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Offline FramFramson

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2012, 07:58:10 AM »
It most certainly is more subjective, hence my casting a broader net. Actually, you can see in the posts above there are already some who would dispute your opinion - though I had to laugh... those swords really do look like cricket bats. lol

Scraped out a few more to add. Raging Heroes, Historic Art, and Tercio Creativo.

I'm afraid I couldn't really include Black Scorpion, because (other than fantasy football figures), I didn't see any fantasy figures on their site at all, nor did any seem really suitable for conversion or adaptation to fantasy. If some others really feel this is wrong and want to include them, I suppose I can.
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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2012, 10:24:16 AM »
didn't see any fantasy figures
Fantasy pirates! =) Orcs, undead and human. I'm not going to insist though - add them if you'd like. I agree it's not high fantasy and might not fit the list.
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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2012, 11:06:12 AM »
Very nice thread FF!
I can add only Forgeworld with its "Wharammer Forge" line. Some stunning models there.

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2012, 02:15:28 AM »
Fantasy pirates! =) Orcs, undead and human. I'm not going to insist though - add them if you'd like. I agree it's not high fantasy and might not fit the list.

Oh it's no trouble. I might as well add them. :)

As for Forgeworld, I think most people really just lump them in with GW.

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2012, 03:40:02 PM »
I personally do not think that GW deserves a place in the honorable mentions unless you're counting them for their huge tacky models and fantastic bit count instead of sculpt quality.
The quality ranges too much between individual models and armies for me. Some are excellent, while others are downright piss. However, I also think their quality has been rising considerably.

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2012, 05:42:56 PM »
As for Forgeworld, I think most people really just lump them in with GW.

do not agree mate. I think Forgeworld fantasy range should have a mention. Especially because if we are talking about "sources" you have to consider that GW and FW are two different sources (you cannot buy FW stuff from GW even if you can buy some GW kits from FW) and two different range (mainly the same factions but no Fimir and no chaos dwarves in GW range). 

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2012, 11:13:59 AM »
Arguably some of the stuff we stock which is already listed under cheap minis could also fall into this category. I think some of the old Grenadier stuff is pretty excellent, especially the barbarians. If you agree, let the powers that be know and maybe we can be added.

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Whether or not we can get up there with the new stuff remains to be seen.

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2012, 07:38:45 PM »
I like some of the figures on forlorn hope, but I'm kind of loath to add suggestions from actual site owners themselves. However if one or two other members think it's worth including, I'll be happy to add your site to the list.

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2012, 08:50:20 AM »
I like some of the figures on forlorn hope, but I'm kind of loath to add suggestions from actual site owners themselves. However if one or two other members think it's worth including, I'll be happy to add your site to the list.

Come on then boys and girls, put your votes in ;-)

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2012, 03:39:47 PM »
You can get most of those grenadier figures from Miriliton and multiple other providers, so uh...
What from-scratch-sculpts does Forlorn produce that they can actually take credit for? I'd scout it out to offer my vote, but the catalog is a little annoying to navigate and not clearly set out. It would be nice if they displayed the prices a little more 'out in the open'.
Hope I don't come of too brusque..
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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2012, 03:43:50 PM »
You can get most of those grenadier figures from Miriliton and multiple other providers, so uh...
What from-scratch-sculpts does Forlorn produce that they can actually take credit for?
Hope I don't come of too brusque..

Not sure about multiple, but certainly 2 I know of (Mirilton and eM4). We are currently working with Doug at eM4 to release a lot of the currently unavailable old Grenadier stuff, and as such we do have the odd item that eM4 doesn't and this should grow.

Currently we don't have any of our own sculpts but are looking to expand these ranges (Robots coming soon). However, I'm not sure we have to be unique and supply our own figures to be in this list, just supply great figures (I might be wrong there, but don't think so)

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2012, 04:56:31 PM »
Sorry Shredder! This list is for the original makers. Most of the listed minis sell on many sites, but I have always linked to the homepage for the actual manufacturer.

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2012, 04:59:12 PM »
Sorry Shredder! This list is for the original makers. Most of the listed minis sell on many sites, but I have always linked to the homepage for the actual manufacturer.

No worries, can I suggest getting eM4 on the list then ;-)

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2012, 05:29:23 PM »
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No worries, can I suggest getting eM4 on the list then ;-)

I second that. I'm painting up some barbarians right now. When I ordered them they arrived without any flash AND had an undercoat. They were ready to paint.
Briljant quality

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2012, 04:59:14 AM »
Without having had any of their models in my hands yet I would have to suggest we look at Red Box Games.

http://red-box-games.com/

I'm seriously drooling over their undead stuff.

 

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