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#1713
Favorite Miniatures... 10 Years, 7 Months ago  
One thing about reaper...oh man the scale difference is ridiculous man...

You guys know what are REALLY cool minis if you like the "confrontation" style but want the right scale and not so much exageration with the weapons?

Spyglass Miniatures - They have some great sculpts. You may not have heard of them you can buy them via www.coolminiornot.com store. Check them out! Their female sculpts are to die for

I got the elf ranger, female sorceress and the female fighter....too bad the elf fighter was sold out ! :(
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#1714
Favorite Miniatures... 10 Years, 7 Months ago  
I just got my order of DF minis and they look great, but wish they were heavier. I still prefer pewter, but these are nice for armies. Some of the best I have seen.
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#1715
Favorite Miniatures... 10 Years, 1 Month ago  
I play warhammer and confrontation so they are the two main models I have gotten.but lately I have been buying some cool Reaper models for monster...Rackham makes the best models I have ever seen ,The detail is incredible.After painting these models the warhammer models look very cheap...

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#1716
Favorite Miniatures... 10 Years, 1 Month ago  
W40K - Orks, Space Marines, Imperial Guard and Tyranids - tons of them!
Warhammer - various dead guys: skeletons, zombies, mummies and stuff.
Star Wars Miniatures and D&D Miniatures from Wizards of the Coast.

I prefer plastic as much as possible, as the plastic is easier to re-build in interesting ways and paint. I am also rather lazy, which means that I like WotCs readymade offerings a lot, in particular the Star Wars minis.

The main project is a Space Ork Speedfreak horde of innumerable vehicles, where no two are alike, these for example:

www.geocities.com/willypold/foton/45_gunwagon.jpg
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www.geocities.com/willypold/foton/nr72front.jpg
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#1717
Favorite Miniatures... 10 Years, 1 Month ago  
I'm a total sucker for almost all of it.

My heart kinda belongs to Reaper -- I prefer old-fashioned bases to slotta-bases, and they do more traditional designs and less cyberpunky, neo-D&D type stuff. Wizards are old men in robes, not Matrix-lookin' bald guys with spikes on their knees. There's symmetry! And simplicity! And function!

At the same time, I do like to shake things up, and some of the asymmetrical, nonsense designs of the Warhammer and WOTC world can be fun. (for WOTC I'm thinking mainly Chainmail, as I'm not a fan of random pre-painted minis, with the single exception of the SW minis)
Plus, some of GW's designs I really like. Last winter they did those new Bretonnians, the knights, and I was amazed by almost every piece in the army. I must have painted 50 mounted knights. Same thing with the new Lizardman army, those Sauruses were stunning. They can knock it outta the park when they try.

Confrontation just is too hard for me to get, and is too expensive most of the time. Nice, but I'm not THAT rich.

I have to admit, though, I'm on hiatus from painting. I painted steadily for like three years, and I did a TON of it. I have nearly complete Lizardman, Chaos, and Bretonnian armys for WH, not to mention tons of odds n ends, like orcs and beastmen and so forth. I have pretty much the entire Chainmail line from its short lifetime. I have tons of Reaper figures, more than I can count.

At this point, it comes down to space. Any new minis I pick up, I gotta get rid of old ones. And I like them too much! For awhile, it was easier because I was getting better as a painter, so I trashed the figs I was ashamed of. Now, though, there aren't any I really dislike anymore.

PLUS -- they DO get a bit repetitive. As much of a Reaper fan as I am, I have to admit, they repeat themselves. (Reap-eat-er!) I look at new figs from them, and I think "Cool!" and "I'd love to paint that!" and then I think "Which ones would I want to trash to make room for figs that are very very similar?"

The decision also got easier when they raised prices. When they were regularly $2, it was pretty easy to beat out GW etc. But now it seems like Reaper figs are closer to $5 on a regular basis. The new large figs are $16, like Chainmail's huge figs, and some GW figs, rather than the $9-12 that Reaper spoiled us with for years. So I'm definitely winding down. For the time being, my collection is static, not expanding.

More money for terrain! Which, seriously, is a factor. Space and money has to come from somewhere -- terrain is winning out. I have more figs than I can use at this point anyway.

