Len’s Dioramas and Figures

This is the Thread I threatened you lot with. Dad started serious modelling in the early 70s. There is a couple of those early ones around, but it will show how he developed his skills. He had to quit modelling around 2005, he just couldn’t concentrate anymore.
This first I’m putting up, is my favourite of all his figures.
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FORMER_FYRDMAN

LE
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Well he wasn't a dabbler, that's for sure.

What wonderful work.
 
Where would you get figures like that and where can you learn to paint them?
 

Helm

MIA
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Where would you get figures like that and where can you learn to paint them?
That's a real old figure white metal I think, they've mostly been replaced by resin these days, if you have a period in mind I can give you a bunch of links, painting a lot like myself self-taught, if you have a local club that's a good place to start as well. Here's how I go about it as a rule of thumb guide
 

daz

LE
This is the Thread I threatened you lot with. Dad started serious modelling in the early 70s. There is a couple of those early ones around, but it will show how he developed his skills. He had to quit modelling around 2005, he just couldn’t concentrate anymore.
This first I’m putting up, is my favourite of all his figures.View attachment 443746View attachment 443747View attachment 443748View attachment 443749View attachment 443750View attachment 443751View attachment 443752


That figure was in one of the old Bill Horton books many, many years ago @dingerr with a guide on how to paint it etc
 
This is the Thread I threatened you lot with. Dad started serious modelling in the early 70s. There is a couple of those early ones around, but it will show how he developed his skills. He had to quit modelling around 2005, he just couldn’t concentrate anymore.
This first I’m putting up, is my favourite of all his figures.View attachment 443746View attachment 443747View attachment 443748View attachment 443749View attachment 443750View attachment 443751View attachment 443752
Well done your dad, truly excellent.
 
Where would you get figures like that and where can you learn to paint them?

Google war gaming clubs.....http://www.reinforcementsbypost.com/Wargames%20Clubs%20and%20Socs.html

I don't know much about them, but I had to do some work in a social club, once, and in a huge, well locked room, the local war gamers met, and it was full of hand painted lead soldiers.

Works of art, probably worth many thousands of pounds.... they should be able to help.
 
That's a real old figure white metal I think, they've mostly been replaced by resin these days, if you have a period in mind I can give you a bunch of links, painting a lot like myself self-taught, if you have a local club that's a good place to start as well. Here's how I go about it as a rule of thumb guide
Thanks, I can’t build models because of my hands, so something already made that I could paint would be good.
 
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