Sunday, 24 November 2019

Miniature Figurines Magazine 'Minimag' Volume 1, Number 2...


Produced around 1971, this is a little piece of old school miniatures' history. With a foreword by the founder and director Neville Dickinson, it starts with an interesting story of their printer going bankrupt... and the fact that the printer had mistakenly produced 1000 copies of the first issue when they had only ordered 500... they sold most of the 1000... a sure sign of the early growth of the hobby. Miniature Figurines were one of the most prolific of the early pioneers of wargaming founded in 1964. This issues includes a painting article by the renowned Dick Higgs, unfortunately it's the second part so I'll need to somehow find a copy of issue one. Miniature Figurines are still going strong of course, having been bought in 2009 by Caliver Books. Dave Ryan is slowly getting all the old figures back in production including, to my delight, the fantasy ranges... he also keep finding mysterious pieces that weren't released back in the day... keep 'em coming Dave.























Also there is a much later mystery Minifigs' sculpt that is possibly a tribute to a surfing movie hero... any thoughts?




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3 comments:

Springinsfeld said...

Fascinating bit of miniatures history. Keep on at Dave to complete the VFW range. I've provided some masters for him but would like him to get the pixies back into production.

Independentwargamesgroup said...

Lovely find, Im very envious as I love old wargames ephemera.

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