This blog is dedicated to all things concerning the late Peter Gilder, wargamer, prolific figure designer, master figure painter and innovator of all things wargame orientated.
So in an effort to address this injustice, this blog will attempt to record as much as is possible about the great man.
The late Peter Gilder was a master sculptor and painter but also had an ability to get some of the best painters in the UK to paint figures for him. These included Mark Allen, Tony Runkee, Mark Moon, Phil Robinson, Dave Thomas and many others. He also seemed to be able to obtain beautiful painted wargames figures from other collectors.
One of these was John Blanche who in the early 1980's was the best painter [my opinion] Citadel Miniatures and later Games Workshop possessed.When Gilder and Duncan Macfarlane started Miniature Wargames all the early images were of the famous Peter Gilder units from his Wargames Holiday Centre painted by his group of willing painters.
Somehow he obtained some units from John Blanche which appeared in issue 29 of Miniature Wargames. This week by serendipitous means I was able to spot and buy some causality markers from E Bay that were from Peter Gilder's collection. Now rebased I am the very proud owner of some of the figures that appeared in issue 29.
The flag now carried by this rider was thrown in by the seller and now carried by a lovely painted Lamming conversion.The intricate skill is there for all to see.I have based them individually to use as various eye candy for my renaissance armies.