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09/25/18
It’s Halloween Time — Zombie Horde Miniatures in 25-28mm Scale
Filed under: Horror, 25-28 mm, Zombies, Monsters, Undead
Posted by: G R @ 6:14 pm
With Halloween fast approaching, I thought it would be appropriate to share some pictures of a painted figure commission project that I just completed. Zombies! A horde of zombies!
And they are not roaming your neighborhood for tricks or treats. No, they want your nice tasty warm brains!
These particular walking dead miniatures are promised to someone already, but you can see more of my painted game figures at my store.
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08/15/18
Miniature Ice Orc Warrior for 25-28mm Scale Wargames and Role-Playing Games
Filed under: Fantasy, 25-28 mm, Monsters
Posted by: G R @ 10:18 am
There are many dangers awaiting to confront the unwary adventurer in the wintry realm. The great ice orcs are one of the most dangerous.
Large, intelligent and evil, these cousins of the common orc are easily recognized by their pale blue skins. This orc warrior makes a formidable enemy on the battleground.
His main weapon is a wicked battle axe. He also carries a dagger in a sheath on his hip. His armor consists of studded leather armor over a chainmail coat, as well as a pointed helmet. He carries a metal reinforced wooden shield in his left hand.
The sculptor has done a nice job of capturing the combat ferocity of this 25-28mm scale miniature. The ice orc can easily find a place in many fantasy role-playing games including Dungeons & Dragons™ and table top war games such as Frostgrave™.
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08/06/18
Dungeon Serpent Stalks the Unwary - A 25-28mm Scale Miniature for Fantasy and Horror Game Encounters
Filed under: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, 25-28 mm, Monsters
Posted by: G R @ 3:33 pm
Danger lies in the darkness! The dungeon serpent hunts the unwary adventurer.
These creatures slither among the dark chambers of underground dungeons and caverns. Their dark coloration allow them to be almost invisible in the shadows even in the presence of flickering torchlight. Only a very faint whispering noise made by their scaly bodies flowing across floors may alert a possible prey that he is being hunted.
Intelligent, these monsters are known to hunt in packs as well as solitary predators. When attacking, their mouths split open into four prehensile “lips” that grab their victim, pulling him into the gaping maw lined with poisonous fangs.
This miniature works well with 25 to 28 mm scale wargame figures. It is generic enough to be able to appear in a wide range of game settings including fantasy, horror, pulp and science fiction.
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07/13/18
A Miniature Mi-Go the Fungi from Yuggoth from H. P. Lovecraft’s Classic Cthulhu Mythos in 28mm Scale
Filed under: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, 25-28 mm, Monsters
Posted by: G R @ 3:44 pm

Meet a Mi-Go, one of the alien races created by H. P. Lovecraft in his Cthulhu Mythos.

Hailing from the distant planet Yuggoth, the Mi-Go are thought to be based on the biology of a fungus as that is the closest it can be described by human’s limited understanding of the odd molecular-level differences found in the Mi-Go body. However, the Mi-Go possess advanced scientific knowledge and skills in tissue manipulation which allows them cast their own bodies in many forms. Here is one of the more common forms which appears to be crustacean in design. The bat-like wings allow the creature to travel freely through the aether between planets.
The mass of tentacle-like appendages on the head produce a range of light emissions which appears to allow the Mi-Go to communicate with others of its kind.
This game miniature is based on a 1-1/2 inch (38 mm) disk.The 25mm human figure is shown to give an idea of scale.
The sculptor has done a nice job of capturing the Mi-go’s alien appearance. Although the Mi-Go originate in horror fiction and are used in the Call of Cthulhu™ horror role-playing game, they could just as well appear as creatures in science fiction and fantasy game worlds.
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07/07/18
Miniature Brothers in Arms - Two Armored Knights in 25mm Scale
Filed under: Fantasy, 25-28 mm
Posted by: G R @ 7:05 pm
This pair of armored knights could actually be brothers serving the same noble.
Our first fighter wields a powerful two-handed sword as his preferred weapon in combat. He wears a full suit of plate and chainmail armor. He also carries a longsword in the sheath at his side.
The second knight would rather carry a footman’s shield for additional protection. He also wears plate and chainmail armor. With  one hand devoted to carrying his shield, this warrior has selected a standard longsword as his weapon of choice.
These game miniatures are 25mm scale and would fit in any historical or fantasy medieval game world.
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03/30/18
Horrors From the Deep: H. P. Lovecraft’s Deep Ones 25-28mm Miniature Monsters
Filed under: Fantasy, Pulp, Horror, 25-28 mm, Monsters
Posted by: G R @ 11:43 am

These ocean-dwelling creatures are straight from H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos.


