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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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WWII Soviet Female Tanker – An In-Depth Review (Life Miniatures)

WWII Soviet Female Tanker – the PRELUDE The Soviet Female Tanker is the newest release to the BEGINNERS SERIES of 1/10 scale busts from Life Miniatures. The kit comprises of 7 Polyurethane Resin parts and is subject to a “how to” PDF explaining the painting process Sang-Eon Lee used for the boxart. The kit arrived in a sturdy, compact box …

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Cyborg Samurai – An In-Depth Review (ZabaArt)

Cyborg Samurai – the PRELUDE The Cyborg Samurai is another release in the Sci-Fi Series from ZabaArt, this is a limited edition of 100 pieces, cast in Polyurethane resin at 75mm scale. The kit arrived in the distinctive and stylish packaging we come to expect from ZabaArt, the smaller parts secure in a ziplock bag, all nestled in amongst straw …

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Oda Nobunaga – An In-Depth Review (DG Artwork)

Oda Nobunaga – the PRELUDE This is a 1/9 scale bust depicting the enigmatic Samurai, Oda Nobunaga. It comprises of 14 parts along with a pedestal and a length of copper wire, first impressions are very good. We are also provided a choice of heads, garbed or bare. The kit arrived in the Now perfunctory DG, black cardboard box adorned …

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Martina – An In-Depth Review (Nuts Planet)

Martina – the PRELUDE The latest release from Nuts Planet, Martina, sees the third 1/10 bust in the Ghost Company Series, the first two being Anti Robot Squad Sergeant and Expo Suit PMC. The bust comes in The instantly recognisable packaging, contained within a sturdy blue box adorned with the box art by Ki Yeol Yoon. This is a five …

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Charon An in-depth review (Aradia)

Prelude We have had great expectations of Aradia’s The Divine Comedy kickstarter. The idea itself of presenting the Divine Comedy in miniature has had me pretty excited to say the least. I went for one of the smaller pledges; Guardians od Hell though, so I got my order home pretty fast, compared to having to wait for one of the …

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Roman Optio – An In-Depth Review (Young Miniatures)

Roman Optio – the PRELUDE This is a 1/10 scale, polyurethane resin bust sculpted by Young B Song, comprising 13 parts this is a high end, accurate kit depicting a Roman Optio. It arrived in the customary, Young Miniatures attractive packaging, the box lid adorned by the boxart by Kiril Kanaev and protected by a clear plastic sleeve. The small …

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SKOH -An In-Depth Review (Figone)

SKOH – the PRELUDE In many ways SKOH continues in the same vein as other anthropomorphic creations such as Rhinotaur (2011) which appeared in Spectrum Vol19, Haane, Kahaar and Minotaur all the way back in 2009. I am always excited when there is  new Figone release involving the sculpting of Carrasco even if , as always the presentation and packaging …

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Gorgon An in-depth review (Aradia Miniatures)

Gorgon – The Prelude It’s been with great expectation, that we have been waiting for Aradia’s The Divine Comedy kickstarter. I only ordered Gorgon and Charon, so delivery was quite fast and without problems. When first I read about the kickstarter themed on the Divine Comedy, I fell in love with the idea. It is classical literature, art and one …

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The Harbinger of Death – An In-Depth Review (Galapagos Miniatures)

The Harbinger of Death – the PRELUDE This 13 part Polyurethane Resin figure consists of 13 parts, cast in 90mm scale and sculpted by Ju-Won Jung. The Harbinger of Death otherwise known as the Spectre who prophesised the end times is a mesmerising and stunning new release from Galapagos Miniatures! “A flock of blind crows appeared”. The kit arrived in …

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Fade – An In-Depth Review (Mirico)

Fade – the PRELUDE Rico Chia the creator of Mirico showed me some time before the official release, some sneak peaks of Fade and I was instantly hooked. Fade arrived in what can only be considered a high end packaging, matte black sturdy box, a Mirico sticker to the lid, with a ribbon and bow sealing the box shut. On …

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An Insight Into Atlantis Miniatures

Atlantis Miniatures – the PRELUDE Atlantis Miniatures came to attention back in 2016 on the back of a successful Kickstarter campaign to release their first run of Trolls, Orcs, Goblins and Monsters. Demand for their figures was high and the inevitable issues back delays and planning came to the fore. As a small indie, UK company, I can only guess …

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Chaos Lord – An In-Depth Review (Tartar Miniatures)

Chaos Lord – the PRELUDE The kit is 1/10 in scale and cast in polyurethane resin and consists of just three parts, making preparation and assembly quick and easy. This is a traditional bust from Tartar Miniatures consisting of just head and shoulders, a broad, brutal looking chopper blade and a short length of leather, wrist strap that attaches to …

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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 …

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World Military Academy Series -An In-Depth Review (DG Artwork)

World Military Academy Series – the PRELUDE DG Artwork are always looking to create something’s new and original for their loyal fan base and the World Military Academy Series is yet another good idea as it opens up the opportunity of a series of releases. Imagine a whole display of these, of same subject matter, all painted up and upon …

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Nautilus – An In-Depth Review (Zaba Art)

Nautilus – the PRELUDE Lukas Zaba (Fischy) came to my attention at the start of 2014 for his stunning figure painting and then recently I realised he was also a talented sculptor too. The formation of ZabaArt has culminated in the first two releases in a Sci-Fi series of 75mm figures, the first of which we will review today: Nautilus. …

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Powhiri, Maori Warrior – An In-Depth Review (DG Artwork)

