13 February, 2018

28mm Minions

An assortment of fourteen 28mm Minions by Crooked Dice.  They can fill a wide variety of roles in games such as henchmen of an evil mastermind, security guards, crew of a space station/undersea base/oil rig, etc.  They mix well size-wise with the Copplestone guards in orange uniforms that I posted back in 2013.  I was not thrilled how the orange uniforms turned out on the Copplestone guards, so after some experimentation I decided to go with blue uniforms.  I started with Coat d'Arms High Elf Blue, added a coat of Army Painter Blue Tone ink, then highlighted in the original color.  I like how they turned out.  Painted in 2017.

The commander and an administrator/accountant/non-combatant.  With some modification, the commander could be used for Colonel Tigh from Battlestar Galactica.
Four armed with rifles:

Four armed with submachineguns:

A grenadier, a mechanic and a minion with flamethrower:

Dog handler and dog:

CD also makes them unarmed, armed with batons and different heavy weapons.  They come with separate heads, plus they sell many varieties of heads separately so there is a lot of room for customization.  Great miniatures to have in a modern collection.

Thanks for looking!


05 February, 2018

28mm Criminals

With the first warm sunny day in a while I seized the opportunity to take some pictures.  The first group were a set of 28mm criminals in balaclavas.  These are six masked men intent on mayhem, or just a bit of petty larceny.  They are made by Crooked Dice, the source of many of my miniatures.  They are useful for many scenarios in a modern setting and were very quick to paint with just enough detail.  I painted these in 2017 and they first saw action in a game I ran at Historicon last summer.

The leader armed with a pistol.  The bag full of cash (or, for Die Hard fans, bearer bonds) is a nice touch.


A dog handler and four guard dogs.  The dogs are available separately or with a handler and are nice models.  I  have a minion dog handler that will be in my next post.  CD also make army and cultist versions.  I  have several larger dogs from Iron Wind/Ral Partha that are unpainted.

The whole gang returning to their base after a successful heist.

Thanks for looking!