miniature figures have been around for decades, even more
than 100 years.
known as "tin" soldiers, they were used in military
gaming or as a tool for military leaders to depict strategies
in war time.
soldiers retired, the small miniatures soldiers were used
to depict battle scenes on large tables and diroamas.
that sense, gaming with miniatures is an old and honored
miniature figures today are still a large hobby, though
these kinds are not specifically for gaming. Rather they
are just a small form of modeling where artists like to
develope their painting skills to depect a scene. Miniature
dioramas if you will that tell a story, a small moment in
the subjects vary wide, from real life to fantasy. You could
be painting a Roman Legionaire one day, and a fantasy elf
figures require a small amount of assembly, usually an accessory
part, or an arm or leg. Most figure modelers place the model
on a base, and add their own modeling touches to make a
rare two of the same figures will look the same (except
on some military figures where accuracy is more important),
since they can be painted any way you want to.
figures average in height at around 54mm (@ 2.54 inches),
which is 1/32 scale - 1/35 scale. While that is small, the
figures are very detailed. Plus, they don't take up much
room. You can store a lot of these figures on display at
are traditionally painted with a brush. Though some modelers
do use a spray can or an airbrush, to apply a primer coat
prior to painting.
they are painted using a brush, they easily let a modeler
enjoy a model building hobby with little fuss. If you live
in an apartment or highrise, where using spray paint is
not viable, or have limited living space, these are a good
no mistake that these are a real hobby with modeling. Famous
names like Shepherd Paine, Angel Giraldez, Marike Reimer,
Jen Haley, and Anne Foerster all make / made a living painting