Sunday, December 28, 2014

Splintered Light and Rebel Miniatures sales

I've often mentioned that a number of 15mm metal fantasy mini companies have potential as 1/72 figures. Splintered Light Miniatures and Rebel Miniatures are two such manufacturers. They are both having sales until the end of the year; it's not too late to take advantage of them! For Rebel Miniatures, just enter coupon code Rebel2014 when you checkout for 20% off your order. Likewise, for Splintered Light, just enter code xmas2014 for 20% off. Splintered Light is also offering 30% certain items in their store.

I'll feature some of these figures in better detail in future posts, but I thought I'd show off what I bought to show the potential of some of these figures.

A Large Wolfhound, Dire Hyena and Dire Wolf from Splintered Light. They all look just fine next to Sven. The hyena will make a fine hellhound or direwolf.
Heroes of Shadow, also from Splintered Light. They're about the size of some of my halfing minis, such as Lidda from the One Inch Guild.
A Splintered Light hyenaman/gnoll and kobold are on the left. The rest are from Rebel Minis: a Deep One, two Wolven, and two Monkey Boys. The kobold is sold as 20mm, but is a little small for my taste. Most of these I think are a bit on the small side, but the Deep One works as a small fishman, and the Wolven are actually perfect as 1/72 werewolves (the "15mm Werewolves" that Rebel sells are probably too small for 1/72, so don't mix them up!).
Many of these figures I got as free samples on request. Both Rebel and Splintered Light are great companies that will happily provide such samples; just leave a note with your order. I'll definitely be making future orders thanks to seeing some of these figures in person.

Metal minis are a bit more expensive than plastic, and though I understand that these are delicate figures, I wish there were cheaper shipping options at both companies. Still, they often have figures that can't be found or made in plastic, so when they offer sales like these, it's a great time to stock up.


  1. I've always wondered myself how some 15mm figures could be good with 1/72 , your post is a good reply !
    I'm interested especially with animals like wolves or other ones which are rare in our scale !

    I wish you a Happy New Year !

  2. Thanks! Happy New Year to you too.

    "Dire" animals in 15mm seem to be regular sized in 1/72. I've heard that fantasy mounts in the scale are also on the large side.

  3. Splintered Light minis are very cool. I can't wait to publish pictures of my Dark Elves and zombies...*_*

  4. Hey there! I just went through your blog and... wow! I got into modelling a couple months ago and this just gave me a bunch of cool ideas on how to combine and modify the few sets I have into something different.

    One question, if I may: where do you get your miniature bases?

    1. Thanks! My bases are just 3/4 inch fender washers, with the figure base covering the hole in the middle. Fairly cheap, and very stable.

  5. Although I have not ordered and 15mm miniatures from Splintered Light, I have ordered some of their 20mm and am quite happy with those. I have considered making a purchase of some of these 15mm miniatures, as they would fit very nicely with 1/72 miniatures.

    Thanks for post!

  6. Totally missed this post, though not the sale at SLM. I'll have to take a look at the dire animals and the Rebel Wolfen.