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#1718
Favorite Miniatures... 10 Years, 1 Month ago  
Some times my Favorite Minis are odd ball one of a Kind sorts of things that I Find in "Bargain" Bins, by No Name or Discontinued Companies... I Have to Say though Right Now I Am Really Loving the D&D Stuff... I Knda Wish they would not Keep Raiseing the Prices... (I was Fine with Black and White Stat Cards... I Don't really Like Paying an Extra 3 Bucks for a Color Card)! The Detail IS improving over all I Think Although there are a lot of Aberation Minis that I Just don't "Get"... (Can anyone say Choker, Dire Weasel, Dekanter Goblins)... At Least the Dire Weasel is Kewl Looking... And I Really Like Some of the Giants from the Huge Set G.O.L. I Don't Know... I Just Dig 'em... I Did'nt think I would Because I Did not Really like MK... (Too Bulky, not Flexible enough for Game play)... And I Agree with L, in that the SW minis are too Bloody Kewl... (Too Bloody Expensive too, though Now they are the Same as Aberations)... But I Really Wish that they would Release some "Sets" that you Would Know what was in them... Goblins, Orks, Giants Whatever... I Mean Hill Giants are about the Most Common Giant in the World right? I Have One... Though I am not really Saying anything New I Guess D&D are still My Current Favs... (Love DF Minis but too Fragile I Have Decided for Armies of Orcs, Skeletons Etc... Though I Would Love to See a Few "Unique" Mini mixed in with some Theme Packs... Then DF could be my Favorite Miniatures again...
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#1719
Favorite Miniatures... 9 Years, 8 Months ago  
I play old-school 1st Ed AD&D using my DF stuff. I also collect the figures from the Official AD&D range produced by Citadel/Games Workshop in the mid 1980s. Although they are by no means a complete range of AD&D monsters, they are very characterful, and they really captured the feel of the illustrations in the Monster Manual.

If anyone is interested in this range, I'll be happy to tell you more, and post some pics!
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#1720
Favorite Miniatures... 9 Years, 8 Months ago  
Reaper - a default. My regular game shop has mostly Reaper minis and they seem to always have what I seem to be looking for at the moment for the next adventure.

DnD minis are nice and cost effective. I have over 500 on hand. I have based whole adventures on what kinda' monsters I have in my little plastic storage boxes. Anybody need a fiendish T-rex?... I have 5 of them.

I am also involved in an Iron Kingdoms campaign (privateer press) and have been looking at and purchasing some of their minis lately. Good detail, tough to paint ('cause of said detail) but they look great when done. Limited choice though - but they just got started. I highly recommend them for any steam-magtech punk campaigns.
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#1721
Favorite Miniatures... 9 Years, 8 Months ago  
Another old-school 1e player here. I find that Reaper seems to be reading straight out of the 1e AD&D Monster Manual for it's critters lately - that fire giant they released a year or so ago? That's straight David A. Trampier right there. Plus, look at their demons - the so-called "demonic lasher" is right out of the Monster Manual, as are many, many more.

My only gripe is with the Reaper dragons. They tend to look less like reptiles and more like big bugs. Yuck!
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#1722
Favorite Miniatures... 9 Years, 8 Months ago  
I also buy mostly Reaper minis. They have good detail and aren't that expensive. They also have a good selection and I can usually find they type of figure I'm looking for.

I like the look of the Warmachine/Iron Kingdoms minis. They seem a little more expensive then the Reaper ones and since my DnD game doesn't feature guns, as most of the Iron Kingdoms figures have, they would be of limited use. The minis are quite striking, though.

I've also puchased some minis from PulpFigures by Bob Murch. These are really nice 1920's and 1930's type figures. I'd really like to run an Indiana Jones or The Mummy type game but haven't been able to convince my players to give it a try. :(
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#1723
Favorite Miniatures... 9 Years, 8 Months ago  
Since my last post in this thread I've bought a handful of minis for Wargods of Ægyptus and it seems like I got a new favorite! :D
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#1724
Favorite Miniatures... 9 Years, 8 Months ago  
I found some of those and almost bought them "just because". I had no use at the time that I found them though. Maybe I should get soem of those Wargods ones, hunh?
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