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Step by Step Painting of a 54mm Saxon Warrior

Painting of a 54mm Saxon Warrior – PRELUDE I’m always excited to paint kits from Raúl García Latorre, one of my favourite sculptors.  This article will focus on one of his old kits, a 54mm Saxon Warrior, 5th Century.  The kit was originally released some time ago from his old company, but looks like it will be re-released through MProyec …

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Darkside Everywhere There Is! A study in OSL by Ant Con!

A study in OSL – PRELUDE I have grown to be good friends with Anthony otherwise known as Ant Con over the last year or two, indeed my friendship with him and the Greek Crew continues to grow and I really look forward to spending time with them all at shows. Ant is now a valued member of Michael Kontraros …

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Kit Review – WWII U.S. Tanker (MJ Miniatures)

PRELUDE MJ Miniatures since 2013 has predominantly focused on busts, but this release sees something a little special, a large 1/16th scale, six part, polyurethane resin full figure depicting a U.S. Tanker from WWII. The resin in recent releases has began arriving with a pinkish hue to the material and the quality of it is very good indeed. This kit …

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Painting the Butcher by Macca Chung

Painting the Butcher – PRELUDE Hello! Macca here and I am very happy to be contributing an article, I am a figure painter from Melbourne and I hope you enjoy this my first article for figurementors! The Butcher bust from Spawning Pool Studios was a lot of fun to paint. I thought of doing a step-by-step, but frankly, there is little to my …

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Kit Review – Grogoth (Galapagos Miniatures)

PRELUDE I am so honoured that Ju-Won Jung and Galapagos Miniatures have decided to collaborate with our site and this is the first review in what I hope will be many. I was instantly impressed with the quality of the presentation. The kit which is a 1/24 (75mm), 13 part, polyurethane resin figure that arrived in a sturdy, mahogany coloured …

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Kit Review – Paganus (Aradia Miniatures)

PRELUDE So we continue our collaboration and support for Aradia Miniatures with this review of their latest fantastical beast Paganus (from Pagus pertaining to countryside, rustic and rural). The kit arrived safe and secure in their customary clampack, the lid adorned with the concept sketch, parts sealed in ziplock bags, the creature is sculpted by the talented Benoit Cauchies based on …

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Painting the Black Sun Barbarian (with emphasis on NMM) – by Andy Gillaspy

Painting the Black Sun Barbarian – PRELUDE Hello Figurementor readers, a little while ago I spoke with David Powell one of my favourite painters and was very flattered to be asked to produce an article for Figurementors. We decided to concentrate on a figure with NMM (non-metallic metal), one of my favourite ways of painting. Fortunately, I had splurged and unbeknown to …

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Kit Review – Aly (Black Veil Models)

PRELUDE Aly the last survivor is the debut release from Black Veil Models, it is a 75mm kit, digitally sculpted by Juan M. Puerta, a Spanish Character Artist at Goodgame Studio. I have been friends with Armando Martijn for maybe five years now on Facebook, he has followed my development as a figure painter and I his, so obviously I …

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French Army Special Unit Dinassaut Vignette by the Award Winning Jose Brito

French Army Special Unit Dinassaut – PRELUDE Jose Brito is an inspiring Scale Modeller who has won awards around the world and who is frequently featured in international modelling magazines. When I approached him to write a piece for our little blog, I was doubtful he even knew of figurementors.com. However, I was a little taken aback as not only …

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Kit Review – Wizard of Agni (Ben Komets Miniatures)

PRELUDE I am a big fan of the painting of Ben Komets and when he started up his own range of figures I was right to be excited! This latest release sees a collaboration with two powerhouse creative talents, Felideus Bubastis as concept Artist and the ever popular and uber talented sculptor Lucas Penichet! We present the Wizard of Agni! …

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Kit Review – Online (Pedro Fernandez Works)

