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Civil, Diorama, Figures, Military
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2nd edition, updated cover with same content!
Welcome to the first book about modelling dioramas in Mr Black Publications series of Scale Model Handbooks. They promised in their first issue that our publications would eventually cover a greater variety of military modelling themes and now their first special issue dedicated to various types of dioramas has come to fruition!
While gathering material for such a special book they soon realized that it wouldnt be possible to cover everything they wanted to in our standard 52-page format, so a 100-page book became inevitable to provide more coverage and satisfy the requirements of our readers. Different approaches, techniques and step-by-step instructions are covered in more than 400 photographs and associated texts to inspire you, the reader, to make your own creations.
|Dimensions||10 x 10 x 10 cm|
Civil, Diorama, Figures, Military
This is the third book in the series where they have entirely dedicated to creations inspired by those events that took place between the years 1939-1945 known to Western histories as “The Second World War”. Even though wartime themes are numerous herein, and feature an extended variety of models, dioramas, vignettes, and figures, especially in 1/35 scale, they’ve managed to present many representative examples catering to the varying interests of our readers.
WWII SPECIAL VOL.4
This volume is the 35th edition in Mr Black Publications’ “Scale Model Handbook” series, and the fourth in that series entirely dedicated to what took place between 1939-1945, which has since been described in Western histories as “The Second World War”.
The wartime themes herein are numerous and feature extended articles about models, dioramas, vignettes and figures, especially in 1/35 scale, where we’ve managed to assemble many representative examples from our well-known regular contributors, who’ve been with us from the beginning. We’ve added some articles from newer and very talented modellers that we feel will interest our readers. Our thanks go to everyone for their excellent work and dedication, which helped achieve this project… Our new contributors are Lieven Terryn, Eduardo Fernandez Rodriguez, Fabrizio Marini and Carlos Muñoz de Bustillo. As always, thanks are due to our regular and well-known stalwarts, Selu Casanova, Ernesto Reyes Stalhuth and Toshihiro Sano.
We must also thank our friends, partners and supporters from the manufacturing fraternity… Pietro Balloni and Luca Marchetti (Pegaso Models), Darren Parker-Mead (Tommy’s War), Stuart Hale (Stormtrooper Miniatures), Alexander Surzhenko (Masterbox Ltd), Alexey Lukanev (Irbis Miniatures), Man Jin Kim (MJ Miniatures), Young B. Song (Young Miniatures), Taesung Harmms (Alpine Miniatures), Daniel Buchtela (Model Scene), DG Artwork (Dae Hyoung Kim), Alex Vallejo (Vallejo Acrylics), Fernando Vallejo (AK-Interactive), Ben Mirson and Alina Rizhko (both from Miniart Models).
Finally, we extend our thanks to Ken Jones for his valuable help in editing our contributors’ texts, which have to be translated into English from the many different languages within our worldwide contributor base. His knowledge and advice help us lend a unique final touch to all our publications.
Hopefully you’ll enjoy our new book, but above all, keep modelling!
