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Purplebeard
20-08-2010, 20:29
Hi everyone. This thread is intended to be a place to discuss where to get hold of the best creature models for your WHQ / Dungeoncrawl games.

We have come a long way since the bad old days of finding it nearly impossible to find non-GW stuff; in fact now there are hundreds of manufacturers selling quality figures - so which ranges would you recommend and why?

Mr Feral
20-08-2010, 20:45
I'll start then!

I recently found some alternate "Chaos Dwarf" minatures, from Scibor Minatures: link (http://sciborminiatures.com/en_,shop.php?group=87)

I have the Standing Strielecs and the Strielec Officer too, great models!

Also, I have this "Dwarven Brewmaster" as well: link (http://sciborminiatures.com/en_,shop.php?art=618)

Another class model, I love the gruffness of the piece.

There's also the Minotaurs as well: Chieftain (http://sciborminiatures.com/en_,shop.php?art=898), 1 (http://sciborminiatures.com/en_,shop.php?art=899), 2 (http://sciborminiatures.com/en_,shop.php?art=900)

I don't own these (yet :p) but I think they look awesome. :)

Your turn!

Daemonslave
20-08-2010, 22:29
I have been searching far and wide for the answers you seek;

Here's some of the companies I would recommend (there's simply too many models to be more specific)

Otherworld Miniatures
Trollforged Miniatures
Fenryll Games
Mantic Games
Scibor miniatures
Degra (Don Hernandez would make a brilliant Imperial Noble)
Tale of War
Heresy Miniatures
Enigma miniatures
Avatars of War
George R R / Elmore Masterworks
Dragon Rune miniatures
Reaper
Rackham (I know they no longer sell their ranges but you can still get them for reasonable prices on ebay)
Dragon blood miniatures
Gamezone
Majestic Bear do a nice bear model
Helldorado
Gaspez Arts
Resina Planet
Privateer Press
Mad Puppet
Ultraforge
Hasslefree
Andrea Games
Wyrd


Plus if you want very large creatures (ie dragons, then keep McFarlane in mind - they are very big though!)

BigRob
19-09-2010, 09:12
As a child I looted other boardgames for my models and as a teenager this trend continued since carboot sales would (pre eBay) be a good source of half complete copies of HeroQuest or Dark World.

Later, I brought the old 5 boxes of plastics, these were great (and GW should still keep a pocket money range like this IMO! Decent sized boxes I mean, not the current 3 orcs for 5, but 8-10 miniatures!) as fillers for things like beastmen/chaos dwarves and they were basically the models allready included in Quest so they fitted in well.

Things like Warpfire Throwers and the like got picked up as and when, otherwise we just proxied. My Zagor dragon model has been everything from a wyvern to an Emperor Dragon while the HeroQuest chaos sorcerer has been a chaos Lord, sorcerer and even a Dark Elf.

It also helps when your playing with 4-8 other people who all have multiple warhammer armies!

Inchpractice
19-09-2010, 17:24
I know Black Tree Design have a terrible reputation for taking ages but atm I have lots to paint and don't mind waiting a month or two.

They are cheap and sell what I need in the right amounts so I won't have many excess models.

Has anyone bought off them before and did you get everything you paid for?