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  • Scale Model Handbook: Diorama Modelling 3

    MRB SMH-DM03

    29,95

    DIORAMA MODELLING 3

    “The Diorama Art – Between History and Myth” by Vasilis Triantafyllou

     

    Welcome to “Diorama Modelling 3” in Mr Black Publications’ Scale Model Handbook Series, third in a series written by Master Modeller Vasilis Triantafyllou that includes five different creations. “The Diorama Art – Between History and Myth” by Vasilis Triantafyllou is perhaps the most impressive and complete version in our Diorama Modelling series and we are very pleased to have the opportunity to release this edition, featuring five award-winning creations made almost entirely from scratch. Within the 100 pages of this book, the five creations between “History & Myth” are presented in a glamorous and illustrative way that we know will command your attention.

    I met Vasilis for the first time a few years ago and was lucky enough to admire his work, “The Black Pearl Treasure” at the IPMS show in Greece. His creations are truly breath taking and perhaps no recordings or photographs of them would not fully create the emotions that would fill the viewer when discovering them “in the flesh” for the first time, but the reader will have the chance to admire and learn the secrets of a Master of The Diorama Art.

    “The Holy Lake” is the first feature in 54mm scale and has been developed intermittently. Here are presented in detail innovative manufacturing and painting techniques and unique construction materials have been used. The result is impressive as well as the study and work that was done before any construction began. Similar techniques have been followed in the other dioramas and emphasize the diversity of each one.

    “The Caribbean Village” at 54mm is the second theme of the book, presenting several new elements and additions to the creative techniques that were used earlier in the first theme.

    The third theme is “The Castle” in 75mm scale with some stunning elements that carry you back to 17th century Europe.

    “The Black Pearl Treasure” is the fourth, and perhaps one of the most impressive subjects we’ve ever seen in the 75mm scale.

    “The Retreat 1812” is purely a historical Shadow Box diary in which many 54mm figures have been used. The despair and destruction experienced by Napoleon’s soldiers is expressed on their faces and the artist manages to convey strong emotions to the viewer.

    In closing, I must first of all thank the artist and writer of this amazing work, Vasilis Triantafyllou, and his son Dimitris Triantafyllou who edited the photographs… Thanks are also due to Christos Katselos for his excellent English translation and our tireless English proof editor Ken Jones. The promotion and completion of this project would not have been possible without Zacharias Andriopoulos’ help.

    I hope you enjoy our latest addition to the Diorama Modelling Series!

    Stelios Demiras

    Editor / Publisher

     

     

     

    CONTENTS

     

    4   Introduction

    5   Author’s Prehistory

    8   Building Dioramas – Scenery

    11 Chapter I – Holy Lake

    62 Chapter II – CARIBBEAN VILLAGE

    76 Chapter III – THE CASTLE

    82 Chapter IV – Black Pearl Treasure

    96 Chapter V – THE RETREAT

     

     

    A4 Format

    100 pages

    Binding

    Matt Laminated Cover

    ISSN: 2241-8105

  • Scale Model Handbook: Theme Collection Vol.1

    MRB SMH-TC01

    24,95

    WWII GERMAN MILITARY FORCES IN SCALE

    This new series will bring to you books with articles collection previously published in our editions and dedicated to one theme. Each book will include chosen articles to cover a specific theme.

    Includes:

    • 4 Sturmbannführer of the SS, 2nd Panzer Division Das Reich Artillery Regiment, France 1944 – Painting a 90mm WWII Figure and his Dog – 90mm (1/20)
    • 14 Oberleutnant of the 1st Fallschirmjäger Division – Painting a 1/35 scale WWII German Paratrooper Figure – 50mm (1/35)
    • 18 Waffen SS MG42 Gunner – How to Paint a Camouflaged Smock and Apply a Fair Complexion to a Large Scale Figures Face – 200mm (1/9)
    • 28 Claus Von Stauffenberg – Techniques for Combining Acrylic and Oil Colours for Skin Tones, and Painting Leather Clothing for Box Art – 90mm (1/20)
    • 38 U-Boat Crew WWII – Painting a Large Scale Bust with Acrylic and Oil Paints – 180mm (1/10)
    • 40 A Step by Step Exercise Showing How to Sculpt a Reversible Winter Parka Using A+B Epoxy Putty on a 1/35 Scale Figure – 50mm (1/35)
    • 48 SS-Standartenführer, 1944 – Painting a Large Scale Bust Step by Step – 200mm (1/9)
    • 54 Maschinengewehrschütze MG34 – A Presentation on How to Paint a Large Scale Machine Gunner Figure With Acrylics and Oils for the Manufacturers Kit Box Photograph, – 200mm (1/9)
    • 64 Soldier of the SS Leibstandarte Carrying an MG42 Tripod, Kharkov 1943 – How to Paint Cool Flesh Tones and Produce Varying Textures for That Eastern Front Appearance – 180mm (1/10)
    • 72 Fallschirmjäger 1944 – Painting Late War Paratroopers Camouflage Pattern Clothing to A Large Scale Bust – 180mm (1/10)
  • Scale Model Handbook: Knights & Crusaders in Scale, Theme Collection Vol.2

