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Whot! Nostalgia Again!!

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by Rich Sculpts, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Mirofsoft A Fixture

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    Belgium
    Hello
    I am myself a figurinist of the 70ies and try to devote my site to this period with copy of old catalog in pdf, lot of pictures, linls to pertinent infos... etc
    any help welcomed
    see http://www.mirofsoft.com/nostalgia-old-catalog-pdf/

    I'm not English, but with a friend of mine we crossed many time the Channel to shop in London between 72 and 79 and I remember vividly some visit at Under 2 Flags and the 2 Seagull Shops the first small one and the second first street left if I remember correctly
    At that time you could buy figures at toy shops and at Harrod's also . And Games Workshop was a little shop of 10m² .... Yes great changes since .
    Best
  2. Grod A Fixture

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    Geoff there was a couple of them in Burlington Arcade one of which was the Michael Sutty Shop which sold painted model soldiers alongside his fine porcelein figures. Another one was in the Picadilly Arcade called the Armoury of St. James's which is still there.
    Gordon
  3. theBaron A Fixture

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    United-States
    For shame! No one has mentioned Russell Gammage, or Jack Scheid (a local boy), Bill Imrie or Clyde Risley. For that matter, I don't think I saw mention of Phoenix Model Developments and any of the people who sculpted for them.

    Prost!
    Brad
  4. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    Both are still available though.
  5. theBaron A Fixture

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    United-States
    Ah, yes, very true, albeit through successor vendors, in the case of Rose and Phoenix (John Eden and Forty-Third, Ltd, respectively). And Imrie-Risley is still going strong, though they've closed the bricks-and-mortar store to focus on mail and Internet sales.

    Jack Scheid's figures are out of production, though. At one time, a local dealer (here in the Lehigh Valley) was working on a deal to re-issue them, but it fell through.

    I had to bring them all up, as a fan of the toy soldier side of the hobby ;) They're all among my favorite figures to collect and paint.

    Prost!
    Brad
  6. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

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    England
    Gordon, I worked for Michael Sutty as a studio painter and painted up about 15 of the "William Ewart Grabbing The Standard" porcelain figures. If I see one now I can usually tell if it is mine because each painter produced slightly different results when the paint was fired in the kiln.
  7. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    As part of a diorama I am currently building, I have been collecting the Sanderson/Monarch Pirates of Tortuga figures and for the most part I would say that the sculptng still holds up.
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  8. Mirofsoft A Fixture

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    Belgium
    At that time ( the 70ies) Seagull had also his range of production called Realmodel
    Bill Hearnes sculpted some 90mm for them, and Richard Almond made some 120 and 140mm
    Realy this period saw the birth of what our hobby actually is
    Best
  9. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    David Grieve also sculpted the 100mm Zulu for Realmodel

    Keith
  10. Mirofsoft A Fixture

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    Belgium
    You can check the range still available ( also unpainetd it seems ) at http://www.johnedenstudios.com/
    that is more different pieces than I remember
    Best
  11. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    I have his site book marked.
  12. kansas kid Well-Known Member

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    Oh my, I can not believe that the incredible artistry of
    Bill Horan has been left off the list. Oh oh. . . you say
    his name is in the posts above??? Well, Hokay, maing,
    I perhaps read thru those threads too too quickly. If
    that is the case, I apoligize most sincerely. However, if
    Mr. Horan's name is not mentioned above. Oh my, IMHO,
    what an oversight. He is the one fellow, regarding his
    books that I've purchased many moons ago, who gave
    me the idea that perhaps I could convert a 1:35th scale
    figure or a 54mm figure to a different configuration. Yeh
    well. . . . . . . .. . Hokay, so I found out it is
    very difficult and I'm still struggling with it. But Hey,
    nuttin' worth while is easily achieved. Thats what the
    sign on my HobbyRoom door sez. Uh Hun. I think that
    is probably true, I know for me it is. Modeling or just
    life in general. Ah yes, . . "The interconnectedness of
    all things". . . We do we have to get old to truly
    understand. Whaaaaaaaaa :mad::rolleyes:

    Whoa, Nellie, as Keith Jackson used to say,

    The Miami Jayhawk
  13. theBaron A Fixture

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    United-States
    I snap up Monarch's 18th century figures when I can find them at shows, too.

    Making me very nostalgic...

    Prosit!
    Brad
  14. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Like I said, with a little work and TLC they still paint up nicely
  15. Mirofsoft A Fixture

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    Belgium
    Yes there were nice pieces to work on
    Here in the 70ies I painted this one with Humbrol
    Sanderson



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  16. PhantomMajor Member

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    United-Kingdom
    for that more intelligent girl who enjoys playing boys games... oh that's a priceless line in that youtube clip, that's one in the eye for political correctness !

    thanks for posting that has made my day!
  17. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    I just picked up Phoenix's mounted Red Lancer at my local model club meeting (for a decent price I might add) and I gotta say for a figure that is 30-40 years old, it is pretty darn nice!
  18. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Canada
    Anyone know who sculpted this Lt. Bromhead figure for Seagull? I painted this as a gift for my neighbour - oils & humbrols mixed in about 1976. I remember Seagull was a cool store to visit when in London...probably the best.

    Colin

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  19. Mirofsoft A Fixture

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    Belgium
  20. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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