 'common figs' after buying box after box searching for elusive 'rares'. I don't like the quality of the sculpts (generally) and the slop-and-go prepainting leaves me cold. I'm no master painter ( ;) ) myself but I do try to "stay in the lines".
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#1712
Favorite Miniatures... 10 Years, 3 Months ago  
I can't compare DF miniatures. I have some on order though.
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