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PostSubject: Alternative Mordheim Model Megalist   Tue 29 Mar 2016 - 1:28

So, the Great Purge has finally begun. I think most of us had been expecting this for a while now, whether you liked AoS or not, but it's still a bit sad to see so many fantastic(and, admittedly, a few not so brilliant) models being dropped forever by GW. A lot of the Empire characters that are vanishing are ones I can remember drooling over back in the days where they were made of metal and I had to carefully choose which to spend my pocket money on, and even if the Bretonnian peasant plastic kits were really showing the age of their moulds, they remain some of the most characterful miniatures GW have ever made and formed the basis of many fantastic conversions.

That this is finally happening has spurred me to starting this post, which will by no means be completed when first published, I intend to keep adding to it over time, and suggestions in the comments are welcomed.

There are already a few "alternative models"-style blogposts and forum threads out there, for WHFB and Mordheim, and they can be great resources, but all the ones I've found tend to be quite all-encompassing, by which I mean they tend to include any model that could potentially be used for the game, whereas I am primarily concerned with finding models that fit the setting, ie they look like they belong in Mordheim/Warhammer's aesthetic. And that is what this list is intended as - as AoS proceeds we will doubtless lose more of the models that fit within Fantasy's traditional aesthetic in favour of the more bombastic modern style, so I intend to catalogue all the miniatures I can find which fit my own obviously subjective criteria for a "proper" Warhammer/Mordheim model. The list will be divided by faction and any visually-distinctive subfaction(models which require additional conversion work to meet the standard will be noted as such). It will eventually include every currently-sold model from whatever source(including GW/FW) that I can find which fits aforementioned subjective criteria. Obviously given the purging will likely continue, I would recommend you pick up any GW models on this list that haven't been repackaged for AoS sooner rather than later.


The full list with pics can be found here. Suggestions for further additions are most welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: Alternative Mordheim Model Megalist   Tue 29 Mar 2016 - 3:03

Great idea!! 
Wonderful list with many miniatures, I've never seen and never heard of...

Unfortunately, I currently have nothing to add to your list...
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PostSubject: Re: Alternative Mordheim Model Megalist   Tue 29 Mar 2016 - 4:03

This is fantastic! Please sticky!

Also http://www.gamezoneminiatures.com/tienda/en/ is worth checking out.
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PostSubject: Re: Alternative Mordheim Model Megalist   Wed 15 Jun 2016 - 19:30

Added a suggestion of my own in the articles comments section.
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PostSubject: Re: Alternative Mordheim Model Megalist   Tue 8 Nov 2016 - 13:35

Has anyone tried Midlam Miniatures? Some of the miniatures are the old Metal Magic line which are nice but  smaller than GW. They have a great line in small scenic pieces (armour rack, chests, doors, anvil etc) though:

http://www.midlamminiatures.co.uk/scenery.html

and some interesting models like boar-headed beastmen. The villagers they sell are also pretty good and include a rat catcher, butcher, cutpurse, children etc. I thinking of an alternative frenzied mob.


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PostSubject: Re: Alternative Mordheim Model Megalist   Tue 8 Nov 2016 - 13:43

Only seen them on the net and liked them. So you can speak from experience?
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PostSubject: Re: Alternative Mordheim Model Megalist   Tue 8 Nov 2016 - 13:50

Grimscull wrote:
Only seen them on the net and liked them. So you can speak from experience?

I've just ordered a few models and scenery items. I'll post when I get them.

I do have a few Metal Magic miniatures which are very good "old school" sculpts but quite short.

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PostSubject: Re: Alternative Mordheim Model Megalist   Thu 17 Nov 2016 - 16:57

OK. So I ordered a few models from Midlam Miniatures and they arrived yesterday. That's very good service. The models have been cast and posted from the UK to New Zealand in a week.

The quality of the castings is good, with nice details. The alloy used is fairly light and it cleans up well.

Here's a picture of two Midlam models (watchman and drunk) beside a GW mercenary and a Frostgrave soldier. Sorry, its not a great pic but you can see that in terms of size and proportions they sit pretty well alongside both. I will be ordering more, to make a Frenzied Mob!



I also ordered a few scenic items - barrels, anvil, wishing well, armour rack. They are very good and will add some nice touches to my table. Definitely recommended!
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PostSubject: Re: Alternative Mordheim Model Megalist   Fri 18 Nov 2016 - 6:50

That's a very helpful post and pic - thanks a lot. I've got my eye on the old crone with crutches for example... Suspect
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