Wednesday 15 June 2011

Favourite miniature of all time?

I still keep in contact with my club back home, and there's a topic in the forums entitled "What is your all time favourite miniature and why?"
Well, I can never resist a good topic like that so I put my thinking hat on. How to pick? So many awesome figures.

I gave this some serious thought and managed to narrow it down to 3. That's the best I can do!
First up is...

Favourite Fantasy Figure
Wood Elf Waywatcher Lord

This guy just oozes badass-ness. I still maintain the Wood Elves have some of the coolest character figures in the game. I've got 500 points of them that have been sitting around waiting for me to give them some paint for years, but I have yet to rise to the challenge. I've always loved the traditional Elf-with-bow archetype, and Fantasy Wood Elves pull this off nicely. Look at that figure. He's just shot you through the eye from 8 miles away, and before you can hit the floor he's going to do the same to all your friends. All because you looked at that tree funnily.

Favourite 40k Figure
This was a tough one! Some close calls here, so honourable mention goes to Boss Snikrot and the Harlequin Death Jester but my pick is going with a newer figure. A really new one!

Dark Eldar Scourges

These pictures from GW look cool, but honestly don't do them justice. They are such 3 dimensional figures, full of movement and with great presence due to the impressive wings. Plus they're a plastic kit, so you've got pose-ability, options, and a sense of uniqueness to each one. Easy to work with and convert as well. Aside from all that, they just look awesome. They make Swooping Hawks cry themselves to sleep at night because they'll never be this stylish.

Favourite Classic Figure or Best Over All
You wanted some nostalgia, here it is.

Space Ork Freebootaz. Not my own figures by the way, just something I found on google. Click to go to the source.
Specifically the Kaptin on the right, but the Cybork on the left is pretty cool too. Full of first edition flavour, this guy is part of what helped me fall in love with 40k in the first place. He's an Ork who's dressed as a pirate captain, has a massive power klaw and a gun made up of several smaller guns bolted together. Oh, and he's smoking a cigar. What more do you want?


Javier said...

I have two miniatures in my mind, one plastic and one metal.The metal is the first Death Company Chaplain released maybe 10 years ago. And the plastic one is the new Sanguinary Guard plastic sprue.

Rob said...

If I am thinking of the same Chaplain, that is a very iconic figure! The SG plastics are also very cool. Going to use some when I return to my Emperor's Children I think!