When I visited Midlam Miniatures' stand at Salute this year and had a really nice talk to the owners I was introduced to some of their different ranges of fantasy miniatures. Two in particular caught my interest: Goblinvylle and Halflings.
Goblinvylle has some of the most characterful goblins in the market, sculpted by none other than Goblinmaster, Kev Adams. I had already bought (and painted) their goblin lurker and since then had planned of getting some more of their green rascals.
Their halflings somehow got my attention too. I already have dozens of old Citadel halflings to paint, so at first it felt like a pointless exercise to buy some more. However, these Midlam Halflings, sculpted by Josef Ochmann (and which used to be sold by Mega Minis), have a charm of their own which I found irresistible. Plus, their current discount made them even more attractive.
Over the weekend I placed the order and two days later, the models arrived (fast and efficient service; nice!).
The miniatures are all metal and the sculpts are flawless. The goblins come with slotta-bases and the halflings stuck on metal bases. I personally would prefer them to come on slotta-bases or base-free, but it's not exactly the end of the world.
The goblins that came in this order are the servant, town cryer, Captain, torturer and the watch.
picture I saw on Midlam's website. The sculpts and poses give each character a unique identity and the group can easily represent a hobbit village or clan.
I will look out for eventual new releases from both ranges and definitely will try to collect some more of their goblin villagers. Not that I need more models, given my obscene backlog; but these are miniatures that I cannot afford to not own. This hobby is already a waste of time and money; at least let's make it enjoyable.