Thursday, 30 August 2012

A little update...

Up on eBay now are solid resin Police Box's in four different scales!

The image of the Police Box is probably best known as The Doctors TARDIS from the excellent TV show Doctor Who (new series coming soon!!!) but it does have a real history that you can read about on Wikipedia here.

You can find my models at eBay with the following links...

1:100 (Flames of War and TT Gauge)
1:87 (HO Gauge)
1:72 (20mm figures)
1:56 (28-32mm figures)

The amount of detail increases as the model size gets larger. The 1:57 is the only miniature to have the words 'Police Public Call Box' embossed on each side. In my research, the lamp on the roof of the Police Box looked very different from police box to police box. In the end I went for a round tube like lamp and lamp hood with 4 little supports. There are handles, lock and sign detail on the front doors of each scale model for you to paint up.

In other modelling news, I'm currently working on a 1:100 V2 rocket from WWII, and next week I should have the first resin casts of 1:100 AA and RAC call boxes as well as a Classic British Red Phone box and post box miniatures.

Other items are in production but I'll tell you more about them nearer the time.


Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Hello World!
Welcome to a Blog all about the miniatures I'm making.

First up are the famous Ironclad ships the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia (also known as the Merrimack). These miniatures are 1:1200 scale and have been cast in resin. I've created the miniatures, painted a pair of them and put them on ebay here...

The USS Monitor measures 44mm x 10mm x 5mm
The CSS Virginian measures 70mm x 13mm x 13mm

Making these miniatures was a lot of fun. I exaggerated some of the detail on the Monitor to give the hull some interesting texture elements, but the most complex was the Virginia. Many of the plans I found of this ship contradicted each other. I took as much information from Primary source photographs as I could, but parts of the ship are based on museum models and plans. Overall I think I captured something of the 'Frankenstein's monster' nature of the CSS Virginia - a ship created by cutting, slicing, tearing and adding to the old USS Merrimack in 1861.

Choosing the right colours for the CSS Virginia was a little difficult too as all the photographs of the actual ship are black and white, and paintings and models of the ironclad that I saw had a range of colours from red wood and black metal, yellow wood and almost silver cladding or what I chose in the end, a brown wood and Citadel's Gunbolt Metal colour. If anyone knows of the accurate colouring of the CSS Virginia, please drop me a line!

Well, that's my first post. I hope you like it and come back for more miniatures!

If you have any questions, want to contact me for more details or would like me to make a miniature for you, please email me at