I subscribe to the Michigan Toy Soldier Company blog and amongst the product reviews is occasionally a funny or quirky post or blog link.
Back in August 2017 they placed a link to blogger Gareth McGorman and his model soldier versions of miniature artist Slinkachu.
Gareth’s work reminds me of what might have happened if H. G. Wells’ Little Wars or Floor Games were happening in a modern house. It’s a WW2 Miniatures version of Toy Story with a dash of The Borrowers. I like visual jokes playing with scale. You also realise behind each quickly glanced at shot is hours and hours of model making.
Gareth’s work in 2016/17 can be found in various sites including
The Facebook header picture of Tommies dug in, camouflaged with the dry earth, really captures the imaginative nature of childhood playing with toy soldiers, down at ground or floor level, out in the garden …
2016 posts http://armymenaroundthehouse.blogspot.co.uk
2017 posts https://armymenaroundthehouse.wordpress.com
Enjoy! Now you know what the tiny men (and women) get up to when you are out of the house or not looking.
Remember – They were only following orders …
Blogposted by Mark Man of TIN on Advent Day 14, 14 December 2018.