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 Post subject: Alternative "Generic" miniatures.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:58 pm 
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Hey! Just thought I'd see if anyone knows of any current companies still going who sell good proxies. I'm aware of unreleased miniatures & Gripping beast, looking for other suggestions. :E

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:00 am 
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Here are some I've found:

https://footsoreminiatures.co.uk/

http://www.hfminis.co.uk/

http://blackchapelminiatures.com/en/

http://www.fireforge-games.com/

http://otherworldminiatures.co.uk/

http://www.crusaderminiatures.com/index.php

http://red-box-games.com/
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:30 am 
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yggdrasil wrote:



Cheers mate. :)

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Don't forget Conquest Games - they have some lovely Norman Knights both on foot and mounted - and a generic Medieval Archer set that would work for militia.

http://www.conquest-games.co.uk/
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Lothíriel wrote:
Don't forget Conquest Games - they have some lovely Norman Knights both on foot and mounted - and a generic Medieval Archer set that would work for militia.

http://www.conquest-games.co.uk/


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:38 am 
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Don't forget Perry Miniatures! The Perry brothers sculpted a lot of the original LOTR line.
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Don't forget Perry Miniatures! The Perry brothers sculpted a lot of the original LOTR line.


Yeah good old Perry miniatures. Looking for other alternatives rarther than the usual suspects. :)

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There's loads of great companies! Just gonna quote myself from this (viewtopic.php?f=30&t=33251) post some time ago:

- Northstar (check out Frostgrave and their upcoming Fantasy range with Tolkien-ish Dwarves!)
- Reaper Miniatures (lots of miniatures for Pathfinder)
- Perry Miniatures
- Conquest Games
- Crusader Miniatures
- Copplestone Miniatures
- Midlam Miniatures
- Musketeer Miniatures
- Otherworld Miniaturs (lots of classical RPG miniatures)
- Gamezone Miniatures
- Hasslefree Miniatures
- Red Box Games
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:00 pm 
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Fëanor, the mighty elf wrote:
There's loads of great companies! Just gonna quote myself from this (http://one-ring.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=33251) post some time ago:

- Northstar (check out Frostgrave and their upcoming Fantasy range with Tolkien-ish Dwarves!)
- Reaper Miniatures (lots of miniatures for Pathfinder)
- Perry Miniatures
- Conquest Games
- Crusader Miniatures
- Copplestone Miniatures
- Midlam Miniatures
- Musketeer Miniatures
- Otherworld Miniaturs (lots of classical RPG miniatures)
- Gamezone Miniatures
- Hasslefree Miniatures
- Red Box Games



Nice one, some I'm not familiar with cheers. :-D

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:38 am 
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yeah, I'd throw in another recommendation for Red Box and Hasslefree miniatures.

I mention the two, because Hasslefree is a UK reseller of Red Box (as Artemis Black's page). And the Red Box miniatures, especially the dwarves and "fantasy English" and "fantasy Norse" are well suited, scale wise, for LOTR.

Whenever I get around to finishing up my LOTR collection, I will be using Red Box for various Rhovanion factions.

Reaper I very much love, but I love them for D+D stuff, rather than LOTR. They tend to have more macho-posed, buxom-lassie type figures, as well as in a rather more "heroic" scale. Dark Sword miniatures sort of makes collector's figures in response to Reaper. One of the reasons I made a big shift in my minis collecting was realising that DS's main range were in a huge scale, way beyond LOTR. Their Jeff Grace sculpted Dwarf towers over LOTR dwarves. After getting a bunch I decided to focus on painting D+D minis instead.

I also recommend Tom Meier's Thunderbolt Mountain figures. (Meier also sculpts a lot of figures for Dark Sword, and they are at a scale more compatible with LOTR metal miniatures)

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:39 am 
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aelfwine wrote:
yeah, I'd throw in another recommendation for Red Box and Hasslefree miniatures.

I mention the two, because Hasslefree is a UK reseller of Red Box (as Artemis Black's page). And the Red Box miniatures, especially the dwarves and "fantasy English" and "fantasy Norse" are well suited, scale wise, for LOTR.

Whenever I get around to finishing up my LOTR collection, I will be using Red Box for various Rhovanion factions.

Reaper I very much love, but I love them for D+D stuff, rather than LOTR. They tend to have more macho-posed, buxom-lassie type figures, as well as in a rather more "heroic" scale. Dark Sword miniatures sort of makes collector's figures in response to Reaper. One of the reasons I made a big shift in my minis collecting was realising that DS's main range were in a huge scale, way beyond LOTR. Their Jeff Grace sculpted Dwarf towers over LOTR dwarves. After getting a bunch I decided to focus on painting D+D minis instead.

I also recommend Tom Meier's Thunderbolt Mountain figures. (Meier also sculpts a lot of figures for Dark Sword, and they are at a scale more compatible with LOTR metal miniatures)



Nice one. :D

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:59 pm 
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Better act quickly, I went to check out Thunderbolt mountain and it says the online store is closing on Dec. 25.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:00 pm 
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And more bad news, Red Box will no longer be restocked at Hasslefree - the bad state of the pound meant the prices just had to keep increasing. Quite a few models are already no longer available.
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oh man. that's rather too much bad news in a series of posts.

I really need to win the lottery and buy all of Meier's Elves, Goblins and other fantasy characters for LOTR. I wonder if Dark Sword might be convinced to sell them from their site instead?

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