2017 Best Metal-Resin Miniature Nominees

Time to bring out the Metal-Resin miniatures from the year and decide who’s the best!

2017 has been a banner year for metal-resin miniature enthusiasts. While lots of companies made the move to plastics, there are tons of others out there that still produce amazing miniatures in both resin and metal. From big publishers to boutique “made-to-order” shops, it’s a pretty massive field. That said, we’ve gone through and narrowed the field down to 5 that really enjoyed in 2017! So let’s take a look at this years nominees:

Dragyri Earth Caste Box – Dark Age

Glutton Demon – Creatures Caster

Avatar & Staldron – Infinity

Castellax-Achea Battle Automata With Aether Flame Cannon – Forge World

Ma’al Drakar, the Dragon Tyrant – Reaper Miniatures

We’ve got some tough choices ahead. These kits represent some pretty amazing things – from individual sculpts, to technically impressive feats, to just the sheer size and attention to detail. All of these kits are great additions to anyone’s personal collection. If you ever get the chance to see any one of these models in person, you should do it!

Again, there are TONS of other miniatures in both resin and metal that were released this year. If you’re favorite miniature didn’t make the cut drop it in the comments below – who knows, we might even do an honorable mention when we reveal our winners next week…


Do you have a favorite Resin or Metal miniature from 2017? Let us know in the comments below!

  • Diagoras

    The Osiron Pattern Contemptor has to be my favorite this year. Might just be bias talking, (the Thousand Sons, the legion who SHOULD have one, finally have a psyker dread. Screw you, Blood Angels) but I think it’s an absolutely beautiful model.


    • orionburn III

      I was going to suggest that one as well. I adore the Castallex models but that TS dread was a bit more on the wow factor with all the ornate details.

  • loveone789

    as an owner of the dragon tyrant from reaper i can tell you its not resin, its plastic
    *Edit* nevermind I didnt know they made a resin version, I got the bones one. I damn sure aint gonna buy a $700 reaper mini when the bones one is like $100

  • MMO Builder

    This year, I’m gonna have to go with Infinity. I wasn’t a fan for the longest time, but they are amazing aren’t they? The minimal heroic scale really gives them the edge.

  • EwanPorteous

    Was the Warlord titan released this year? If so surely that should at least get an hounerable mention 🙂

    • Bad Meat


      • jesus, its been that long?

  • Infinity , I vote

  • marxlives

    Its a tie between the Avatar & Staldron and Earth Caste. Has an aesthetic I like, detailed but not overly busy. I can appreciate it without my eyes shifting all over the place and getting lost.

    Automata is cool but nothing really allowing it to stand out. Standard robot stuff we see with other robots in other games.

    Glutton Demon is obviously a great sculpt, albeit fantastic sculpt, but I can’t really give a vote to what is effectively a proxy. But less face it, without that condition it is number one.

    Dragon Tyrant. Its just cool, and I like how they captured the independent personality of dragon and the anatomy of such an insane creature. Obviously Dragon Lance inspired. But what goes for the Glutton Demon goes for the Dragon Tyrant.

  • LankTank