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constant_ones
19-06-2012, 04:10
Hey guys I am not sure if this place is the right place for this thread but....

I am currently putting together a painted set of quest for myself and my girlfriend to play with, up until now we having mostly been using my old heros quest models, which are nice and schlacked with old testers enamel, but I've been putting steady time into the baddies, and now I am starting to contemplate hero models.

I love the gandolf like feel of the old wizard models for both quest games, particularly their floppy hats and big beards. Problem is I can't find a model I like to be our new wizard character. Ideally id like to pick up both a male and female, since the girl friend enjoys gender equality (although not equity in the armor or clothing of the models sadly). I'm also a stickler for scale so here are my other planned character models:

Elf: Avatar of War Wood Elf
Dwarf: GW Dwarf lord with great weapon (my favorite fantasy mini of all time)
Barbarian: Hasslefree Sona and Wolf, maybe a reaper barbarian as seen in my plog, but I'm unconvinced the scaling is good.
Wizard: ?

We will expand the hero selection as we go along as well. So my question to you guys is who/what model do you use for your wizards?

Thanks very much for any help!

Andy_T
19-06-2012, 11:56
Here's my female wizard
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And this guy is coming out soon.....http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/previews/latest/77099
I have a suspicion he's going to be part of the 'Bones' range which means he'll only be a couple of quid :)

S_A_T_S
19-06-2012, 14:53
I use Nicodemous as my wizard
http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/yy277/S_A_T_S/Warhammer%20Quest/DSC01105.jpg
I find him pretty Gandalf-like, but with a tough, aggressive feel that makes him a bit more of an adventurer. Did buy the Empire Wizard box set so my wife could make her own wizard, but there are so many bits I just can't decide how to build my one!

Reaper is probably going to be your best bet for clothed/non-pornographic female wizards, although the Brettonian enchantresses aren't too bad (just not too detailed or tough looking ;))

constant_ones
19-06-2012, 14:54
Thanks Andy! Yeah, the bones wizard might be just the trick... I find I am having trouble even wanting to paint the heroes, painting little evil gibbery things is just so much fun, please keep posting guys!:D

Dr Grant
19-06-2012, 18:21
Dunno what the odds are but mine was always Nicodemous as well! I absolutely love that figure, one of my favourite GW figs ever and he's a great looking wizard, he also looks like a modern version of the artwork on the WHQ card.

Ah Warhammer Quest, it's been far too long since I played, at least 10 years now, we spent a solid 5 years on and off in my youth getting our Wizard, Wardancer, Warrior Priest and Pit Fighter up to Battle Level 8 - good times! ��

constant_ones
19-06-2012, 19:08
Thanks guys, yeah that wizard looks the part indeed, is he a gw or reaper mini? Scantily clad females aren't a problem, there will just be a little bemoaning about what a nerdy game we are playing when yet another perky boob, size 0, mail bikini wearing female makes an appearance :rolleyes: but since I do all the painting and purchasing it's not really a big deal. I love the red-box games wizards, but I am afraid they will look too small next to all the gw monsters, snortings of goblin sized doom!

Dr Grant
19-06-2012, 19:29
He's GW. Pretty sure he was released for Mordheim as a Hired Sword (think I picked him up pre-release at a Games Day moons ago) but after a quick scan of their website he doesn't appear to be available anymore.

eBay is your friend, happy hunting!

Daemonslave
20-06-2012, 15:20
This guy is my grey wizard;

http://images.frpgames.org/products/product_71145.jpg

(Ancient Male Mage by Darksword if interested)

Still looking for a good Fire Wizard though - c'mon FW!

constant_ones
20-06-2012, 18:23
Yes, I agree daemon slave, a Forgeworld wizard would probably be just the ticket, seems like the few bits of bobs I still buy for 40k only come from fw these days, probably because I sculpt most everything else, but also gws proportions can be a little off putting at times. Thanks for the replies guys!

Littlemonk
21-06-2012, 03:52
Thanks guys, yeah that wizard looks the part indeed, is he a gw or reaper mini? Scantily clad females aren't a problem, there will just be a little bemoaning about what a nerdy game we are playing when yet another perky boob, size 0, mail bikini wearing female makes an appearance :rolleyes: but since I do all the painting and purchasing it's not really a big deal. I love the red-box games wizards, but I am afraid they will look too small next to all the gw monsters, snortings of goblin sized doom!