    MRB SMH-TC02

    24,95

    KNIGHTS AND CRUSADERS IN SCALE

    THEME COLLECTION VOL.2

    This is the second book in our new series of Scale Model Handbook Special Editions “Theme Collection” offering previously published articles from our “Editions Collection” where the content is dedicated to a common theme. This second book is about knights, especially those who participated in the period covering the Nine Crusades in the Holy Land, which is a popular subject for miniature figure modellers. Future titles in this new series will feature carefully chosen articles, grouped together into specific themes.

    The books are produced using a high-quality digital printing process giving excellent quality illustrations, using 300g matt laminated velvet paper for the covers, with 150g velvet paper inside and all perfect bound with special glue!

    As always, thanks must go to all our contributors for their support and for sharing their secrets with us. Special thanks are due to Pietro Balloni, Luca Marchetti, Alex Vallejo, Darren Parker-Mead, Man-Jin Kim, Alexey Lucanev, Fernando Vallejo, Taesung Harmms, Andrew Cairns, Young B. Song, Dae-Hyeong Kim, Ju Won Jung, Paul Ondeck, Yannis Papadopoulos, and our English Text Editor Ken Jones.

    We hope youll enjoy our latest edition!

    Stelios Demiras

    Editor/Publisher

     

    CONTENTS

    4 A Knight of the Holy Sepulchre Order – A Comprehensive Painting Guide (Step-by-Step) – 54mm (1/32)

    22 “Fratres Militiae”, 13th Century – Painting Realistic Metal, Leather and Black Fabric Effects – 54mm (1/32)

    30 Roaming Knight, 15th century – How to Paint a Mounted Figure in Acrylics and  Oils – 75mm (1/24)

    40 Templar Knight – Painting a Medieval Knight Bust with Different Types of Materials, Texturing and Weathering Effects – 180mm (1/10)

    46 Mounted Crusader Knight – Painting a Medieval Knight with Oil Colours – 54mm (1/32)

    50 Templar Knight, 12th Century – Painting a Medieval Figure – 90mm (1/20)

    62 Knight Hospitaller, 13th Century – How to Paint a Medieval Figure – 90mm (1/20)

    68 Sculpting a Large-Scale Bust of a 14th Century Medieval Knight – A Master Pattern for Commercial Purposes Using Polymer Clay and Other Materials (Step-by-Step & Sculpting) – 180mm (1/10)

    78 Hospitaller – Painting a Colourful Medieval Knight with Oil Colours – 75mm (1/24)

    CONTRIBUTORS

    DANIEL MILOSEVIC • MYOUCHIN • ERNESTO REYES STALHUTH • JASON ZHOU

    84 pages
    Matt laminated cover
    Strong Binding

  • Scale Model Handbook: Ancient Warriors in Scale, Theme Collection Vol.3

    MRB SMH-TC03

    24,95

    ANCIENT WARRIORS IN SCALE

    THEME COLLECTION VOL.3

    This is the third “Theme Collections” title in our new series that draws upon previously published articles in our Scale Model Handbook Special Editions Collection books where the content is dedicated to a specific category or period. In this latest edition, we’ve gathered together some features on“Ancient Warriors”, which has a popular following amongst the miniature figure modelling fraternity. Future titles in this new series will offer more carefully chosen articles, grouped together into specific themes.

    Our books are produced using a high-quality digital printing process giving excellent quality illustrations, using 300g matt laminated velvet paper for the covers, with 150g velvet paper inside all perfect bound with a special glue!

    As always, thanks must go to all our contributors for their support and for sharing their secrets with us. Special thanks are due to Pietro Balloni, Luca Marchetti, Alex Vallejo, Darren Parker-Mead, Man-Jin Kim, Alexey Lucanev, Fernando Vallejo, TaesungHarmms, Andrew Cairns, Young B. Song, Dae-Hyeong Kim, Ju Won Jung, Paul Ondeck, Yannis Papadopoulos, and our English Text Editor Ken Jones.

