- 17/05/2019 at 18:39 #11472017/05/2019 at 18:57 #114722MikeKeymaster17/05/2019 at 19:06 #11472317/05/2019 at 19:17 #114724KrieghundParticipant
The Reaper Bones range might be worth a look.17/05/2019 at 19:20 #114725MikeKeymaster17/05/2019 at 19:44 #11472617/05/2019 at 21:45 #114728Hafen von SchlockenbergParticipant
The Ghost Miniatures line from Old Glory are pretty cheap, but if you’re in the UK, I don’t see them on the OG UK site.
It might be worth your while to try to get a “hands-on” look at the Dark Alliance plastics from Red Box. They’re ostensibly 1/72, but we know that’s an elastic scale. How big is a troll, anyway?
Addendum: the cheapest source I’ve seen for those is this place:
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They are cheap, but they come in boxes of 40-50, and I’m only needing half a dozen or so of each type. I doubt I’ll be able to get a look at them, so I’ll probably plump for Irregular. We’ve already got some figures, so I’d like to get more that are at least roughly equivalent in size.18/05/2019 at 00:23 #114735John D SaltParticipant
One word: plastics.
Don’t forget that Caesar did some 1/72nd fantasy figires, as reviewed in a dusty corner of the Plastic Soldier Review:
Orcs, lizardmen, ratmen and zombies all seem to be currently available from Hannants.
All the best,
John.18/05/2019 at 01:24 #114736Thorsten FrankParticipant
Have you already taken a look at EM4/Moonraker?
"In strange grammar this one writes" - Master Yoda18/05/2019 at 04:23 #114737WhirlwindParticipant18/05/2019 at 08:52 #114738willzParticipant
Warrior Miniatures or Irregular Miniatures are very good and very cost effective. Sometimes flea-bay brings up bargins, buy it now feature.
Willz.19/05/2019 at 11:20 #11477819/05/2019 at 16:10 #114792Hafen von SchlockenbergParticipant
You’re certainly right about numbers in the Red Box PBI sets, but I’d point out that the troll set I linked contains only four figures. And the Balr– oops, I mean, “Fire Demons” –box has only two:
BTW, I’ve never understood PSR’s blanket refusal to review fantasy figures. The argument that no one knows what an Elf, say, “really” looks like is valid, as far as it goes, but their reviews consider more elements than historical accuracy. Fantasy fanciers have as much interest in knowing, for instance, whether figures have well-sculpted hands or misshapen blobs, as historical buyers do, surely?
Addendum: you can see a painted example of one of the trolls here:
The figures for size comparison are 1/72, so you’ll have to judge whether the troll would be big enough vs 28mm.
Fire Demons here:
Where Paul usefully gives the heights: Fire Demons, c. 60mm, Trolls, c. 50mm.
Over to you.08/08/2019 at 03:31 #119517Matthew KirkhartParticipant
I am late to the party but I buy and repaint and rebase the old Mage Knight figures. They turn out great for the price.
Their orcs are really fun looking and the orc tracker and half orc figures can easily stand in for goblins as they are significantly smaller. They have a half-gore figure too that makes a great goblin. You can get them on eBay for $1-2 per figure, sometimes even less if you buy a collection. They have no fimir options really (but who does!?), but you can get new hero figures through their lines, especially the elf but also the dwarf and wizard, and you can also get options for skeletons, zombies, mummies, and a figure that is similar to the gargoyle.
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