About UsOur History
Why to choose usOUR PHYLOSOPHYOur philosophy is extremely simple - if our figures are enthralled not only by the founders of this company, but also by a professional sculptor (who has the necessary artistic and technical education required), as well as from the professional painting artist who makes us the art boxes, there is no doubt that our thumbnails like yours.
When working with miniatures, we pay great attention to all detail, but above all - we pay special attention to the portrait resemblance to the prototype. You will never have to guess of who is depicted in this figure or is embodied in the bust, even more so, you will not be surprised nor will you find yourself shrugging your shoulders when looking at the figure and on the claimed name.
We will never offer you miniatures that we ourselves would not want to buy. For each of our figures, there is a background, and you will immediately notice and understand this the moment you look at it.
In addition, a few words about the size of our busts. We are focused on the scale of 1/16 when the current market is dominated by much larger sizes. In our opinion, larges sizes create two major problems. The first problem – the large sizes require a lot of painting skills, experience and time to paint them, which in turn scares off many hobbyists. The second issue is their storage, one of our series includes more than 10 busts, for which you do not need a lot of space, which could not be said if our busts had they been in 1/10 scale.
In the near future, you can also purchase the brochures and DVDs about the full process of painting a particular miniature.
The last point we would like to bring to your attention is that we are very much aware that buying new figures and miniatures is quite expensive; therefore, we can offer the acquisition of our figures with monthly payments (this does not apply to the purchase of 1-3 figures or busts at a time).
Our serviceGET ALL YOU NEED IN ONE PACKAGEWhat we offer you- without mentioning the obvious benefits our miniatures poses, listed are the additional statistics for each bust or figure; you can buy our stands (plinths) made from out of exotic wood. With specially selected sizes for our busts and figures. You can view photos of our plinths in the relevant section on our site. All stands are available to purchase, and you do not need to wait for additional manufacturing time.
Our busts and figures are made in resin, and often, during assembly fragile parts can break. If this happens, you can always order the broken part in addition.
Most of our busts have alternate variants of poses or heads. In the event that you are unable to decide which particular figure you prefer, you can always order an additional body for your miniature.
In addition, if you want to buy a professionally painted miniature, we will always be happy to help. If you really liked any of our painted miniatures, you can make an order for a set of the same paints that were used to create that piece.
Our Sincere Gratitude A SPECIAL THANKS GOES TO
Arnau is an enthusiast of miniatures and wargames since he was 10 years old, he studied Industrial Modelism and Product Design and after that he started painting miniatures for comission, he was doing great so the oportunity to paint big figures and busts presented itself, and what a great discovery.
Since he started working as a professional painter, he worked for a lot of well known brands and exquisite collectors, and he even manage to win a gold medal in an international contest.
What he likes most are the medieval fantasy and big armours and creatures, but now that he tried historical, another world opened!
Arnau Lazaro Azcarate
Roberta Fontana, an italian sculptor, works as a digital sculptor skilled in carrying out historical and fantasy characters.
With a diploma in sculpture, she starts her career as wax model maker for high fashion jeweller’s craft (like Crivelli, Mikimoto) engineerizing and moulding by hand their prototypes from a drawing. Currently, in addition to the collaboration with various companies in the modeling branch, she is also professionally engaged in the 3D reconstruction of archeological sites and teacher as ART of Rhinoceros and digital sculpture with Zbrush method in Rome.
In our studio, we are fortunate to have worked in the pre-production since almost the beginning of 3D printing history. In addition, we have extensive experience in different areas, allowing us to approach our projects from different points of view, thus improving the final quality.
In each project we approach at the studio we try to improve not only our quality but also the quality of such product on the market. One of our highest priorities is our work to be one of the best you can find.
We would like to express our special gratitude to Coddan CPM LTD, which helped us not only to create our project, which registered our company, but also the main sponsor of our projects. Coddan CPM LTD remains our partner and is responsible for all legal aspects of our activities, including registration of design rights for each miniature that will be produced, and the monitoring of legal rights, trademark & copyrights for behalf of the 9th Gate Miniature
Coddan CPM LTD