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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 …

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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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Kit Review – Yeomanry Busts (NutsPlanet)

PRELUDE This new range of busts has been titled “it busts”, not sure of the reasons behind this, perhaps just because, and come in a rather stunning metal tin adorned with the boxart by Myeong-Ha Hwang. The busts are of the classic variety being that of head and shoulders and consist of just three parts, torso, cap and pedestal. These …

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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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Kit Review – Moloch the Mountain Giant (Figone)

PRELUDE Moloch the Mountain Giant is a stunning figure, sculpted by the uber talented Allan Carrasco for Figone. Initially produced with the help through crowdfunding on Indiegogo, it is now available in their store too. It is a 17 part, polyurethane resin kit, standing an incredible 150mm, adorned with a wealth of detailing, making this by far my favourite kit …

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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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Kit review – Mediterraneo the Triton (Aradia Miniatures)

PRELUDE I think I was probably the first person within our community to do an in depth article about Aradias’ incredible figures way back when I use to write for Figure Painter Magazine and I consider it an honour that they recently contacted me to write a further piece for them as they unveil their first in a new range of …

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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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Kit review – Polish Hussar (MJ Miniatures)

PRELUDE This kit is a collaborative effort between DG Artwork and MJ Miniatures. This is a traditionally sculpted historical kit of some considerable interest, by Dae Hyoung Kim. It arrived in a sturdy black box adorned with the boxart painted by Man Jin Kim himself. Inside we find a total of seven ziplock bags containing 16 resin parts, a length of …

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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 …