Miniatures for TOR

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Re: Miniatures for TOR

Post by Glorelendil » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:03 pm

Rich H wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:58 am
Serious question here... What colour do you all prefer the rim of the bases to be painted? I used to paint them black but now do them brown. I'm not sure which I prefer the most but want to be consistent. I'm sorta leaning towards brown (which would mean me repainting lots of bases so they all match) as it compliments the grass/soil/etc base detail but I was wondering if there were strong opinions either way. Thoughts?
I like the brown in the images on this page. I didn't look further back for black, but I suspect the contrast would be too strong, drawing the eye to the base.
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Re: Miniatures for TOR

Post by Geomtje » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:08 pm

I personally like brown better, it makes the miniatures look more alive; instead of the black, which makes them look more like a pawn.
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Re: Miniatures for TOR

Post by Butterfingers » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:55 pm

I like those guards RIch, both look good. I must say I think the LoTR films got many things right in the esthetic department, even with plate mail and all...

As for slotta base edges, I've always painted them black, so I won't change my style anymore... I prefer black because it functions as a demarkation line between the base top and the table, it doesn't look to me like it's actually part of the base, if you know what I mean? With brown edges, it can look like big lump of earth carried around, like planting a tree or something :mrgreen: Just my 10cents on the matter...

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Re: Miniatures for TOR

Post by Rich H » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:09 pm

Butterfingers wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:55 pm
I like those guards RIch, both look good. I must say I think the LoTR films got many things right in the esthetic department, even with plate mail and all...
Thanks. The films were okay for me in that regard too; can totally see why they presenting the soldiers of Gondor in such a way so as to really differentiate them from the Rohirrim.
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As for slotta base edges, I've always painted them black, so I won't change my style anymore... I prefer black because it functions as a demarkation line between the base top and the table, it doesn't look to me like it's actually part of the base, if you know what I mean? With brown edges, it can look like big lump of earth carried around, like planting a tree or something :mrgreen: Just my 10cents on the matter...
Yeah, still not made my mind up. I'm aesthetically leaning towards the brown rim bases but in a practical sense that would mean lots of painting black bases. Still, It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish. ;)
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Re: Miniatures for TOR

Post by Butterfingers » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:31 am

Just to clarify, even if I choose black edging, I PAINT it black... so it's not like I save any time over some other color. :lol:

I'd never leave bare plastic showing. :ugeek:

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Re: Miniatures for TOR

Post by Rich H » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:33 pm

Butterfingers wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:31 am
Just to clarify, even if I choose black edging, I PAINT it black... so it's not like I save any time over some other color. :lol:
Yep, me too. Cleans up the marks, paint spills, etc.
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Re: Miniatures for TOR

Post by EvilSpaceOrc » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:50 pm

Can anyone recommend a decent 25/28mm bear miniature? Preferably plastic/resin, but I can't find anything like it so I'm not holding my breath. GW Beorn looks a bit odd, and I want to avoid metal minis whenever possible.

If anyone knows where I could get something like that I'd be great! :D

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Re: Miniatures for TOR

Post by Butterfingers » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:19 am

Reaper has at least one Bear in their Bones series, under the name 'dire bear' (77494):

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Availability seems to be uncertain though? And I seem to recall I another bear in some of the Bones Kickstarters, but not sure... it might not be available in general sales though. Plastic selections might be pretty thin, maybe those Paizo / D&D prepaint sets have some? Like this:
ImageLooks a bit toothy though?


Speaking of dire animals, I've been wanting one dire bat from Paizo collections, but dunno where to order it really.

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Re: Miniatures for TOR

Post by Falenthal » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:02 pm

The Beorn-as-bear figure that comes with the boardgame Battle of Five Armies is really good. I don't know about scales, though. The game is very good in itself, and you'd also get many more minis from Wilderland, so it might be worth a buy.

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Re: Miniatures for TOR

Post by Glorelendil » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:45 pm

Butterfingers wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:19 am
ImageLooks a bit toothy though?
Put a screaming goblin sideways in its mouth. That'd hide the teeth.
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