Sunday, 27 April 2014

Salute and stuff from the 70s...I was just becoming aware of the hobby...


Salute 1973...the 2nd one held I believe as 2012 was the 40th Anniversary. 


Later in the year the South London Warlords at a show in Aldershot....Dave Rotor umpiring....


and the Duke of Wellington talking to the legend that was/is Peter Gilder...


1974 Salute held at the Regent Centre Hotel...


Back to 1973 and Phoenix were rising.....nowadays their molds have scattered to various casters and, although they seem to be going strong, they only manufacture doll's house pieces. Very nice dolls house pieces mind. Link here.


Beautiful 1974 colour advertisement for Hinchliffe models....


Minifigs liked to keep at the forefront of the hoby, introducing new products and scales...



The first 'proper' ad for (possibly...Jack Scruby vies for attention here.....) the first fantasy range.....1974 although it was introduced earlier....


Various Peter Laing advertisements. I was put off 15mm when I first recieved a sample...mainly by the fact I couldn't work out what it was meant to be....that would have been about 1975. How we change.....the molds and sculpts have long gone although they are being chased by various very keen hobbyists.





Just discovered a great Peter Laing blog; http://wargamehermit.blogspot.co.uk/

Not forgetting the fantasy of course, I have 2 copies of this old Asgard Miniatures Dragon, both missing the forked tongue. Possibly easy enough to replicate out of putty but that is not the type of game I play.....if anyone has a spare???


Also found my old copy of the 1979 graphic novel 'Jewel in the Skull'. Eureka Miniatures have started releasing licenced minis for this at long last. Previously the only ones available were some of the characters in the Jes Goodwin classic boxed set by Citadel.



2 comments:

Herr Zinnling said...

I like the Miniature Figurines dragon.
Do you know if anybody is still producing that?
Cheers, Karl

David Wood said...

Unfortunately not at the moment. I do have a spare although it is missing its tongue and needs stripping. Email me your details if you want it and I'll send it over.