I thought it was about time I posted something hobby related after this spate of Oakbound stuff! It got me thinking that there are a lot of really good 'independent' and small miniatures companies around and they have some of my favourite figures among their ranks. Hopefully sometime soon I'll be able to do the noble thing and actually buy some, but in the meantime here are my 'must have' selection of beautiful miniatures in particular order:
Darkling Games' Crowangle has a delightfully Froud-ian skull beak! I just love this range of evil Dwergs who have all the right combinations of humour, grunge and weirdness!
Malifaux, aaahhh. What to pick eh? So many beautiful models. Think I’d go resurrectionist though, such a lot of dark humour in these gloriously steampunky minis.
Achtung Cthulhu’s Nazi Villains... They’re true-scale 28mm to fit with historical ranges, but such exquisite sculpts. I defy any Krieg commander not to want some of these bad boys!
Sticking with a nautical theme, Titan Forge's Bloodsail island range. Yes, they're resin, but there are some brilliantly quirky minis in here. The deep sea diver Orges (Anchor-Bashers) are some of my favourites but they also have gribbly demons, giant skulls, undead orcs and lots of other niceness.
Eastern Front Studios’ Midgard Miniatures Baba Yaga. My favourite folkloric character in wonderful detail. Midgard Miniatures look to be a very exciting range with a nice, dark-european fairy tale feel. This bad boy (lady?) is well out of my price range, but the kit is huge and limited edition. I have a good feeling about the rest of the range!
There you have it, a run down of the first minis I'll be buying should I ever have the cash to do so! Now to hand the baton on, what are your dream minis? How many more small companies can you dangle on a fishing line in front of the expectant world of wargaming connoisseurs?