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#41821
What size minis are you using? 3 Years, 2 Months ago  
I'm brand new to DF sets. What size minis are you using with your DF sets? 25 mm? 35 mm? How are you fitting your large, huge, gargantuan minis in the hallways or other closed spaces?
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#41822
Re:What size minis are you using? 3 Years, 2 Months ago  
I use DDM almost exclusively. Fitting the large creatures post base increase can be a problem, though the older *large* base creatures fir fine. Huge creatures cannot fit into 10' wide spaces without squeezing, so this isn't usually a problem,
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#41824
Re:What size minis are you using? 3 Years, 2 Months ago  
Mostly 28mm and 25mm from DDM, old Ral Partha and Grenadier, as well as MageKnight figures I removed from the clix base and remounted to standard 25mm bases. Harneloot is correct about base size. The old minis fit better as most do not have a wargame style base. So, if I want my players to face a large or bigger creature, I will see if I have an older mini for it if the fight is in a tight area.
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#41829
Re:What size minis are you using? 3 Years, 2 Months ago  
Pretty much DDM and Star Wars Miniatures and nothing else, the odd McFarlane dragon might make an appearance but not very often.
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#41830
Re:What size minis are you using? 3 Years, 2 Months ago  
Thanks for all the advice. But I'm a NEWBIE at Dming and DF! Ya gonna have to draw me pictures for me ta get what you're saying! :P Whats DDM? I have a guy who wants to sell ma a lot of old 25 mm figs. All of them are metal and in the original sealed bags. What's a good price for metal 25 mm minis? I'm thinking a smaller 25 mm mini would fit better anyway in the DF spaces?

Where have you found the best deals on buying large lots of minis at once? Forums? I know about Ebay? What's a great price for say a 100 metal minis? And a hundred plastic D&D minis that would include some large figures, and maybe a colossal dragon?
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#41831
Re:What size minis are you using? 3 Years, 2 Months ago  
You have answered your own questions DDM = the Plastic D&D Minis in the "And a hundred plastic D&D minis that would include some large figures, and maybe a colossal dragon?"

They are the Miniatures Wizards of the Coast (the current owners of the D&D brand) made for a few years, which ended recently.
Here is a site with pictures of all of them, and the Star Wars ones.
www.plasticrypt.com/mm_05.php

While there may be tight squeezes, there are ways around it, like making a passage out of rooms instead of passage sets.

Put two long walls from the passages togehter floor to floor and you have a "20 ft" wide hall way.

Ps use DDM and SWM
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#41832
Re:What size minis are you using? 3 Years, 2 Months ago  
If I was starting all over I would just get ral partha, citadel, grenadier, red box games and otherworld. Unfortunately I already have way too many minis that scale wise won't work with the old style minis.
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#41837
Re:What size minis are you using? 3 Years, 2 Months ago  
Shadbelly, a quick and easy workaround to scale up the old minis is to mount them to a base. I go to the craft store and buy one inch wooden disks, then spray them black. A little glue and you have a nice mini that matches DDM bases. You can also buy two inch disks and larger. This is also what i use to mount my MageKnight figs after I cut them off their clix base.
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#41840
Re:What size minis are you using? 3 Years, 2 Months ago  
Hi Monkplayer,

If you'ra a "NEWBIE" as you say, think twice before investing yourself into unpainted metal miniatures. I, for myself, paint metallic minis and I'm now quite good at it. Unfortunately, it took me a lot of investments, many years of practice and far too many hours painting (although I had a blast!). Since I no longer want to add crappy looking minis to my collection, it now takes me more then 10 hours to paint one 8/10 very good looking mini (see www.coolminiornot.com to see what a 8/10 mini looks like). So, if you build your collection from scratch, metal minis are nowhere near to produce gaming quality minis anytime soon. Right now, most of them sell for $4 to $10 depending of the cast & sculpt quality. Buying them second-hand from your friend in bulk at around $1 to $2 each is in my mind a very good deal, but do you want to go that way? Also, any 25 mm or 28 mm metallic mini fits DF.

Finally, the plastic D&D minis... They are the only practical way to have gaming quality figures in the thousands without the need to be a full time painter. The best deals you can find is buying them in huge lots at once. If you want to go that way, ebay is the way to go (search D&D minis sets or D&D minis lots). Make sure that what you buy has a good ratio of rare versus uncommon vs common minis (something like 1:3:4). Sometime, people keeps the rares for separate auctions. Huge sets (300 minis+) usually sell for $1 to $2 per mini.
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#41841
Re:What size minis are you using? 3 Years, 2 Months ago  
Paizo has jumped into pre-painted plastics- the first set comes out in December, with another set for June 2012. $3.99 for a pack of med/small minis, $5.99 for a pack with at least one large creature. 40 minis in the set.

paizo.com/store/games/miniatures/miniaturesForRoleplaying/pathfinderMiniatures/wizKids/v5748btpy8mq6
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#41842
Re:What size minis are you using? 3 Years, 2 Months ago  
yeah i saw this earlier today, I haven't seen an actual picture of a mini in hand yet (just computer renders) but it might be worth a punt now that D&D minis aren't in production any more.
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#41843
Re:What size minis are you using? 3 Years, 2 Months ago  
Blowizard,
Thank you for the detailed reply. Your info was very helpful! I also checked out the coolminiornot.com website. There are some cool minis there.
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