List of 15mm sci-fi miniature stores

I’ve spent quite a lot of time researching and rooting out the various suppliers of 15mm scale sci-fi miniatures both in the UK and the US. This is as near to an exhaustive list as I can provide. I will add comments on each site over time and probably put up some reviews of products I’ve purchased (though I haven’t bought from all of these sites by any means).

It’s worth noting of course that 15mm scale varies somewhat between sculptors. It’s supposed to mean an average human is 15mm from toes to eyes, but what is considered average varies and some sculptors go with a more ‘heroic’ or exaggerated style. For this reason I generally prefer alien ranges, especially as I intend to use my 15mm miniatures for 12mm scale (1/144 to be precise) gaming in Heavy Gear Blitz, where 15mm humans would look extremely strange!

Based in the UK

15mm-scifi-by-ec (also available at Vanguard)

A selection of Orcs and Goblins with sci fi weapons. Possibly of interest to people who like the 40k Orks. Quality appears to be rather nice and reviews so far have been positive. These are also known as the 15mm Skinnerz in the Defeat in Detail range.


Alternative Armies

This is the parent site of 15mm.co.uk which was originally separated out on its own domain but is now transferred back to a single collected site. The range is extremely large and varied, with human and alien figures and plenty of vehicles. Their models, particularly those of Loud Ninja, are what got me interested in 15mm sci-fi to begin with. I’ve ordered quite a few things from them and never been disappointed. Definitely a must-visit site.


Armies Army

A large range of near future communist bloc inspired human infantry and vehicles, including many APCs and specialised wheeled vehicles and a VTOL.


Black Hat Miniatures

The Martin Empires line, referred to as 18mm scale, are nonetheless in line with some 15mm miniatures. They are a combination of Victorian tech, steampunk, Burroughs inspired martians, and Wells inspired cephalopods.


Blue Moon Manufacturing at Old Glory UK

A good range of slightly old fashioned but very characterful figures, and some clean, sharp looking hovertanks and bipedal walker mechs. Quite a bit of the stock isn’t available currently.


Brigade Models

A very impressive and very large range of future human forces based on current earth nations; both infantry and vehicles. Mostly APCs and tanks with one or two combat walkers. They also have some excellent terrain and accessories. They also have some ewok style little furry alien natives.


CP Models

A small range of retro/Dr Who aliens, space dwarfs, and cool non humanoid aliens.


Critical Mass Games

Definitely one of the big ones, CMG has four forces (one human, three very much alien) with many vehicles and figures for each. The Arc Fleet are rather Halo inspired and have some excellent grav vehicles and mechs, plus powered armour. The Protolene are wolfmen essentially with their own style of mechs in two and four legged forms. The Kaamados have a variety of alien species as troops and quite a few battlesuits and vehicles. The Praesentia have sleek hover tanks, automatons, and religious warriors. Then CMG also has a range of varied merc figures including a large range of vehicles and mechs, and a mech workshop where you can customise your own large mecha. Highly, highly recommended. Definitely visit this one.

Sadly Critical Mass Games are no longer trading. Their entire range has been purchased by Ral Partha Europe – more on that when there is news of its availability.


Daemonscape

A small selection of dropships and large carrier craft and a series of tanks with the same hull but differing turrets. Also quite a lot of terrain.


Eureka Miniatures at Fighting 15s

A small selection of sci-fi or possibly weird WW2 infantry. Most notably some sci-fi German stormtroopers.


Evil Bear Wargames

Only a couple of products in 15mm scale currently, but their hardsuits in particular are very cool near future powered armour.


Ground Zero Games (GZG)

A very well regarded company with a genuinely massive range of alien and human sci-fi infantry, vehicles, and mechs. Some of the range is a little long in the tooth, but there’s so much available that its hard to complain. This is one of the big ones. GZG is particularly well regarded in terms of customer service and delivery speed – I’ve bought them myself and would highly recommend them. Another must-visit site.


Halo Ground Command at Spartan Games

This is one of the biggest mainstream 15mm Sci-fi games. After all, Halo is a pretty popular and established license and lends itself well to a wargame at this scale. Spartan Games occupy a sort of middle ground between boutique small suppliers and the really big guys. Their range of Halo miniatures is already fairly extensive with more being added at a slow but steady pace. The quality seems to be pretty good but the prices are also quite high.

Because this game has mainstream penetration you should be able to find Halo Ground Command products at various retailers and often at a lower price or with some extra convenience.


 

The Ion Age


MJ Figures

Offers the ‘Spice’ range, which appear to be Dune inspired. A reasonable selection of single figures.


