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Trent Denison teaches us his Airbrush Technique

Airbrush Technique the PRELUDE I was very humbled when I was asked by Jay to put together an article for figurementors. My own work pales into insignificance compared to many of the other incredible artists whose work and writings I’ve been inspired by, including some on this very site. Painting serious showcase miniatures is a pursuit I’ve only taken up …

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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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Let your Imagination Fly! by Stathis Mamais

Let your imagination fly – the PRELUDE My name is Stathis Mamais. I am 36 years old and I live in Athens (Greece). I have lived the life of a passionate modeller for about 14 years now however, the last 5 years or more have seen me focus more and more on my work, pushing myself beyond my comfort zone …

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The Legend of Hiroki by David Batista

The Legend of Hiroki – the PRELUDE Hello my friends and fellow figure painters, I present myself first of all; my name is David Batista, I’m from Spain, and I’ve been painting miniatures for about 3 years, I wanted to show you my work on Legend of Hiroki. I mainly painted fantasy in 28mm, although I have recently decided to try …

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War Daddy – An In-Depth Review (Life Miniatures)

War Daddy – the PRELUDE This is the first full figure release from Life Miniatures, sculpted by Sang-on Lee, War Daddy is a clear tribute to Don “Wardaddy” Collier, a battle-hardened staff sergeant of the U.S. Army in the 2nd Armoured Division and commander of the M4 Sherman “Easy Eight” tank named Fury, in the same titled 2014 movie. The kit is 1/16 …

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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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Masters Interview with Alfonso “Banshee” Giraldes Pt2

So Part 2 of my interview with Alfonso “Banshee” Giraldes is finally here and I can only apologise for the delay, if you didn’t read or you have forgotten Part 1, you can read it HERE! So without further delay let’s see what Banshee has to say about Frazetta and the Masters, sculpting, paints and the anonymous bust to name …

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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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Sculpting hair, beards and other furs by Gregory Girault

Sculpting hair the PRELUDE As our collaboration with figurines.mag continues we are proud to present here in English for the first time a short tutorial that Greg did for a recent issue. We hope you find it useful either as a full sculpting project or just as a exercise in conversion or adding extra details to a stock miniature. So …

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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 …

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Some thoughts on Non Metallic Metal (NMM) with Paolo di Poce

Non Metallic Metal – the PRELUDE Hello to all. This is my first tutorial I’ve written for this blog, and I hope will be useful for people like me who has just started to paint in a more complex way than when playing war games. Just remember this is only one way to paint non metallic metal or indeed any other …

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Herne the Huntress – An In-Depth Review (BrokenToad Miniatures)

Herne the Huntress – the PRELUDE The latest release from BrokenToad is simply stunning, a further step up from the beauty that was SailAway, to which I had the pleasure of painting the official version, Herne the Huntress is a beautifully sculpted 1/10 scale female bust, consisting of 10 polyurethane resin parts cast in-house by Kris Toad himself. The kit …

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Lessons from the Past – Ivan Aivazovsky

PRELUDE Hello, my name is Dmitry Fesechko, I am an Artist from Moscow and some of you might know me. Some time ago my friend Jay Martin offered me the chance to write about art, eventually not only did I take him up on the idea, I am also a full team member of figurementors.com! We are hoping to not only …

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Golden Demon Classic 2017 – Show Report and Critique

Golden Demon Classic – The PRELUDE It was with mixed feelings and a lot of anticipation that I went to Golden Demon Classic this year. I’ve been to Golden Demons from 2008-2013 all UK ones except from the one in 2013 which was in Germany. It turned out to be the last of the German events. At that point the …

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Sarah Fortune an In-Depth Review (Kimera Models)

Sarah Fortune the PRELUDE Despite the furore that followed Kimera Models when they released Dumah it has been this figure, Sarah Fortune, since Francesco Farabi showed me the concept by Vincenzo Lamolinara, that I have most wanted to get and paint. I love the pose, the details and the general composition of the piece. It is the first of the Aridam …

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Napoleonic Dragoon by David “Bailey” Powell

Napoleonic Dragoon – the PRELUDE This article will present a walkthrough on the painting of a 54mm scale Napoleonic Dragoon using acrylics.  The specific figure is Pegaso Models’ Imperial Guard, Empress’ Dragoons Officer, 1806-15.  Napoleonic figures are among my favourite historical subjects to paint.  Of all the different eras, they have some of the most colourful and detailed uniforms.  Of the …

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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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Painting Flesh Tones with Layered Glazes by David Soper Part 2

Painting Flesh Tones – the PRELUDE With Akito’s face painted, see Part 1 Painting Flesh Tones HERE, it was time to turn my attention to the flesh tones on her torso but this would not simply be a matter of repeating the process to achieve a similar effect. Although I would be working with the same colour palette and layered glazing …

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Húsares de la Princesa (1884) – An In-Depth Review (H&V Miniatures)

Husares de la Princesa the PRELUDE One of the latest full figure releases from Heroes & Villains was sent to me a few weeks ago and it is a little gem! Húsares de la Princesa 1884 (though my box is labelled 1836, caused quite an headache when researching lol) is a delightfully detailed 54mm sculpt by Antonio Zapatero. It came …

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Yi Sun-Sin – An In-Depth Review (Nuts Planet)

Yi Sun-Sin – the PRELUDE This latest bust release from my friend Benny Sa sent me from NutsPlanet is an absolute gem, it is quite literally one of the most beautiful busts I have ever seen. The kit arrived in its’ now customary blue box adorned with the boxart by Myeong Ha-Hwang, the kit comprises 12 polyurethane resin parts, secured …

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Using Object Source Lighting to Create Ambience – “Shine a Light”

Object Source Lighting – the PRELUDE My newest piece Valaska Sin is both an exercise in working to a tight deadline, so my painting was forced into a no-nonsense mode where I had absolutely no time to stop and think, and a study in source lighting, mood and ambience. These two exercises work surprisingly well together, because alternative lighting and …

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Lotharingian Knight – An In-Depth Review (DG Artwork)

Lotharingian Knight – the PRELUDE The Lotharingian Knight is the latest historic bust release from DG Artwork, sculpted by Dae-Hyeoung Kim himself, it is a six part, 1/12 kit cast in polyurethane resin. The sturdy box is adorned with the boxart, again painted by Dae-Hyoung and the parts are secured in ziplock bags and protected by bubble wrap. This is …

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Non Metallic Metal a Guide by Jean-Marc Brisset

Non Metallic Metal – the PRELUDE I have admired Jean-Marc’s work for a long time and his NMM in particular is really impressive, in addition to painting a lot of Super Heroes his style is also very illustrative in it’s execution. With that in mind I thought it would be a neat idea to get the low down on how …

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Weird Armies Reign (WAR) and now for something different!

Weird Armies Reign a PRELUDE WAR is a relatively new company out of Athens, Greece that creates 1/35 scale, highly detailed figures to populate their alternative history set during World War II, a kind of dieselpunk, post apocalyptic, “what if” scenario. I spoke with Christos Apostolopoulos what seems an age ago now as I was considering doing a diorama involving …