Thursday, 1 July 2010

And then there was George Erik...


DC's comment on the last but one post anticipated the next character in this mini series, George Erik, who ran Miniature Warfare Ltd, out of 18b the Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells.

A heavy advartiser in Wargamer's Newsletter, he also penned the memorable two-part George Erik story for the magazine.



4 comments:

MSFoy said...

Good heavens. I read the George Erik Story and was really quite excited, but got uneasy towards the mid-point. Had I missed the point? Was this a wind-up? Could such a person truly have existed? In fact, I felt I should start again, since, somewhere between the invention of the horseless zeppelin and the discovery of radium, the story had evolved into several things I hadn't expected. However, weariness won out and I didn't. It was very stimulating, whatever it was - and the buildings looked nice - thanks, Clive.

DC said...

Thanks for those Clive - i don't think i've ever read part 2 of his story. I bet he was popular in Barcelona as an ex-Fascist....probably kept that quiet! I remember he did one or two modelling articles for WN - 'Those NW Frontier Rocky Slopes' sticks in the memory. No doubt you've lined that up next....8-)

johnpreece said...

George Eric did exist, he sculpted figures for the Spanish plastics manufacturer Reamsa. Some of them have been rereleased and a search through ebay or the Michagen toy soldier sight should bring up the Bull fight/matador figures.

It would be interesting to hear from anyone who actually met him he certainly sounds a larger than life character. Or perhaps just about average for a wargamer back then.

Stokes Schwartz said...

Yes, definitely on a par with Brigadier Peter Young and Donald Featherstone. Why haven't we heard more about George Erik?

Best Regards,

Stokes Schwartz