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Malcolm's Miniatures

Nicola Lisle

Posted on 26 Aug 2010



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I don't do posh sums up the whole ethos of Malcom's Miniatures which Malcolm and Silvia set up 8 years ago. The prefer to create miniature masterpieces that look as realistic as possible.

Silvia makes her dolls so they look like they are actually doing something, holding things, getting on with life. 

Malcolm's roofs may sag a little, and the brickwork will be distressed and dirtied. Malcolm and Silvia have both had many years experience before Malcolm's Miniatures came into being. As a boy, Malcolm enjoyed making Airfix models, and later moved on to model railways and soldiers. For 20 years he was in charge of model making at Pendon Museum in Oxfordshire which recreates rural life in the 1920's and 1930's.

                                 

Silvia has a background in a range of crafts from kitting, lace making, pottery, painting and stained glass. She also worked at Pendon, but now her specality is her sculpted figurines.

Both of them are inspired by real life, by books, pictures, TV and film. They work in 12th, 24th and 48th scale, but have built models in a vast range of scales from model railway size right down to tiny 144th scale. Everything is produced in a workshop at the back of their house.

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