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In My Lab

See title. I'm looking to find some minis to use outside of GW for not so insane prices.

I know of Anvil Industries, Kromlech, and Victoria Miniatures. Any other good ones to recommend, or any warnings about the three I mentioned?

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What type of miniature are you looking for? Fantasy, sci-fi, steam punk?
   
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Manhunter





Huntsville, Texas

There are tons. But a lot of it depends on what you are trying to do. Skirmish warband? Roleplay characters? Full army?
   
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Sci-Fi or Steampunk, for the most part. (Though some fantasy minis for my D&D games wouldn't go amiss.)

And for now, let's keep it to a Skirmish scale-though the option to go whole army would be good.

And thank you for your advice!

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Huntsville, Texas

For steampunk, for sure check out Demented Games.

https://www.dementedgames.com/collections/all-products

Absolutely mind blowing minis.
   
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A quick way to find different Companies is to go to your FLGS and see what they have. If you want a game that is separate and not tied to your FLGS there are online retailers that sell a ton of different games.

https://www.miniaturemarket.com/table-top-miniatures.html
   
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Lieutenant General





Florence, KY

Have you looked at the 'List of non-GW miniature companies' thread stickied to the top of the Painting & Modeling Forum?

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NH Gunsmith wrote:For steampunk, for sure check out Demented Games.

https://www.dementedgames.com/collections/all-products

Absolutely mind blowing minis.
Thanks!

Jjohnso11 wrote:A quick way to find different Companies is to go to your FLGS and see what they have. If you want a game that is separate and not tied to your FLGS there are online retailers that sell a ton of different games.

https://www.miniaturemarket.com/table-top-miniatures.html
See, my LGS tend to be a little more board game and RPG centered. The only real Wargaming store I have is GW, which doesn't hawk wares for other companies, for obvious reason.

Ghaz wrote:Have you looked at the 'List of non-GW miniature companies' thread stickied to the top of the Painting & Modeling Forum?
Do I look like some kind of genie?

I did not know that existed, but I shall check it out immediately! Thanks Ghaz!

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 Ghaz wrote:
Have you looked at the 'List of non-GW miniature companies' thread stickied to the top of the Painting & Modeling Forum?



Hah! I forgot that existed. Thanks for pointing that out Ghaz! Gonna have to look through that list as well.
   
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Although a lot of the links seem broken or outdated.

It might be because of Corona, but if the creator of the post is still around, they might want to take a look at them.

Edit: Okay, I have a specific request!

Does anyone know where one can find sci-fi, possibly mecha, raccoons?

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Try Albedo Combat Patrol. Probably your best bet:

http://www.albedopatrol.com

Or if molemen are more to your liking:

https://blackcatbases.com/woocommerce-search/keyword/Smogger/search-in/product/cat-in/figures-aliens/search-other/product,p_sku,p_cat,p_tag

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In My Lab

Wow. Those exist.

I'm impressed! Thank you, NH!

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Hah. Glad some of those interested you. Got tired of playing human factions in EVERY game I play, so wanted to do something different with Rogue Stars when my buddy and I picked the book up.

Ended up going with space lizards, because they were just too cool. Once all this madness dies down I will probably pick up some of those molemen as a second warband.

These are what I went with though, in case you like space lizards.

https://diehardminiatures.com/product-category/eru-kin/
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Since we're finding some very neat and unique figures here, has anyone seen any science fiction themed turtle miniatures?

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Florence, KY

JNAProductions wrote:
Ghaz wrote:Have you looked at the 'List of non-GW miniature companies' thread stickied to the top of the Painting & Modeling Forum?
Do I look like some kind of genie?

I did not know that existed, but I shall check it out immediately! Thanks Ghaz!


NH Gunsmith wrote:
 Ghaz wrote:
Have you looked at the 'List of non-GW miniature companies' thread stickied to the top of the Painting & Modeling Forum?



Hah! I forgot that existed. Thanks for pointing that out Ghaz! Gonna have to look through that list as well.

Lego has said that the stickied threads are less likely to be read and people just tend to look right over them...

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No shout outs to Mantic? They started as a GW derivative (even run by Ex-GW employees), but have moved on to their own things as well.

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If you're essentially talking about third-party 40K miniatures, I can't think of many beyond the pretty bog standard suggestions.

Scibor still has a line of cool, super-thematic Space Marines, and some of the original notCustodes miniatures. I can't think of many companies which don't have a news and rumours thread etc. Some of the Russian companies are generally only found on eBay, and I don't mean re-casters, but the really beautifully sculpted alternative Eldar stuff, etc.

 
   
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amazingturtles wrote:Since we're finding some very neat and unique figures here, has anyone seen any science fiction themed turtle miniatures?


Mantic has the Teratons mostly as part of their DreadBall line: https://www.manticgames.com/games/dreadball/teams/ukomo-avalanchers-teraton-team/

There is a single one in the Rebs starter for DeadZone, but that seems like an iffy value proposition: https://www.manticgames.com/games/deadzone/getting-started-deadzone/rebs-faction-starter/

While sci-fi themed, there's not a ton of poses and the DreadBall ones would require some work for any combat-oriented game, and I think they might actually be mostly metal and, if not, then restic so it's not exactly a desirable medium either. However, they are turtle-like models and they are sci-fi.

