Sunday, 2 September 2012

Heritage Models Inc. and Custom Cast Inc. merge......February 1977


I was lucky enough to pick up some old wargaming magazines and miniature catalogues......oh the joy of looking back.  'Little Wars' magazine was a TSR historical companion to 'The Dragon' and featured pictures I tell you, yes pictures my precious of old lead.......let the images speak.......



Jack Scruby catalogue from 1976.....I was 15 at the time and wouldn't know anything about him for many years.....the vagaries of youth of course. Historifigs are producing a lot of these old gems.  Do mention the blog if you check them out....... as they state, Scruby designed his Fantasy figures with the man-sized figures being 30mm scale. This is the scale recommended by Gary Gygax in the classic rules book Chainmail (published first by Guidon Games and later by TSR). There is a good source of info on the WIKI and also on Table Top Talk.

 





I have found few pictures of the actual fantasy minis although Stunties has the dwarves of course.....


Grenadier historical..... 


Wonderful sets of pics that I have never seen before of Grenadier miniatures....these were so well sculpted for the time and stand to muster by today's standards.


I have no examples of Archive Miniatures 15mm so this will have to suffice.


Even back in '77 miniature companies encountered difficulties.... 


Hopefully I will find more pics as time goes by, I am expecting 3 more issues of Little Wars Magazine this week so will post as soon as I find anything


2 comments:

Mike Taber said...

Hello and howdy...

For some pictures (they could be better) of the Scruby Fantasy line checkout this page on the Table Top Talk site: Scruby Fantasy Miniatures

The Dozing Dragon said...

Thanks Mike - I emailed an order for these little gems from Historifigs and it is nice to see them in the lead, so to speak.....