Back in the late 70s and early 80s Bob sculpted a number of now out of production fantasy pieces for various companies. I am led to believe he first sculpted for Wargames Publications (Scotland) Ltd. He sculpted a large amount of historical, both in 15mm and 25mm under 'Naismith Design' label which were distributed by Navwar Productions Limited. The 15mm are mostly still available however the 25mm are long gone and Navwar have never been able to supply any information regarding the masters etc. I would assume they are gathering dust in one of Bob's Highland hideaways......the man is a true Scot through and through. He has sculpted for many different companies over the years including being responsible for the first Games Workshop Space Marines (should I insert a 'TM' there?) - the old classic Womble helmeted ones. He left GW around 1990 to become freelance. He sculpted a large Sci Fi range 'Cobalt' that has recently been picked up by Black Hat Miniatures...they are expanding it and they are superb. He is currently producing plastic for both Fireforge Games and Mantic Games.
These are what I have of the fantasy he released under Naismith Design.....I would love to pick up the rest if anyone has any. Pics alone would also be great!
F1 Dungeoneer Duck
F2 Adventurer Elf ready to travel
F3 Superhero in cape & tights
F4 Thief Adventurer with loot and pack
F5 Skeleton Warrior with sword and shield
F6 Knight of the Order of the Chaotic Pig
F7 Hunchback half troll prowling
F8 Unarmoured troll advancing
F9 Armoured troll striking
F10 Troll with shoulder plate marching
F11 Mutant four armed adventurer
F12 Green adventurer with "muscles" & sword
F13 Knight of the Order of the Chaotic Ant
F14 Wizard casting spell
F15 Witch, invoking the spirits
F16 Orc standing guard
F17 Orc marching, half armoured
F18 Orc in chainmail & plumed helmet advancing
F19 Dwarf with Axe
F20 Armoured Dwarf drawing dagger
SD1 Dragon - Something Special
Unknown......from his size he belongs to the trolls but there is no code for him.....he doesn't seem to completely fit the 'Knight of the Chaotic Pig' stance when comparing him to the Chaotic Ant Knight above.....thoughts??
Two different base inscriptions (I know, I am very sad and lonely). One had the code added which is always useful....
The South American range was wonderful...all sorts from Conquistadors to Mayans to Aztecs etc. Such a shame they are lost. The Aztec litter became a focal piece for my 'all conquering' Slann army.....as usual most have yet to see a lick of paint......
missing his feather crown which is somewhere in a bits box I seem to recall.....
Lastly from Wargames Publications (Scotland) Ltd.......
MA6 Warlock Casting Spell
More to follow in a later article...
There is a nice interview here at the Magpie & Old Lead blog and another here at the Realm of Chaos 80s blog.
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