The Miniature Art of Dungeons & Dragons is not about the game, it is about the art, the art of miniatures, for Dungeons & Dragons has inspired an art form - the art of fantasy sculpting made personal by the art of miniature painting. It is a rare art, one in which the artist/painter may enjoy the beauty of another's work in the form of a miniature sculpture while applying their own artistic abilities with an application of paint. It is shared art form unlike any other. That is the beauty of unpainted minis and so however wonderful prepainted miniatures may be sculpted and however well they may be painted, they will never compare to a bare metal miniature waiting to be brought to life with the magic wand of a paintbrush.

In 2002 the Dungeons & Dragons world changed. It is not rule changes that I am talking about, but the change from bare metal miniatures to prepainted plastic miniatures - 2002 marked the end of an era in the artistry of the Dungeons & Dragons' world. Past eras deserve recognition and thus the creation of seven years after the fall of metal.

Please enjoy the grand history of D&D miniature art, beginning with the crude sculpts of the 70's and watch the quality of the art grow through the 80's and 90's until it reached its full maturity in the early 2000's.

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