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Dwarf Kings Court

Dwarf Kings Court

Travel with me back to the early 80’s, to the Dwarf Kings Court. When miniatures were smaller, made with lead, and you had to go to a shop to buy them. To those of us who were around at this time, things certainly look different today. No internet, no mobile phones, only three channels on […]

Dark Sword Miniatures Overview

Dark Sword Scale Comparison

From time to time I get asked how one manufacturers miniatures scale with a different manufacturers products. Usually it’s between Dark Sword and Reaper. It’s a fair question and I do my best to answer. I also include such information on the product listings in the Miniature-Heroes shop. Scale Scale is the size the miniature […]

Bones USA Plastic

30034 Reaper 2021 Mouslings

In the beginning the world was dark and void, and there weren’t any minis. God saw this, thought we can’t have that, and promtly created them. Then he had to make a whole universe to give his tiny creations a bit of relevance, but that’s another story. What I’m getting to in a very round […]

Giant Troll – Finishing

Ral Partha Legacy Giant Trolls

Welcome the the third and final part of my giant troll painting journey. Here you’ll see the finished paint jobs and be able to make your own minds up as to whether it’s a good job or not. Of course the critical thing is whether Jacob of Ral Partha Legacy thinks it’s a good thing […]

Posh Troll

Posh Troll

Time to give the troll with a scythe a bit of attention now. As I mentioned earlier, this one doesn’t fit the classic view I have of a troll. Bit too well dressed and carrying a farming impliment, i’ve nicknamed him Posh Troll. But it does provide interesting painting due to the design of his […]

How green is your troll ?

Ral Partha Legacy Giant Troll

One of the very odd aspects of painting fantasy miniatures are the now accepted skintone norms for certain races. Orcs and Orks are green and always have been. Skaven are brown, goblins are green, while elves, humans and dwarves are generally caucasian. I try to be a little more adventerous with grey skinned elves and […]

Trolls, Brushes and Bones

Ral Partha Legacy Giant Trolls

Carrying on from the last post, the Ral Partha Legacy trolls have moved to the painting table. Now I’m not an expert painter, and nor do I profess to have a great artistic knowledge or ability. But I will discribe what I do in the hope you might find it useful, and occasionally even humourous. […]

I’ve been drafted !

Well it’s been a long time since I’ve been able to sit down and write a blog post. In truth it’s been a lack of time problem. Since the last post, I’ve moved servers, changed IT professionals, and had the theme changed on the shop. It’s all added up to a lot of work, mainly […]

Ral Partha Legacy

Ral Partha Legacy Now when I first started in the hobby, many moons ago, there were three main manufacturers of fantasy miniatures. Citadel, Grenadier and Ral Partha. All have undergone considerable changes during the intervening years. Ral Partha has been no exception, but now it’s getting a new lease of life from a friend of […]

Gift Cards – Updated !

Gift vouchers

Gift Cards The MH Gift Card software has had an upgrade. You can now select any amount you like from £ 0.01p to £ 100,000 as the value of your card. They don’t have an expiry date so you don’t have to rush to use them. You can now also specify when your choosen recipient […]

Who wants some Reaper Goodies ?

Reaper have sent me some interesting items that I think are the first, and perhaps only ones to hit these shores. Drinking bottles, paint water cups, pens, and even little flat plastic paint mixing sheets. Pictures are below. How to get these is very simple, place an order for all Reaper products. £ 20 + […]

Account Benefits – Refer a Friend

Everyone likes something free, and when you register your account with MH, you get reward points. 50 points are credited to your account before your first order, and you start earning more straight away. These can be redeemed during the checkout to make your order cheaper than it would normally be. See I told you […]

Lament of the Mini Painter

Now I’ve been painting minis since 1984 It’s been a hobby I enjoy, never been a chore. I think I’ve painted most everything, from halflings to dragons large, Humans, ogres, trolls and gnomes, even one thing on a barge. I’ve learnt to drybrush, wash and shade; highlight too at times, OSL when needs arise, and […]

GreenStuff World Restock & Reaper New Releases

UV 30ml Water Effect Resin

GreenStuff World make a lot of really great products, some of which I’ve been stocking in the shop for the last couple of years. I have to admit I’ve been a bit slow to re-stock their lines lately. But all that has now changed with the large delivery I received from them last week. So […]

Return of some of the Bones codes


Return of some Bones codes. I sometimes get enquiries as to why I haven’t got a specific Bones mini in stock. Usually it’s because it isn’t a stock item. However sometimes it’s down to availability from Reaper themselves. Just to make things clearer, Reaper don’t produce their plastic miniatures in house like they do with […]

New Releases from Reaper Miniatures

4006 Arik Human Barbarian

New Realeases from Reaper Miniatures. So here we are, the first new metal miniature releases of 2020 by Reaper. A bit of a mixed bag too, and some faces that you have definately seen before in other lines. It’s also a bit of a milestone moment, as with the release of Arik the Barbarian, the […]

Out for a Walk with Dad

Out for a Walk with Dad

Out for a Walk with Dad, Those that know me, know I have a great fondness for old pre-slotta Citadel miniatures. They make up most of my collection. I also like the more humourous offerings they used to make, and here are a couple of prime examples I painted over the Christmas holidays. For those […]

Site Improvements

Site Improvements. With the new year and new decade now upon us I thought it a good time to give a little over view about what’s been going on. Those of you who have been long standing customers will know I started Miniature-Heroes way back in 2008, towards the end of January. That first site […]

Kitsune, Kenku & Cats – New Darksword Miniatures

Kitsune Kenku & Cats With the new year, and new decade just around the corner I’d like to offer my thanks to you my news blog readers, and to all who have bought from and supported my little one man shop. None of us know what the coming year may bring, but I do sincerely […]

1st October 2019 Black Bones Release

Reaper continue to release more of their rather good black bones miniatures. All the new releases are now up in the shop and can be pre-ordered ready for my next stock order on the 7th Oct. Dark Elves make up the start of the release and then it goes into a very much lost world […]

How to airbrush like a pro with Shane Rozzell

My good friend and the Boss at FPM has decided to to do a few video tutorials. He’s a master with an airbrush so it’s worth a look to see how he goes about taking a 3D printed oil drum, and makes it look both real and weathered. Subscribe to his channel as there are […]

A few more Bones Black Additions

In their last update Reaper released a few more of their new Bones Black miniatures. The release also included the first Bones Black kit which is Mumlak the Elephant headed ogre / giant on the main picture. This is the first kit they’re released in this new plastic, and yes it is a plastic. I […]

Latest Reaper Metal Miniatures Release

3960 Oman Human Wizard

Reaper have released these 5 new metal miniatures, which are now availble to pre-order from the MH shop. Grab and pull the image to see the next one. Bloodhoof has been available in plastic for quite some time, but the other 4 appear to be newly released sculpts. Don’t forget to register your accounts and […]