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Hallowed Canoness





Hi.
I just found out about Hero Forge, a website where you can design your own miniatures with an incredible amount of choice.
https://www.heroforge.com/
Before actually buying a miniature, though, I'm quite curious if other people here have tried the various materials, and which ones are good and bad?
Thanks!

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I knew a guy that got one. It was pretty nice looking. I don't remember the material, but it was so good that his dog ate the mini.

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They sent me a code in May for $5, so I gave it a try. Went with the basic Plastic ($19.99 for an infantry figure. A mounted figure was $39.99, and too expensive for an initial trial.) The basic plastic is hard, not flexible and so can be painted without difficulty. The detail level is not bad, although I deliberately kept it simple. If I choose to use their service again, I now realize that the design viewer exaggerates facial expressions, and so one should allow for that. My Egyptian Necromancer (intended for a KoW Empire of Dust army) was given a contemptuous sneer. In the viewer, it looked too cartoonish, so I dialed it back. When the figure arrived, the sneer was barely visible, more like a downward twitch of the lip. So it seems one needs some exaggeration to allow for the size of the mini.

The advantage is you can customize your figure, so for an unique RPG or tabletop personality figure it is fine, but there are cheaper and more detailed commercial figures available on the market.

I will say I've enjoyed designing potential figures on their website, even if I'm not likely to purchase them.

 Hybrid Son Of Oxayotl wrote:
Hi.
I just found out about Hero Forge, a website where you can design your own miniatures with an incredible amount of choice.
https://www.heroforge.com/
Before actually buying a miniature, though, I'm quite curious if other people here have tried the various materials, and which ones are good and bad?
Thanks!

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Awesome Autarch






I've only seen a handful of pictures online of people with them produced, and they didn't wow me. Particularly not with the amazing amount of versatile plastic kits coming out. Didn't much see the point. Buy two or three boxes of Frostgrave minis and you can make almost anything fantasy related, etc.

 
   
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 Hybrid Son Of Oxayotl wrote:
Hi.
I just found out about Hero Forge, a website where you can design your own miniatures with an incredible amount of choice.
https://www.heroforge.com/
Before actually buying a miniature, though, I'm quite curious if other people here have tried the various materials, and which ones are good and bad?
Thanks!


When I needed to particularly customize some minis, the ability to design them as I wanted and get them produced in good detail was great. If that's what you're looking to do, I'd highly recommend them.

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Hallowed Canoness





I was wondering about how they plastic compare to their premium plastic.
Their premium plastic is more expensive and more fragile, but also with better details, wondering if it's worth it on a vanity model.

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I painted a HF mini for a player in my D&D group a while back, it certainly exceeded my expectations but those were very low. The material is fairly hard and sturdy, and the details held up reasonably well (moreso on clothing/equipment than the faces), but on the whole it was nowhere near a decent plastic/metal/resin mini in quality (though much better than the likes of Reaper Bones or the WizKids D&D minis).

I'm not convinced they're worth the very high price/shipping if you can find a 'close enough' mini in a better material. but if it's something very specific you're after it will do the job.

   
 
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