Series 77 Miniatures - 77mm
The History of Series 77
By Pat Bird, 1990
My discovery of the hobby of miniatures cane in 1963 when I was working in the back alleys of the Shepherd’s Market area of London.
I found the shop called Norman Newton, Ltd. featuring Charles Stadden miniatures. This shop was full of beautifully painted 54mm figures of good realism and detail. As a professional sign painter it was no great step to paint these works of art, and start another hobby.
Not that I was new to modeling, as I had been doing all forms of models for some fifteen years.
But it seemed to we that I had found what I imagine other modelers find, that with the miniature I had graduated to possibly the compact hobby.
Paint, brushes, a few simple tools and a miniature and you have a marvelous hobby in a small space. And more important still, a pastime that the family can appreciate for its decorative value.