    We hope you’ll enjoy our latest edition!

    Stelios Demiras

    Editor/Publisher

    CONTENTS

    4 Gallic Chieftain 1st Century B.C.

    How to Paint Fair Complexion & Celtic Tartan Cloak (Box Art) – 75mm (1/24)

    16 Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni

    Painting Female Complexion and Tartan – 75mm (1/24)

    24 The Barbarians

    Ancient Period Figures Vignette – 75mm (1/24)

    28 Seleucid General

    How to Paint a Large Scale Bust – 200mm (1/9)

    34 Roma Victor, Germania 180 A.D.

    Figure Conversion – 75mm (1/24)

    38 Attila, King of the Huns, A.D. 451

    Analyzing and Enhancing the Spirit of the Character behind a Miniature (Box Art) – 54mm (1/32)

    42 Greek Hoplite

    Painting an Ancient Theme Bust Using Oils – 180mm (1/10)

    44 Praetorian Guard

    Painting & Displaying a 75mm Figure in a Realistic Setting – 75mm (1/24)

    52 General Marcus Antonius 83-30 B.C.

    How to Paint a Large Scale Bust in Acrylics & Oils – 180mm (1/10)

    54 Blood! Portraying Realistic Blood on Figures

    Various Scales

    60 Pausanias at the Battle of Plataea, 479 BC

    How to Make a Realistic Landscape Setting & Painting Red Colour – 90mm (1/20)

    66 Primus Pilus Roman Centurion, 1st century A.D.

    A Comprehensive Painting Guide (Step by Step) – 75mm (1/24)

    76 Hero Saxon Warrior, 5th Century A.D.

    Painting Leather & Metal Parts – 54mm (1/32)

    78 Greek Mercenary, 5th Century B.C.

    Getting the Maximum of Oil Paints -75mm (1/24)

    CONTRIBUTORS

    FERNANDO RUIZ CEANO • LOUIS D’ORIO •CHRISTOS KATSELOS • GRIGORIS MARMATAKIS • MANOLIS MITSOTAKIS • MASSIMO PASQUALI •SERGEY POPOVICHENKO •ERNESTO REYES STALHUTH• CHRISTOS STAMATOPOULOS

    84 pages

    Matt laminated cover

    Strong Binding

  • Scale Model Handbook: The Great War in Scale, Theme Collection Vol.4

    MRB SMH-TC04

    24,95

    THE GREAT WAR IN SCALE

    THEME COLLECTION VOL.4

    This is the fourth “Theme Collections” title in our new series that draws upon previously published articles in our Scale Model Handbook Special Editions Collection books where the content is dedicated to a specific category or period. In this latest edition we’ve gathered together thirteen themes on World War One, also known as The Great War, which has a popular following amongst the miniature figure modelling fraternity. Future titles in this new series will offer carefully chosen articles, grouped together into specific themes.

    Our books are produced using a high quality digital printing process giving excellent quality illustrations, using 300g matt laminated velvet paper for the covers, with 150g velvet paper inside all perfect bound with a special glue!

    As always, thanks must go to all our contributors for their support and for sharing their secrets with us. Special thanks are due to Pietro Balloni, Luca Marchetti, Alex Vallejo, Darren Parker-Mead, Man Jin Kim, Alexey Lucanev, Fernando Vallejo, Taesung Harmms, Andrew Cairns, Young B. Song, Dae-Hyeong Kim, Ju Won Jung, Paul Ondeck, Yannis Papadopoulos and our English Text Editor Ken Jones.

    We hope you’ll enjoy our latest edition!

    Stelios Demiras

    Editor/Publisher

     

    4   British Infantry Soldier, Somme 1916

    Painting a WWI Large Scale Bust with Acrylics & Oils – 180mm (1/10)

    12  Back to the Front

    How to Build a WWI German Trench 1917 in 1/16 Scale) – 120mm (1/16)

    20  Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen “The Red Baron”

    Painting a Large Scale Bust of the Famous German WWI   Flying Ace Using Tamiya Enamels

    28  ANZACs on Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli Campaign, August 1915

    Remembering a Historical Moment in Miniature (Box Art) – 54mm (1/32)

    36  German Stormtrooper 1918

    Painting a 90mm Full Figure of a WWI

    German Stormtrooper with Acrylic Paints – 90mm (1/20)

    42   Royal Flying Corps Ace WWI

    Face Painting Tutorial) – 54mm (1/32)

