Friday, 4 July 2008

D&D Miniatures

In the past I have used a number of D&D miniatures for supplementing my Flash Gordon 40mm collection. I have also read that there are modellers who 'look down' on these models as toys! In their defence I have always found the quality of these sculpts to be good/fantastic. The painting is usually OK/good, but a quick re-paint (and in my case re-basing) soon sorts that out and I wanted to recommend them as a great source of models for either 40mm or 28mm modelling and the great big plus is the cost - they are so cheap.

Do not buy them in their retail box sets, but search e-bay for the particular miniature you want, first checking the image on;

http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/mix/gallery

I have picked up a number of models (and don't forget Star Wars and HeroClix/HorrorClix) for between 25p and £2.00 each. 'Maybe I should keep this information to myself!' I always coat the cleaned models with PVA glue before painting and have yet to have any issues with paint coming off. I varnish them with water-based acrylic varnish (or Klear) rather than polyurethane varnish which I use for metal miniatures.

Tony

2 comments:

strangevistas said...

I like the D&D minis because I don't have to worry about transporting them to gaming venues or if my kids get into them.

Carrie said...

My fiance plays D&D. I like the Live Action Role Playing better, so I paint minis while he plays with our group. I actually have a site that I made for people that want to learn some tips and techniques on painting them. You should check it out!
http://www.squidoo.com/dndminiature