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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.
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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.
In this issue a variety of themes and techniques is featured; painting different textures and metals, a colourful uniform of the Napoleonic Wars, a large-scale WWII bust and two WWI figures placed on a trench section. They have also included techniques on creating and painting bases and scenic settings. The Maori article on how to paint realistic textures on large-scale figures is a new approach on combining various paints and mediums.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Figure Modelling 24
You are holding the 24th issue of “Figure Modelling” in Mr Black Publications’ Scale Model Handbook series. This is actually the 32nd book we’ve published so far, with 24 of our titles covering figure modelling; two on modelling dioramas, three are our popular “Modelling the Second World War” specials and a further three in our new “Theme Collection Special Edition Series”.
This time our Figure Modelling book includes 10 articles from seven well-known artists, who offer 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.
Sergey Popovichenko returns with a six-page, step-by-step Evocatus article. He shows in detail the painting of a veteran Roman soldier using AK-Interactive and Vallejo acrylics.
Ernesto Reyes Stalhuth returns, this time with a Roman Legionary bust of the 1st century AD explaining over six pages his non-metallic painting method for large-scale miniatures.
Next is two-page article featuring a Templar Sergeant, After the Battle, c.1250, a classic historical bust, painted by Zacharias Andriopoulos who explains how to paint a medieval Knight Templar bust using acrylic paints and Vallejo Metal Color. Zacharias also presents another two-page article of a fantasy bust, The Old Dragon using acrylics and printers’ inks.
A four-page article follows by Qianwei Shi presenting the Ambiorix, Chief of Eubones explaining how he gets special metal effects on miniature figures without using metallic paints.
Christos Katselos is a regular contributor and returns with three articles covering a total of eight pages in the book. The first is fantasy – Amaryne, the border protector where Christos explains how to paint a large-scale female bust using a wet palette of acrylics paints over four pages. The second two-page article is “Sea Wolf”, a WWII German U-Boat Commander bust where he uses acrylics. The final two-page article is “War Daddy”, a WWII US Tank Commander. This figure is based on the movie character played by Brad Pitt and has been painted using acrylics.
David Hernanz Caldevilla is up next with a six-page article featuring the classic figure of a German Stormtrooper 1918 where he shows how to create an eye-catching First World War figure with scenic groundwork using commercial items allied to some scratch building techniques.
“German Fallschirmjäger with MG42, Russia 1943” by Toshihiro Sano closes Figure Modelling 24. Toshihiro presents us with a 12-page step-by-step article revealing all his secrets on painting a large-scale full figure in winter uniform using Tamiya enamels.
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 last, but not least our English Text Editor Ken Jones.
We hope you enjoy our latest edition!
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.
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!
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.
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