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Kit Review – Sail Away (BrokenToad)

PRELUDE It is somewhat gratifying to have been involved with a friends’ project right from the early days of market testing a set of brushes, to writing reviews and painting boxarts, to see everything slowly take shape and for the company to go from strength to strength, rewarding all of his hard work to date. Sail Away is the latest …

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Some Thoughts on Painting Luz (Nocturna Models) by Fausto Palumbo

PRELUDE Coffee? Check Music? Check Relaxed mind? Check I’m ready for this! Hi guys! I’m Fausto and I want to thank Jason for this opportunity! I painted this version of Lux from Nocturna Models in acrylics and brushes…ah, one day I’ll learn how to properly use an airbrush! The miniature is sculpted really well, just needed a bit of cleaning like many others …

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The Magic of Monte!

PRELUDE Hi guys, we are Alessandro and Marco, we are figure painters from Italy and we would like to share with you all our experience in this edition of Monte San Savino Show. For us it’s an honour to be there and to have the opportunity to describe probably the best and most appreciated painting show. The event has been held in November of each …

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Kit Review – The Devil Eye Collector (NutsPlanet)

PRELUDE When Benny Sa from NutsPlanet was given permission by the incredible illustrator exPix, Hyunjoon Kim, to use his artwork of The Devil, Eye Collector to create a 75mm scale resin kit, there was really only one choice when it came to assigning the sculptor. exPix is a former illustrator at Cygames and is now a freelance Artist Illustrator, his …

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November’s Work in Progress

Here’s a look at what a number of us have been up to this past month.  We’ve also got a new team member to introduce you to: Joe Joseph May! JASON ‘REDRUM’ MARTIN This month has seen all sorts of things happening on my desk and at the laptop! I’m in the process of interviewing the master that is Alfonso …

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Kit Review – Amon (Pedro Fernandez Works)

PRELUDE I was so excited when Pedro Fernandez agreed to collaborate with figurementors, his works are incredibly provocative with stunning detailing, crisp casting and an originality to the subject matter that we rarely see elsewhere within our hobbying world. The latest kit, offered as pre-release at this years Euromilitaire show, has raised  a fair few eyebrows as it depicts the …

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Journey of the Demon King by Oliver “HonourGuard” Spath

PRELUDE Oliver is a figure painter from Esslingen in Southern Germany whose work I greatly admire. I love his use of muted colours, natural lighting and atmosphere and above all else I love the realistic effects he achieves with his scenic bases. Oliver’s skill set comfortably blurs the boundaries between hisorical and fantasy genres, he is a comfortable with one …

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Creating Simple but Believable Water Effects with Matty Pearce

PRELUDE Hi everyone, welcome to figurementors.com, my name is Matty Pearce and some of you will know me as one of the admins of the Eavier Metal Facebook group. I recently joined the team here and this will be my first ever article, hopefully the first of many! I was really excited when Jay (Redrum) asked me to be part …

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Kit Review – HERO of the Sky (Ben Komets Miniatures)

PRELUDE When I saw Ben release his new, aesthetically beautiful website followed by his announcement that he would be creating his own brand of miniatures, I was very excited. Ben Komets is a prolific, master figure painter at his creative peak, in addition to his incredible box arts, private commissions and brand of miniatures he also has a Patreon account producing …

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Kit Review – C-Girl Akito (Neko Galaxy)

PRELUDE I have known Piotrek Czajka for a few years, not only do we have our hobby in common but I share his passion for music too, so it has always been easy for me to talk to him. He and the other Polish painters have helped me so much with my personal development as a figure painter and we …

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Some insights on creating ambience by Raffaele Du Marteau

PRELUDE Raffaele is a fantasy figure painter from Fidenza in Italy, I asked if he would give us some insights into the Mercenary figure he painted from Tartar Miniatures. The following is a short account of some of his musings (Ed). “Hi folks, before starting with the “technical flow” let me introduce this work with a few words. I was …

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Kit Review – Queen of the Witches (Aradia Miniatures)

PRELUDE My collaboration with Aradia Miniatures continues with the beautiful Queen, sculpted by Ali Jalali in 70mm scale. It was released at the Scale Model Challenge last month and continues to expand their fantasy range. It arrived in a solid, hand crafted wooden box, adorned with the boxart by Mirko Cavalloni and consists of eleven polyurethane parts. The box also sports …

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Kit Review – Dumah, Lord of Bones (Kimera Models)

PRELUDE A couple of months ago I was approached by master figure painter and show organiser at Monte san Savino, Francesco “Franciuus” Farabi who wanted to tell me about a new brand of figures under the umbrella of Pegaso Models. Francesco and I have become good friends since he taught me at a workshop and to this day continues to …

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A Step by Step for Painting Tartan Patterns

PRELUDE If painting designs on your figures makes you nervous, taking on a tartan might seem like a nearly impossible task.  Well, the truth is, if you can paint (mostly) straight lines then you can paint a tartan. In this tutorial I’ll breakdown the pattern and show you how to build it back up, one simple step at a time.  …

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Kit Review – Frank Von Stein (Terrible Kids Stuff)

PRELUDE Quick on the heels of their last release, Terrible Kids Stuff has come out with two more fantastic figures: Frank Von Stein and the Soul Hunter.  The subject of this review is Frank, a 75mm resin figure. Frank Von Stein is a great re-imagining of the classic creation of Dr Frankenstein, within the world of Paolo Parente’s DUST.  This is …

