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Offline FramFramson

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #45 on: April 22, 2012, 04:37:02 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. :?

I freely admit that this is all opinion!

A more relevant answer is that I would rather be inclusive than get into fights about who belongs on the list. So if someone wants a manufacturer on the list and they're not obviously terrible, then I'll add them.

Offline Andrew May

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #46 on: April 22, 2012, 10:27:16 AM »
 8)

Offline FramFramson

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #47 on: April 26, 2012, 03:26:55 AM »
Morland Studios
http://morlandstudios.com/
- A small line, consisting entirely of non-combat female miniatures from a variety of backgrounds (geisha, mermaids, traditional fantasy, etc.).

I think this is Greg Morland's personal site? I don't see his full name listed anywhere, though it certainly does look like his stuff.

EDIT: Not Greg... damn, can't remember the right first name. Well, anyhoo...
« Last Edit: April 26, 2012, 03:28:52 AM by FramFramson »

Offline FramFramson

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #48 on: April 27, 2012, 07:07:56 AM »
Spellcrow
http://www.spellcrow.com/index.php
- A medium-sized selection that covers a fair cross-section of stock GW-esque fantasy types. Has both monsters and heroes.

Offline white knight

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #49 on: May 15, 2012, 05:00:26 PM »
A more relevant answer is that I would rather be inclusive than get into fights about who belongs on the list. So if someone wants a manufacturer on the list and they're not obviously terrible, then I'll add them.

Wouldn't it be more appropriate to rename the thread to "Sources for quality fantasy minis" then?

Offline Neldoreth

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #50 on: May 15, 2012, 07:04:24 PM »
I simply can't believe that nobody has mentioned Mantic Games here yet! Mantic games is arguably producing some of the best figures for value at the moment!

Also, Wargames Factory has a few plastic sets: skeletons and orcs.

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Offline FramFramson

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Re: Sources for highest-quality fantasy minis?
« Reply #51 on: May 21, 2012, 07:39:14 PM »
Sorry, I seemed to miss the reference to Mantic. I think when I first saw their site, I thought they were mostly doing sci-fi lines. Anyway, they're added now.

I seem to have developed almost a fetish for new small-time producers... but there really seem to be a lot of those lately! I suppose given current work prospects for young Europeans, it's as good a thing to try as any. It would explain why there are so many little Spanish startups...

I would like to add these three to the list but am holding off for now, since they're still a bit underdone. Origen is well-set up, but only has a single 30mm figure, the Norsgard site and figure line are still under construction, and Anastyr doesn't even have a blog yet, let alone a website. You should be able to make purchases from Origen just fine and soon from Norsgard as well.

Origen Arts
http://origenart.blogspot.com.es/
- Pedro Fernandez personal works. Looks very promising so far (and I can personally attest to the extremely fine detail on the one figure 30mm he has produced to date).

Norsgard
http://www.norsgard.com/store.html
- A norse-themed game which is still a work in progress.

Anastyr
http://radiodustinforma.blogspot.ca/p/anastyr.html
- No website or store yet, but a substantial amount of sculpting and art work has been done, which is the more important part after all.

Offline Prof.Witchheimer

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Re: Sources for quality fantasy minis
« Reply #52 on: May 25, 2012, 02:49:57 PM »
I've renamed the thread to "Sources for quality fantasy minis". Just deleted the "Highest" (too individual and too superlative) and the "?". I wouldn't care to rename a simple thread about fantasy miniatures manufacturer but as this topic is a sticky on this forum, it should be have only informative, so no question mark and a neutral name.

Offline FramFramson

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Re: Sources for quality fantasy minis
« Reply #53 on: May 25, 2012, 03:47:40 PM »
The funny thing is that White Knight just asked me about making the same change and I agreed it was a good call, so I came here to change it, only to see it was already done.

The Prof: Saving me the work since 2012.  8)

Offline abdul666lw

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Re: Sources for quality fantasy minis
« Reply #54 on: August 11, 2012, 05:02:32 PM »
Ax faction
Seemingly a 1-man, probably part-time, enterprise: female minis, 3 so far -2 fantasy & 1 Steampunk
http://www.axfaction.com/#!shop
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ax-Faction/422693267753276?sk=photos

A good pic of their 'Dragon hunter' there: http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=273116
(some screamed because the image was 'NSFW' so I post only a link to the thread  :D).
About her (lack of) armour and dress, it's well known that in most fantasy settings the protective value of female armour is inversely proportional to the area covered; she could have a shield she dropped to take her trophy; and to hunt a dragon she was more probably riding a giant bird than a horse: sitting on cosy down feathers, chafing on thighs is not an issue ;)

Offline FramFramson

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Re: Sources for quality fantasy minis
« Reply #55 on: August 12, 2012, 05:17:51 PM »
That fellow sure is fond of skin!

But three minis is enough for inclusion.

I also added Norsgard to the main post and improved my review of Hasslefree. Kev's been releasing nicer and nicer stuff all the time.  

EDIT: I suppose if we're including Ax Faction, then Bane Legions ought to get a mention too.

EDIT2: I have also corrected the URL for the Andreas Minis page, since they updated their website.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2012, 05:31:01 PM by FramFramson »

Offline Paleskin

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Re: Sources for quality fantasy minis
« Reply #56 on: September 05, 2012, 11:36:09 PM »
If three miss gets in then I propose myself!

Rogue miniatures,against your rules to self nominate though isn't it? :o

Offline FramFramson

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Re: Sources for quality fantasy minis
« Reply #57 on: September 07, 2012, 08:48:57 PM »
If three miss gets in then I propose myself!

Rogue miniatures,against your rules to self nominate though isn't it? :o

Maybe, maybe not. But you'd need to provide a link at any rate!

Offline abdul666lw

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Re: Sources for quality fantasy minis
« Reply #58 on: October 04, 2012, 07:36:09 PM »
 Mierce Miniatures: the wargaming part of Maelstorm Games (BaneLegions and Templar's Forge ranges ), autonomous under another name. Develops a new fantasy setting game 'Darklands', where some Banebeasts and Banelords were 'relocated'.

« Last Edit: October 05, 2012, 05:25:06 AM by abdul666lw »

Offline FramFramson

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Re: Sources for quality fantasy minis
« Reply #59 on: October 05, 2012, 04:01:00 AM »
Added Meirce (and removed old Maelstrom Games Bane Legions link) and Rogue.
« Last Edit: October 05, 2012, 04:04:16 AM by FramFramson »

 

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