miniature figures have been around for decades, even more than
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 tradition.
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 time.
the subjects vary wide, from real life to fantasy. You could be
painting a Roman Legionaire one day, and a fantasy elf the next.
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 small diorama.
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 one time.
are traditionally painted with a brush. Though some modelers do
use a spray can or an airbrush, to apply a primer coat prior to
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 choice.
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 miniature
are miniature figures, which are popular to paint. Most
are made from white metal, but some can be resin or even
makes them so popular is that they cover a wide variety
of subjects, from Wild West themes, to Scifi, to Fantasy,
average in height at around 54mm (2.54 inches), which is
1/32 scale - 1/35 scale
a few, assembly is required, usually an arm or accessory
to the figure, and CA glue
are just a few ideas below of how these
miniature figures can be painted.
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