The Art of the Miniature
Welcome to LRM Miniatures.
I've been building models for the better part of 40 years. Like most boys of my generation (Gen X) , long before video games, PC's, mobile phone and tablets, we built models - cars, planes, tanks, boats - pretty much anything we could get our hands on - they often faced the horrible fate of being blown up with fireworks upon completion or shortly thereafter, but we built them and enjoyed our time doing so.
Long before the advent of plastic model kits though, boys of previous generations, all the way back to ancient times had large collections of toy, or rather, model soldiers. It was from these "toys" that the current miniature models came from. Unlike toy soldiers, which today are parts of huge collections held by those with fond memories of them, from their childhoods, the "military miniature" has evolved into what many consider an art form.
Highly detailed, these figures are meant to portray historical, and now more fantasy based, personalities or characters in a highly detailed and realistic setting. For me, what started as building model cars, planes and tanks shifted to these fine military miniatures, and now ironically enough also back to armor and aircraft. This website is a portfolio of my work from way back when up until today.
The kits that are available today, are dramatically different in the level of detail than those available even 10 years ago, let alone 20+. That said, there were some really beautiful castings made in the late 1970's and early 1980's that were the best then, and are still prized by many of us today, though sadly they are no longer available commercially. I've always found these interesting and have found myself spending more time painting these "vintage" kits up than I do with the more contemporary pieces available - you can see the catalogs I've built up in the "Vintage Figures" section of the site.
So please feel free to browse the site and to reach out if you share a mutual interest in what has become a passion for me. I'm also always happy to share tips and techniques with fellow artists and I am open to accepting commissions in addition to my work being available for sale. You can reach me through this form.