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Stupid question from a newbie regarding identifying minis...

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I've been rummaging through my mini hoard and found all kinds ancient treasures, boxed sets with the original inserts!

 

My stupid question is this, is anyone interested in photos of the boxed sets for identification purposes? The collection goes back to the early 80's and is from a plethora of companies.

 

If members are interested in miniature identification, then should there be a dedicated thread where members can post pics of their boxed sets and still carded minis? Or is there already a thread for mini identification?

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Look up the Lost Minis Wiki and The Stuff of Legends websites.   I'm sure they'd appreciate your photos. 

 

 

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If you do Facebook, let me suggest the "Old School Miniatures" page.  They love photos of old sets and figures there!   

The group has lots of knowledgeable folks and some who were manufacturers and sculptors back in the day.   They always appreciate seeing new stuff.

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/339877386089536/

 

 

As far as identification needs, the Lost Minis Wiki and Stuff of Legends that Inarah mentioned have very through catalogs of info and photos, and most people go there for their ID purposes.

 

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Cool! I am taking pics as I come across them for my own records.

 

Do you guys know if there are any decent databases to track your minis with? I did not realize how many I had until this shelving reorganization. I also found a bunch of my old RPGA swag that I had been looking for...

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12 hours ago, Otyugh said:

Cool! I am taking pics as I come across them for my own records.

 

Do you guys know if there are any decent databases to track your minis with? I did not realize how many I had until this shelving reorganization. I also found a bunch of my old RPGA swag that I had been looking for...

 

There is an app called Boxes recommended by Tabletop Minions, a pretty good channel. Have not tried it myself. 

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Is Boxes an Apple app? I don't see it in the Google play store. I use android base phones - otherwise I have uncontrollable urges to hack and destroy (Apple is evil, unless it is in pie form still warm from baking with a scoop of home made vanilla

ice cream melting on top).

 

I found one in the play store called Miniatures Register by Marcelo Dos Reis. It is very basic database with limited fields that lets you insert a picture of your mini, as well as sort by your mini's picture.

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7 minutes ago, Otyugh said:

Boxes an Apple app? I don't see it in the Google play store


“Boxes: Storage Made Simple”

 

Is an App on the iPhone store. So confirmed? (If that is the correct full title :huh: )

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Yup! They did not port the Boxes app to android.

 

Right now I am checking out an app called Memento by Mementodb, Inc. It seems to be a powerful database building tool, but I would only recommend it if you are comfortable with building your database from the base up. The do not have a pre-build for miniature nerds.

 

I will give an update on what I think about if after I play with it a while and build a custom db. If it works out nicely, I can always post a step by step to recreate the db I constructed for miniatures.

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On 7/30/2020 at 11:27 AM, Inarah said:

 

Look up the Lost Minis Wiki and The Stuff of Legends websites.   I'm sure they'd appreciate your photos. 

 

 

 The more well-known brands like Ral Partha, Grenadier and Citadel tend to be well-documented photographically on those sites, but a lot of the less popular or lesser-known brands don't have photos for a lot of the entries there.

Which is endlessly frustrating to some of us when someone comes across some random piece from an obscure company and wants an ID, lol.

 

 

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Being the idiot that I am, I have built a work in progress database...

 

The app seems really customizable, but I am still learning about how it works.

 

I do not know if the app exists in the Apple store, but the do have it in the Google Play store (FREE DOWNLOAD). Look for Memento Database by Mementodb, Inc. in the Google Play Store.

 

I saved the db (database) to the cloud.

 

In the My Libraries section of the Memento db tap the three vertical dots in the top right hand corner, choose Open by URL, and type in s/y7XKGzUT to use the database.

 

The db is lamely named my minis.

 

I will mess with it some more. Feedback of any kind is appreciated.

 

Enjoy!

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Ok, I messed with the db some more, and added more fields. I loaded some rare minis in blisters to the database just to tempt somebody to look at it.

 

One of the mini sets is a promotional pack cast by Reaper, and the other is a set of minis cast in the UK for an anime based RPG...

 

Discovery: for the image fields you can upload multiple images. Whoo-hoooo!:bday:

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Ah, I am discovering its limits... File size for cloud save and sharing. The company kindly offers subscriptions to their cloud service.

 

The database is not size limited on the phone except by the size of the phone's storage. So if I remove the picture files and resynch the cloud save, then it is shareable that way.

 

There is a lot to play around with.

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Still goofing around with the mementos db. I keep adding more fields as I enter more of my minis.

 

I think I have figured (ha-ha a miniature pun) out how to get around the storage size issue... Reducing the picture sizes and retrieving the pictures from another cloud space like Google cloud might work...

 

Another issue I am running into is some minis that I can not identify,  but that is not so bad because it gives me an excuse to drool over pictures of minis that I want to buy and paint.

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