Entries by Ben Taggart

In Miniature

I’ve just finished reading Simon Garfield’s excellent book, ‘In Miniature’. It is an investigation into the fascination so many share for small worlds, models and the miniscule. Often when I tell people that I make models I have to overcome a strange feeling of being misunderstood, or more accurately, mis-labelled. Modelmaking is a very broad […]

A Small Battle

It’s interesting to wonder just how you arrive at your career. Could it be in the genes? I have always known the story my ancestor William Siborne who, in the 1830s set to work on a massive model of the Battle of Waterloo. This rather eccentric project became a lifetime obsession and unfortunately, the undoing […]