   
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Some great stuff that I haven't heard of in this thread!

Sometimes you can be browsing sites like Irregular Miniatures or Alternative Armies and find some real weird and cool sculpts even if they do lack the finess of the GW stuff.





   
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 Krinsath wrote:
amazingturtles wrote:Since we're finding some very neat and unique figures here, has anyone seen any science fiction themed turtle miniatures?


Mantic has the Teratons mostly as part of their DreadBall line: https://www.manticgames.com/games/dreadball/teams/ukomo-avalanchers-teraton-team/

There is a single one in the Rebs starter for DeadZone, but that seems like an iffy value proposition: https://www.manticgames.com/games/deadzone/getting-started-deadzone/rebs-faction-starter/

While sci-fi themed, there's not a ton of poses and the DreadBall ones would require some work for any combat-oriented game, and I think they might actually be mostly metal and, if not, then restic so it's not exactly a desirable medium either. However, they are turtle-like models and they are sci-fi.



Thanks! Yeah, they aren't perfect and the style isn't quite to my taste (i'd lean more turtly) but it's nice to know that there's something out there.

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Reaper has some fantasy turtles who might be convertible with some pouches and laser guns.

   
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These are fantasy but might work https://www.irongatescenery.co.uk/product-category/resin-range/miniatures/turtles/

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Maybe these guys as a base:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/562610250/turtle-humanoid-miniatures

Might want to take a look at the Critter Kingdoms range - Again fantasy, but there's a full range of anthropomorphic animals, definitely have a couple of tortoise and turtle figs in there.

Pond Wars - https://eurekaminusa.com/collections/pond-wars-28mm-warrior-turtles-terrapins

A company called Raccoon Miniatures had some nice figs loosely based on the TNMT, but a quick search only found images, couldn't find the company.

I also seem to recall Greebo Miniatures had some.

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aside from those listed in the OP

i will toss in my votes for

-heresy lab
https://www.heresylab.com/

-Mantic of course. they have many great lines at half the prices GW charges with acceptable detailing and good quality plastics.,

https://www.manticgames.com/games/warpath/

-wargaming exclusive for some lovely alternate models

https://wargameexclusive.com/

-antenocitis workshop for terrain and minis

https://www.antenocitisworkshop.com/shop/

A nod to micro art studios for terrain and bases

https://shop.microartstudio.com/en/

for alternate scales especially epic 40K

brigade models for some minis and a load of terrain in 6, 10, and 15mm

trolls under the bridge for epic necrons and some unique IG units.

https://www.trolls.cz/

and for everything else epic 40K vanguard and onslaught miniatures

https://vanguardminiatures.co.uk/

https://www.onslaughtmini.com/

I loved everything put out by dreamforge but they shut down last winter and never restarted as planned. ( the pandemic thing probably didn't help)

Warlord games-famous for bolt action but i am fond of their antares line of sci minis.

https://us-store.warlordgames.com/collections/beyond-the-gates-of-antares


And well i cannot say enough nice things about palos DUST 1947 its scifi WWII the game emchancis are great but we are talking models and they make some fine ones. you can but them as kits to build, primed/decaled and ready to play/ or fully painted.....depending on how much cash you want to drop on that sliding scale.

https://www.dustusa.net/

https://dustgame.com/



Not sure about them but i have liked what i have seen-

Pig iron production

http://www.pig-iron-productions.com/index.php?main_page=index

And

khurasan miniatures

http://khurasanminiatures.tripod.com/






 
   
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 monkeytroll wrote:
Maybe these guys as a base:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/562610250/turtle-humanoid-miniatures

Might want to take a look at the Critter Kingdoms range - Again fantasy, but there's a full range of anthropomorphic animals, definitely have a couple of tortoise and turtle figs in there.

Pond Wars - https://eurekaminusa.com/collections/pond-wars-28mm-warrior-turtles-terrapins

A company called Raccoon Miniatures had some nice figs loosely based on the TNMT, but a quick search only found images, couldn't find the company.

I also seem to recall Greebo Miniatures had some.


Oh, those are really neat. Thanks!

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I think the best steampunk minis I've seen have come from Infamy or from Guild of Harmony.

You can also get some great steampunk minis in the Malifaux line. There are also some nice ones in Privateer Press' linup (PP make very good resin and metal kits).

There are a few really good steampunk minis in Dark Sword's linup (Dark Sword has the best faces of any line).


If you want some cheaper options, you could check out Reaper Miniatures. Their bones minis are cheap PVC (which gets the job done) and their metal miniatures are very good. There are some nice steampunkish minis in their Chronoscope range.

I think Bombshell Minaitures has a few nice steampunk girls as well.

There's a cool line of steampunk chibis from Scale 75, but that's probably not what you're looking for.


Well, that's off the top of my head, but it should give you plenty to explore.

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Cheltenham, UK

I've not seen it mentioned, but if you've not checked out Artel W for GW-ish minie with original designs, you really should.

https://artelw.com/

   
 
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