Collecting John Pickford Wiki
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In here, you'll find miniatures from my private collection, primarily. I now have quite a few of these gems here in my possessions (by the courtesy of Mr. Pickford himself), but some of them are so rare and are only in the hands of the creator himself.

Most of the miniatures were made for fun, and have been used as conceptual, traning or promotional pieces - but as you can see there are some rather wonderful miniatures in there, that surely had deserved a better faith :)

Before getting the Foundry gig John has sculpted quite a few training pieces and with help form Foundry these got moulded and cast in a limited quantity. John has kindly donated these two Foundry made moulds to me - and these are a big part of this Wikia-section of odds and ends.

Initially I'll document the two moulds here, but down below you find the individual casts mixed with other conceptual/promotional pieces all categorised by race.


Donald and Mickey

These might be the very first sculpts John ever did - and he have kindly donated them to my cause and have let me show them here.

Donald Duck

Painter by John, too.

Mickey Mouse

Humans

Wizard

Another very early sculpt by John - actually the second model John ever made - A two-headed Wizard on a solid base.

Female Druid

This female is an early Pickford piece. The miniature was mastered by Foundry but was never produced by them. The painted sample is from Bernard Lewis' personal collection.

Evil Barbarian

This miniature here is a conversion done by John on one of the Foundry - Others Foundry Evil Barbarians. John wasn't overly pleased with the original antler-helmet look, and did this conversion. The conversion never made it into any production stage (@Wargames Foundry) - and is now part om my private collection.

Dwarfs

In 2023 Oldschool Miniatures commissioned John turning Admiral's (@Chaos Dwarfs Online) awesome Chaos Dwarf dervish of Khorne into a miniature. First attempt ended up growing to big for OSM's Chaos Dwarf range and John did a second one. Here you can see John's prototype/first attempt. The final piece can be found here - in the Oldschool Miniatures-section.

Chaos Dwarf Berserker

Goblins

Goblin King and Jester

Almost like a supplement to the Goblin Queen Diorama from the 2005 FU UK! Sculpting Contest: "Female miniatures... that women would buy" .

King is sitting in Conceptual mould no. 1 and Jester in no. 2

Goblin Commandos

All Commandos are sitting in conceptual mould no. 2

Goblin King and Shield Bearers

King and Shield Bearers are sitting in conceptual mould no. 2

Goblin Warriors

Goblin Guardsman

The goblin guardsman is sitting in Conceptual mould no. 1

Female Goblin Warrior with sword

The female warrior is sitting in Conceptual mould no. 1

Lance-a-Little

Lance-a-Little is sitting in Conceptual mould no. 2

"Lance-a-little" is one of Johns first figures. "Lance-a-little" was originally going to be a promo model for "Gamer's Quest" but then the business got sold and the model was never produced.

Goblin Fanatic

This miniature was never released due to casting issues - and there is only 2 castings in existence.

Goblin on dead Dwarf

Very victorious greenskin sitting on his slain arc enemy. Might be the only cast in existence.

Other Goblins

Goblin Santa

Goblin Santa is sitting in Conceptual mould no. 2

Burdened Goblin

The burdened Goblin is sitting in Conceptual mould no. 1

Papa

Papa is sitting in Conceptual mould no. 1

Mom

Mom is sitting in Conceptual mould no. 2

Orcs

Orc King on Dragon (Wargames Foundry)

For long, I thought the story of John Pickford doing a Dragon was nothing but a Myth, but I was utterly wrong. Cause, there is indeed "a Dragon". And a magnificent one it is, too. A beautiful scaled dragon with a unique, squig-like, dragon head, a fantastic set of richly detailed and nicely textured wings and a magnificent Orc King-rider, true worthy of such a beast. The rider sits proud on his beast ready for leading his army into battle and he is spiced up with classic (and characteristic) Pickford facial details sculpted on the saddle, armour and shield.

So the true history is, that John did make a Dragon and he even tried having it moulded and cast up in association with Wargames Foundry. Moulding of the dragon body and rider had been successful, but the wings proved difficult and took quite some damage - and no successful cast was ever made. A master cast and the damaged wings was returned to John - probably with the intention of being re-sculpted, but it never happened.

A master cast and the damaged wings have kindly been donated to the Wiki by John Pickford.

Dragon body and rider

Dragon Wings

Conceptual Black Orcs (Wargames Foundry)

Promotional Orc Shaman with Goblin Slaves (Wargames Foundry)

Creatures, imps and familiars

These are mixed in Conceptual mould no. 1 and no. 2

Undead


Demonic/Mutant Orc face plate

Ogre face (Otherworld Miniatures cut-off)

This ogre face is a WIP version 1 from an Otherworld Ogre. The face was cut of, but was saved and deserves a place here due to all the fine details.

Sci-Fi

Stormtrooper

Sci-Fi Ork (Spork)

In 2011 John Pickford build a complete Sci-Fi Pig-faced Ork range (Sporks) for Wargames Foundry, but the range is still unreleased. As a special personal gift John build me this Spork, which is based on the same concepts as the original Foundry ones.

Roswell Aliens

A failed commission job that never got materialized. John hates them stored in a drawer for years. He found them cleaning up before a house move. Luckily they had survived and I've been gifted these awesome little pieces (in August 2020).

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