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South Cheshire Militaire 2024

On Sunday, I attended the first miniature show of 2024. Well, first for me and in my area. The South Cheshire Military Modelling Club hosted the event for the 39th time this year.

I’m not the most reliable person to provide a detailed report of the show as I tend to chat with people the whole day and forget to take pictures. However, I made an effort this time and captured more photos than usual, even though some may not be the best quality. I’ll try to do better next time.

First like to draw your attention to the amazing work of Adrian Hopwood. You can view his other works on his website. He started with a Siamese Fighting Fish from Robot Rocket Miniatures and from that created this beautiful scene. Everything in the scene, except for the male fighting fish and the body of the female fish, was sculpted by Adrian. It’s truly stunning, isn’t it?

Here are some pieces of work created by Rose Hopwood, a new and promising painter (as far as I know, no relation to Adrian). She has already been painting for 18 months, and if she continues to practice, she could have a bright future in the field. It’s always great to see younger people taking an interest in painting.

Last but not least, take a look at this incredible Death Star. I have no idea how it was constructed, but it looks absolutely amazing.

The painting competition on local shows like this cannot be compared to SMC, Euromilitaire, and other international shows. Usually, the emphasis is on scale modelling. But you can also find beautifully painted figures and busts in these shows.
I believe I managed to take photos of all of the entries. Once again, it could be better photography here, but I’m a bit rusty.
I brought only busts this time, so I entered category 6, ‘Busts and flats’. I was lucky to receive a gold medal for 3 of my busts, Alfonso, Pilot and Noir. I’m thrilled with this result.

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There weren’t many figures to buy. But, the painting supplies and tools were well-stocked. However, I managed to control my temptation and didn’t buy anything. To be fair, there’s only one miniature that I’m interested in buying right now, and I already have sufficient materials in stock. So, it was pretty easy for me to keep from spending money.

The club displays were mostly full of scale models, but I’ve spotted few figures as well.
There is very little I can say about scale modelling, so I’ll simply leave you with the photos.

Thanks for reading my first show report. I hope you enjoyed it. Let me know your thoughts and if you would like to read more articles like this.

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The Voyager

Our fourth character in the series: The Voyager.

A stylised sculpt inspired by my own concept of Seven of Nine, one of the main characters from Star Trek: Voyager. She was portrayed of course by the beautiful Jeri Ryan.

Turntable video

The Voyager is slightly larger than the 1/10th scale. She measures approximately 65mm from the top of her head to the bottom. The bust comes as a one-piece sculpt, fully prepared for print. You can use supported or unsupported files based on your preference.

If you’re interested in purchasing The Voyager at a promotional price, sign up for our Kickstarter campaign. We will launch it very soon. After the campaign, she will be available for purchase at the regular price on our website.

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Comms Officer

We are happy to introduce Comms Officer, the third bust in our series.

This sculpture is inspired by my vision of Lt. Nyota Uhura. An iconic character from Star Trek: The Original Television Series. Our focus was on the character, not the fantastic actress who played her, Nichelle Nichols.

Turntable video

The sculpture is made up of four pieces: torso, hand, head, and comms (the smallest element). The sculpture is fully prepared for printing. and you can use supported or unsupported files based on your preference.

If you’re interested in purchasing Comms Officer at a promotional price, sign up for our Kickstarter campaign. We will launch it very soon. After the campaign, she will be available for purchase at the regular price on our website.

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The Knight

Our second character is The Knight.
She is a stylised sculpt inspired by my concept of Ahsoka, as portrayed by Rosario Dawson in both Ahsoka and Mandalorian.


Interestingly, this is my third version of the character, but the first one I completed.

I sculpted my first version for May 4th, 2022. It was a quick job, a stylised version created just for fun to celebrate Star Wars Day. The second one, more realistic in style, still needs to be completed, but I plan to finish it someday.

Check out the video below if you want to see how I went from a realistic to a stylised version.

The Knight is the largest from the set due to her “montrals,” protrusions on her head. She is still within the 1/10th scale, measuring approximately 75mm from the top of her ‘hair’ to the bottom.

The bust comes as a 3-piece sculpt, fully prepared for print. Depending on your preferences, you can use supported or unsupported files.

If you’re interested in purchasing The Knight at a promotional price, sign up for our Kickstarter campaign, which we will launch soon. After the campaign, The Knight will be available for purchase at the regular price on our website.

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The Princess

Allow me to introduce our first character, The Princess.

I’m sure you recognise her. She is a stylised sculpt inspired by my own concept of Princess Leia, featuring her iconic hairdo and white outfit.

I have sculpted her in two versions, the classic and a slightly more pin-up version with a low-cut top.

The Princess is slightly larger than the 1/10th scale. She measures approximately 65mm from the top of her head to the bottom.
The bust comes as a one-piece sculpt, fully prepared for print. Depending on your preferences, you can use supported or unsupported files.

You can check out the entire sculpting process in my YouTube video.

If you want to purchase her at a promotional price, sign up for our Kickstarter campaign. We will be launching it soon. After the campaign, The Princess will be available for purchase at the regular price on our website.

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New Release

Hey there, fellow miniature painters! I have some news to share with you that I hope you’ll love.

Minichix Studio is announcing the launch of a brand-new series – the Sci-Fi Princesses. This initial collection features six stylised busts of iconic female characters from the most beloved sci-fi movies and series. We hope to bring you more busts of strong women in Sci-Fi in the future. As fans ourselves, we understand how important it is to have these characters in our collections. This is why we are creating this series for you to buy, download and print at home.

Each bust is slightly larger than 1/10th scale. Measuring approximately 65mm from the top of the head to the bottom, they are the perfect size to display. If you’re a die-hard Sci-Fi fan, we are sure you’ll find something you’ll like in this series.

We’re preparing to launch a Kickstarter campaign in just a few days. Be sure to sign up for a reminder to be the first to know when it goes live. Plus, by signing up for our newsletter, you’ll stay up-to-date on all our latest news and releases.
The price of each bust will be at a Kickstarter rate. After the Kickstarter finishes, you’ll be able to buy the models on our website at a regular price.

Here is a sneak peak of the models:

Sci-Fi Princesses. Set of 6 sculptures of iconic female characters from Sci-fi. Stylised sculpts.

Over the next few days, we’ll introduce all the models individually. So you know what to expect when the Kickstarter goes live. So, stay tuned for more updates from Minichix Studio. We’re dedicated to bringing you the best collectibles around.

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Welcome

Hi, this is Marta from Minichix Studio.
Welcome to my blog, which is dedicated to all things miniature.
Here, I will be sharing Studio news and updates, work in progress and my personal sculpting projects.

Also, I will be sharing the experience I have gathered over many years as a miniature painter. Expect tutorials, step-by-step articles, general musings about painting miniatures, and occasional finished pieces.

I want to create a relaxing environment where we can discuss all things miniature-related. And build a community of like-minded people who enjoy modelling and painting miniatures.

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Cheers
Marta