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This chap from ]Hobby Products doesn't look very fierce. Looks like he's just going for a stroll...

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Looks like he's out hunting for a... Oh, never mind, that's a loincloth?

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Wow! Glad i found this board. The Reaper miniatures are fantastic! Also seem about half the price of GW. Are their figures the same scale as GW? (ie if you had a mix of the figures could you instantly tell they are different manufacturers?)
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I mix them. The only real difference is that the GW models have plastic bases that you can take off. The Reaper models have the bases molded together with the miniature.
I have been playing WQ for a number of years but only recently found these Reaper models. In Amsterdam, where I live, there's only a Games Workshop and one other store that sells Fantasy stuff and they only sell miniatures from GW too. Earlier this year I went to Essen in Germany to buy Master Maze from Dwarven Forge and the store in Essen (Fantasy Encounter [sign in to see URL]) had a whole range of miniatures from many different manufacturers.
I really had to restrain myself not to go bankrupt right there emoticon , but it was great to see that there are more companies making nice models. There's also a french company of which I forgot the name making nice ones. I'm just happy I went to Essen, because after visiting that place my creativity has gone up enormously. I found out it's much easier to make up good stories when the models are looking great. Before I bought this Master Maze and the Reaper models we played 2,3 times a year, now (before the summer holidays) we play once a month.
Especially the Undeads where received very well.
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GW minis are 28mm figures, meaning that that is the equivalent to a 6-foot tall person on their scale. It also means that GW minis appear really cool next to true 25mm minis. Reaper is excellent because their scale is also 28mm and their minis mesh real well with the WHQ and D&D worlds. They have a new Warlord line with excellent sculpting. The figures are so 'over-the-top' that they are actually closer to 30mm and they come with slottabases, though I use GW ones instead.

If you want to put a Reaper (or any other off-brand) in a GW base, just turn the base upside down, put in the mini, and fill with PVA Glue. If the mini needs extra height, you can add extra layers etc. If it doesn't just hollow out the GW base before you stick the mini in. This technique works fine and is especially cool when you want to use an off-brand mini in a Warhammer army without it sticking out like a sore thumb.

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Grenadier Barbarian [url][sign in to see URL]

Black Tree
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Compilation
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Hey thanks Dreadaxe, those links are great. I especially like the compilation page, there's such a huge range of Norse miniatures!
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No thanks emoticon

If you know other links don't hesitate to contact White Knight the author of the compilation.

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 GW has new YETI models. They are in with the Orge Hordes set.
 
 Pretty nice looking too.

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 Now if we could just get them to release Polar Warbears. emoticon (Then I wouldn't have to use paper Standees for HeroQuest:Barbarians Adventure pack).

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It's really amazing how many good non-gw miniatures are out there if you look,I have a few Confrontation ones that really need painting (I've had them for ages!) which were French if I'm not mistaken, best ones I've ever seen. If only I had the time to paint them!
check out these:
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