William “Bill” Ferguson Imrie, founder of Imrie/Risley Miniatures in Ballston Spa, New York and an important influence on the development of the military miniatures hobby, died on May 5, 2008, of natural causes, he was 77.
Bill was not just an important part of the military miniatures hobby in this country; he was its founding father. [...]
It should come as no surprise to any toy soldier collector that a traditional style toy soldier maker with the name Beau-Geste would introduce yet another set of French Foreign Legionnaires.
Beau-Geste has also released three additional sets. A nice touch is that Beau-Geste has also posted the image sources they used as the inspiration for [...]
Those of us who collect toy soldiers and military miniatures in either 54mm size or 1/35 scale, seldom, if ever, get to see and appreciate the great work that’s going on today with 1/6th scale figures. So it was good news for us when we read nerdsociety.com’s review of the recent Weekend of Heroes, [...]
It’s always nice when we read an article or a review about an exhibitor at our show. Such was the case when we came upon a recent article in the Miami Herald newspaper about Francis Turner and his The Official Marx Toy Museum, in West Virginia. Those of you who attend our show and [...]
There has always been a quiet battle raging between Toy Soldier enthusiasts and Military Modelling enthusiasts. I could go on and on about the differences between toy soldiers and military miniatures. And I’ll probably do that in a future post, but for today I want to pass on to our readers a very [...]