FIGURE MODELLING 17
You are holding the Figure Modelling No.17 in the “Scale Model Handbook” series, which is the 20th edition in Mr Black Publications modelling books, 17 of which are about “Figure Modelling”, two on “Diorama Modelling” and one “World War Two Special”.
Herein are nine articles from seven well-known artists with tips and techniques, plus information about modelling miniature figures, vignettes and small dioramas from Ancient Times up to the Second World War Period. Most of the articles are covered in great detail with lots of step-by-step photos and explanatory texts.
We are pleased to welcome a new contributor to this edition, Anson Chen from China, who painted the 180mm Gaius Julius Caesar bust from the Nutsplanet range.
Whats also inside? One very detailed article from Ernesto Reyes Stalhuth - the box art for Stormtroopers 90mm “Trooper, 2nd Dragoons, Balaclava, Crimea 1854”, and from Mike “The Kiwi” Butler a Life Miniatures 180mm, New Zealand Battle of Britain Duo.
Jason Zhou comes back with an impressive article from the Young Miniatures range – a 180mm “Templar Knight” bust.
Stelios Neofytidis has been very productive presenting three articles this time. Two are WWI themes - The “Periscope Rifle”, a three-figure Gallipoli vignette in 1:35 scale from Firestorm Models and a 54mm Australian Soldier in Gallipoli from the Tommys War range. He also produces a WWII two-figure, 1:35 scale vignette based on the Ardennes campaign using Alpine Miniatures with replacement Hornet heads.
Mr Black Studio offers another WWI 54mm action figure from the Tommys War range entitled “Mons 1914”.
The final article is a small 1:35 scale diorama of “Joachim Peiper in Kharkov”, a combined work from two well-known Japanese artists, Ryota Sakai made the scenic base with a “wedgie” from a Dragon PzKfw III kit and Toshihiro Sano painted the Alpine Miniatures figures to present a unique WWII vignette.
We would like to thank all of our contributors for their support and sharing their secrets with us. Special thanks must go to Pietro Balloni, Luca Marchetti, Alex Vallejo, Jon Page, Darren Parker-Mead, Stuart Hale, Man-Jin Kim, Alexey Lucanev and our tireless English text editor Ken Jones.
We hope you enjoy our latest edition!
4 Trooper, 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys), Balaclava, Crimea 1854 - 90mm (Stormtrooper Miniatures SDF90-04) – 10 Pages
14 Gaius Julius Caesar - 180mm (Nutsplanet NP-B016) – 4 Pages
18 “Snow” and “Kiwi”, A New Zealand Battle of Britain Duo - 180mm
(Life Miniatures LM-B009) – 6 Pages
24 Templar Knight - 180mm (Young Miniatures YH1837) – 6 Pages
30 The “Periscope Rifle” - 50mm (Firestorm FS35114) – 7 Pages
37 Gallipoli 1915 - 54mm (Tommys War Australian TW54015) – 3 Pages
40 The “Battle of the Bulge” - Ardennes 1944-1945 - 50mm (Alpine Miniatures 35076 & 35096 with Hornet Head Sets, Soldiers Wall SDS030) – 4 Pages
44 Private, 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment, Mons 1914 - 54mm (Tommys War British TW54002) – 2 Pages
46 Joachim Peiper in Kharkov, 19th February 1943 – 15th March 1943 - 50mm (Dragon 6387 & Alpine Miniatures Set 35201) – 5 Pages
Mike “The Kiwi” Butler • ANSON CHEN • STELIOS NEOFYTIDIS • Ryota Sakai
Toshihiro Sano • ERNESTO REYES STALHUTH • JASON ZHOU
MATT LAMINATED COVER