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Octopainting Show Report with Julien Reymond

OctoPainting – the PRELUDE “OctoPainting was a very pleasant moment of sharing, transmission, exchange, humour and love around our passion for the Hobby. Given the number of smiles and satisfied people, it seems to me that the goals we set for ourselves were achieved. Originally the painting contest that was held at OctoGônes was organised by the Fantask Team and was called …

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Massive Voodoo Workshop Experience

Massive Voodoo Private Coaching and Classes – the PRELUDE How to begin a write up about Massive Voodoo Private Coaching and Classes? Well GOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, FIGUREMENTORS! Hey, can you tell me, what’s your name? “My name is Richard Sharp.” Richard, what town are you stationed in? “I’m stationed in Augsburg, Germany at Massive Voodoo for a week.” Well, thank you, …

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FIGUREMENTORS TEAM – JULY Works In Progress (WIP)

JULY’S Works In Progress (WIP): The Prelude Works In Progress (WIP) seems a rather pointless term at the moment as nothing is getting finished in this heat! Wow, it’s been a while since we’ve posted one of these updates.  But that doesn’t mean we haven’t been up to a lot!  Since last time, we’ve judged and posted the results of …

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Brothers – A Golden Demon Winners Challenge

Golden Demon Winners Challenge – PRELUDE Last year, I was lucky enough to win a gold demon at Golden Demon Classic at Warhammer Fest with my Hell pit Abomination of all Hell Pit Abominations. In the summer, I went to the Golden Demon Winner’s Day at the GW headquarters in Nottingham, a yearly celebration of those, who won demons that year. …

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Painting Skeletons by Laurent Exposito

Painting Skeletons The purpose here is to get you painting skeletons to an intermediate level. It takes me approximately 4 hours per mini to achieve this result. Heres a pic of the final result : 1 – Preparation and little conversion As a start I glue the skeletons, except the arms holding the shields to make painting easier. For the bases …

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Painting Marble Effect for your Scenic Bases by Leonardo Archini

Painting a Marble Effect – A Madness I Tell You! Hi, my name is Leonardo Archini and when Jay asked if I would like to contribute a tutorial regarding my marble process I naturally jumped at the chance! When I was painting a little diorama, set inside an old laboratory, I had to choose what kind of floor it could …

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A few words on painting tattoos by Florian Tuffskull

PAINTING TATTOOS Tattoos can help to create additional interest upon your painted skin-tone, especially when you have a naked body or at least a large area of exposed skin, which could otherwise look a little boring. However, painting tattoos on your figures can be tricky, even more so in smaller scale, as it can look unrealistic quite easily. So here …

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Banshee Workshop – a lesson in Colour by Steve Bodycomb

Banshee Workshop – the PRELUDE Did you hear the one about the politician, the gangster and the prostitute? No? Well I guess you haven’t been privileged to attend an Alfonso “Banshee” Gilraldes Colour Theory Masterclass, a Banshee Workshop.. The three characters above are how he described the relationships between colours. The blue of authority, conformation, the yellow the gangster or …

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ArtQuest 2017 – the Results are In!

ArtQuest 2017 – the PRELUDE It feels like an absolute age ago that we rather foolishly decided to create our very own competition, ArtQuest 2017 and little did we know or conceive of the amount of work involved or indeed the number of “life issues” that will slow everything down. Since announcing the competition there has been spinal operations, births, …

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Painting Worn Leather by David Soper

C-Girl Akito – Painting worn leather – the PRELUDE It’s time to get Akito down off the shelf and back onto the painting table. So far I’ve painted Akito around other projects but from now I’ll stick with her until she’s done. This was always my plan although it’s a little later in the year than I’d anticipated; but I’ve …

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The Illustrated Historical Artist presents Narni Modellismo Show

Narni Modellismo Show – the PRELUDE Just recently the latest edition of this delightful show took place with some of the biggest historical figure painters competing for the ultimate prizes, Best of Show and Best of Historical. Our good friend Mauro Cozza was there to provide an insightful show report and background to the Narni Underground, a comprehensive set of …

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WHAT THE FIGUREMENTORS TEAM HAS BEEN DOING – DECEMBER

DECEMBER’S WORK IN PROGRESS: The Prelude We wanted to share with all of you the projects we’ve been working on to wrap up the year!  This will be the last Work in Progress post for 2017! Where has the time gone? THE FIGUREMENTORS TEAM has been busy as always.  The Illustrated Historical Artist has released it’s 2nd and 3rd issue, a special …

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Creating Android Alas by Pascal Rooze

Android Alas – the PRELUDE Some of the best painters out there will tell you to plan ahead when doing a big piece. Make sure to do your homework on background. Get some images that inspire and support your idea. Maybe even do some rough sketching on paper, or with Photoshop even. Work out your idea even before you get …

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The Illustrated Historical Artist does a Black Weekend Promo!

