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Victoria Miniatures from Adelaide

Victoria Miniatures has been a strong supporter of Arc40k and we are extremely excited and honoured to confirm that they will return as a sponsor of Arc40k in 2023.

You may not know but Adelaide is a hub of arts and culture - it’s a UNESCO Creative City - with culture and creativity deeply ingrained in it's DNA. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that Victoria Miniatures is based in Adelaide, South Australia.


This local business produces a growing range of characterful, high quality, collectible miniatures for hobbyists, collectors and gamers. Victoria Miniatures are cast in resin, and supplied unpainted and un-assembled.


The company is owned and operated by Victoria Lamb. Miniatures are mostly sculpted by Victoria Lamb, with Jake Schneider designing and sculpting the hardware, weapons and vehicles.


So who is Victoria Lamb?


‘I have been passionately involved in the miniature hobby since 1986.’ Victoria explains.

It was Games Day Australia 2001 where she became the first female hobbyist in the world to win the converted Golden Demon Slayer Sword - effectively it was the best in show. For her category winning diorama “The Rescue of Sister Joan”.


This piece became well known world wide as one of the first examples in the gaming Miniature hobby to use the painting technique now commonly known as Object Source Lighting (OSL).


‘I spent many years successfully competing in Golden Demon and other painting competitions,’ said Victoria


‘My miniatures were always characteristically influenced by my other professional work as a designer of sets and costumes for the theater. The greatest joy for me was to bring the same drama, humor, and character to my hobby.’


In 2009 she branched beyond painting and converting miniatures to establishing her own range of Victoria Miniatures and offering them online. They are all made in the USA - hand cast resin.


Many of Victoria’s competition entries just like ‘Rescue of Sister Joan’ tells a compelling story. You’ll find this is one of the greatest strengths in the growing range of Victoria Miniatures. They all help tell great stories.

‘It has been enormously rewarding to be able to create the miniatures I always wished I could buy. I hope that the versatility of the Victoria Miniatures range will encourage creativity in other hobbyists too.’


So the challenge is there… will we see one or several forces with unit’s or more marked with the character and style of Victoria Miniatures.


We hope there will be Victoria Miniatures across the armies of participants at the next running of Arc40k


 

Want to purchase from the purveyors of the galaxy’s finest 28mm heroic troops, conversion bitz and wargear? Then follow the link to Victoria Miniatures and start your journey to Arc40k coolness:



Victoria plays a key role in the identity of Adelaide Arts culture as well as the Worldwide Miniature Painting hobby. Read more in this ABC article:









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