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Collecting RPG Miniatures
I have been collecting Super Deformed Fantasy RPG models for use in various board games and RPG settings. As I collect models and paint them I want to share them in this article. I will also try to share anything I custom sculpt or convert. I hope you enjoy them!
Here is a list of Mini manufacturers who make Super Deformed or Chibi Dungeon miniatures which you may find interesting when trying to build a Chibi Bestiary or Hero pool. I will try to note which manufacturer makes each model as I post pictures.
Super Dungeon Explore - Sodapop Miniatures (SDE)
Site Link: http://sodapopminiatures.com/
The original Chibi Dungeon Crawl game. It is a fun boardgame for 2-5 players and you get a good number of plastic models per box set. Lots of opportunity for repaints (Fire Gel to Water Gel) and they have a bunch of expansion packs.
- Super Dungeon Explore - Has a bunch of heroes and a Dungeon Dragon theme
- SDE Carverns of Roxor - Fire theme with Turtles and fire elementals
- SDE Von Drakk Manor - Undead Vampire Castle
- SDE The Forgotten King (unreleased) - The future expansion with a Nature/forest theme
Chibi DungeonAdventures - Impact! Miniatures (Imp)
Site Link: http://impactminiatures.com/
This is a company who makes a lot of 'Fantasy Football' Miniatures, but recently had a successful kickstarter for a line of Chibi RPG characters from western themes. A Great source of chibi monsters and heroes.
- Chibi Dungeon Adventures - Kickstarter with lots of classic western RPG staples.
- Chibi Asian Adventures - Kickstarter 2 with a lot of asian mythology and themed models
Anthropomorphic Animals - Dark Sword Miniatures (Dark)
Site Link: http://www.darkswordminiatures.com/shop/index.php/miniatures/visions-in-fantasy-critters.html
Darksword makes a lot of 28mm dungeon models, but they also have a line of RPG animals, (very heavy on the frogs) which have a more cartoony or SD proportion to them. The models are a little on the expensive side, but great quality and can expand your Hero Pool to have some animalmen or just making more mosnter packs.
Warheads: Medieval tales - Urban Mammoth (UM)
Site Link: http://www.urbanwarthegame.com/store-ecwid.php#!/~/category/id=3801698&inview=category3801704&offset=0&sort=normal
This is an interesting line which has a SD design to a bunch of 'old english' themed models. Not quite the CHIBI eyes and such, more like a large head on a small body. Lots of very nice models, especially the dark knights and bandits. The Innkeeper is my favorite.
Reaper Miniatures (Reap)
Site Link: http://www.reapermini.com/
Reaper is great for regular dungeon miniatures and BONES is huge for cost savings. Reaper has a few models which are oversized proportions which can fit in a CHIBI bestiary, especially elementals and mini guys like imps and tiki mask guys. Also, Reaper has a line called 'Mouslings' which are little chubby mouse people with RPG themes. They can fit in as a band of beast-themed enemies or even as allied heroes. Now with BONES they have a 10-pack for 10$ which makes mouslings 1$ each!
My Stuff! Nick Kelsch's Chibis (NK)
I have been sculpting and converting my own SD dungeon guys for things I felt I needed. Right now I have just a few and as I make more I will post them here. I sometimes have extras of the models I cast, so if you are interested, let me know and I will see what I can do. I also may have IMPACT! cast and sell some things I make (like the Chibi fort)
Models I can still produce:
Being its own scale of miniatures, Chibi terrain is often smaller than normal much how video game sprites had 'overworld' icons to represent whole towns.
|Chibi Fort (NK)
♠ - Tanks
Tanks are the primary Close Combat fighter of the group. They can take a beating and still survive.
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Pocket Healer (3 Meat): Summons a Minor Minion with the Heal skill
Trained by the Royal Army, These warriors are adept at protecting others and highly skilled in the ways of the shield.
|Hearthsworn Fighter (SDE)
|Dungeon Cavalier (Imp)
Barbarians live in rough climates and grow up fighting large beasts. They have been known to take down a whole pack of wolves with a single blow.
|ClawTribe Barbarian (SDE)
|Dungeon Barbarian (Imp)
Some warriors display attunement to the holy light and augment their skills with holy power.
|Royal Paladin (SDE)
Gladiators fight for money, and sometimes by force as a slave. Brutal and uncaring, they are adept with 2-handed weapons.
There are few warriors who fight like they have nothing to lose, often relinquishing defense for more offence, Berserkers are dangerous and unpredictable.
|Warrior Red (Imp)
Masters of the sword, Samurai are skilled warriors who can fell even the mightiest blow in one attack.
|Female Samurai (Imp)
Many A peasant or hopefulkid grows up wanting to see the world and delve into a dangerous dungeon. Augmented by tools and treasure, these warriors can hold their own against the monsters of the world.
|Deeproot Scout (SDE)
|Finn the Human (SDE NK)
Relying on willpower and skill, these warriors overcome any obstacle. Many have developed magical skills out of sheer determination and training.
|Mario & Luigi (SDE)
Warriors corrupted by evil fight daily to redeem their past deeds. While powered by darkness, many have found redemption in service to others, or are walking a path of revenge.