Warhammer 40,000 and other collectible-miniature-based table-top games have created a generation of people who love painting and playing with tiny figures. If you are into the game or any of it's ilk you've probably had an idea for a piece that you would like to create from scratch. This video from Storm the Castle shows in great detail how to make your own miniature figures out of rubber that should stand up to anything you've bought from Games Workshop. Model on!
An article summarizing the project is here.