Friday, January 18, 2013

Collecting John Pickford: Nothing is to small...

... for an enthusiastic/fanatic Pickford collector, so am very glad/honoured been given this little item you shall now see.

"Axiom", who now runs the Beast Face Miniatures but who is probably still more "know" for his "Gaming Cantina" promo miniatures has put the 40K Eldars aside and is now heavily involved with different Fantasy Football projects, but hasn't given up the event specials :)

This time its a piece for the annual Legacy Team event at the (TFF). The Legacy Team is a painting event that have been running for more than 10 years now. Each participant paints up a race specific miniature and then a lottery is held to draw a winner who gets the team. So to give the participants something to remember John Pickford has sculpted him a little Football

TTF Legacy Team 2012 - football (greens)

The ball is cast in a ivory/sand coloured resin. Only 30 copies were made. Most copies went to the participants and organizers, but there was also a copy left for the fanatic collector, so it can get documented on the wiki.

So here is my copy - given a little wash to show that the mould actually picked up all the fine little details ..

TTF Legacy Team 2012 - football 

Now how small is John's ball then?

Well, the greens gave a few hits, but here it is next to a (still unpainted) GW Orc Blitzer :)

- so perfect in size :)

Wonder if I can actually paint it up and still save those tiny letters on it??


  1. Yep - John's balls really are that small! John apparently did the lettering with a really fine needle. Cute huh?!

  2. Well, I hope you have returned a pair, just for all the hard work.

  3. It was made while watching Saturday Kitchen. I don't know if that helped or not.