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Paper Minis for Star Wars RPG

Posted by Hisham
Saturday 27 March 2010 at 4:43 pm.
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A motley crewThanks to Ivan using generic paper miniatures during the Warhammer session last month, it struck me to look for Star Wars RPG paper minis on the web. There are a couple online, but I thought it would be awesome to create my own for my own game.

Especially a custom set for the crew of the Bad Example

So I drew up simple illustrations of the player characters, based on the thumbnail to the right there. (Click on it to see a full sized version.)

After a some advice from Ivan, a scanning session, a colouring session, a pdf set was produced. Each mini had a base width of 30mm. I also needed bases, so I downloaded some free pdfs from One Monk Miniatures. There are also some free pdf downloads at that website. Check it out if you require other genre minis to print, like pulp, horror, science fiction and fantasy.

Once all the files were in order, I brought them to the print shop to print them on cardstock.

This was the resulting printout. (For my purposes, the side with the clear artwork is the front and the side with the printed name is the back of the mini.)

Double rows, just in case I screw up.

Quick cuts separated them into their individual sections. This was the wrong way to do it, actually. I should have glued the backs of the card and folded the sides together first to hasten the process. Below, you can see that only Weapon X has been glued and folded.

Cut up and dried

After all the characters were done, I worked on folding and gluing the base. The base, not yet cut into 30mm widths, can be seen below.

That's a freakishly long base

Behold! The crew of the Bad Example, ready for use on the gaming table the following Saturday.

The gang, arrayed for a photo shoot

A Bad Example In The Spacelanes Click here to download the Bad Example crew pdf file (745kb). Stay tuned for more.

nine comments


awesome! love the paper minis and cool that you took the effort to customize them for your players :-)

sila - 28-03-’10 03:16

I will eventually fabricate minis of our old Strikeforce Enteague characters too.

Hisham (Email ) (URL) - 04-04-’10 00:57

woohooo!! shanna toarinar rides again!! as long as i don’t have to ride no more uncle sam’s banthas, we’re good :-D

sila - 04-04-’10 08:10

There was one bantha. She was called Betsy.

And we traded her for magic beans, remember? :-D

Hisham (Email ) (URL) - 04-04-’10 11:21

i dunno the nth-howels could have gotten some more banthas. magic beans, matilda the pink lightsaber. it’s all good

sila - 04-04-’10 14:18

Hish, I love these! Fantastic work!

Talonrazor - 12-04-’10 05:37

Thanks, Caleb.

Hisham (Email ) (URL) - 12-04-’10 13:07

Nice work! I’m hoping you might let me know how the bases go together?

Daniel - 22-04-’18 21:39

Thanks, Daniel. The bases are downloaded from One Monk Miniatures but later minis have stands acquired from Precis Intermedia.

Hisham - 02-05-’18 21:14

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