Walter Vail is Showcase Miniatures' current designer and producer of models and kits. As a young boy many years ago, and not being able to afford to dash out and buy the latest toy, Walter started making his own toys. And now today, he continues to make his own toys and contributes his talents to Showcase Miniatures. Walter has designed many models and kits for companies such as C-in-C Soft Metal Casting, GHQ, FASA and Ral-Partha. His talents were featured in FineScale Modeler Magazine (you can download a PDF file of this article below) in the May 1986 edition, exhibiting his techniques of scratch building tiny science-fiction models, namely the Stars Wars models.