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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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Kit Review – Don Quixote (NutsPlanet)

PRELUDE My kit arrived in its’ now customary, sturdy blue box adorned with the box art by Myeong-Ha Hwang, the rear panel also shows three additional views of the boxart. This is an eight part, polyurethane resin kit, traditionally sculpted by the insanely unique and talented Romain van den Bogaert. This will be a relatively straight forward build, of the …

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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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Kit Review – Knight of the North (BestSoldiers)

PRELUDE The Knight of the North arrived in a very nice, wrap around black box adorned with the boxart painted by Luca Olivieri. It is a twelve part white metal, 75mm scale figure sculpted by the incredible Antonio Zapatero. The kit includes a relatively simple base and the parts come in a ziplock bag nestled between layers of foam. First …

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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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Kit Review – Barbarian and the Lost Princess (Black Sun Miniatures)

PRELUDE Black Sun Miniatures have been making a fair bit of noise since bursting on to the hobby scene, with a wealth of stunning figures and busts. They have gone for the jugular with collaborations with artists such as Palacios, Bogaert, Rubio. Cirillo and others. I am happy to announce they have partnered with figurementors and so today I am able …

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Kit Review – Josef “Pips” Priller (bf109models)

PRELUDE This is a 1/16 scale, polyurethane resin, single piece bust. It is of the traditional variety, just head and shoulders and is sculpted by Antonio Meseguer. BF109models is a new company and this is the first in a new series of World War II busts. It comes in a sturdy box adorned with the boxart painted by Juanma Vergera …

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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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Previewing Anne Bonny (Kabuki Studio)

PRELUDE This write up is a little different, being that I have been trusted with one of the masters, prior to its official release, indeed I have been sat on the figure for several weeks awaiting the stunning boxart by Sergio Calvo Rubio. As such I haven’t received the actual packaging and any of the other trimmings, just the parts …

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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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kit Review – War Pigeon (DG Artwork)

PRELUDE This kit is a 13 part, polyurethane resin, traditionally sculpted 1/9 scale bust sculpted by Dae-Hyoung Kim for DG Artwork. It depicts a soldier of the Duke of Wellington Regiment during World War I and is part of a range titled “British Army Great War Series”. The pieces come in ziplock bags, wrapped in bubble wrap, securely packaged in …

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SPOTLIGHT – Black Crow Miniatures

In 2015 I was lucky enough to get myself booked on the Weekend Workshop with Francesco Farabi in Liverpool. John Harrison the founder had struck a deal with a new miniature company, Black Crow Miniatures to provide their first figure, Arinthuil, as the subject of the workshop. I actually reviewed this figure way back in Issue 22 of Figure Painter …

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Kit Review – Rifleman Jess and Secret Agent Aida (NutsPlanet)

PRELUDE These figures turned up in their sturdy, dark blue boxes, each adorned with the boxart painted by Ki Yeol Yoon and are part of the ever growing Trigger series. As always parts are contained within ziplock bags and nestled between layers of foam. These are 75mm (1/24 scale) miniatures digitally sculpted by Joo Heum Yoon and cast in high …

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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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Kit Review – Find Your Way (Midnight Miniatures)

PRELUDE Following on from the success of Midnight Miniatures first two, full figure releases (Crush your Enemies and Massive Madness), we now have “Find Your Way”. This is a limited edition, five part, polyurethane resin bust sculpted by the incomparable Luca Piña Penichet. It arrived safely in a clamshell pack, the parts inside a ziplock bag nestled between two layers …

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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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Kit Review – Zouave 1914 (Life Miniatures)

PRELUDE This is a traditionally sculpted 1/10 polyurethane resin bust comprising ten parts and the now expected cylindrical bust mount. It arrived safely and quickly, in the new packaging format, a black box within a card sleeve depicting the box art by Sang-Eon Lee. The piece is sculpted by Eduard Perez based on a concept sketch by Sang-Eon Lee. The …

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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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Kit Review – Shark Day (Wonderlands Project)

PRELUDE “Shark Day” is a Nine part, polyurethane resin miniature based on the stunning concept art by Maxim Verehin and sculpted by the equally talented Stephane Camosseto. This 75mm kit arrived in a really nice plastic, clam pack adorned with the boxart by Sébastien Picque (aka dead fish painting): along with a copy of the concept art, showing its issue …

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Kit Review -Memories of the Void Seeds (Nocturna)

PRELUDE This female figure continues the Malefic range inspired by Luis and Romulo Royo for Nocturna. The kit arrived safely in its now customary and stunning metal tin adorned with the boxart painted by Jesus Martin. This is a 70mm (1/24 scale), seven part polyurethane kit accompanied with a nice scenic base. As always it is cast by HD cast …

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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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Kit Review – Germanic Warrior (Pegaso Models)

PRELUDE I am so excited to bring you my first ever review of a Pegaso Models. I spoke with Pietro and it soon became apparent that my love and passion for wonderful figures is shared by him also: a slight understatement! For me, Pegaso are the pinnacle within our hobby, this is a company that’s been established for several decades, …

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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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Kit Review – Violet and GC-B1

PRELUDE This is the second large release from the Ghost Company series of figures following on from Humanoid and Dog set. This is a highly detailed, complex, 1/20 scale, polyurethane resin kit comprising of seventeen parts plus the scenic base. The kit arrived safely packaged in a surprisingly large, black cardboard box adorned with the incredible boxart by Ki Yeol …