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Masters Interview – Bogusz “Bohun” Stupnicki

A BRIEF INTRODUCTION I have known Bohun for several years now and along with the other Polish painters I have always found him willing to help with my own painting, time permitting. I did this interview for Legion of the Cow about a year ago now I suppose. It is quite insightful and informative and so I was given permission …

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A tribute to the creator of Pinnochio, Carlo Collodi, by Antonio Leveque

During my long years of being a “modest” sculptor of figurines I began to realise more and more, frozen snapshots of time, of Collodis’ character sketches. Carlo Collodi (actual name Carlo Lorenzini) became fascinated by the idea of using an amiable, rascally character as a means of expressing his own convictions through allegory. In 1880 he began writing Storia di un …

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Kit Review – Chillianwallah (MJ Miniatures)

PRELUDE The kit arrived in a rather large attractive box, the lid adorned with the box art by Man Jin Kim. This is a 1/10 scale, polyurethane resin kit, comprising seven parts (including a pedestal) in ziplock bags nestled between bubble wrap and and some paper shavings. The subject depicted is one of the heroes of the battle of Chillianwallah, …

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Creating a “What If?” diorama with Yen Kwie Drenth

Creating a What If diorama – PRELUDE I started out modelling in the late seventies, at about 10 years old, together with my dad. We would spend hours assembling and painting small scale-kits we bought at the local toyshop; mostly aeroplanes and ships. My first model was an Airfix Northrop “Freedom Fighter”painted bright metallic silver, with gloss black wheels. After …

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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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Athens Miniature Show 2016 – Organise it and They Will Come by Ant Con

RISEN FROM THE ASHES Much like the mythical Phoenix, after many years in the shadows of the Hades (the underworld), the Athens Miniature Show is finally back with a vengeance. Reborn from the ashes and with new blood in its ranks, the Athens Miniature Show is ready to take the modelling circuit by storm! With local Greek modellers like Michael …

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A Few Thoughts on my Way of Painting Busts by Jason Zhou

Hi everyone, First all, I’d like to thank Jason Martin (Redrum) for inviting me to share some of my experience and thoughts on painting busts by taking the King Tiger tank commander bust as an example. It is the latest work I finished painting recently. A little bit about me Before getting started, I’d like to introduce a bit about …

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My Experience Painting OSL

My Experience Painting OSL – PRELUDE Object-Source Lighting (OSL), is probably one of the most intimidating techniques in miniature painting. I’m intentionally not calling this article “How to Paint OSL” because I feel like I have a long way to go before I come close to mastering the technique. That being said, I think I’ve had success at applying it… …

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Sculpting a fantasy character with Carmine Giugliano (ThorCreart) Part 1

“Welcome to the first of a three part series on sculpting. Carmine Giugliano will talk us through the general steps for creating a creature from dummy, bulking out the anatomy to detailing. This wont be an exhaustive written account but a more visual experience, a private insight into the step by step process of sculpting a fantasy creature. Enjoy (Ed)”. …

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Painting Orc skin with Jason Martin (Redrum)

Painting Orc skin – PRELUDE A few years back I painted an Orc standard bearer from Forgeworld who I christened Nagrus’z Strongarm. Hopefully this will complement the work David did in his article HERE! Anyways, I hope some of you will find this useful! OVERALL COLOUR SCHEME So initially I was thinking about how I wanted the piece to look, …

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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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Skintone painting with Aythami Alonso

Skintone painting – INTRODUCTION Hi painters! First of all the boring thing, presentations and all that stuff. My name is Aythami Alonso and I am passionate about  painting and sculpting figures. I began painting like three years ago when I had neither job nor money. The crazy idea of painting miniatures to earn money came to me and… man! it really was a crazy idea. …

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CIRCUS – a monotone vignette by Enrico Collenzini

A Monotone vignette – PRELUDE Hi everyone my name is Enrico and Jason approached me recently about sharing some of my insights as a painter. I hope to collaborate more in the future but for now let me show you my first monotone project. The idea of my first project in black and white was born by a beautiful figure …

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Warhammer Fest 2016 – Hit or Miss?

PRELUDE “With so much happening recently and me not really being in love with Games Workshop and some of their releases I didn’t manage to attend Golden Demon this year

. Which in hindsight was a shame as it would have given me a chance to catch p with some of our super star painters and celebrities from our awesome community. …

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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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Show Report – Figurines Quebec (May 7th) with Alex McCutcheon

  After meeting our friend Mathieu Fontaine at the first annual Sword & Brush show in Toronto last November, there was no doubt we were going to make the six hour drive to Montreal for his show this year. Anthony and I, and bins of Bent Bristle merchandise, piled into the faithful steed and set off on a sunny Friday …

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Rocco by David Arroba

  Hello, my name is David Arroba and I am passionate about painting figures. I am from Spain and I am 22 years old. My friend Jason Martin has asked me to write this article which is a great thrill for me. First I would like to talk about the creation process of my latest composition “Rocco” from Figone. This work …

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Painting unnatural skintones with David Powell (Bailey03)

Painting regular skin can be tough, but it is something that is covered in numerous other tutorials. So instead I’d like to go into a topic I find even tougher… painting unnatural skin. To start off I should clarify what I mean by unnatural skin. I’m not talking about orc or demonic skin. I’m referring to skin that should look …

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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, …

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Masters Interview with Dmitry Fesechko

A BRIEF INTRODUCTION I have built a fair few friendships with other figure painters through Facebook and many of them are those that we consider at the top of our community, the masters or as I like to consider them “Guiding Lights”! So I decided that I would endeavour to interview as many as possible, for you my readers. Interviews have …

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Murat painted by master painter Gustavo Campos

INITIAL PROCESSES First of all, after preparing the bust cleaning the casting lines and sanding softly, you have to put on the base spray. I normalLy use Tamiya, either white or grey. On this occasion I have primed it with the white one. (fig. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5). Then, I spray a first layer of Andrea’s set White base colour with …

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Understanding your oil palette with Dmitry Fesechko

  Hello! I want to tell you some words about oils paints and some words about palette. I know that not so many painters use oil paints that much, but some principles could be used also for acrylic paints on wet palette for example. Ok, you have decided to try oils for painting miniatures, that’s awesome! The first question of …