Dixon Miniatures was established in 1976 by Trevor A. Dixon when he left Hinchcliffe Models to form Dixon Miniatures. The first Dixon figures were a range of 54mm scale Napoleonics, then a range of Mongols and then a range of Samurai (inspired by the prints of Roald Knutsen). The business was located, at the time, in Spring Grove Mills in Linthwaite. Sculptors, apart from Trevor Dixon himself, have included Mark Copplestone & Mike Owen (who both started their careers at Dixon) and also Tim Hallam (15mm Samurai) and Lloyd Price (Dwarves). The company website has PDF files of all the old catalogues.