Since I've been contemplating getting into skirmish miniatures and war gaming again, I've been trying to decide what scale I wanted to get into. 15mm or 25mm? Then I thought about it, and realized I just wasn't that familiar with all the different scales. Some research was needed, and I found The Miniatures Page , it's chocked full of useful resources.
The Wikipedia page on miniatures had some information on scale, but I think I'm just as confused as I was when I started. There doesn't seem to be an industry standard, and some companies measure the miniature from the bottom of the foot to level with the eyes, and others from the bottom of the foot to the top of the head. I think all my research has lead me to the conclusion that I need to do more research, or maybe just deal with some discrepancy in scale in miniatures from different companies.
Check out Frozen Chaos , the miniatures are awesome. This website has tons of visual inspiration for those interested in creating dungeon dressing. I really like the WYSIWYG concept.
I've actually found some of my old miniatures. There's some old Epic Space Marine vehicles, some blister packs of WH40K Orks, and a couple with just weapons, and a bunch of RAFM Ogre miniatures for the Steve Jackson Game, even a blister pack of some Micro Armor tanks, and other assorted painted and unpainted miniatures. I also found some resin terrain pieces, some small bricks and barrels and skulls. Oh my! The camera seems to be misplaced otherwise I would have a few pics. Oh well...
I haven't decided what I'm going to do with them, but I may put the Ogre minis and maybe the orks on eBay to help fund other purchases.
Oh, and how could I forget the Mage Knight mini's? My brother was really into that, much more so than me, and he must have had hundreds. If not close to over a thousand. He dropped most of them off when he moved. A mini for every occasion. I should ask him if I can re-base some of the commons. I could stage quite an epic battle...
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