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By Cranky Dog
Does anyone use some sort of software to keep track of their miniature collections? With pictures and/or searchable tags?
Anyone in the hobby for a while, and who invested in Bones (and many other miniature) Kickstarters; Warhammer armies; Heroclix armies; individual or box sets at your FLGS or online store, etc. has accumulated so many that they tend to forget what exactly they own anymore.
I know I went over the 1000 individual miniature mark after Bones 2. And with Bones 4 around the corner, it keeps growing alarmingly fast. And I know I'm not the only one.
Sure for the Kickstarters miniatures, I can always go back to the original campaign page and look up the images. But there certainly must be a simple application that would do the same job as Reaper's tag search, but without requiring coding skill.
I think my ideal format would be something that would show: Picture; name; company; manufacturer code (if available); sculptor name (if available); and any amount of tags (male - fighter - sword - elf - bow), and then filter the results.
I know it can be done; I just don't know how.
I know there are image organization software, movie collection software, comic book collection software, music collection software, etc. But haven't found anything more generic for miniatures.
February 2019 Update: I'm taking the Excel route afterall.
So, as I mentioned, I was given a pristine old Grenadier set of Champions supervillains for Christmas.
On the cover is a little splash logo: “FREE Starter Scenario Game Aid and Figure Accessories”
The “Starter Scenario Game Aid” is just a folded piece of paper with a hex map on one side and some suggestions on the other.
But the “Figure Accessories” are two actual, substantial molded pieces: a pair of rockets and what I think is a hover-scooter.
You can see them in the middle row on the far right, between two figures, here:
These two pieces are not pictured on the box art, nor are they listed in the set description.
They definitely go with the set. The box was sealed when I received it.
They are not mentioned nor shown on the Lost Minis Wiki page of the set:
Question: Should I document and upload pictures of these accessories to the wiki?
By Rob Dean
Following the muse today, I set aside my vintage Minifigs orcs for these two Adina hill giants.
I’ve had one of the rock throwers for many years, although I didn’t know what it was for a long time, but recently managed to pull this pair off of eBay.
I started with the club-wielder:
There isn’t a lot to them, so both are now waiting while base treatments dry.
I should have them varnished by tomorrow.
I’ll put Sir Forescale in the next picture. Even for 1978 these weren’t the tallest giants around...
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