    44  The “Periscope Rifle”
    Building and Painting a 1/35 scale Vignette of

    a WWI Three-Figure Sniper Team at Gallipoli – 50mm (1/35)

    51  Gallipoli 1915

    Painting an Australian Infantry Figure with Acrylic – 54mm (1/32)

    54  Stormtrooper, Battle of the Somme 1916

    Painting a Large Scale bust of a Young

    German Soldier of the First World War

    Using Vallejo and Jo Sonja’s Acrylics – 180mm (1/10)

    58 Gassed!

    Painting a WWI Diorama for Box Art

    Using Acrylics & Enamels (Box Art & Step by Step) – 54mm(1/32)

    68  WWI Trench Section, Ploegsteert Wood 1915

    Painting WWI Figures and Trench Section- 54mm (1/32)

    77  German Stormtrooper WWI

    Painting Realistic Textured Surfaces

    on a Large Scale Bust Using Acrylics – 180mm (1/10)

    80  Private London Scottish at Messines 1914

    Painting a 54mm Scottish Soldier – 54mm (1/32)

     

    CONTRIBUTORS

    MIKE “THE KIWI” BUTLER – DAVID HERNANZ CALDEVILLA – JAVIER GONZALEZ “ARSIES”

    CHRISTOS KATSELOS – MAN JIN KIM – STELIOS NEOFYTIDIS – SERGEY POPOVICHENKO

    TOSHIHIRO SANO­­ – ERNESTO REYES STALHUTH – Mr Black Studio -ALEX VARELA (IGUAZZU)

    STEVE “THE FUSILIER” WARRILOW – DAVE YOUNGQUIST

  • Scale Model Handbook: WWII German Military Forces in Scale 2, Theme Collection Vol.5

    MRB SMH-TC05

    24,95
    WWII German Military Forces in Scale 2
    Theme Collection Vol.5This is the fifth “Theme Collections” title in our new series that draws upon previously published articles in our Scale Model Handbook Special Editions Collection books where the content is dedicated to a specific category or period. In this latest edition we’ve gathered together ten themes on World War Two German Military Forces, which has a popular following amongst the miniature figure modelling fraternity. Future titles in this new series will offer carefully chosen articles, grouped together into specific themes.Our books are produced using a high-quality digital printing process giving excellent quality illustrations, using 300g matt laminated velvet paper for the covers, with 150g velvet paper inside all perfect bound with a special glue!As always, thanks must go to all our contributors for their support and for sharing their secrets with us. Special thanks are due to Pietro Balloni, Luca Marchetti, Alex Vallejo, Darren Parker-Mead, Man Jin Kim, Alexey Lucanev, Fernando Vallejo, Taesung Harmms, Andrew Cairns, Young B. Song, Dae-Hyeong Kim, Ju Won Jung, Paul Ondeck, Yannis Papadopoulos and our English Text Editor Ken Jones.We hope you’ll enjoy our latest edition!Stelios Demiras
    Editor/PublisherContents

    4 Die Ostfront 1945 – Building a 1/16 Scale Vignette (Scratch-built) – 120mm (1/16)
    24 Wehrmachtschütze im Feldanzug, 1939 – How to Paint a Field Grey Uniform – 90mm (1/20)
    34 Michael Wittmann, Tiger Ace in Normandy – Painting a Large Scale Character Bust from Military History (Step by Step & Box Art) – 200mm (1/9)
    44 SS Squad Leader, Russia 1941 – How to Paint 1/9 Scale Figures (Step by Step & Box Art) – 200mm (1/9)
    52 Waffen SS Panzer Crewman (Head) – How to Paint a Large Scale Face Using Artists’ Oil Colours – 180mm (1/10)
    54 Otto Carius – Painting a Large Scale Character Bust with Acrylics & Oils (Step by Step & Box Art) – 180mm (1/10)
    60 Waffen SS AFV Crew 1944-45 No.1 – How to Paint a Black Panzer Uniform and Black Leather in Oil Colours & Tamiya Enamels (Step by Step) – 50mm (1/35)
    66 U-Boat Commander World War Two – How to Paint a Large Scale Bust of a German U-Boat Commander Using Tamiya Enamels (Step by Step) – 180mm (1/10)
    74 The “Battle of the Bulge” – Ardennes 1944-1945 – How to create a Realistic Vignette Using Commercial Figures & Products – 50mm (1/35)
    78 Joachim Peiper in Kharkov, 19th February 1943 – 15th March 1943 – How to Create a Realistic Vignette Combining Commercial Figures & the “Wedgie” of a PzKpfw III Adapted from a Plastic Kit all Mounted on a Scenic Base – 50mm (1/35)

