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Offline FramFramson

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2012, 06:20:35 AM »
Red Box is already on the list ;)

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2012, 08:23:58 AM »
I like to add something to the Gamezones.

I recently have perchased some dwarves of them and though there are of good overall quality, they are a bit to less detailed and have some (not so bad, though) flashes which makes them not really deserving to be of "high end" standard to me. Do not misunderstand me, I LIKE them, HAVE them and I am glad about it. But compared to - say - Freebooter, Rackham and such it is simply not the same "level" to me.

With the GW-minis I like to second Basiliscus in post above somewhere. It is amazing how they have improved the standards, but after all these years they often lack a bit in the b-position of posing, due to their rank&file system. It is understandable, but nonetheless a point against them as "high end in all entries".

I like to explain high-end from my point of view with these rackham models (the old confro 3.x ones!!) - I am so to speak a hardcore dwarven player, but with Confro I realy was amazed with EVEREY tribe within this system - even my hated un-dead ones.
Posing, detailes and such ... unbelievable.

However, I know that the technical standards where rising, especially over the last years, too, so it is often hard to compare older manufactures with the newer ones.

just my 2 (make it 5 ^^) ct

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Drachenklinge

great to ponder and browse through this thread

best wishes
Drachenklinge
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Offline FramFramson

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2012, 01:44:54 PM »
All fair points, but as mentioned I have been trying to include more miniatures than not. If it was truly a list of the very very highest quality only, it'd probably be like... Studio McVey and a few other manufacturers with very small lines. While that would be a little more accurate, it wouldn't really be useful to people looking for particular minis!

Also: added http://www.warploqueminiatures.co.uk/

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2012, 01:54:26 PM »
Added http://blackballgames.com/

Question for you guys. I'm thinking of putting BaneLords (http://banelegions.maelstromgames.co.uk/?cat=1) on the list, but it seems like they have no site of their own? Maelstrom Games is just a big store... is BaneLords Maelstrom's "in-house" line, are they the official distributor, or what's going on here? 

Offline Varangian

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #34 on: April 04, 2012, 02:10:14 PM »
Red Box is already on the list ;)

D'oh! How did I miss that!?

I shouldn't try to contribute when up too late  :(

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2012, 10:08:18 PM »
Raging Heroes http://www.ragingheroes.com/ is currently concentrating on fantasy female fighters, with a leader, an 'army banner' pair and a unit of 'Not Witch Elves'.
Even people disliking 'unrealistic' style of armor and weapons (and scantily clad female warriors) praise the quality of the sculpting.

And, yes, you should really add Banelords http://banelegions.maelstromgames.co.uk/?cat=1: it can't be denied that they make highest-quality fantasy minis.

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #36 on: April 06, 2012, 03:59:14 AM »
Raging heroes is also already on the list ;)

Does BaneLegions have an official website anywhere or is the Maelstrom Games portal it?

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #37 on: April 06, 2012, 06:18:29 AM »

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #38 on: April 06, 2012, 06:02:40 PM »
Don't see Kingdom Death http://shop.kingdom-death.com/ in the list.
Limited range, poses sometimes too casual, size (# 36mm) making the minis incompatible with most ranges, but what sculpting!

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #39 on: April 06, 2012, 06:59:42 PM »
Yeah, I don't know why they chose to do everything in 40mm, since that will only frustrate anyone not looking to do one-off showpeices. That's actually why I hadn't included them - they've got nothing to game with!

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #40 on: April 09, 2012, 07:15:10 PM »
Added:

Studio 38, whose website is pretty bad, but has some nice figures.

GCT Studios, who make a small, but quickly growing line of fantasy asian-style figures.



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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #41 on: April 19, 2012, 09:38:34 PM »
Adding Willy Miniatures (http://willy-miniatures.blogspot.com/)

No storefront yet. The site is mainly fantasy-football figures, but quite a few of them are easily adaptable for regular fantasy - many without any conversion at all.

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #42 on: April 21, 2012, 04:31:40 AM »
http://wrathofkings.com/

A new game featuring some bizarre semi-human creatures of various kids. Fairly outlandish and unique sculptures, perhaps slightly reminiscent of Confrontation, on a more wild and outré.

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #43 on: April 21, 2012, 04:41:16 AM »
I keep discovering all these little Spanish studios! My goodness, how many of them are there?

Zenit
http://www.zenitminiatures.es/en/
- A newer Spanish game with a sort of Wakfu-feel to it. The figures are cartoonish, but a little less so than Hell Dorado (probably more comparable to Freebooter). Like most of the more cartoonish minis, these are nice fluid sculptures with plenty of energy.

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #44 on: April 22, 2012, 12:44:20 AM »
I'm not being funny but isn't this all really just personal opinion? There's some top stuff in that list, in fact there's not much a can really complain about but "top quality"??? It just reads as a list of fantasy manufacturers. :?

 

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