We're a group of VFX artists that reside in Vancouver BC, just putting in a bit of time on our own to make miniatures. Hopefully you guys can help us get there by spreading the word to anyone who may be interested, and by backing us!
Yeah we actually had that in mind when designing our fantasy range, especially our "berserker warrior women" line - they all wear some sort of hard wedge plate so that any blow is deflected to the left or right of the rib cage.
Our sci-fi and fantasy characters that aren't exactly hand to hand combatants, or certain fantasy characters in lighter armor aren't wearing plate still have stylish, yet practical armor on.
We made it a point that our female mini designs won't be super gratuitous ie - chainmail bikinis. The only exception being a few of from our Gothic Horror - Vampires line, because it's all part of the theme.