Amphibious in nature, they are capable of leaving the sea for brief periods of time to interact with their human allies or to attack their enemies. Cthulhu investigators need to be wary of these creatures in coastal areas around the world.


Worshipers of Father Dagon and Mother Hydra. They live in their watery cities deep beneath the waves.


These 25-28mm scale figures stand somewhat taller than the average human. The sculptor has done a nice job of capturing the inhuman sentience of the creatures.

These miniatures can be used in any Call of Cthulhu™ game. They could easily appear in many other horror, fantasy and science fiction games, both role-playing and table top wargames.

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02/23/18
Fantasy 25mm Scale Miniatures Prepared for the Cold of Frostgrave
Filed under: Fantasy, 25-28 mm
Posted by: G R @ 2:41 pm

Adventuring in the cold fantasy world of Frostgrave™ requires hardy characters. In addition to the need to be skilled in the normal combat and arcane arts, the travelers crossing the chilly ruins must be prepared to deal with the frozen climate. Heavy winter clothing is a must, but not so bulky as to prevent the wizard’s arcane incantations or the fighter’s deft weapon skills. Here are a few adventurers who appear to be up to the task.

The Wizard, leader of the party. His cloak and robes keep him warm in the gusty chill as he directs his hirelings. Yet his staff is easily wielded.


The Apprentice, seeking to learn everything the Wizard is willing to teach him. All the while lugging around whatever magical tomes his master may require.


The Ranger, skilled at traveling the frozen countryside. Cloak, padded leather armor, tall boots all aid in his journey. His trusty bow always ready to deter any foe in the snow mists.


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04/12/17
Treasure Hordes for 20 to 30 mm Role-playing and War Games
Filed under: General, Fantasy, Pulp, 25-28 mm, Pirates, Scratchbuilt
Posted by: G R @ 9:13 am

A bit of a departure from our usual fare. Although not exactly a miniature figure, these small scenery pieces are pretty related to our regular topic so I hope you find them of interest.

Treasure! Gold, gems, magical items!  It’s what every adventurer hopes to find!


These custom-made painted scenery pieces can be used as objective markers for your 20-30mm fantasy tabletop war gaming such as Warhammer Fantasy. They can also be used in many role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons.

The base of each treasure measures about 1-1/4 inches (32 mm) in diameter. Here is one of the treasure hoards shown with a 25mm scale miniature to give you an idea of size.


These treasure piles and other miniature scenery pieces can be found at my store along with my painted figures. If you have an interest in miniature scenery and terrain, you can find much more information on my Universal Terrain blog.

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01/30/17
Rat Man Shaman Cleric with Staff and Sword Fantasy Miniature Figure 25-28mm Scale
Filed under: Fantasy, 25-28 mm, Monsters
Posted by: G R @ 9:17 am

Rat men populations can be found in many fantasy gaming worlds. These intelligent creatures form fairly complex societies. This individual is a shaman for his nest.


He carries a staff in his right hand. This is a symbol of his leadership position in his clan. The staff is adorned with various religious totems including an ancestral skull and a small metal bell.


Unlike the religious members in many human societies, the rat man cleric is not prohibited from the use of blade weapons in combat as proven by the nasty sword he wields in his left hand.


Rat men can provide interesting encounters in many fantasy role-playing games. In fact, for those game systems that allow it, why not include a rat man in your adventuring party of Player Characters for some different player interactions?

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01/13/17
Greater Orc Warrior With Sword and Shield 25mm Fantasy Miniature
Filed under: Fantasy, 25-28 mm, Monsters
Posted by: G R @ 3:30 pm

Let’s start off 2017 with this big nasty fantasy character!


Larger than man-size, Greater Orcs make for fierce opponents on the fantasy battlefield. Their size and strength often lets them simply overpower lesser fighters.


This Greater Orc warrior carries a sword and shield into battle. His shield is wooden faced with metal plates.


He wears studded leather armor over a chainmail coat. Additional protection in battle is afforded by his spiked helmet with chainmail side coverings.


He also carries a curved dagger in a sheath on his belt.


The sculptor has really captured the offensive and frightening character of this Greater Orc fighter with the primal battle roar coming from his wide open mouth.

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