Miniatures Directory Definitions


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Medium indicates the primary material from which the product is fabricated. The different categories are:

Lead alloyMetal alloy containing lead. This is the classic material for wargaming figures, although pewter has become more popular lately due to (ill-founded?) concerns about the safety of lead.
PewterPromoted as a "safer" material than lead alloys. Takes detail better than lead, but is more difficult to modify and sometimes brittle.
Plastic (hard)Hard plastic, usually produced through injection molding, is used for most plastic model kits and some plastic figures.
Resin (solid)The major element(s) of the figure or model are composed of solid resin. Additional parts may be of metal, particularly detail pieces.
TransferMaterial which allows an image to be transfered to another surface. Water-release decals are a variety of transfer.

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