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Offline The Dozing Dragon

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Old School Sculptor, Julian Benassi RIP
« on: November 17, 2022, 05:14:13 PM »
I just learned that the old school sculptor, Major Julian Benassi passed away in August this year :( Not sure how many will remember him but I grew up looking at his sculpts in old Military Modelling adverts.

http://www.deartonyblair.co.uk/2022/02/julian-benassi-25mm-ancient-greeks.html


Offline carlos marighela

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Re: Old School Sculptor, Julian Benassi RIP
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2022, 06:07:48 PM »
Yes, I recall the ads and the name. I'm not sure 25mm was ever really his métier, the large scale (75mm?) sculpts were very good though.
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Offline majorsmith

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Re: Old School Sculptor, Julian Benassi RIP
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2022, 07:19:48 PM »
Yeah I remember his figures in mil mod, large scale stuff very nice at the time too

Offline vodkafan

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Re: Old School Sculptor, Julian Benassi RIP
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2022, 02:12:27 AM »
Oh yes I remember him from Military Modelling too. He had a wonderful style of his own, but I never had a single one of his figures, just drooled at the pictures.  His name brings back a lot of school age memories.
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Re: Old School Sculptor, Julian Benassi RIP
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2022, 01:14:10 PM »
yes, there was a thread here at the time I believe - sure I posted or read in one. Maybe elsewhere tho'.

his inimitable style in, as said above, the larger figure scales is an indelible part of memories from my formative years - inextricably linked with Military Modelling, Hinchliffe etc.

I hadn't realised he'd done 25mms. Wouldn't have guessed it was him from the pics of the figures on Dear Tony Blair, must admit.
They are lovely tho' - great character in the poses.
« Last Edit: December 15, 2022, 01:16:50 PM by Bloggard »

 

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