Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Welcome… to Dave Taylor Miniatures


Over the last 20 years I've had the good fortune to work for the two largest wargaming companies in "the industry". I have recently decided to resign my post as US Editor of Wargames Illustrated to pursue a future in helping smaller companies bring new product to market, and promote their existing products as well.

To that end I've started up Dave Taylor Miniatures, a small production studio that means I'll be able to work on a lot of great projects with a lot of great people. I hope to bring my years of experience and decades of enthusiasm to every task ahead of me.

My blog will undergo a few small changes in the coming weeks, and the links here are to my "resume" site - davetaylorminiatures.com, which won't really change too often. If you are interested in the services I'm offering, feel free to shoot me an email via my contact email on the site.

I'm very excited about the possibilities!


And never fear, my Titan is still under construction. Here's a shot of the base and legs. These have since been primed : )

Cheers
Dave

36 comments:

  1. Cool - great timing, as we start too see some Admech stuff out there...and yes I know you'll work on other things as well :D
    Great opportunity and a win for the "other guys".

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    1. Thanks Manus. I'm excited about what the future will bring, in more ways than one.

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  2. Wow Dave, this is pretty exciting.

    I've strongly suggested to a client of mine that she should contact you and put your various skills to good use!

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    1. Thanks mate, much appreciated.

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    2. Yeah, funny thing, I emailed her, and the next morning there's a mail in my in-box saying great minds think alike and you're already helping her out!

      Ah well, I tried!

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  3. Reading your resume is like browsing a list of my favorite things. You deserve great success here. There is a kind of excitement commingled with trepidation with independence. I have no doubt that you will succeed.

    BTW, your WIP makes me want a reaver oh so badly. It is the basing that sells it for me. It might be fun to have a limp Imperial Knight or contemptor dread dangling from the clutches of the reaver’s power claw.

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    1. Thanks John, I appreciate your support : )

      And yes, trepidation is certainly part of the mix!

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  4. Wishing you every success Dave, what a wonderful opportunity for all involved.

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    1. Thanks Mike, I hope that wonder translates into a solid future for me and my family : )

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  5. Best wishes to you with this endeavor.

    Gregg

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  6. 'Bout time. I kept seeing your name pop up everywhere on everything. I was wondering what you would eventually do with all that collected experience. All the best! - oh hell, there's your tag line ;)

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    1. Thanks Zab. I figure this will have me even busier than usual ; )

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  7. Good luck with it mate. If you put the same enthusiasm, care and thought into this as you do everything else it will go gangbusters.

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  8. Very best of luck, Dave! :)

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  9. Hi there, first of all I want to congrat you for you amazing work, I've been following you from a couple of years ago and I admire your work very much. So I want to wish you the best luck with your studio

    I write you now 'cause I want to show you my archmagos (sorry for the spam but I really love to know your opinion). You can see him here:
    http://orgullofreak.blogspot.com.es/2014/03/kniester-saal-adeptus-mechanicus.html
    Thanks a lot!!

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    1. Hi Will

      Thanks for your kind words. I took a look at your archmagos and he looks very cool. I like that he feels like he's floating inside a larger floating command chair. The arrangement of all the elements works very well. : )

      Cheers
      Dave

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    2. Thanks man!!!

      To read your opinion about my model is a great honor!!

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  10. Congratulations, Dave! It's a brave thing to venture out on your own and create a start-up. I wish you all the best with this venture!

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    1. Thanks Hivemind, fingers crossed : )

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  11. Awesome! I wish you all the best on this adventure. I'll spread the word in the Tampa gaming community.

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    1. Thanks Turtle Tim, much appreciated.

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  12. Dave, I've always seen you as one of the most creative and talented people in the hobby, and if more people get to profit from that and enlist your help through this latest endeavour of yours, I think that's awesome!

    Best of luck on this project, and please try to keep the amazing models and armies coming!

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  13. Good luck with the new venture Dave!

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  14. Looking Good Dave, let me know if you need anything. I'll hook it up.

    My Portfolio Site: http://rongamble.com

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  15. Thanks very much EoE (or Ron?) I love the look of your illustration style. Depending on how things pan out, I might be in touch. Will you be at AdeptiCon?

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    1. Sadly, no. Next big event I'll be making it to will be Nova in the summer.

      But feel free to hit me up anytime.

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  16. I wish you well in this new adventure that you are pursuing.
    -Shawn

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    1. Thanks Shawn, see you at AdeptiCon : )

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  17. All the best Dave! I'm sure this will be an interesting and exciting time for you.

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  18. It's fantastic to see ya go DIY and aim to help the many talented folks out there. Super cool mission.

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