About MEP Miniatures
MEP Miniatures offers detailed physical resin miniatures for gamers, painters and and collectors – characters drawn from a rich and evolving post apocalyptic setting, but suitable for use in a variety of wargaming scenarios.
My name is Mike, and working as a modelmaker I’ve created tiny buildings, full size spacecraft and everything in between. But going back to the beginning it was always about toy soldiers, visions of imaginary worlds and fantastic human stories told in miniature.
Since 2020 I’ve been releasing my own work as MEP Miniatures and telling stories from my own setting – an autumnal vision of Yorkshire as a strange apocalypse unfolds around those who remain.
I share work-in-progress sculpts, news and side projects on my Instagram – @mepmakes
The World of the Tumid River
Fire in the sky signalled the end of the world as people knew it. Depending on who you ask, it could have been an attack, a natural disaster or a scientific experiment running out of control. Whatever it was, it feels recent, but also ancient history.
The North Moor
Following the incident, those most affected by the plague that followed found themselves isolated on the North Moor. Their fledgling communities grew into tribes and they occupied various military sites, mysteriously left empty. At night strange sounds were heard coming from the numerous ventilation shafts that puncture the Moor, and rumours of a Beast beneath began to circulate, then of a King Under the Moor and a secret room behind a great door.
The Ridings were once home to farms and factories. The remains of these now support an itinerant and varied community of wanderers and mercenaries, and provide rich pickings for raiding parties from the North Moor.
The inhabitants of Everytown look forward to everything getting back to normal. The phones don’t work and the post never arrives, but there is a common belief that everything is going to be alright and all this will blow over. Until then, the important things are to keep fit, water the garden and fend of the mutant attacks that seem to be ever increasing in frequency, although they do come in waves, so this can’t last forever.
2020 Charity Miniature
The Dunchurch is infested. One man saw it coming – He is The Karakel.
Tom was a geek, gamer and keeper of a literal mountain of un-painted models. We met in school and for over 2 decades he was a constant and effortless presence and influence in my life – Through our prolonged MSN Messenger and Whatsapp chats, as well as trips to the cinema, to the pub after the cinema and long discussions in the car park outside the pub after closing time. It’s gutting to think that his sarcasm, humour, his encyclopedic knowledge of pc parts, weapons, Sony products and sci-fi mythologies, his generosity and his advice now only exist as memories.
When he walked into hospital, Tom was concerned, but confident that he was in the right place to get fixed up. A few days later the doctors informed him it was aggressive final stage terminal bowel cancer – he was 34 years old. He was placed on a hot, dimly lit and noisy ward and he struggled. The bed was the wrong size, treatments were confused, he couldn’t sleep and all hope of making it home one last time faded, it was soul-destroying.
But then finally, he was transferred to St. Gemma’s, a peaceful, comfortable, well staffed hospice environment where he spent his final days reminiscing with friends, sipping cold drinks and listening to gentle rainfall in a garden just a few metres from the end of his bed.
This miniature is created from moments and memories, it was something I had to sculpt.
Zombie Hunter Karakel was a Limited Edition miniature created as a tribute to my friend Tom, who was taken from us in 2019. We raised an amazing £580 for St. Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds, UK.
It was such a cool learning experience, I was quite unprepared for all the touching messages of support from all around the world.
So, thank you everyone! You people are amazing. We should do it again one day.