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Author Topic: Magic the Gathering. Sort of.  (Read 448 times)

Offline Chief Lackey Rich

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Magic the Gathering. Sort of.
« on: June 14, 2021, 12:33:12 PM »
New post on the blog showcasing a couple of WizKids' plastic figures from their Magic the Gathering range.  I cherry-picked some of the better figs from a bunch of dross but I have to admit, they're better sculpts than expected and take paint nicely.  Pretty reasonably priced, too.  Commentary and more images here:

https://sanctumreconditesage.blogspot.com/2021/06/magic-gatheringminiatures.html




Offline mweaver

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Re: Magic the Gathering. Sort of.
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2021, 01:40:16 AM »
You have those two looking quite nice, certainly.  And you are right about the price being quite reasonable given their size.

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Re: Magic the Gathering. Sort of.
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2021, 06:13:06 AM »
I quite like Wizkids for big monsters. As you say, they are very affordable. I have that same snake on my painting table right now.

Offline Chief Lackey Rich

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Re: Magic the Gathering. Sort of.
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2021, 12:17:08 PM »
Soft-ish plastic will certainly never replace resin, or even metal for fine detail quality, but it has a definite place for making large figures economical.  GW would probably be asking triple digits for something like Borborygmos, for ex, and boutique resin versions wouldn't be much if any cheaper.  Much rather pay $15 for a nearly indestructible model that still looks presentable on the tabletop even with my painting skills.

The various formulas for the stuff have come a long way since (say) Mage Knight or the original white Bones stuff from Reaper - and Bones Black and USA are both nearing styrene for firmness, although they still lag a bit for really fine detailing.

 

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