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    lovecraft2020
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    Like many painters, I often buy miniatures that stay in their boxes for a long time before I decide to paint them.

    There are a few steps before painting:  clean and assemble the model, primed them, and so on. What should take a couple of minutes end up delaying my painting for days/weeks/years…

    I discovered the Wizkids (deep cuts) miniatures at my local hobby store. They are already primed and assembled. They are very cheap. Obviously, the details on them are not as sharp as GW. For models like cannon and catapult, I don’t think the difference in details is noticeable.

    So for the first time I bought some Wizkids models from my hobby store. Five minutes after coming home, I was already painting the new models!

    A few weeks later, I bought a cannon and a catapult (I hope to post some painted pictures of them later). Same thing happened: as soon as I came back home, I opened the packs and start painting them.

    Anyone else has had a similar experience?

     

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    duster
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    I have a good deal of them at home and… some of them are still in there boxes 😉 , mostly because i have various projects in the works (multiple game systems and RPG mini needs).

    The primer on the minis doesn’t seem super consistent though: it doesn’t react super well with Citadel Contrast Paints on a consistent basis…  But, other than that, i really like this line of minis: varied and cheap and details are getting better with each new lot.

    Do start a project!

     

    #1534569

    fightcitymayor
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    The Wizkids Nolzur’s/DeepCuts are pretty good, they basically replaced Reaper Bones for me.  It just so happens my favorite part of the hobby is assembling the miniatures (love me some plastic Warlord sprues!) so I get more enjoyment in the part up to where the mini is ready to paint than the painting itself.  Lots of spray primed minis at my house!

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    lovecraft2020
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    I have a good deal of them at home and… some of them are still in there boxes 😉 , mostly because i have various projects in the works (multiple game systems and RPG mini needs).

    I only bought 1 or 2 packs each time, so for now I haven’t had that problem, but it is probably just a matter of time before brand new boxes start accumulating (again)

    The Wizkids Nolzur’s/DeepCuts are pretty good, they basically replaced Reaper Bones for me.  It just so happens my favorite part of the hobby is assembling the miniatures (love me some plastic Warlord sprues!)

    That’s interesting. I do like assembling and converting some models once in a while, but I find it convenient to skip this step to speed up painting.

     

     

    #1535952

    lovecraft2020
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    For those less familiar with Wizkid, here’s a simple cannon next to GW dwarves for size comparison. I think they call the Great Cannon or something like that, so it is meant to be big. It cost a quarter of GW price, so well worth it in my opinion.

     

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    A knight from the same collection. The details are not as sharp for the face as I would like.

    #1536015

    tankkommander
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    I have painted some and the primer has an ‘odd’ almost glossy finish to it. Not like my usual Halfords rattle can primer.

    #1536943

    ced1106
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    Got unlucky with my purchase online. The figure had her arm glued on wrong, and a large mold line going down her leg. Wouldn’t mind a WK KS (: but no hurry to buy their mini’s unless I can see them in person.

    Wanted to pick up their prepainted Warlock dungeon terrain, but their choice of half-walls makes the dungeons look like outdoor restaurant patios (not a bad thing for cities) and their town buildings look like horse stables (not looking for any now).

    I also brush paint unprimed surfaces with colored primers, followed by a wash, even when painting several miniatures at a time. This alone gets me to tabletop. Airbrush colored primers are sold in larger containers, so are cheaper per ounce than hobby paints. After the color primers and wash, I’ll start using the hobby paints on the areas of the miniature that I still need to work on.

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