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SMHB Figure Modelling Vol 18

PRELUDE So SMHB is now standing at 21 issues in total, with this being Vol 18 of the separate Figure series, maintaining the same style and format as previous issues, it is a classy, high end publication and one I look forward to ever quarter, although there were some unforeseen delays on this particular release. There are some tweaks to …

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“Point of no Return” an insight by Pawel “Monstroys” Makuch!

PRELUDE I have known Pawel known for quite a few years and I am always inspired by his development as a painter and his ability to continuously create unique and interesting concepts for his projects. He wrote an article for me back when I was still with Legion of the Cow, when I saw his latest creation I knew I wanted …

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Kit Review – Harald I (Altores Studio)

PRELUDE A relative newcomer to the miniature market and community Altores Studio are creating quite a reputation for themselves and so it is with great pleasure I welcome them to figurementors and look forward to our long standing collaboration. The kit arrived in a sturdy white box adorned with the assembled figure but no boxart. This is a 1/24 scale …

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Kit Review – Silver Wolf (Joaquin Palacios Studio)

PRELUDE Garandur is the latest commercial release for Joaquin Palacios Studio and it is a thing of savage beauty. The kit arrived safe and secure within a rather plain and boring brown box, sealed with a sticker depicting the assembled kit but no boxart. The concept art as it frequently is, is done by Roberto Cirillo. Inside we find nine, …

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Knight of the Holy Sepulchre by David “Bailey” Powell

PRELUDE This article will be a walk-through on my painting of a medieval knight on horseback.  At the time I was looking for a good competition figure.  I settled on this beautiful 54mm kit from Pegaso, a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre.  It’s a great dynamic sculpt and the large surfaces of the cape, shield, and banner provided plenty of opportunity for …

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Kit Review – Plic and Ploc (Black Sun Miniatures)

PRELUDE This wonderfully characterful bust arrived in a plain brown box, a sticker on the side naming the kit and sculptor, the two parts inside are nestled amongst packaging material. The packaging and presentation are basic and minimal however, the kit arrived safe and secure. This latest release from Black Sun Miniatures, Plic and Ploc, is a bust of a …

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Kit Review – Liberty on the Barricades (NutsPlanet)

PRELUDE This latest review looks at something that is so much more than a figure, this is literally a vignette in a box. This latest kit from Nuts Planet, is in 75mm scale and arrived in it’s usual blue box adorned with the boxart by Myeong-Ha Hwang, consisting of 22 polyurethane resin parts, a whopping 15 of which are necessary …

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I See You by award winning Louis FantasyDemon Juanola

PRELUDE Hello everyone! My name is Luis Mendez Juanola, otherwise known as fantasydemon, I am 37 years of age and live in Madrid. In this article I’ll show you some of my insights and techniques for the process of creating  “I See You” which I created last year for MSS 2015. I hope you enjoy this tutorial that Jason and I …

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Crusading Knights – A Reference by David Powell

PRELUDE This will be the first of a new series of articles we shall be writing, regarding historical eras, figures, battles etc of interest to the modeller and figure painter. Some will be quite extensive, others like this one shall be more of an overview, but we hope all of them will become an essential reference to those who wish …

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Kit Review – Celt Warrior (DG Artwork)

PRELUDE This time we see a welcome return from Korean sculptor and producer Dae Hyoung Kim of DG Artwork, this latest release sees a subject which I have taken a fair degree of interest in recently, the Celts! I have for the majority of my painting life been a fantasy painter but the more and more historical figures I see and …

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Kit Review – Chaos Lord (MJ Miniatures)

PRELUDE Man Jin Kim is like a brother to me and he has supported me on everything I have tried to achieve within our miniature world, I am really happy to continue our collaboration and look forward to his future releases in 2017. MJ Miniatures, in a similar vein to Nuts Planet, release a prolific amount of high quality and …

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Kit Review – Zehir, Turtle Shaman (Limbo Miniatures)

PRELUDE Vincent Zhang has been creating some pretty original concepts at Limbo Miniatures and this piece is no different, we have been supporting and collaborating with Vincent since the beginning and his love and enthusiasm for the hobby is really infectious. His figures to date remind me of a crossover between gaming figures and display figures, these are usually 30mm …

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Kit Review – Harald (Heroes & Villains)

PRELUDE I have been a fan of H&V range for several years so this is somewhat an honour for me to be reviewing this particular piece! They are not considered a prolific company, with a relatively small back catalogue but each and every release is of the highest standard and highly regarded within the hobby community. When Fernando Sanchez said …

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Step by Step Painting & Weathering a Yellow Armour on Orruk Megaboss

PRELUDE Hey everyone I am so excited to have convinced Thor to write for the site, he is one of my very favourite GW figure painters! We are talking about wonderfully blended, crisp, saturated colour palettes, highly detailed figures. Each and every new project he has completed in the last couple of years always makes me sit up and take …

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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 …