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"Peter Gilder, how it all started? 1962-1965" Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2020 2:39 p.m. PST

" Peter Gilder clearly enjoyed risking his life by the fact he flew planes and also rode motorcycles which in the early 1960's was a lot more dangerous than nowadays. No racing leathers, boots or crash helmets was the standard position for any rider.

Gilder managed to break his leg following a road accident in early 1962 and whilst in hospital he read a new book called Wargames by the late great Donald Featherstone. To counter the boredom of hospital Gilder began making model soldiers from lead! God knows what would happen nowadays…"


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stecal Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2020 6:28 p.m. PST


Personal logo Silurian Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2020 7:25 p.m. PST

Very cool blog. As a kid, it was photos of Peter Gilder's miniatures in early Military Modeling mags that I would stare at for hours!

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2020 6:36 a.m. PST

2nd the very cool blog

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2020 9:41 a.m. PST


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2020 10:22 a.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed it my friends!. (smile)


Brian Smaller25 Feb 2020 11:04 a.m. PST

Connoisseur Miniatures are still my favourite Napoleonic range. Still available from Bicorne Miniatures.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2020 10:55 a.m. PST



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