Welcome to my blog about collecting, painting, and wargaming with military miniatures in 40mm scale, also known as 1:48 scale, 1/4" scale, or O-Gauge. Herein, you will find articles and photos about my own experience collecting, painting, sculpting, and gaming in this fascinating scale, as well as general news from Knuckleduster Miniatures, including 40 and 28mm workbench photos and painting tutorials.
A growing number of companies, including my own, have been producing 40mm figures, some for quite some time. Perry Miniatures, Sash and Saber, Hounourable Lead Boilersuit Company, Dixon, Trident, Doug Miller, Germania Figuren, Preiser, First Legion, Flashing Blade and Knuckleduster all have 40mm lines. The periods covered include Renaissance, Border Reivers, Pirates, Civil War, AWI, Napoleonics, and Old West, to name a few.
Why 40mm? I get asked all the time. Bashing this scale is almost a hobby in itself. It's too big. It's too expensive. What about buildings and terrain? I hope to eventually address these points, and if I can't convert you, at least show you why some of us are so fascinated by this scale.