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Max Corwyn
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Which miniatures to get? Resin or metal?
Pro and cons? What do you guys think?

PS: Are there any comparative photos out there, maybe?
 
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Brendan Newell
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The general consensus seemed to be, if you're not going to paint them then definitely get resin. The cast is supposed to be the same so painted they should look almost identical. Unpainted, resin probably looks better.

If you are going to paint them then consider which situation is most likely:

1. You keep all your minis in the same box, rattling around together with no padding. You're unlikely to ever drop or stand on your minis. Get resin, they're less likely to chip when banged against each other.

2. You keep all your minis separate in a padded container. You're concerned about snapping or breaking minis by dropping etc. Get metal, they're much harder to accidentally break and if you're storing them properly, you won't mess up your paint job.

There's also something to be said for the weight of a metal mini. Some people like the weighty feel and others don't. Consider which would be your preferance.

Hope that helps
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robert butler
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There seems to be a general consensus o line that metal minis are bad for board gaming, however, every single show we have done, of the people that have picked them up or played the demo game 80% go for metal minis as they "like the weight". The detail level on the new resin is very good, and it's also quite tough (less brittle) but personally, I go metal for the weight.
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Max Corwyn
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I think, I will go for the resin ones then.
(not the time/talent to paint them)

Thanks for the help.
Much appreciated.
 
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Richard Dewsbery
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I went resin, intending to give them just a wash of ink. But I've decided that a quick ’n dirty paint job shouldn't take too long (even for the World's Slowest Painter).

Base coat/undercoat tomorrow, I think.
 
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Jerry Tresman
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I played with metal at UK games expo.

The feel weight etc. So much better. I painted good but not great , Z's just a quick single colour and mixed wash.

No regrets.

Storage I use slit foam pipe lagging , covers all but heads of models and they stores nicely , easdy to source and cheap.

 
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I chose metal as the bases on the models are quite small and some are oval and quite narrow, I thought metal would maybe stop them falling over as much due to their weight, I can imagine resin ones being very light easily falling over, I actually bent a couple of my metal minis so they where more central to the base to reduce this,I find metal minis easier to re position than resin to.
They painted up very well, I store them in a foam insert with individual slots so they don't get bashed.
 
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Max Corwyn
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The details of the metal minis are very good, too.
Actually, more than I expected to be..

Very nicely painted, by the way.
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