Sunday, January 25, 2015

Painted Hero Forge Mini side-by-side with Screen Capture

Painted by me.

Screen grab from Hero Forge.


  1. Kefl Dur lives!

    Well done. :) and thanks for posting the finished mini.

    David S.

    1. The snapshot was off my iPhone 4S and a bit grainy -- the level of detail is a little better in real life. I would still take a metal mini any day, but it was fun to customize them online and then hold the result in your hands. Is it the future of minis? Probably not at $25 a pop, but if they can bring the price down to, say $5, that would be a different story.

    2. I'm sure as more companies enter the field things will come down. I do not know if $5 is probably where they will land...small cool companies like Red Box Games, and Otherworld start at over $7+ for lead. Hasslfree is very good and keeps the price point down for quality work. Not counting Bones, Reaper's lead, I believe the most affordable, is creeping up too. Resin seem minis start at $10 and head to 20 pretty quickly..

      Custom work is a premium service...especially if the minis turn out well. It will be interesting to see where this goes.

      I had lunch with the GW's Perry Twins in Nottingham in 2006. They actually were the first ones I ever heard about computer printing miniatures from. I thought they were talkin' crazy! ...But it appears that they had their hand on the pulse of their industry and one potential future.

      If a company could get them down in price, that would attract a wargamer crowd, as you could make your own custom faction. I have always thought it would be cool to have a squad of gnome soldiers: dating from an AD&D campaign where we were all gnomes heading off into the Amedio jungle in search of lost treasure...