Thursday, 29 June 2017

Lamming Miniatures - little job lot....


As the picture shows.....so happy to pick these up. They'll be joining the painting queue once the old 'secret projects' are completed.....a selection of ancient Egyptian types and the friends/foes.....


I remember reading an interview with Bill Lamming many years back, possibly in Battle for Wargamers magazine or Military Modelling? I seem to recall that he started sculpting from blocks of lead whilst recuperating from an operation whilst in hospital. See the history post lower down though....my memory may be failing..... Bill was one of the true old school crowd. His miniatures were really full of character. He did sculpt a small range of 20mm World War 2 Germans towards the end of production, should have picked some up. Lovely minis.

Here are a few of my pics along with a couple found on t'internet over time, apologies to original posters, all kudos to you and I'll remove if any issues (can't remember who I took them off).

ME1 Merlin and ME? Sorcerer's Apprentice....as I got them, one varnished and one undercoated...



Stripped well....



Awaiting varnishing....haven't based them as I've decided on starting keeping some with their original bases...only on the plastic ones for painting purposes.....



Bunch of Greek cavalry off eBay.....should have picked them up.


Packaging - I did pick up a baggie the other day, can't remember the contents, as I'd never known them to be bagged.


My Vikings, bought back in the day and actually painted....around '77 I think as they were based using wood veneers from O Level woodwork classes. A few Dixon and Garrison minis hiding amongst them...





Some lovely naval fellows..


My first Romans along with a Minifigs AX Archer.


Medieval knight....


Greek hoplite....


Side mounted princess...


Arab archer.....


There's a really nice history here on Chuck's Vintage Wargaming;

http://www.vintagewargamingfigures.info

A couple of old school Lamming on this nice blog amongst more old school Asgard and more....


Do of course check out Lamming posts on The Old Metal Detector blog - one of the best old school historical blogs on the internet....


He did release a Medieval ruleset - Medieval Campaign and Battle Rules (One-to-One) (1976)


 Check out Boardgame Geek for more details...


East Riding Miniatures have bought up the rights however only have a small selection of medievals so far.....

http://shop.eastridingminiatures.co.uk/lamming-miniatures

If you have any old ranges hanging about do send some pics and I'll add them to the post.

Edit - a few advertisements I found from Model Soldier magazines 1978/1979...




Along with a review!


enquiries@deartonyblair.co.uk

9 comments:

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Great old figures! I've never seen any Lammings close up, although I certainly remember ads in MM and Miniature Wargames 30+ years ago. Your repainting of the sorcerer and apprentice does them justice. The way you rendered the eyes and brows (subtle and undramatic) is particularly effective.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Robbie Rodiss said...

My favourites were his Renaissance range, especially his landsnects, they were very good figures. I also enjoyed Bill's skirmish rules for the medieval period, they went well with his knights.A real gentleman in real life.

David Wood said...

Thanks Stokes. I love trying to breathe life into these old minis.

Robbie - I vaguely remember the Landsknechts - separate heads?

So much more to find!

Springinsfeld said...

Great post..... and lovely figures. Did Mr. Lamming make any other Fantasy figures? I have the wizards apprentice with and without book, but no others.

David Wood said...

Wizard's apprentice without the book? Doh! There's another one I need to lookout for! I think that was the closest he ever came to fantasy.

Ben Brooks said...

You've probably already seen it, but Reviresco has started rereleasing more McEwan figures.

http://tin-soldier.com/

Thought you'd be interested.

David Wood said...

I got his email thanks Ben. Great news. Waiting for the old Acheron pieces!

Big Andy said...

Just found this post. Back in the day I had lots of Lamming Medievals and later ECW. All I have left now are a few ECW cavalry. I recall the the Ladsknects were superb. I keep my eye out for the ECW still.

David Wood said...

Hi Andy, I got the Hinchliffe Landsknechts when they first came out which were gobsmackingly 'wow' at the time. Still have some of them somewhere.....