PRELUDE The sixth release from Pedro Fernandez Works is a 73mm high, 3 part, polyurethane resin bust called “Online” depicting the head and shoulders of a female cybernetic, android life-form. The kit arrived in the now typical blackbox with red lid, inside we find the parts nestled within, red, shredded thick paper. The boxart was done by May Aguilar, with the …

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January’s Work in Progress

We took a break in December to let everyone enjoy their holidays, but now we’re back and ready to share what we’ve been up to.  We’d also like to introduce our newest team member: Nils Holmbergh! JASON ‘REDRUM’ MARTIN This month I spent most of my time frantically finishing the Sail Away bust from Broken Toad. It is a rather …

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NextGen Artists – Interview with CraftWorld Studio

NextGen Artists – Interview with CraftWorld Studio – PRELUDE So the team consists of Aleksandra Tana Cvetanovski and Marko Miladinović and in a relatively short amount of time, their CraftWorld Studio has made quite an impression both personally and professionally on the figure painting community! So I thought it might be a great idea to interview artists other than just …

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Kit Review – Winter Child (Terrible Kids Stuff)

PRELUDE This is our second review of a figure from this range, if you want to read the first review by David Powell, click HERE. The Winter Child is the latest release from Terrible Kids Stuff for their Paolo Perente’s Dust range. This is the fourth figure in the expanding Dust range. Like the previous three figures, it’s a limited release, this …

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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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Kit Review – Polish Hussar Nobleman (Young Miniatures)

PRELUDE I have always realised that the busts from Young Miniatures were of a high quality but I never realised just how good they were! My interest in historical subjects has grown in recent months and with it my admiration for these sculpts. The kit arrived in a stunning box, there is a clear plastic sleeve that slides around the …

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Kit Review – The Defeated (Darkstar Miniatures)

PRELUDE Darkstar Miniatures landed a great release when Mike Blank, the renowned figure painter and sculptor, agreed to create this Royalist soldier of the English Civil War. The kit is titled “The Defeated” and consists of seven polyurethane resin parts, sealed in a ziplock bag, wrapped in packing material, inside a small, plain cardboard box adorned with the monotone boxart. …

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Defenders of Fort St Elmo, Malta 1565 by Ivan Cocker

Defenders of Fort St Elmo, Malta 1565 – PRELUDE So I had approached Ivan to write an article for the site which he duly agreed to and then suggested that I could also publish one that he had previously written to act as a stop gap whilst he worked on the other one. Ivan is a figure painter of the …

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Kit Review – The Grenadier 1809 (Best Soldiers)

PRELUDE As a lot of you will know, Best Soldiers not only act as a store distributing figures from a broad range of figure producers but also sells it’s own range of figures. This latest review will show you another incredible sculpt by Antonio Zapatero depicting a Grenadier of the Imperial Guard 1809. The kit arrived quickly and safely, its’ …

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Ogre Brute – My thoughts on painting busts by Patryk Ciemiega

My thoughts on painting busts – PRELUDE Hey it is Jay here, I wanted to say a little about Patryk before he starts his piece and he doesn’t know I am about to write this. It is a pleasure when running a blog such as this to find an artist so passionate and keen to share his thoughts and knowledge …

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Kit Review – XV Cent Crossbowman (Tartar Miniatures)

PRELUDE Tartar Miniatures have been producing a series of releases for the last couple of years now, being fairly eclectic and prolific however, it is the historical releases that for me standout and in particular those of the medieval era. The kit arrived in a compact, white box adorned with the boxart by Sergey Popovichenko. This is a 15 part, …

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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!

“Point of no Return” – 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 …

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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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Ivan the Terrible – Freehand Technique using oils by Marc Mussat

Freehand Technique using oils – PRELUDE I have known of Marc Mussat‘s work for some time and got to see his Ivan figure up close at Euromilitaire 2016. Marc is a painter of quite some renown, he lives in St Germain en Laye in France and is one of those quieter types within our hobby but has always spared time …

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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

Knight of the Holy Sepulchre – 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 …

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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 …