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Always thought GW more or less becomes too expensive for you? Always thought 'Yuck, those Spirit Hosts are ugly' or 'Yuck those Fell Bats are ugly' ? (believe me, there are a lot of people who could name a whole lsit of VC models which are ugly)
You're not the only one; I don't like them as well. Of course, we could buy toehr GW models to convert them to VC.
But what about being able to buy models, of the same price, which are very unique? Like never seen by you, or your friends? There are other compagnies, too, which sells models. Compagnies such as Reaper and Rackham.
Models as these would work out great for VC armies:
These models could be used as Grave Guard.
These models could be used as Black Knigts.
This model could function well as a Fell Bat or Strigoi with Bat Form.
Models shown are from Rackham. It is a French Store, and they only sell models in store in France and Belgium (what I've heard then).
Reaper's models are great too. They have more specialised productions regaring VC, and making a whole army. You can even buy Skeletons there ! They have beautiful Wraiths, Werewolves (could be used as a Von Carstein with Wolf Form), and other models.
The models are sometimes outpimping Gw's quality of model-making!
Check this topic out for more pictures, and links to the companies Reaper and Rackham:
Link to more models
EDIT: I'm sorry this stretches the forum out a bit....
A very valid opinion. They probably have better lokking minis, and a wider range to boot.
But think about this:
Does Reaper Miniatures have a a real cost to games research and development? Do they have staff and events all over the world to support their game? Do they organise tournaments in the very best places to be? No.
Also, you would get turned around the moment you would show up to a GW tournament or Conflict the minute you would set up your Reaper Miniatures.
I am not saying conversions aren't welcome, I am a big fan of them myself, but more along the lines of supporting your hobby, because if we start to by elsewhere and play the game, we'll end up soon enough with no game to play.
Those are sound words. True, but not everybody goes to tournaments (one of being me). That's the only thing that would set me back in getting some of these mini's, and since I don't go to them, I have every reason so to buy themOriginally Posted by Wolf_Pack
Just wanted to share people that there are also other models, other than Gw and still good-looking. They are a msut of any army, but you'll need some spare models at hand to play tournies.
I have always doubted why GW doesn't allow those mini's. Shows a manner of competition, in my opinion.
I could add some possible conversions with GW models, but I'm a bit busy with my forum at the moment.
they want all of our money thats y
Cold your post be more spamfully useless ?Originally Posted by LordBronzebeard
I too tought that it's all about the money, but they still have alot to pay for compared to other miniature companies.
The models are also getting better with the wood elves and dwarfs lately IMO.
That last model is sweeet and would be fantastic as a Strigoi with bat form!
I've scanned through reapers models a few times since I don't play tournies either, and they do seem to have a lot of really good models. But GW models are far more accessable, and converting is fun.
Thats the difference. In my country (New Zealand) Reaper only sells out of general hobby & models stores whereas GW has dedicated hobby & gaming stores, its the difference in buying shoes from the Warehouse (Wal-mart equivalent) or buying from a Nike store, Reaper can afford to put more time and money into their model line because they do not have to support outlets world-wide and buying from other suppliers will do nothing to bring GW prices down and as long as they have to support a world-wide consumer group of hobbyists the mass production quality of their models will remain, however on that note it is extremely difficult to stop myself from buying some of those female vampires for my lahmians but with enough work I think my GW models have come out rather well.
Those models shown are from the Confrontation miniature range, Rackham is the company that distributes them. You can find these models in a few model shops, I've found a store that sells them, and I live in Australia! BTW these models looks awsome!:w00t:
I have a question, don't the rackham minatures have bigger bases, hence naturally bigger body parts etc.?
Btw, excellent models, yet check out the alchemists of dirz, they got lots of good stuff there too.