Back in my college days, we were all too poor to afford decent miniatures for our RPG game. We used whatever we could, and — being an art student — I was tasked with making some minis. For some unknown reason, in the intervening twenty years, those cardboard minis got stored away with my Christmas decorations. I see them every year, and go “Oh, look at these!” then put them away again ’til next year.
But this year I took 20 minutes to photograph them, and I now post them here for your viewing amusement.
As you snicker, bear in mind that these were created by hand with a finepoint pen, and each is no larger than about 1 inch high.
|Minis shown at scale|
|Collected minis, mostly by me, circa 1991. (The cardinal, second from left on top row, and the lizard man at bottom were by my friend Matt; Princess in the doorway on row three, the juggler, and the horned hag were done by my lovely wife.)|
They were a blast to do, trying to come up with generic characters that would still have some personality readable at a small scale.
4 Replies to “Old Cardboard Miniature Art”
Too cool!! Makes me want to make fun stuff! Nothing quite compares to hand drawn/ hand made goods.
You should make a new set, or make a chess set in the same fashion. 😉
A chess set! That would be a lot of fun…
These are excellent – have a lovely Warhammer Old World feel to them. You should package them up as a pdf if you can and put them on Drivethrurpg. They are easily as good as many of those already on there.
Thanks Mike! Maybe I'll do that.