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Fantasy, Figures, History
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Once again their contributors share their techniques for sculpting and painting their masterpieces and they welcome four new artists: Ju-Won Jung (Box Art – Sculpting Kyle), Ioannis Tsiktsiris (Hidatsa Warrior), Carlos Startin “Carlos FigureArt” (Stalingrad) and Jésus Gamarra (Ottoman Warrior). Jésus did the “Bailen 1808” article in their first Diorama Modelling book, but this is his first article in the Figure Modelling series.
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Fantasy, Figures, History
Eight articles from seven well-known artists plus one from a newcomer are featured in this issue, with 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.
This is the ninth edition in the Scale Model Handbook series, dedicated to modelling miniature figures and Figure Modelling 9 covers a variety of themes and historical periods.
Their cover subject – a 54mm mounted figure from Pegaso Models – is featured over 20 pages of this edition where the gifted and very talented artist Ernesto Reyes Stalhuth provides a complete painting guide. The 117 step-by-step photos display every tiny detail, from the construction of the horse and rider, the base and groundwork to the exquisite painting sequences using acrylics, oils and printers inks. Even if you are an experienced modeller or newcomer to the hobby, this article offers much of interest.
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.
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
They have now reached the 14th book in the “Scale Model Handbook” series where they present lots of information, tips and techniques about modelling miniature figures. This time they’ve assembled eight articles from well-known artists.
As usual our contributors share their techniques for sculpting and describe how they paint their masterpieces, giving their best so every reader will find something they are looking for. They welcome a new contributor to this edition who is already an established artist – Sang-Eon Lee who runs his own successful company Life Miniatures. He painted the Goblin figure riding the Galapagos Miniatures Siege Giant whereas its sculptor Ju-Won Jung painted the Giant.
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.
Welcome to the latest WWII Special, Vol.2 in the Scale Model Handbook Series from Mr Black Publications Editions. This is the ultimate painting guide by the Korean master figure painter and artist Man Jin Kim showing how to paint miniature figures in German WWII uniforms using acrylic paints.
Mr Black Publications is proud to bring you this awesome work, first published in the Korean language, with an English text where over 84 pages cover the most important aspects of painting German uniforms in miniature. Field grey, black and white, leather uniform items, camouflage accessories and scenery. Inside are more than 300 photos, and around 280 of them are step-by-step sequences. The first chapter is dedicated to tools and assembly, the second on using acrylic paints and the third is about face painting. The fourth chapter covers painting uniforms, the fifth accessories whereas the sixth looks at scenery. The seventh, and final, chapter presents a gallery of masterly painted figures, busts and vignettes by the author illustrated with really big and sharp photos that reveal even the smallest details of each model subject.
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
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.
Ten articles from seven well-known artists and three making the first appearance in our editions, are featured in this issue, where you’ll find lots of tips and techniques about modeling 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.
On this Seventh Edition in the Scale Model Handbook Series, they offer the excellent work of Ernesto Reyes Stalhuth, Javier González (Arsies), Kazufumi Tomori, Grigoris Marmatakis and Christos Stamatopoulos in addition to the work of three new contributors – Sergey Popovichenko, Roman Navarro and Man Jin Kim.
In this issue a variety of themes and techniques is featured; creating bases and scenic settings, painting a modern camouflage uniform and combining acrylic and oil colours for skin tones and leather clothing.
This is the Sixth Edition in the Scale Model Handbook Series, a series of modelling books dedicated to miniature figures. Again, they have varied the themes and historical periods of the subjects and presented more sculpting and painting techniques.
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