Welcome to D. F. Grieve Models

About D. F. Grieve Models – The Background

Having taken a keen interest in painting and drawing as a child, I became engrossed in converting and painting military miniatures in my early teens. After studying Life drawing and graphic art at Ravensbourne College in Bromley in the mid 1970s, I joined Rose Miniatures as a trainee sculptor. There then followed three years, working as a freelance artist/illustrator, specializing in military subjects, undertaking private commissions as well as work for several Regiments through the auspices of The Parker Gallery in Piccadilly, London. In 1979 I designed a number of limited edition figurines for Realmodels in South Kensington.

In late 1980 I founded D. F. Grieve Models and for the next 26 years produced my own range of figurines and busts.

After an absence of twelve years, I re-started D. F. Grieve Models in 2018. Initially I produced three large 1/5th scale ornamental Busts cast in both bronze and marble resin. The subject being Admiral Lord Nelson, Sir Winston Churchill and T. E. Lawrence. Currently, remaining stock of Nelson In bronze resin and Churchill in marble resin remain, however Lawrence has sold out in both forms and is no longer available.

For my new release I have returned to the smaller 1/9th scale , being an ideal size for painting by collectors and hobbyists. The first subject in this new range depicts a Sergeant of The Royal Horse Artillery c. 1815. The Bust is cast in buff/yellow polyurethane resin and comes in kit form together with full painting instructions. Future releases will complete an 1815 themed collection. See the Gallery page for photos showing the primed casting and a fully painted sample.





David F. Grieve 2021