Create and Color Your Own Gaming Miniatures

As you’ll quickly see if you peruse this blog, I love creating art based on my characters. I don’t draw very well, but I have other artistic skills that have allowed me to create portraits of characters like James “Bodacious” Creed, Anna Lynn Boyd, Jonathan Johns, and Rob Cantrell.

I even created miniatures, tabletop-gaming style, of those four and shared pictures a while ago. I used the Hero Forge site to do this. I’m in the process of painting them, although slowly!

Well, I learned from a dear friend yesterday that Hero Forge now has color options. Right now, that means you can create and color your own gaming miniatures on their site and take screenshots. You can order them in color as well, though they look different, so you’ll want to compare the look. If you decide to order physical miniatures, you can decide if you want their color versions or to paint them yourself.

Hero Forge has tons of options when it comes to character design and colors, including making major adjustments to poses and mixing your own colors.

Yes, I’m going to share those color versions of my characters today, right here. Enjoy!

Main Characters

Bodacious Creed Miniature

James “Bodacious” Creed is the protagonist of my novel, Bodacious Creed: a Steampunk Zombie Western, and the ongoing series, The Adventures of Bodacious Creed. He’s a former U.S. Marshal who was murdered in the line of duty. Later, a woman retrieved his body and resurrected him, and now he fights for justice again.

Anna Lynn Boyd is the woman in question. Due to close past ties with Creed, and her brilliant scientific mind, she brought him back to life.


Supporting Characters

Jonathan Johns is Anna’s partner, both in the lab and in life. In his late teens, he left home and worked on the railroad line for two years before making it to Santa Cruz, California, where he met Anna.

Rob “El Tiburón” Cantrell is a bounty hunter who comes to Santa Cruz after the same outlaw who killed Bodacious Creed. The two find themselves at odds with each other as their investigations progress.


My D&D Character


I’m playing D&D again! Due to COVID-19, I’m playing online with a group of friends using Roll 20 and DND Beyond. So, I also created a miniature of my character, a tiefling warlock. Here she is.

Whether you order from Hero Forge or not, it’s a fun place to exercise your creativity and to create and color your own gaming miniatures. Have fun with it!

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“There is no winning or losing, but rather the value is in the experience of imagining yourself as a character in whatever genre you’re involved in, whether it’s a fantasy game, the Wild West, secret agents or whatever else. You get to sort of vicariously experience those things.” ~ Gary Gygax