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Cacique Caribe23 Mar 2010 4:11 p.m. PST

And I the mean jungle African or "Negrito"* (Philippines, Malay, Andaman) types.

Negritos from the Malay Peninsula
Congo pygmies


TMP link
* PLEASE, let's not get into a racial discussion. I just didn't know what else to call them:

MiniatureReview23 Mar 2010 5:29 p.m. PST

Hi Dan,

The only ones that are close to that are Khurasan Miniatures Accursed Getinmahbeli. The problem is they are only women. They ate all the men. :)


You should sign up for my forum.

Cacique Caribe23 Mar 2010 5:40 p.m. PST

Thanks. They look more South American or typical Asian though.


MiniatureReview23 Mar 2010 5:44 p.m. PST

I bet you might be able twist Jon's arm to make some.

Last Hussar23 Mar 2010 5:54 p.m. PST

Use 10mm


khurasanminiatures23 Mar 2010 6:06 p.m. PST

They look more South American or typical Asian though.

Yeah, they are basically dressed and equipped as Filipino headhunters.

Portly female headhunters. wink

Cacique Caribe23 Mar 2010 6:22 p.m. PST

MiniatureReview: "I bet you might be able twist Jon's arm to make some."

Khurasan Jon,

Any plans to make "African" pygmies for 15mm? If you did, you would be the very first in the business to do so!


khurasanminiatures23 Mar 2010 6:26 p.m. PST

Sorry, no plans, not sure where they'd fit in, except arguably planet 15, but that's a stretch! Mystri Island is populated by a mix of Latin American and Macronesian peoples.

Cacique Caribe23 Mar 2010 6:28 p.m. PST

Got it. Thanks though.


Battle Works Studios23 Mar 2010 6:47 p.m. PST

Pygmies fit Planet 15 beautifully, although I'd want some Jonny Quest figs to go with them:

YouTube link

While you're at it, a big cartoony pteradactyl in both flight and ground modes would be nice. And a robot spider. And that frog-fish-dinosaur monster from Sea Haunt.

You know you want to sell them to us. :)

Cacique Caribe23 Mar 2010 6:57 p.m. PST

They would certainly sell!


khurasanminiatures23 Mar 2010 6:57 p.m. PST

And a robot spider.

Actually lots of people have told me that the Mekanoid heavy gunbot (name not decided on yet) looks like a robot spider with parts left off.


That's a headless one, it would look even more spidery with the entire gunturret left off.

Cacique Caribe23 Mar 2010 7:17 p.m. PST

Hmmm. :)

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Cacique Caribe23 Mar 2010 10:52 p.m. PST

Last Hussar,

Thanks! Since they are for 15-17mm gaming, I think you are right in that something 10-12mm reflects a pygmy's 4-foot height:


I would love to see a picture of what those 10mm Pendraken Zulus look like. I just hope they don't all have shields and that they are not too skinny.

Does anyone here have pics of those Pendraken Zulus?




Given up for good24 Mar 2010 12:06 p.m. PST
Kelroy was here24 Mar 2010 1:02 p.m. PST

May I respectfully suggest looking at my blog, where the French Foreign Legion is currently battling Zulus-as-Pygmies. (28mm Dixon figures vs 15mm Old Glory)

The only drawback to using Zulu is they don't have blowguns.

HarryHotspurEsq24 Mar 2010 3:07 p.m. PST


I have also been searching for pygmies recently – some great 28mm ranges, but as you point out, nothing in in my beloved 15mm scale…

Good luck and godspeed in your search sir. Keep us posted and if I see anything I'll let you know.

Last Hussar24 Mar 2010 3:39 p.m. PST

I think you are right
am I ever wrong? :) (No asking Lady Hussar on this one!)

You could also trog through the ancients ranges, or maybe other colonials – Afghan tribesmen perhaps? or Hittites?

28mmMan24 Mar 2010 4:44 p.m. PST

All this pygmy hate…why do you guys insist on making these poor people even smaller! Micro pygmies! The insanity!

It is "short people" all over again! YouTube link

…and now for something completely different…these guys are amazing and funny

YouTube link
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which of course lead me to this YouTube link

and in quick time to here YouTube link

ending here…funny how the brain works… YouTube link

Cacique Caribe24 Mar 2010 4:48 p.m. PST


You rock, sir!

Too bad that range doesn't seem to have any archers and/or blowguns. Those figures sure look nice. Very, very nice indeed.

I'll do as Last Hussar suggests and check other 10mm ranges for the missing bits. Hopefully, he'll be right again. :)

I wonder what these "AI11 – Forest tribesmen bow/javelin" look like?



Leon Pendraken Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Mar 2010 7:32 p.m. PST

There's some pics of the Ancient Indian's on our Flickr:

We had another guy asking about pygmies recently, the Masai tribesmen from the East Africa range could be another option. Unfortunately, I can't think of anything with blowpipes.

Pics of the Masai:

Cacique Caribe24 Mar 2010 7:43 p.m. PST

Thanks Dave!

Those might work.

1) Are you planning on making any normal height 10mm generic Darkest Africa deep Congo jungle-type tribesmen any time soon?



2) By the way, when will those Samurai Apes be ready for sale? And how tall will they be?



Pole Bitwy PL24 Mar 2010 11:52 p.m. PST

We plan to have a small group of Post Apoc pygmies / mutants for our World Wide Water game, but definitely later Dan. What should they be armed with apart from blow pipes ?

Warbeads25 Mar 2010 4:50 a.m. PST

No blow pipes? No bows?

How hard to add these (tubes/sprue/etc. would work) can it be?



(I make fun of others)25 Mar 2010 7:15 a.m. PST

I think the Pendraken are a victim of their own good sculpting for this project -- I'd expect that 10mm Pygmies would only work if they are big headed sculpts, so that they still look in scale with 15s, but the Pendraken Zulus are finely proportioned, so wouldn't look right with 15s. Damn you and your good sculpting, Pendraken! grin

Smokey Roan25 Mar 2010 8:30 a.m. PST

How'd I miss their WWI in East Africa range? Those are so cool

Must resist. Darkest Africa in 15mm is daunting enough, and I must finish 10mm Hlobane before any other 10mm pursuits.

Leon Pendraken Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Mar 2010 8:15 p.m. PST

No plans for any Tribesmen like that at the moment, we've already got a pile of stuff with various designers!

The first five codes for the Samurai Apes were released on March 1st and are on our site, there's another 3 codes coming on April 1st. Keep an eye on the website for the latest news.

We probably could put a blowpipe on an existing figure, but firstly, like someone said, it wouldn't look quite right without the oversized head, and secondly, it'd be another one of those little jobs we never seem to have time for!

Cacique Caribe13 Sep 2011 9:48 a.m. PST

Guys, check out these new fellas!


TMP link


28mmMan13 Sep 2011 11:31 a.m. PST

Post Apoc savages!

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