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Author Topic: Nozlur's Marvelous Miniatures... not so marvelous.  (Read 522 times)

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Nozlur's Marvelous Miniatures... not so marvelous.
« on: April 29, 2018, 07:05:37 pm »
I wanted a Githyanki miniature to represent my Pathfinder character, so I got the 2 pack of Githyanki from the Nozlur's Marvelous Miniatures line.
These are soft plastic miniatures that come with a thin base, and pre-primed.
Right out of the package, my first concerns turned out true. There were mold lines and flash that had been primed over. I took my seam scraper and tried to clean them up a bit.
The weapons on both miniatures were bent. This is an easy fix. Dunk in hot water, straighten (they sometimes straighten out themselves, one of mine got right into shape after the dunk) and then dunk in cold water to set. That didn't bother me so much.

So, can you paint them right out of the package? Meh. Maybe if the mold lines don't bug you. For the price (6 bucks for a two pack) it's not terrible though.
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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2018, 02:18:46 pm »
Cheap, unpainted vinyl figures have pretty much revived miniatures in the market place.  Metal just got too expensive and assembling plastics seems to be more trouble than many are willing to put up with.  The mould lines are a pain in the ass.
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2018, 08:02:32 pm »
Well, here they are. I might do a touchup pass tomorrow. I'm experimenting with speed painting, and they're intended for the table, not to show off.


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