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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Jan 2022 1:34 p.m. PST

I think this has been asked before. It may have even been me. But my memory is short so …

Do you have a miniature of "yourself" in your collection?

Something that looks like you (however you define that), even if it doesn't reflect your job, clothes, etc.

I do. I have a civilian "me" wearing khakis and a dress shirt drinking coffee. I also have a few hairy, bearded men who are painted greying the way I am. I suppose some of them represent "past me".

cavcrazy28 Jan 2022 1:58 p.m. PST

Me? No. I was at a game once, we were playing Franco-Prussian and one of the players Dick Bryant had a mounted figure of himself in a French officers uniform, a bottle of wine in one hand and a stick in the other. The stick had three pairs of panties on it, red,white,and blue. The best French flag ever!

Perris070728 Jan 2022 2:15 p.m. PST

Now that is a good story.

T Corret Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2022 2:28 p.m. PST

Not a miniature exactly, but a Late Roman banner with a poor facsimile.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2022 2:45 p.m. PST

I have a cyberpunk detective that I ordered that I had designed to look like me. I use him for The Department and similar. He has a trench coat and fedora that match mine and he has glasses and a full beard like I do…and a bit of a belly.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2022 3:00 p.m. PST

A belly. I'd be suspicious you were hiding weapons and loot there!

Zephyr128 Jan 2022 3:21 p.m. PST

I was going to sculpt one of me in a jester outfit, but never got around to it…

Jeffers28 Jan 2022 5:05 p.m. PST

I still have an Airfix cowboy that I painted wearing the trainers I had at the time (82-ish).

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2022 6:20 p.m. PST

I have a whole army of me. They're called Squats--short-tempered, overweight and over-organized, with a slight firepower addiction. (OK, Dwarves too.)

But back when they were scanning heads at the conventions, I got several generals made with my head in 54mm. Note that I had one made in 28mm, but friends didn't notice the resemblance. In 54mm, they did.

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2022 7:44 p.m. PST

I have thought from time to time of trying to find a figure that I feel would be me, but no luck. Just as well.

bandit86 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2022 11:12 p.m. PST

Here are a few that I converted to look a bit like me
link 2009
link 2017
link 2013

and you can always try hero forge to see if you can make one just play around on the free site

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2022 9:18 a.m. PST

In 6mm … it's classified …

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2022 11:42 a.m. PST

No, never considered it.

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Jan 2022 12:20 p.m. PST

I'm lucky. My friend and colleague, Chris Ferree, has sculpted figures of me--all too authentic!--as a huge bellied Redcoat officer (one on foot and another on horseback) for "The Sword And The Flame" games, a matching Zulu Induna (complete with then red beard and glasses!), a Victorian swell with walking stick, and, not least, as a 54mm Imperial Russian General for games of "Funny Little Wars."

Mind, he did this without my asking, and always to my great delight and surprise. He's done the same for others, some of which are true works of art as vignettes.

Like I said, I'm lucky!


Thresher0129 Jan 2022 3:51 p.m. PST


Tacitus30 Jan 2022 8:43 p.m. PST

Ordered one two years ago. Got my face scanned and paid cash. Never got the order. Dude won't answer emails.

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2022 10:16 a.m. PST

Wow … that would really upset me !!!

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2022 12:56 p.m. PST

I have a figure painted as my great-uncle Tom who was a Mountie sergeant during the 1920s and 1930s.


Regicide164902 Feb 2022 12:33 p.m. PST

Back in the days of 'Charge!,' with imagi-nations of the 7YW, the C-in-C was often the owner of the army. Brig. Peter Young was represented by the Elector figure, which was pretty accurate likeness by the time I met him. This was a standard Prussian dragoon officer with flamboyant white moustaches and outrageous tricorne feathers added with 'Milliput,' if anyone recalls it from those days. The Elector's brother, the Grand Duke Johann, was similar but also clutched a bottle of wine, IIRC. I think the Brig's opponents entered into the same spirit. To be honest, the characters on and off the table inspired me to wargame. I have never represented myself, however: if I did, it would be non-combatant medical corps.

SpuriousMilius03 Feb 2022 10:30 a.m. PST

I have figures that were myself as a Viking, pirate, Irish Fiana leader, gunfighter, bandido, & Indian warband chief. They don't look like me but I painted them with dark brown hair, a tan complexion & some green clothing item to represent my mini me. I also have generals for the English Civil War, the War between the States & my Republican Romans: the Earl of Fairemount, Travis Davis, & Spurious Milius.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2022 10:54 a.m. PST

I have an ECW/TYW 15 mm figure with a wine glass and servants bearing succulent viands in attendance. His white 'stache and hair are the link. A friend found a perfect 28mm WW II Highlander replica with belly, jowls and a 'stache that he painted beautifully in Black Watch plaid. I am always on the look for suitably stout figs in all my genres to which a white 'stache may be added. My replicas have faced SM's replicas across many a hard-fought tabletop.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2022 4:24 p.m. PST

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Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2022 11:12 a.m. PST


Robert le Diable20 Feb 2022 6:17 a.m. PST

With 15mm (or 18mm) figures, virtually any Grenadier bears a resemblance. If I had longer hair, and more of it, I could add Hussars too.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2022 11:15 p.m. PST



dapeters21 Feb 2022 2:35 p.m. PST

I got my head scand a couple years ago at Historicon I did get the figures twice, it seemed the guys had problems keeping records as I know a lot of folks got nothing.

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2022 10:18 a.m. PST

This is as close to a mini-me I have … TMP link

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