The Illustrated Historical Artist – the PRELUDE The Illustrated Historical Artist is now at Issue 3 and we also have a special souvenir issue of the World Expo held in Chicago. The response has been overwhelmingly positive and we are so grateful for this. It gives us the motivation and desire to keep going, trying to produce a historical painting …

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The Masters Interview with Alfonso Giraldes (Banshee) Part 3

Alfonso Giraldes – the FINAL PART Hey everyone, well there has been a considerable delay in publishing the final part as we were busy with the ArtQuest painting competition and launching The Illustrated Historical Artist, all in all it has been hectic and quite stressful. However, I think you will really enjoy this last part and if you haven’t already …

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Peter Pan by 2nd Star Project

Peter Pan – the PRELUDE 1. It seems a long time since you first showed me the start of this project, how many hours from concept, sculpt and paint job were invested in this? The Peter Pan project is the 3rd piece we made together, but it was the first project we had in mind when the 2nd Star project …

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Vasily Vereshchagin – Nihilist inside the Apotheosis of war.

Vasily Vereshchagin – the PRELUDE “To achieve my goal, to give people a picture of true genuine war was impossible just looking through binoculars from afar. I should feel it by myself, I should take part in offences, assaults, victories and failures. I should pass through the starving, diseases and wounds. If I have ever scared to sacrifice myself then …

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OSL by Artem Romanov

Object Source Lighting (OSL) – the PRELUDE Hey-hey folks! Many people asked me about the Object Source Lighting (OSL) on my recent figure Darth Ora, so here’s a little guide about it. It is not too heavy in explanation and nor have I discussed the complexities of light and how it interacts with various objects, the following is just a …

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A look at the EverLasting Wet Palette

Everlasting Wet Palette – the PRELUDE When Vivien Massad at Redgrass Games approached me regarding the Everlasting Wet Palette (check out news on the KICKSTARTER HERE) I was instantly intrigued, I have used a wet palette for several years now, yet there are still issues with it’s use and suitability. For instance the need to replace the sponge or kitchen …

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The Illustrated Historical Artist Issue 2 is Now Available!!

The Illustrated Historical Artist Issue 2 – the PRELUDE Download The Illustrated Historical Artist Issue 2 NOW! Inside Issue 2 you will find in-depth historical miniature figure painting articles by Ernesto Reyes, Alexander Habas and Andrei Sharov. In addition, we are pleased to present a conversation with a true maestro of the Flat Figure, Benedikt Widmann. Further, we are treated …

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WHAT THE FIGUREMENTORS TEAM HAS BEEN DOING – SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER’S WORK IN PROGRESS: The Prelude With the launch of the Illustrated Historical Artist magazine and our first painting competition, THE FIGUREMENTORS TEAM has been very busy these past few months.  But that doesn’t mean we haven’t also been working on a variety of painting projects!  Here’s a look at some of the pieces we’ve got on our worktables. KRISTIAN SIMONSEN …

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Painting the Storm Knight from Kingdom Death by Branislav B aka Paintguild!

Kingdom Death Storm Knight – the PRELUDE Kingdom Death (KD) has created a huge following in recent years. This year their Kickstarter was one of the greatest ever when considering the amount of project backers and money invested, so the KD universe will be even greater with new miniatures arriving in next few years. Mr. Adam Poots has made a …

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The Legend of Raistlin

Legend of Raistlin – the PRELUDE A flash of nostalgia – Raistlin Majere is one of my all time favourite characters from fantasy literature and is obviously my inspiration for the Legend of Raistlin. I remember reading Dragonlance where he is one of the main characters, many years ago, it was one of the first fantasy novels I ever read. …

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Art Quest 2017 Prize Pool Update #1

Over the coming weeks, we will be sharing with you, our Art Quest 2017 Prize Pool provided by the contest sponsors.  You can find the full description of the competition here, but as a quick reminder everyone who enters the competition (and is a follower of either our site or facebook page) will be eligible to win one of these prize …

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The Illustrated Historical Artist Issue 2 coming SOON!

Hi everyone The gang and I are really proud of what is happening with Issue 2 of The Illustrated Historical Artist and can not wait to share it all with you. We are really pleased with the response that Issue 1 got, the number of downloads was phenomenal, we can only hope you all come back to buy Issue 2 …