ALY MORRISON'S "BUTTERFLY" ADVENTURES IN THE WORLD OF WARGAMES AND TOY SOLDIERS

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Hamburg Tactica 2018... Great War Miniatures.

For the last year I have been suffering the miniature designers equivalent of writers block...


I have started a number of projects and all of then have come to nought... some of them not even getting past the armature stage...


I am not sure why this has happened... possibly its because with my day job being a miniature designer I am simply a bit sculpted out when I get home...


Or maybe its because I am old and forgetful and can't remember what I was going to make ten seconds after I mix the putty....


Where was I ?....


Oh! yes...


For the last year I have been suffering the miniature designers equivalent of writers block...


So when my friends were over from Germany last year I suggested that Great War Miniatures might make a Hamburg Tactica exclusive miniature for this years show...


Yes Yes Yes was the response.... No getting out of this one...


It worked...


I decided to make a what some might call a rather sentimental couple of miniatures...


A British Officer and a German Officer meeting in an informal manner after the armistice and exchanging a hand shake.




The Masters...







Painted castings


I have put a reasonable amount of kit on them but tried to give the a none combinative look...


What is more important is that I am pleased with them and feel a lot more like sculpting more toys...


I shall endeavour to take many photo's of the show and put them in my next post...




All the best Aly















26 comments:

  1. Lovely figures Aly, I like how their hands are almost but not fully touching adding to the sense of them moving together. Quite poignant.

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  2. Excellent sculpting and a nice vignette!

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  3. I am pleased you are over your episode of Sculpter’s Droop. Perhaps you can use the experience to encourage a mutual friend to finish his dismounted German Hussars? 😉

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    1. Hi David...

      I think he is working on the German artillery limbers at the moment...

      All the best. Aly

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  4. A nice subject and a wonderful vignette, well done!

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  5. A very fine piece there Aly, huzzah!

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  6. They look great! Sure those aren't the Perry's meeting at a reenactment? ;-) lol

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    1. Thank you Jay...

      That would be a rather unusual conversion ... I don’t think I have ever seen them shake hands!

      All the best. Aly

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  7. Inspired, indeed. Wonderful choice for the occasion (and very nicely done, too!).

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  8. Lovely set Aly. So does this mean that your deisgning mojo has returned? I am sure those Franco-Austrians for 1859 are just waiting to be made!

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    1. Thank you Mark...

      I think I may have a few other things to do first...:-)

      All the best. Aly

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  9. Lovely work Aly. Very thoughtful of you for the convention miniature.

    All the best,

    GH

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