Welcome back to The Miniature Painting Masters Series where we sit down with some of our hobby’s most prolific and well known painters. In our second installment we talk with Dave Taylor, perhaps best known for his work in White Dwarf from several years ago.
|Withdrawal of the 144th|
Tyler: How did you first become a member of the miniature wargaming and painting hobby?
Dave: During high school (late 80’s) I’d regularly play D&D with a group of friends, and over that time we slowly collected and painted up models to represent our characters and the monsters they faced on a regular basis. At the time our paintjobs were hideously amateur, but we didn’t know any better. Once I was at university (and working part-time) I had a little more money to spend on miniatures and discovered there were games associated with the cool Space Marines and Eldar I was buying. That was in 1991. The rest, as they say, is history.
|Blood Pact Guardsman|
Tyler: Since focusing on the painting side of the hobby more, how often do you find time to play games? Is that still important to you?
|British Divisional Command|
Tyler: Can you name one major change in the painting world that has impacted you the most since you started? (basing changing from green flock to an integral part of the mini, more subdued colors, source lighting, etc.)
Tyler: Recently Cool Mini or Not has started offering a $10,000 grand prize for their Crystal Brush awards. Do you feel that this helps “legitimize” our chosen hobby a bit more?
|Some of Dave’s contributions to the Heroes of Armageddon project|
Tyler: Any final thoughts before we finish the interview?
Head over to Mengel Miniatures for the full interview and some exclusive photos and be sure to check back monthly for more interviews with the painters who help shape our hobby.
What are some questions you have always wanted to ask the leaders in our painting hobby and who do you consider a Miniature Painting Master?