Thursday, 27 April 2017

Modelling magazines'...front covers for inspiration...Military Modelling, Wargames Illustrated and Practical Wargamer...

Greetings all...

I for one am someone who thinks now and again...as often as you can...should say thank you...

Also we should regularly salute our pears - give thanks to those who have given us the space to find our passion in life and honour those who have both inspired us and given us the inspiration to step forward into our own sphere of discovery...oh how deep is that!

Anyway...one of mine - and I say one meaning an abundant of influences - has to be our hobby magazine front and back covers...

We thoroughly enjoy reading the articles - flicking through the pages and pages of pictures, sketches, line drawings...interpretations - dioramas etc etc...but the one spark that ignites our passion is that of the front cover...

It is especially true of those of use who enjoy the 19th century history...

It is even more stimulating simply because in the days of old...pre internet...magazine editors...cover specialists - did not allow or would not give over this scared of space to Colonial, Empire bashing - late 19th Century history...thus did not cover this genres...

However, when they did...it is with such impact that I have to say thank you and commemorated...and now in this sharing world...shared!

The images below are not all that have appeared over the years - just those that I happen to own...

Military Modelling





Wargames Illustrated...



Some of the wonderful inside page images of Sudan by the late Great Peter Guilder...







Military Illustrated...




A sneaky back page of Military Illustrated April/May 1988; Fred Burnaby 1885...to finish with...



More will follow...promise

Cheers

Duncan in Berlin...working in Dubai!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Duncan,

    Military Illustrated are difficult to get.
    I have the complete collection of "Savage & Soldier" which was in my eyes the best magazine for colonial warfare. Maybe one day we can change copies of articles.

    cheers
    Uwe

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