Monday, 2 February 2015

The Works of Russell Gammage - Rose Miniatures


Russell Gammage was the force behind Rose Miniatures, whose advertisements enticed me in my youth. They only had a handful of fantasy subjects and never, to my knowledge, released anything relating to Sci Fi. One of the greats of the larger scale old school. The article is from an old Campaigns magazine, I will add the date when I find it. I meant to post this some while back!




An old German catalogue, many miniatures I have never seen before. The only ones I have are from a short lived range of females that was advertised in Military Modelling back in the day. They appear in the pics below as part of the German ranges....







4 comments:

phf said...

Wow! Sculpting the miniature from soft metal and then using wax to add details! How many years until greenstuff comes along, I wonder?

David Wood said...

Back then a lot of people used wax to sculpt figures and then cast them up via the 'lost wax' method....creating a bronze master.... as the Chinese do today in some areas. A lot of fascinating videos on You Tube.

Springinsfeld said...

A chap I know makes repro Saxon jewellery using lost wax.....Ganderwick Creations,,,stunning stuff. Picked up some of these 25mm Rose figures at a convention at the weekend. The ogre, 3 orcs and a wizard.

David Wood said...

Ganderwick Creations now bookmarked...lovely stuff.

http://www.ganderwick.com/