In The Making of a Miniature Firearm, George W. Jones has assembled a series of photographs along with captions illustrating his craft as a miniature model artesian, a talent of extraordinary skill, patience and eyesight! His book, terse in words but revealing a wealth of mental stimulation seeing each of the model photographs, creates a real “Wow” factor. It unfolds like a National Geographic special presentation introducing the reader to the complexity of detail necessary to make these museum quality miniature replicas.
Pacific Book Review
George W. Jones was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1945. He won a Gold Medal in Fine Arts and a full-tuition scholarship to the Cleveland Art Institute at the age of 16, and a 5-year contract with American Greetings Cards Company in the National Scholastic Art Competition of 1962 (which he turned down to pursue other interests). In 1993, George won the National Rifle Association's coveted Silver medal, and in 1995, their Best Arms Award recommendation for his miniature. In 1988, George's work was a part of a 10-city, one-year tour of Japan, as well as the prestigious "Carre De Ore", in Montelimar, France, that same year. George’s work has appeared in the displays of numerous public and private American collections and museums, including The Washington D.C. Museum of Toys and Miniatures in 1986, and the Gene Autry Museum in Los Angeles, CA, in 1993. George was a featured guest in a two-part series on The Third Eye, a syndicated