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sexta-feira, 13 de dezembro de 2013

Worst miniatures ever made?

Today I've stumbled on a link that lead me to a particular post from Chest of Colors blog, the 25 Worst miniatures ever made?

Truth be told, I haven't ever seen some of the figures in that list and while in my opinion some don't deserve to be in such list at all, there quite a few funny pieces right there for sure.

For what is worth within this "worst miniature" theme, the miniature making process has evolved hugely (sculpting, casting, etc.), and from amateurish easy going garage companies, the business has evolved to what we know today with highly professional production lines, miniature mass production and very big businesses with considerable amounts of money involved.

What I mean with all this rambling is that it might not be all that fair to compare the quality of some miniatures made with a completely different spirit (lets say in the eighties or early), to whatever is done nowadays.
With that out of the way, my vote on that list would go for those plastic GW "Minotaurs" (entry #14), followed very closely behind by Mantic "Darkon Riders" (#24).
What's the deal with dragons with rabbit teeth?

Feel free to share you view on the subject, or just add some link to a particular mini you think it should be on the list, and why!

2 comentários:

Tristan M disse...

you must have sent so much traffic to that link that it crashed their server!

fwiw I agree it's hard to be too judgemental of older sculpts that don't cut it - however I have recently seen some stuff on kickstarter that is laughably bad.

Axtklinge disse...

Seriously doubt I had anything to do with their time off.
However they are back, so if you missed it the first time, try it now.

Yeah, I know what you mean on "recent bad sculpts".
If at least it was "fan based" stuff (tight budget, few pieces, no real profit intended) I could understand and cut them some slack (on the figure quality), but yeah some big company based stuff out there (kickstarter stuff included) are notoriously bad, with no excuse.