I intend to post new images of all things Peter Gilder, and also over a matter of time build up a comprehensive history of him and his work.
I would ask if anyone has figures from the great mans collections, to kindly consider sending them to me so that I can place them on what I hope will become a searchable record.
This should include, anecdotes, meetings, conversations, in fact anything that will be of interest to all wargamers both young and old.
I first truly appreciated Peter Gilder with the publishing of the first Miniature Wargames which contained images of wonderfully painted wargames units, on beautifully made terrain.
Prior to that I had admired his work only in black and white photographs in the Military Modelling, when Charles Grant wrote his wonderful monthly series on the Napoleonic Wargame, which later became a book.
A lot of photographs of units attributed to Peter Gilder were in fact painted by a large number of very talented individuals that Gilder met via the vaunted Hull Wargames Club. I dont think this detracts from what he was about, as Gilder clearly inspired many young talents who were very keen to paint units for him in exchange for large numbers of new castings that he was designing all the time.
I hope to provide a more detailed explanation of the Hull wargames group in the very near future, when I make my way into deepest Humberside for a talk with some of the people who were very closely associated with the great man. Anyway, from tiny acorns, and all that.