I have indeed realised that most of the models I liked in the Citadel human fighters released in the eighties were probably from this sculptor. Probably, because if I'm more or less able to guess what are the miniatures sculpted by Jes Goodwin, I have more difficulties to differentiate Aly's work from his wife's or from the Perry twins'.
Take these two pictures for instance: easy job, all these F2 fighters are said designed by Aly Morrison. And indeed, I want them all ^_^ (well, almost all - not fond of the woodsman, the militia man and the border guard).
|White Dwarf 92 (1987) - The Stuff of Legend|
|White Dwarf 90 (1987) - Stuff of Legends|
So what are the models actually designed by Aly Morrison? The obvious thing to do first is to identify the "clones" using the same base slightly converted (heads and/or weapons most of the time). Here we go:
|Anthony of Averland and Dieter Muler|
|Captain of the Watch and Tarn Sigmarson|
|Sir Harold Hammerfist and Imperial Guard|
|Templar and Volrik the Brave|
|Imperial Woodsman and Reik Guard|
|Jan Oakheart and Forester|
|Royal Guard and Nuln Spearman|
|Flagellant or Fledger with club|
|Sir Geoffry the Archer and Bertrand the Red|
Now, using this picture identifying Aly Morrison as a designer of paladins, I can also attribute to him some additional pairs of models...
|Citadel Miniatures Catalogue 1988 - The Stuff of Legends|
|Sir Pression de la Masse and Basil the Good|
|Lady Zoneliegh and Agnes|
|Sir Kit Breaker and Lackland|
... which is not necessarily good news, as I don't like these models.
Note that Sir Kit Breaker and Lackland come both from the knightly hero opposed to the Great Fire Dragon, designed by... Bob Naismith. Are the credits just for the dragon, or do they include its opponent? Mystery unsolved...
An older reference (see below) includes Trish Morrison in the paladins designers and my first move was to attribute to her the models I'm not fond of...
|The Citadel Journal Spring 1987 - The Stuff of Legends|
Among the remaining models, I have little doubts about Sir Errol de Swash (his face seems to me rather typical of Aly's style) and I think that Sir Monne de la Monte is a valid candidate too (close to the MM60 Fighter F6). If Sir Pression de la Masse is Aly's work, I'm afraid that I have to consider that Le Marquis de Sword is his too.
For the other paladins, Sir Osram, Maurice the Chevalier (I love these stupid names ^_^) and Lord Aven, I have definitely no clue...
F2 Fighters (again)Back to this second picture and the last unknowns:
If anyone has information on these last 6 miniatures, let me know!
(couldn't find a decent picture of the captain guard)
Edit. Now I know why it's so difficult: