View Full Version : What is your favorite mini and why? Owned or not.

12-07-2009, 01:16
Right now for me, my favorite mini is the Gideon Lorr mini. I just love the pose and how the mini looks. I love how it's painted in the books. I tried painting it to the best I can, and for me it's my favorite right now.

What is your favorite mini and why? Could be what you have owned, or you saw else where. If you can, post a link to the pic if you can.


not shure how to upload a pic here so there is the linky for my so-so paint job. Looks a bit better in person but not by much. But I love how GW painted it.

12-07-2009, 02:01
I think it's still the Fire Dragon Exarch with fire pike:


Just oozes character. Although my favourite shrine is the striking scorpions.


12-07-2009, 02:06
Mine isn't a mini, but rather, a tank. The commander is, however, not a GW original, but the Leman Russ Vanquisher beneath her makes up for it.


The original Fenryll mini, original 9mm pistol replaced with a bolt pistol.



Can't wait to get it painted..

12-07-2009, 02:16

Termie Librarian bought for me by a mate when he was in Spain. Took about two weeks to complete and still probably my best paintjob.

It's just such a good model - cool pose, easy to assemble and a dream to paint. Pity he doesn't do so well on the table. :angel:

12-07-2009, 02:20
I'd probably say Lucius the Eternal. Other than that, I think the entire Vostroyan line looks great.

Creeping Dementia
12-07-2009, 03:11
My favorite model is probably Prince Yriel. I don't even play Eldar, I'm a Tau/Sisters guy, but Yriel is aewsome.

12-07-2009, 03:19
Actually, now that you mention Tau, I love the Broadside suits too. They just look awesome with those big railguns.

12-07-2009, 03:21
Well the models that were the starting point/tipping point as to what to collect/start my armies:
BT Sword Brethren
Ork Plastic Nobz
Forge World Death Guard Conversion Kits for both marines and terminators.
IG Sentinels

Models I simply love that I do not own, or my brother may own:
Tyranid Carnifex
DH Inq with Bolter/Power Sword and Helmet with targetter.
Eldar Rangers

12-07-2009, 04:17
Nazgob (orc shaman)
Emperors Champion
Kaptin Badrukk
Just about anything sculpted by Juan Diaz.. including the imperial guard advisors and lord comissar, the masque, last years games day captain, techmarine, etc. I think Juan Diaz is the best sculptor GW has right now... I think he may even be better than Jes Goodwin

12-07-2009, 04:42
The Forge World Death Korps Commissar on horseback.

No, I don't own him, and I probably never will.

Love the figure. But do I love him enough to shell out $100 US? No.

12-07-2009, 05:38
Well the limited edition Dark Angels Commander with the combi Plasma? Just sweet. Will get him painted one day....

12-07-2009, 05:40
The LE Emperors Champion. I love the pose, I love the fluff.

12-07-2009, 05:41
The Forge World Death Korps Commissar on horseback.

No, I don't own him, and I probably never will.

Love the figure. But do I love him enough to shell out $100 US? No.

I need to paint him up :( At least he has a basecoat.

Overall, I love the Elysian line. Can't wait for the next IA book tocome out with them and new models, and hopefully an Elysian SC.

12-07-2009, 08:06
My favorite mini hasn't been produced yet. It's the Forgeworld Lord of Change. LONG have I waited for this model. I usually don't pre-order anything, but I intend to when it becomes available. I love the look of Tzeentch Daemons!

12-07-2009, 08:10
Kor'Sarro Khan. I fell in love with the mini the moment I saw it.

12-07-2009, 08:18
The best mini is by far the DKoK soldier advancing with bayonet. http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/popkrieg.htm

Sadly i dont own any DKoK models :(

12-07-2009, 08:31
I love the IG Commissar with bolt pistol model, where his hand is behind his back. Everytime I look at him I think, that is another who failed a leadership check.

12-07-2009, 08:34
Death Guard Dreadnaught from FW.

12-07-2009, 08:38
grey knight terminators they are just great. full of character.

the librarian in terminator armour is pretty cool too


and some of the daemon prince models.

in addition to these favourites the eavy metal team do a great job of making all the models look great. 2 guys on here also have some great stuff, Rev and Spikey James. the Rev's techmarine on bike is amazing

12-07-2009, 10:15
I must hang my head in shame. I don't have a favourite 40k miniature... Well except the old metal Eldar Scout with power sword.

Recently the new Marine Dreadnaughts have perked my interest. And for all my don't go there attitude with Marines... they might just make me want to create a Grey Knight force.

mr gribbly
12-07-2009, 10:22
Thinking about it, I'd have to say that one of my favourite minis is the steel legion lieutenants with the skull helmets. They just look so intimidating and cool.

12-07-2009, 10:28
The DKoK Commissar drawing his sword is absolutely stunning.

this guy (http://www.coolminiornot.com/index/whatm/GW/id/193669) (not mine)

Also, my favorite overall models are still the DKoK Grenadiers.

12-07-2009, 10:58
I think my favourite model is eithetr
The OOP Classic Great Unclean One, FW Blight Drones, or the Stegadon.

12-07-2009, 11:14
I have a few favourites that I can never decide between.

The metal chariot from the old Skeletons War Machine box set.
The original Keeper of Secrets miniatures.
The last set of metal Daemonettes and Seekers.
GK brother captain from the termie box set.

And for the sake of them looking so much fun... The OOP Nurgles bolding weapons.

12-07-2009, 12:21
Mine is currently the animosity orcs:


I have the models cleaned up and based on a large round base. I'm going to treat myself and paint them soon.

I also love the captain lysander model. I have him aswell and will be painting him once i work out the armour scheme on a few black reach termies.

12-07-2009, 12:59
This week I'm going with BeLakor. He's just an awesomely sculpted figure. I don't own him yet...but I will soon. He's going to be joining my T-Sons at some point.

12-07-2009, 13:33
The original Dire Avenger Exarch:


12-07-2009, 13:41
Sargeant Telion for me.

12-07-2009, 14:05
The Steel Legion range. Man I love them but only own their Commissar.

Raven Down
12-07-2009, 14:38
Top Three Owned

-Eldar Scorpion
-Vulcan Macharius
-Eldar Revenant

Top Three to Get

-Chaos Warhound
-Death Korp Commissar
-Eldar Cobra

12-07-2009, 16:21
40K: Either the Voystron Commander or the Regimental Standard.

Fantasy: Chaos Lord of Khorn riding Jugganought

12-07-2009, 16:32
Well the limited edition Dark Angels Commander with the combi Plasma? Just sweet. Will get him painted one day....

I am so jealous of you know. I am trying to forget that model ever exsisted LOL. I finally had the money to buy the box set, and it was sold out. I couldn't find the box set anywhere. I like that mini as well.

The other one I like, I can't find a pic for is the new Forge World mini of an Inquisitor. The one where they released seperate pics each week till the hole pic was formed. For some reason I also like the FW Rippers as well, a hole mass of them just on top of each other, just love it. I will get them one day.

12-07-2009, 17:28
Grey Knight Justicar (PA or Term), Thousand Sons, and 3rd ed Stormtroopers. All of them capture the 40k idea perfectly.

12-07-2009, 21:40
I opt for the Eldar Wraithlord, one of the best-looking models I've ever seen.

12-07-2009, 21:43
Mine is Aun'va and bodyguards, i just love them!

12-07-2009, 21:48
Favorite owned:

Shas'O R'myr

Favorite once owned:

Limited edition Space Marine Vet Sergeant from the army box...the one with the brush-helmet...alas I sold him on eBay for $90 a few years back. :(