The Blue Mule website has a pictorial record of some of the early figures in fantasy gaming. I’m showing my age, but I remember a lot of these figures from when I was in high school and college.
David Ferris provides the answer to one of the most-asked questions in miniature wargaming: What plastic figure scale should I use with my 25mm wargames figures?
S Scale is the railroad scale that most nearly approximates the 25mm – 28mm figure scale. Unfortunately, until recently it has been rather obscure, difficult to find at even the best stocked hobby store. This website has a vast list of S scale resources.
Squirmydad has a tutorial on converting 25mm paper figures to 6mm paper figures suitable for mounting on pennies. He superimposes the original figures on a colored circle that can be folded and glued to pennies. Using Photoshop, he shows you how to adjust the DPI, scale, and add the background and base. It’s very good, and I’m going to try the same thing in Corel PhotoPaint.