About Us

Black Hat Miniatures was formed in 2004 with the aim of specialising in producing high quality 18mm wargames figures. Initially Black Hat was a part-time business and our initial range was the 18mm Martian Empires Victorian Science Fiction range.

In August 2006, we purchased Gladiator Miniatures and Coat D’arms paints from Gladiator Games to add to our existing ranges and started to produce the figures ourselves rather than outsourcing the casting and mouldmaking.

Since then, we have also bought the rights to ranges from Outcast Miniatures, Crusader Miniatures and the Dragon Kings Chinese range from BC Miniatures as well as developing our own new ranges.

Black Hat Miniatures became an (almost) full-time business in May 2008 and became completely full-time in May 2011 and we now sell white-metal figures, rules, bases, magnetic basing material, Baeuda scenery and distribute Coat D’arms paints

Black Hat Miniatures is run by Mike Lewis, who has been a wargamer for many years and may be known to some through DragonLords RPG fanzine from the 1980s. He also writes (and occasionally sells) Science Fiction and Fantasy stories (see www.mikelewis.info for more details).

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