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SMHB World War II Special Volume II

PRELUDE This World War II Special is the 22nd bookazine from Mr Black Publications, sees a collaboration with MJ Miniatures very own Man Jin Kim, a good friend of mine and an incredibly talented Artist. This issue contains seven chapters spanning 80 pages, awash with step by step instructions and colour photographs throughout, we are even treated to a gallery …

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The Soviet Naval Infantry and their Battles

Soviet Naval Infantry – PRELUDE History has always been a big interest for me, since around the age of 10. While the subject of interest has changed over the years, it’s always been there in one form or the other, from the Swedish Carlean soldiers in an early age to my current interest in the World Wars and beyond. For …

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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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Crusading Knights – A Reference by David Powell

Crusading Knights – 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 …

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SMHB Figure Modelling Vol 17

PRELUDE The Scale Model HandBook, the labour of love of Stelios Demiras  now stands at 20 volumes in total with the arrival of Volume 17 this week: including two on Diorama Modelling and a special WWII issue. My issue arrived quickly and safely, securely packaged so no damage was caused during shipping. This volume sees nine in depth articles across fifty, A4 pages …

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SM02 STALINETZ TRACTOR

PRELUDE Rinaldi Studio Press is a relative newcomer to the publishing of “how to” guide books of modelling created by internationally renowned armour modeller Michael Rinaldi. His first series of books TankArt are incredibly well written and have proven to be very popular. This second release of the new Single Model series of books has 128 pages, containing twelve chapters …

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First Time Painting Historical Figures? Here’s Some Advice…

First Time Painting Historical Figures? Here’s Some Advice – INTRODUCTION This site is not focused on any one genre of figures.  We hope to expose people to all sides of the modelling hobby.  Speaking for myself, sometimes it feels like there is a disconnect in the figure painting community between the fantasy/Sci-Fi crowd and the historical crowd. Certain sites, shows, …

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Mecha Meka Robot by Javier Molina (Hobbyworld)

PRELUDE Well here we are again! I remember getting Javier to write an article for FPM about two years ago and here we are now looking at his own book wow! such a great example of living your dream and making it happen! The book itself is more of a coffee table artbook rather than an in-depth journal or textbook …

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SMHB Figure Modelling Vol 16

PRELUDE The Scale Model HandBook, the brain child of Stelios Demiras is now in its sixth year of publication and there are now 19 volumes in total: including two on Diorama Modelling and a special WWII issue. My issue arrived quickly and safely, securely packaged so no damage was caused during shipping. This volume sees eight in depth articles across …

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SM01 Fish Submarine

PRELUDE Rinaldi Studio Press is a relative newcomer to the publishing of “how to” guide books of modelling created by internationally renowned armour modeller Michael Rinaldi. His first series of books TankArt are incredibly well written and have proven to be very popular. When I saw that Michael was creating the “Single Model” (SM) series covering diverse and unique subjects, …