Oddzial Osmy at Fighting 15s


Peter Pig

Best known for their excellent historical minis, Peter Pig also does a very small selection of Aliens in their Fantasy category. They look like they’re Edgar Rice Burroughs inspired Martians for the most part.


Ral Partha Europe

A small selection of insectoid Spug troopers and a power armoured humanoid.


The Scene

A decent selection of figures with some recognisably influenced by Men in Black, the army guys from Predator, various aliens, some robots including those that look like 40k Necrons/Terminators.


SLAP Miniatures

Currently have Space Knights, which have a sort of 40k Space Marine vibe to them but look more feudal and Global Defense Forces, who are more similar to the 40k Imperial Guard aka Astra Militarum.


Total System Scenic / QRF Miniatures

In terms of figures they have miniatures influenced by Aliens, Colonial Marines, and Predators. For vehicles they have some near future APCs and IFVs.


Vanguard Miniatures

These guys have an excellent reputation as suppliers of 6mm sci-fi, but they also host a couple of 15mm ranges. Firstly the Defeat in Detail range which has Skinnerz (space greenskins!) and Tusculum Nova (space marines! Winter imperial guard!). Secondly the Onslaught range which has a Judge Dredd/Adeptus Arbites style group of peacekeepers, a Mordian Iron Guard/Dress Marine style group of troopers, some aztec themed space lizardmen, and Adeptus Sororitas style warrior nun space marines.


White Dragon Miniatures

A smallish range of near future human soldiers, powered armour, tanks, and some very detailed mechs. The mechs in particular are very impressive looking and there’s a mule style quadruped mech to support the infantry and give them cover.


 

Based in the US

ACP Games

Ambush Alley Games

Home to the Tomorrow’s War series, which if you’re in the UK you can find on GZG. Mostly human future earth infantry, some in hardsuits or powered armour, with one alien faction. No vehicles.


Blue Moon Manufacturing

ClearHorizon Miniatures


Clockwork Goblin Miniatures at Image Replicas

A nice little range of weird world war 2 miniatures – I think they’re actually Konflikt ’47 minis scaled down to 15mm. Could work nicely for any low tech/crude mech setting though.


Conflict Horizon Miniatures

Darkest Star Games

DLD Productions

Highlander Studios Inc.


Hydra Miniatures

Have the Akarr, Egyptian style aliens, available in their Xeno 15mm range. Small selection but a unique look. No vehicles as yet.


Khurasan Miniatures


Mecha Front

A range of battletech style bipedal mecha cast in resin. Models range between  65mm-110mm tall, so they tower over infantry and smaller mechs. They also have a 6mm scale range which could be used for 15mm small walkers and automatons.


Micropanzer Wargame Studio

Oddzial Osmy at Picoarmor


Onslaught Miniatures

A small range, only two 15mm miniature sets available right now. One is a Judge Dredd/Adeptus Arbites style group of peacekeepers, the other is a Mordian Iron Guard/Dress Marine style group of troopers. There are actually more 15mm Onslaught minis available at the UK based Vanguard store.


Proxie Models

Only two 15mm vehicles currently, but both are dead ringers for certain imperial guard tanks from the 40k universe.


RAFM Miniatures

A decent if slightly old-fashioned range of alien and human figures with a selection of vehicles including grav tanks, an apc, turrets, and a mobile machine gun platform on crablike legs.


Ravenstar Studios

Rebel Minis


Scale Creep Miniatures (QRF, Brigade, Black Hat, Blue Moon)

Don’t make any 15mm miniatures themselves, but give US customers access to QRF, Brigade, Black Hat, and Blue Moon miniatures.


Sgt Major Miniatures

A small selection consisting of planet of the apes (original) style ape troopers, armoured infantry, and stargate inspired ‘Gate Guardians’.


Splintered Light Miniatures

Some Firefly inspired space crew figures and some post apocalyptic zombies and gangers.


Warhansa

One single type of infantry and a single bipedal mech in 15mm, but also a large range of mechs in 6mm which could be used as battlesuits or automatons in 15mm. Quality seems good.


Xmarx

A small range of turrets and a single bipedal walker mech with several variants.


Zombiesmith


 

Based in the rest of EU

Assault Publishing (Poland)


Based in Australia

Eureka Miniatures

A small selection of sci-fi or possibly weird WW2 infantry. Most notably some sci-fi German stormtroopers.


 

 

A big thank you to the kind people of 15mm Sci-Fi gaming on Facebook for suggested additions and encouragement.

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