Powhiri, Maori Warrior – the PRELUDE Oh man I have been sat on this for a while, so much going on at the moment what with the magazine and my own painting projects for the rebirth of Folkestone in the form of Euro Miniature Expo in September, some things have gone on the back burner. So what do we have …

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WW2 Figure Sets – An In-Depth Review (MJ Miniatures)

WW2 Figure Sets – the PRELUDE Today I am presenting two separate kits from MJ Miniatures but which have such common attributes I thought I would review them at the same time. We have two pairs of 1/35th scale WW2 soldiers, one set of Panzer Crew and one US Paratroopers. Both are cast in polyurethane resin and on opening the …

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The General – An In-Depth Review (BestSoldiers)

The General – the PRELUDE BestSoldiers at the end of the first quarter of 2017 released this kit, The General, sculpted by the uber talented Antonio Zapatero, it is another incredible addition to their own back catalogue of historical subjects. This is a 75mm scale kit that comes with two alternative heads, one bare and the other with plumed helm, …

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Monkey King – An In-Depth Review (NutsPlanet)

Monkey King – the PRELUDE Monkey King is the latest bust release from the always prolific NutsPlanet, sculpted by Romain van den Bogaert, the kit comprises five parts (plus a turned mounting rod), sculpted to 1/10 scale and cast in polyurethane resin. It arrived in its now customary blue box, adorned with the boxart by Myeong-Ha Hwang, with additional angles …

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FDV1 Mako V II 1/35th – An In-Depth Review (Filbotmecha.com)

FDV1 Mako V II – the PRELUDE There were twenty five of these incredible kits made and I have no9. It comprises of almost 90, highly detailed, polyurethane resin parts and comes with detailed A4 instruction booklet! It arrived in a solid, large white box adorned with the concept Art of this updated release, the FDV1 Mako V II. On …

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Marcus – An In-Depth Review (Siren Miniatures)

Marcus – the PRELUDE Marcus is one of the most recent releases from Siren Miniatures and also one of my favourites, you know you’re going to get something pretty original when they design a new figure. This is a five piece, polyurethane resin kit and it arrived in their now customary blister pack adorned with the concept sketch. The parts …

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Beastman – An In-Depth Review (Terrible Kids Stuff)

BEASTMAN – the PRELUDE Beastman by Terrible Kids Stuff is, I think the 7th offering in 75mm of their Nether Kingdom range. So it is a little bit older, but there are still a few available. As the other kits in this range, this is a limited release of 100 copies. We have other TKS reviews here and here to name but a few. …

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Pikeman XVII Cent – An In-Depth Review (Altores Studio)

Pikeman – the PRELUDE This figure is one of my favourites from Altores Studio, Pikeman of the XVII century, English Civil War, with its unique shapes and volumes, it offers the figure painter a wealth of opportunity to try something new. Pikeman is a eight part, polyurethane resin kit, with a square scenic base, sculpted by D. Shevchuk in 75mm …

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The Illustrated Historical Artist Issue 1 – download for FREE!

Hey everyone The Illustrated Historical Artist Issue 1 this is really just a short post to announce that our very own historical painting magazine (The Illustrated Historical Artist Issue 1) is now out and available to download for FREE! It has been met with an overwhelmingly positive flood of comments, shares and support, which has totally blown us away, we …

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Goatman – an In-Depth Review (Terrible Kids Stuff)

Goatman – The PRELUDE Goatman is the 10th 75mm figure in Terrible Kids Stuff’s Nether Kingdom range. They also have 4 offerings in 54mm scale and 4 in 32mm scale. I recently reviewed the Orc on Wolf 75mm from Nether Kingdom here: http://figurementors.com/orc-wolf-depth-review-terrible-kids-stuff. It is a limited release of 100 copies as usual in this range. We have two box art …

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GRUNT – An In-Depth Review (Nuts Planet)

GRUNT – the PRELUDE Grunt is a new release from Nuts Planet’s range of it Busts and it is a beauty, these smaller busts are in many ways a great introduction to this genre yet do not expect there to be any less detail! This is  a seven part, polyurethane resin kit in 1/10 scale, sculpted by Jun-Sik Ahn and …

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Brutus Black Leg – An In-Depth Review (SAGO)

Brutus Black Leg – the PRELUDE Brutus Black Leg is the latest fantasy piece from SAGO sculpted by Antonio Fernandez (Piquifl) in 54mm scale, it is almost anthropomorphic in it’s design, depicting a bipedal pig/boar in armour with sword and shield. The kit arrived in a compact, sturdy box adorned with the boxart by May Aguilar. The casting is indeed …

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Orc on Wolf – An In-Depth Review (Terrible Kids Stuff)

Orc on Wolf – the PRELUDE Orc on Wolf is a new release in Terrible Kids Stuff’s Nether Kingdom, it is the ninth 75mm release in this particular range, which also includes four 54mm and two 32mm offerings. Like all the others in this series the Orc on Wolf is a limited release, there are only 100 copies available. We have other reviews …

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Man at Arms XIV Century – An In-Depth Review (Tartar Miniatures)

Man at Arms XIV Century – the PRELUDE I really like the historical releases from Tartar Miniatures, there is a gritty realism to Oleg Pogosyan’s sculpts and there is a genuine historical accuracy regarding the garb and weapons of his subjects. Man at Arms XIV Century actually depicts Bertrand du Guesclin (1320-1380) and comprises 16 polyurethane resin parts including a stepped …