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Alternative Retailers and Manufacturers

Sanai

Stylish Deviant
True Blood
#27
Dunno if it has been listed, but
Bitzbarn.com
and
Bitzbox.co.uk
are great sources for games workshop bitz, and even whole sprues/kits. Much cheaper than buying direct from GW, and fantastic for getting bits for conversions.
 

SotF

Grave Guard
#28
Acheson Designs, Primaeval Creations has a rather nice and cheap set of wolves (5 wolves for $11) and a Dire Wolf (1 for $8) that seem like they would make a great replacement if you don't like the current flayed look

Site
 
#30
I would just like to recommend GAMEZONE MINIATURES . They've been mentioned and located earlier in this thread, but just take a look at the mournful ( Dolorous ) Knights, and consider they are only £ 10 each, plus £1 postage( in the UK ). Outstanding, easily the best mini's Ive got.
 

Christophe von Carstein

Vampire Count
True Blood
#31
This one came up when i googeld games workshop http://www.triplehelixwargames.co.uk/index.php does discounted Games Workshop miniatures for example zombie dragon/terrorgiest only £29, so a saving of £7
It also does mantic and a whole host of other tabletop wargames at a discount also, how reliable it is in terms of delivery and stuff i dont know but it seems like a good site
 
#32
I surprised that no one mentioned:

Manufacturer
Heresy Miniatures
http://www.heresyminiatures.com/shop/
They have very useful undead miniatures according to my opinion. I picked up the Manbat Vampire as a feral Strigoi Lord, Posing Vampire as a Necrarch and Quasimarti as a Dreg for Mordheim game. It's worth to look at it I believe.
(They also used to include candy into the box :) )
 
#34
I can confirm that Heresy still send out sweeties with their orders. And also doubly recommend Freebooter miniatures, all the work of the excellent Werner Klocke who is a mini sculpting genius imo.

Two things - I did a comparison photo and a mini review of some Vampiresses from some of the companies listed here, including Freebooter, which is here

https://www.vampirecounts.net/Thread-Vampiress-Lord-Models-The-search-for-beauty?pid=302834#pid302834

Secondly, take a look at the excellent Dark Sword Miniatures

http://darkswordminiatures.com/index.html

Not much Undead, but they make really, really gorgeous miniatures.
 

Zhatan

Necromancer
#35
Just want to warn you about purchasing from wayland games if the items are not currently in stock. I placed an order and payed immediately and was expecting them to get the items I ordered as soon as possible.
After not hearing anything from them for a month I contacted them about the order and they said they had not been able to get my items and that they would try to get them soon.
After another month I contacted them again telling them to send me the things on my order they had in stock and cancel the rest or cancel it all and refund me.
Their response:

"Hi,

Unfortunately we have had some issues acquiring the stock for your order. I have therefor cancelled it and have refunded you - the funds should be back with you shortly.

Regards,

Richard.D"

I think the way they do business and handle their customers are quite awful and would only ever order from them again if they have the items that I want on stock. I think that the least they could do is themselves contact the customer after a resonable time if they are unable to get the products they sell.
 
#36
I ounce had the exact same problem. It took me four months to revieve the items I ordered and they didn't contact me once to tell me there was a delay.

I had sent a couple of emails after two months with no reply.

I had completely forgotten that I had placed an order when the miniatures finally arrived.
 
#40
Vipoid said:
With regard to Reaper, is there any way to tell what size the miniatures are?
Reaper minis are reputed to be huge. They do have a bizarre system on their website where they have some metal bits next to the figure, but it was almost impossible to get a clear answer from them about exactly what those metal bits represent i.e. whether they are 1 cm marks or half-inch marks.

They seem thrive on confusion.
 

Randar

Grave Guard
#41
I have dozens of reaper models most are around 28-30mm they look great for hero characters or unit champions!

most of my reaper vampires are same size as konrad and vlad no worries there mate!
 

Theerteen

Cheerful Cranium
#42
Unfortunately I can't say anything about quality and size (maybe because I don't speak one french word), but they look pretty cool (especially Charon) -> http://helldorado.fr/figurines/index.php
I don't have one of them yet, so if someone knows the minis and could tell me if they have the right size and are plastic or metal, please tell me
 
#43
Red Box Games are worth having a look at. While they do not have any actual undead models, they have a cool large wolf in the Fenris as well as several models which would make excellent necromancers and their quality is excellent.

They will also be adding to the ranges as a result of the latest Kickstarters.

Also Brigade Models Celtos range has a fair number of undead in their Fir Bolg.

Dsg games doesn't have much in the way of unead but they do have a decent, kinda african-looking necromancer
 
#45
Triplehelixwargames.co.uk amazing company 20% discount of gw stuff, the stock stuff for flames of war, dystopian wars loads of minis. The army painter paints citadel coat d arms to much to mention here. They also offer a loyalty reward scheme where by you get a penny cash back for every pound spent.
 

Tawg

Vampire Count
True Blood
#47
Oppenheimer said:
Does anyone know of a miniatures place that's based in Canada? Most of these seem to be the UK.
Most likely you'll just have to shop around and see if you can find a distributor that deals in mini's local to you. That usually saves you a bit in shipping, though it's not always a guarantee that the prices will be nice, though most distributors offer their items at a bit less than suggested retail (MSRP), as with local hobby shops near my home, and most online retailers, at least in regards to GW product.

I like Fantization Miniatures quite a bit, and they do larger mark downs once in a while, but their normal prices are about on par with what I expect to pay nearly anywhere, and they offer most ranges of models which simply means I can place a single order for many things, rather than ordering from multiple sources.
 
#48
Thanks! I bought a bunch from Fantization.
I'm planning on using these for SGK:
http://www.fantization.com/ghoulsi-undeadx3figs.aspx

And these for female necromancers:
http://www.fantization.com/witchcovenx4figs.aspx

$22 in shipping but oh well, not much I can do about that :( Still looking forward to it!
 
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