    CONTRIBUTORS
    STELIOS DEMIRAS – MAN JIN KIM – STELIOS NEOFYTIDIS – TOSHIHIRO SANO – ERNESTO REYES STALHUTH – KAZ TOMORI – JUANMA VERGARA

  • Scale Model Handbook: WWII Allied Military Forces in Scale, Theme Collection Vol.6

    MRB-SMH-TC06

    24,95

    WWII Allied Military Forces in Scale
    Theme Collection Vol.6

    This is the sixth “Theme Collections” title in our new series that draws upon previously published articles in our Scale Model Handbook Special Editions Collection books where the content is dedicated to a specific category or period. In this latest edition we’ve gathered together 18 themes on World War Two Allied Military Forces, which has a popular following amongst the miniature figure modelling fraternity. Future titles in this new series will offer carefully chosen articles, grouped together into specific themes.

    Our books are produced using a high-quality digital printing process giving excellent quality illustrations, using 300g matt laminated velvet paper for the covers, with 150g velvet paper inside all perfect bound with a special glue!

    As always, thanks must go to all our contributors for their support and for sharing their secrets with us. Special thanks are due to Pietro Balloni, Luca Marchetti, Alex Vallejo, Darren Parker-Mead, Man Jin Kim, Alexey Lucanev, Fernando Vallejo, Taesung Harmms, Andrew Cairns, Young B. Song, Dae-Hyeong Kim, Ju Won Jung, Paul Ondeck, Yannis Papadopoulos and our English Text Editor Ken Jones.

    We hope you’ll enjoy our latest edition!

    Stelios Demiras
    Editor/Publisher

    4 US M3 Stuart “Honey” – A Desert Armor Diorama – 50mm (1/35)

    16 Young Desert Warrior – Painting a Bust of a New Zealand Long Range Desert Group (LRDG) Trooper 1940-43 – 180mm (1/10)

    18 General Sir Bernard Law Montgomery – Sculpting a 120mm Figure for Commercial Casting (Step by Step & Sculpting) – 120mm (1/16)

    24 Bar Gunner US, 29th Infantry Division – Painting an American WWII Soldier for Box Art (Box Art) – 120mm (1/16)

    30 28th Maori Battalion c.1941-1943 – How to Paint Realistic Textures on Large Scale Figures – 300mm (1/6)

    40 “The Cannon” – Recreating a Scene from a Historical Picture, 50mm (1/35)

    46 Soviet Naval Infantry WWII, “The Black Devil” – How to Paint a Large Scale Bust of WWII Era in Acrylics & Oils – 180mm (1/10)

    48 British 8th Army in North Africa 1941-1943 – Building & Painting a WWII Vignette Using Commercial Figures – 50mm (1/35)

    52 “Snow” and “Kiwi”, A New Zealand Battle of Britain Duo – “Painting Two Coats” – Painting the RAF Blue-Grey Uniform & a Dog’s Coat with Acrylics & Oils -180mm (1/10)

    58 WWII Soviet Female Tanker – Painting a Fair Complexion on a Large Scale Bust – 180mm (1/10)

    60 WWII US Infantry Officer, Ardennes 1944 – Painting a US Army Uniform for a Winter Scenario – 50mm (1/35)

    62 “Hell on Wheels”, 2nd US Armored Division WWII – Painting a Large Scale Bust of an American Tanker Portrayed by Brad Pitt – 180mm (1/10)

    64 US Paratrooper 101st Airborne, Normandy 1944 – Painting a 120mm Figure with Acrylic and Oils (Box Art) – 120mm (1/16)

    68 War Daddy – WWII US Tank Commander – Painting a US Tank Commander Based on a Movie Character with Acrylics – 120mm (1/16)

    70 WWII British S.A.S. Trooper – Painting Uniforms and Camouflage Clothing (Box Art) – 120mm (1/16)

    76 Australian “Digger”, Kokoda Trail c.1942 – How to Paint Realistic Textures & Body Hair – 180mm (1/10)

    78 US Paratrooper 82nd Airborne, Normandy 1944 – Painting a Large Scale Bust with Acrylics & Oils – 180mm (1/10)

    80 Russian Cossack WWII – Painting a Large-Scale Bust of a Colourful World War Two Russian Cossack in Acrylics – 180mm (1/10)

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