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Painting 1/9 scale bust facial skintone with Keigo Murakami

PRELUDE Keigo Murakami is a figure painter from Aichi in Japan, he is regularly featured in the volumes of Scale Model Hand Book by Mr Black Publications. He usually works with military and historical projects and his works are very popular. In this short SBS we will provide you with a gallery of the complete process he uses to paint …

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Kit Review – Deputy Betty (Michael Kontraros Collectibles)

PRELUDE If you do not know the work of Michael Kontraros yet then you have missed out on some incredible creations. Michael is an award winning sculptor whose collaborative projects with Kyriakos Simos are some of the most haunting, imaginative and beautiful pieces currently within our hobby. This year his piece titled “Atonement” won best of show around Europe at …

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Viking Archer – Conversion and Paint by Alfonso Praolo

PRELUDE I have known Alfonso Praolo (an historical figure painter from Spain) for a couple of years now and although he is not a prolific painter, each of his projects is a master piece. I have wanted him to write something for quite some time and finally with some delays, Alfonso was kind enough to give me this exclusive! The …

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Jason Martin (Redrum) Is On Patreon!

So I recently made the decision to create a Patreon account where I hope to share my journey to become a better figure painter along with you guys! You can find my page HERE! The project I hope will help me to finance this community site but to also begin creating high quality PDF tutorials, colour charts, written articles and …

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Kit Preview – Death Dealer (Kabuki Models)

PRELUDE I have been developing a great relationship with Kabuki Studio and several months ago was let in on a little secret. I was told of this collaboration with Frazetta Girls who had agreed a long term project titled “Frazetta Masterpieces”; Death Dealer will be known as Act 1! It is one of the most iconic pieces created by the …

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October’s Work in Progress

Time for another look at what the people behind figurementors are working on.  We’ve got three new team members, Anthony Rodriguez, Peter Müller, and Matty Pearce.  Welcome to the site!  Here’s a quick look at what they (and the rest of us) have been up to this past month. JASON ‘REDRUM’ MARTIN Hey everyone, well the Mushroom Shaman was finished in …

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Kit Review – Einan (Terrible Kids Stuff)

PRELUDE Terrible Kids Stuff have come back on the scene with a bang. After a long break, they’ve released five new limited edition figures in the past month.  We’ll be reviewing two of them.  The first, Einan, is a 75mm scale dwarf riding a charging boar. The kit is a resin 75mm figure.  It arrived packed safely in two of …

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Building and Painting a GunPla (Gusion HG 1/144) with Emilio Miranda

PRELUDE Hi my name is Emilio Miranda, aka muffin/muffinlove on the web/forums as BlackCrab Studio. I’m a gunpla builder and painter from Sweden, and I’m known for my special way to paint my robots. I paint my robots in custom colours and take a lot of inspiration from animals and nature, mostly crabs and bugs. Then I various degrees of weathering from …

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Kit Review – Big Adventure (NutsPlanet)

PRELUDE Hi everyone, so the collaboration with NutsPlanet continues and this time we have a really enigmatic sculpt by Jonatan Monerris. Jonatan is also known for his work with Fer Miniatures and Peter Punk Productions. It arrived safely in its usual sturdy, blue box adorned with the box art by Myeong-Ha Hwang. Inside we find ten highly detailed, polyurethane resin …

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From Strength to Strength – Scale Model Challenge (Show Report)

PRELUDE Hi everyone, my name is Pascal Rooze, I am a figure painter from Tilburg in Holland and in the wake of the Scale Model Challenge in Veldhoven, Netherlands, I was asked to write a couple of words on this show. The editor Jason, recently wrote a piece about the Euromilitaire Show in Folkestone, England and what he felt was needed …

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Are we witnessing the decline of the Greatest Show on Earth?

PRELUDE Forgive the somewhat dramatic title of this post yet there is a growing concern that the 31st edition of the Euromilitaire Show, Folkestone U.K. may well have been the last or if things don’t change soon, it could very well be one of the last. The latest show took place the weekend of the 17th and 18th September and …

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Kit Review and more – Kati Otersdorf (Luftkrieg 1919)

PRELUDE A couple months ago I received a message from a certain Richard William Andrews of Aviattic fame, asking if I would be interested in reviewing some 1/16 figures from his new venture Luftkrieg 1919. I was intrigued by his “what if” enthusiasm and concepts and so agreed. Little did I know at the time just how incredible the figures …

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September’s Work In Progress

Greetings from the team behind Figurementors! To help you get to know us a little better, we thought that each month we’d share with you what we’re working on. So, without further ado, here’s a quick look at some of our current projects. JASON ‘REDRUM’ MARTIN So this past month or so I have been working on the mushroom shaman from …

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A Student Incentive with Michael Kontraros

PRELUDE Michael Kontraros, master sculptor, mentor, teacher and creator of bespoke, one off award winning projects is currently running a crowdfunding campaign with the main goal being to get his students works published within our hobby. He treated these unique sculpts as if they were his own works and they arrived in their distinctive metal tins adorned with the boxart …

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Kit Review – Captain Garfio (Spira Mirabilis)

PRELUDE Captain Garfio is the latest, highly sought after, limited edition (136 copies and almost SOLD OUT) creation from the ridiculously talented Lucas Pina Penichet aka Spira Mirabilis. It arrived in a delightful little black box, tied with paper string and finished off with an authentic wax seal. “I always wanted to model my own pirate version”. Inside the box we …