As a general rule, I don’t believe in miniaturizing things for the sake of miniaturizing them, and that includes dogs and baked goods. (Golf is fine.) But this tiny house is an exception.
It’s been 30 years since the Space Marines—the ever-popular stars of Games Workshop’s grimdark Warhammer 40,000 universe—first graced the tabletop game. To celebrate three decades of big guns (and even bigger shoulderpads), the company is releasing a gorgeous model of the original Space Marine design.
File this under awesome: the Halo universe is being turned into a tabletop miniatures game, thanks to Spartan Games. Halo: Fleet Battles is the latest expansion of 343’s universe, after it’s taken control of console and - hopefully soon - PC gaming.
A new D&D adventure comes out on April 7th, pitting players against the forces of elemental evil in "Princes of the Apocalypse." Gale Force Nine gave us an exclusive look at the process of creating the miniatures being released to accompany the adventure, from concept art to completed mini.
Elgin Park is miniature city created and photographed by artist Michael Paul Smith. In a short documentary directed by Danny Yourd, Smith explains how his miniature street scenes went from a nostalgic personal project, to a viral hit online.
Dead Meat: Quarantine Zone America is a skirmish game that pits human factions against each other, fighting to meet their own goals while the board fills with mindless undead. Innovative rules and world-building make it stand out in the crowded zombie genre.
Tilt-shift photography wasn't invented to transform real world scenes into small scale models, but who's complaining? Here are 15 faked miniatures, by you.
While many of the chase scenes in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight may have looked larger than life, some were actually quite a bit smaller. Take a look at the model mobiles that sped and smashed through the streets of Gotham.
If you've ever thought it would be cool to have a miniature figurine of yourself—or maybe a loved one—just hanging out on your desk and doing it's thing, your day has come. The first 3D printing photobooth is due to open in Japan later this month.
At first glance, we couldn't tell if someone rolled a giant quarter in front of NYC's Katz' Deli, or if artist Alan Wolfson painstakingly crafted a miniature of the deli that was so good, it was borderline indistinguishable from the real thing. Turns out it's the latter. Color us impressed. [Alan Wolfson via Andy Baio]
Sometimes you happen upon something on the web and try to divine its greater meaning. Sometimes you just say "OK why the hell not." These meticulous 1:87 scale dioramas inspired by No Country For Old Men? Sure, yes, absolutely!
GenCon brought thousands of gamers to Indianapolis last weekend, and with them some serious geeky fun and costumery. Here's our photo gallery of the most amazing sights.
My wish that future wars be fought adorably with tiny cannons came a bit closer to reality today thanks to a resurgence of the mini-cannon, now in version 2.0. It is still as deadly as ever.
This looks so much like Mars I can almost see the Rover in the background. But it's not another planet—it's one of a series of incredible small-scale models by artist Matthew Albanese. Wait until you see the volcano.
Codex Pictures, the studio that brought Bionicle to animated life, plans to do the same for popular tabletop game Warhammer 40,000. Computer-animated Space Marines and Orks will do battle in their own DVD movie, Ultramarines. [Thanks to Cole Turner]
The Warsash Maritime Academy in the UK uses these $245,000 miniature oil tankers to train its pilots—they're incredibly difficult to drive, and simulate all kinds of different emergency situations, all while looking like a coin-operated children's ride.