Model world awaits visitors at Mirfield hub

MIni Marvels: Some of the figures available at Mirfield Miniatures, which is based at the Creative Arts Hub.
MIni Marvels: Some of the figures available at Mirfield Miniatures, which is based at the Creative Arts Hub.

A fascinating world of miniatures awaits visitors at the Creative Arts Hub in Mirfield.

Mirfield Miniatures is a new wargaming collector’s centre based at the art gallery in the former Vale Cinema building on Huddersfield Road.

MIni Marvels: Some of the figures available at Mirfield Miniatures, which is based at the Creative Arts Hub.

MIni Marvels: Some of the figures available at Mirfield Miniatures, which is based at the Creative Arts Hub.

The modelling shop has developed as an extension of the many creative activities and workshops which the hub delivers.

Consisting of several display cabinets and an assembly/painting studio, Mirfield Miniatures specialises in fantasy and science fiction miniatures as well as historical gaming figures. Other basic modelling supplies such as glues, modelling putty and scenery are also available.

Hub director Mark Milnes said: “The modelling shop has developed as an extension of the many creative activities and workshops which the hub delivers. We’ve simply found that our audience, the children who have been attending our weekly workshops, have grown up with us and are ready for this.

“The miniatures that we sell are largely pre-owned figures, and are either entirely unpainted or have been stripped ready for painting. We offer them at pocket-money prices, affordable to give the opportunity for young collectors to build a range of miniatures without breaking the bank.

“All of this fits nicely with our recycle and re-use ethic, and with our mission to support creative learning – and of course supports all of the community activity that we run here.”

The Hub has also started to periodically run workshops and courses to teach the art of miniature painting and scenery building, and is just coming to the end of its first six week run.

The Hub is open from 10am to 5pm Wednesday to Friday, and 10am to 3pm on Saturday.