That model is up for auction on eBay right now (not my auction). He's pro painted and looks REAL nice! I use that same model as well and highly recommend it. I'm not at home right now, but maybe i'll load up a couple of other old GW Wizards that i like to use for WHQ as well as some of the females my wife uses.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Warhammer-Quest-or-Fantasy-Metal-Empire-Wizard-Superbly-Pro-Painted-/140774069717?pt=UK_Toys_Wargames_RL&hash=item20c6c9d5d5

constant_ones
21-06-2012, 05:28
Thanks little monk, painting does indeed look nice, but I'd like to paint everything for my dungeon, since I'm trying to keep a general feel to all the minis, in fact I've even bought replacements for some of the things I've already painted because the colors were out of wack with my theme (check out my log to see what I mean). It'd be great if you wouldn't mind posting some of your own character models when you've got a chance!

Littlemonk
23-06-2012, 04:46
Thanks little monk, painting does indeed look nice, but I'd like to paint everything for my dungeon, since I'm trying to keep a general feel to all the minis, in fact I've even bought replacements for some of the things I've already painted because the colors were out of wack with my theme (check out my log to see what I mean). It'd be great if you wouldn't mind posting some of your own character models when you've got a chance!




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My wife sometimes uses the raven staff lady (Reaper Dark Heaven Legends - Fiona, Female Druid), which is also obviously a great druid and a Kislevite Shamen (Raven). Her current Wizard is the light blue one, although i think the mini is actually an Elf. The 3rd from the left was one of the first that she ever painted (i'm sure she would say that she would paint if differently nowadays). The last one is the only GW piece, although i can't remember exactly which one (Bretonnian)?

Like many others, i use Nicodemus as my main Wizard. The other painted one is a good alternative and i believe he's the Grey Wizard. I also use him for the Kislevite Shaman (Raven). I look forward to painting the other two since they have a couple of good staff poses!

Littlemonk
23-06-2012, 04:54
Holy moly! That Wizard on eBay went for around US $85!

Littlemonk
23-06-2012, 06:28
Here is another female Wizard my wife likes to use as well as some ones that i plan on painting up (a Druid and Warlock in there as well). I don't know what company she is from. The rest in the pics are all GW.

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Harry
24-06-2012, 05:47
Only ever been one, true, great female wizard for the serious dungeon delver ... Samantha Phox :D

Seen here:

http://www.solegends.com/citcomp3/citcomp3018-02.htm



(However the Bretonnian sorceress might be a a more PC choice these days. :D)

orlanth1000
24-06-2012, 05:51
mmmmm Samantha Fox, those were the days when a page 3 was a page 3.

Not sure if this counts, but I love the female vampire model.

constant_ones
25-06-2012, 00:22
Thanks little monk! And Harry and orlanth, thanks for the suggestions. I'm strongly tempeted to purchase the bright wizard from the new empire death star cart and then sculpt him a nice bushy beard, but I'm not sure about replicating a big goofy hat... And it seems to me those have got to be the pre requisites for being a wizard in an early 90s dungeon crawl

Purplebeard
26-06-2012, 08:04
I like the WHQ box wizard - I'd recommend him. Alternatively, Talisman 3rd Ed had a few wizards. Or the old Fantasy Empire Wizards. I don't have good pics of mine handy or I would put them in here.

Harry
26-06-2012, 19:17
Thanks little monk! And Harry and orlanth, thanks for the suggestions. I'm strongly tempeted to purchase the bright wizard from the new empire death star cart and then sculpt him a nice bushy beard, but I'm not sure about replicating a big goofy hat... And it seems to me those have got to be the pre requisites for being a wizard in an early 90s dungeon crawl
Actually there were three wizard types allowed in the early 90's ....

1) Bushy beard, pointy hat.
2) Scantily clad, large breasts.
3) Bumbling apprentice.

:D

Lord Cedric
26-06-2012, 19:29
Actually there were three wizard types allowed in the early 90's ....

1) Bushy beard, pointy hat.
2) Scantily clad, large breasts.
3) Bumbling apprentice.

:D

Ha. Sounds very much just like it was back in the 80s, although they were a bit smaller in scale and contained lead. I've got a couple favorites if my own. Perhaps I'll post a pic.

- Lord Cedric

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constant_ones
26-06-2012, 20:06
Please do Lord Cedric! Still looking for the perfect mini.... my new miniature budget is forcing me to be really picky about what I pick up, especially with the lack of selling on ebay :rolleyes:

Lord Cedric
26-06-2012, 20:29
Please do Lord Cedric! Still looking for the perfect mini.... my new miniature budget is forcing me to be really picky about what I pick up, especially with the lack of selling on ebay :rolleyes:

Alright then. I shall delve into my catacombs of all-things wizard miniatures and snap a pic. Incidently, the wizard was and still is my favorite rpg class, so I have a selection to display. Keep in mind that some are not painted and the forthcoming pic will need to wait until after work. :-)

EDIT: Ok, I spelunkered into my dusty catacombs (dust flew everywhere!), took down some cobwebs and fought off some hairy looking spiders - frightening enough to give the Arachnarock a run for it's segmented legs! - I took some pics of some of my Wizards. Please note that they were taken last night so the lighting is a bit... off. If any of these look interesting, please let me know and I will take more detailed pictures of it (them).

Hope you find the one you are looking for! Also, the second to the last pic (the one with 4 models) are minis from the late 70's and just into the 80's and are, I'm sure, hard to find. I am unsure of the rarity of the other models but I have seen some of them on ebay currently so some must not be that hard to get. Please excuse the poor paint job as those models have seen some VERY tough D&D and DQ encounters and are still recouperating (I think the cleric had a near critical heal fail and something went awry).

Regards,
- Lord Cedric

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Lord Cedric
27-06-2012, 18:51
Hello again. I have edited my above post, now including pictures, of some of my metal non-GW wizards. Some are "old", some may be recent, and others are.. well, let's just say that they may be older than some forum members (myself excluded). A little bit of info on the miniatures is listed in my above post after the EDIT. Please note that the older miniatures are quite a bit smaller in-size than what is produced for today's 28mm, but assuredly they do not make them like this anymore and they do contain real lead. I am also aware that some of these could pass off as other classes (like the Dwarf with tome and hammer as a Cleric), but have worked in other game systems that isn't Class Based.

If we ever get onto another topic of classic miniatures, I'd be inclined to post pictures of what I can dig up down in my catacombs as I have a bunch.. though this time, I'll bring my fierocious furline protector, "Buttons", to keep the icky spiders away.

Regards,
- Lord Cedric

constant_ones
03-07-2012, 17:12
I'm pretty sure one of your minis is a ral partha dragon lance character, very nice. If she is anything like the old forgotten realms minis, she must be tiny. There are deinetly lots of great minis there, you'll have to forgive me for not responding I've had a terrible case of food poisoning and still can only eat ice chips :(

Lord Cedric
04-07-2012, 00:51
Oh my. I sincerely hope you get well soon. Food poisoning is not fun. And neither is eating only Ice cubes.

What a good eye you have! Yes, she is a Dragonlance model, Goldmoon, as she is holding in her left hand the blue (well, would be blue if the blasted owner would paint it!) crystal staff of Mishkal. As a matter of fact, if you look even closer, you can see 2 Raistlins (different poses and releases) and a Fizban.

The DragonLance Saga (chronicles) is my all time favorite book series, followed by GRRM's A Song of Ice and Fire series. And Raistlin is my favorite character and of course, mage.

But I'm assuming no luck yet on a mini? Hmmm. I may have to dig deeper then. Lol

-Lord Cedric


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constant_ones
10-07-2012, 00:18
I think it may have to due with me liking to paint the monsters and gibbery things, so I keep being super picky about the minis as an excuse:shifty:

Yes I have been meaning to go back and read dragon lance, as I was ~10 when I read the series and I can't quite remember the story line, outside a little snippets. I just did the same with the dark elf series and it was a blast. Id have to say I like greggors work better myself, as it broaches theames a little more serious than most fantasy lit, which I normally associate as my nerdy version of a romance novel, fun and quick but little is intellectually gained in the reading ;).