Editor and Publisher
Mr Black Publications
CONTENTS WORLD WAR II SPECIAL VOL.4
4 Ramcke Brigade, Libya 1942 – Building a Diorama Featuring an Abandoned Kettenkrad and Detailed Commercial Plastic Figures in a Desert Setting – 50mm (1/35)
18 Waffen SS Machine Gunner 1944 – Painting The Skin Tones, a Late Pattern SS Camouflage Smock And Equipment of a Young Soldier – 180mm (1/10)
26 “Dansei No Meiyo” – Japanese Officer, Pacific Offensive – How to Build and Paint a Resin Figure Step-By-Step… A Complete Painting Guide Using Acrylic Paints Applied with an Airbrush and A Paintbrush – 75mm (1/25)
36 Brothers in Arms in Northern Italy 1944 – Creating a Unique World War Two Vignette Comprising Commercially Available Figures and Accessories Using Simple Conversions and Scratch Building Techniques – 50mm (1/35)
44 British Paratrooper, Operation Market Garden 1944 – Painting a British Denison Camouflage Smock and Equipment with Tamiya Enamels – 180mm (1/10)
52 The Last Bullet – How to Build a Realistic WWII Scene Using Commercial Products – 50mm (1/35)
62 American Paratrooper – 101st Airborne Division WWII “Currahee” – Painting a Large Scale Bust of a WWII American Paratrooper with Acrylic Paints – 180mm (1/10)
74 “Battaglione Barbarigo” in Northern Italy Late 1944 – Creating a Unique WWII Figure in a Scenic Setting Using Converted Commercial Figure Parts – 50mm (1/35)
78 After the Battle 1944-1945 – Painting Waffen SS Grenadiers in Winter Uniforms for the Manufacturer’s Box Art Using Tamiya Enamels – 50mm (1/35)
Carlos Muñoz de Bustillo – Selu Casanova – Fabrizio Marini – Eduardo Fernandez Rodriguez – Toshihiro Sano – Ernesto Reyes Stalhuth – Lieven Terryn
MATT LAMINATED COVER
This is the second edition in the Scale Model Handbook series, dedicated once again to miniature figures and published on schedule, three months after the first book. The second in the series, Figure Modelling 2, like the first covers a variety of themes and historical periods.
Welcome to the 23nd issue of “Figure Modelling” in Mr Black Publications Scale Model Handbook series. This is actually the 28th book we’ve published so far; with 23 of our titles covering figure modelling, two on modelling dioramas and a further three of our popular specials “Modelling the Second World War”.
Seven articles from seven well-known artists, two of them making their first appearance in our editions are featured in this issue, where you’ll find lots of tips and techniques about modelling miniature figures, busts, and vignettes from ancient times to the Second World War. Chosen subjects are covered in detail and illustrated with step-by-step photos and explanatory texts.
Herein are, tips and techniques plus information about modelling miniature figures from Ancient Times up to the Second World War Period. Six of the articles are covered in great detail with lots of step-by-step photos helping the reader to follow the different techniques concerning painting, sculpting, converting and making unique scenic bases.
We are pleased to welcome a new contributor to this edition, Jason Zhou from China, who painted the 180mm Hannibal Barca bust from the Nutsplanet range.
The 5th book from Scale Model Handbook series is coming with many articles about box art painted figures. Learn techniques and tips from the masters on how to paint your models using either brushes or airbrush and make your own scratch-built figure, following the instructions of a master sculptor. This edition is completed with an article on how to paint metallic surfaces without using metallic colours!
This time offer eight articles from six well-known miniaturists with tips and techniques, information about modelling miniature figures, vignettes and small dioramas, from ancient times up to the Second World War. Most of the articles herein are covered in great detail with lots of step-by-step photos and explanatory texts.
They have reached the 15th book in the “Scale Model Handbook” series where, since the first book we have presented lots of information, tips and techniques about modelling miniature figures. This time they have gathered seven articles from seven well-known artists from around the World. Four of them are covered in great detail with lots of step-by-step photos, which help the reader to follow different techniques about painting, sculpting, converting and making those unique scenic bases.
They are pleased to welcome a new contributor to this edition, Stelios Neofytidis, who painted a Private of the 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders, “Le Cateau” 1914 from Tommys War 54mm Figure Series.
Answering a popular demand, they’ve decided to produce the 21st edition in the Figure Modelling series by again featuring only WWI and WWII themes, two of the most popular periods for modellers. In this issue, there are nine different articles – five on WWI and four on WWII written by five well-known artists and offering lots of tips and techniques about modelling miniature figures, busts and vignettes. Each chosen subject is covered in detail and illustrated with step-by-step photos and explanatory texts.
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!
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
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)
FERNANDO RUIZ CEANO • LOUIS D’ORIO •CHRISTOS KATSELOS • GRIGORIS MARMATAKIS • MANOLIS MITSOTAKIS • MASSIMO PASQUALI •SERGEY POPOVICHENKO •ERNESTO REYES STALHUTH• CHRISTOS STAMATOPOULOS
Matt laminated cover
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