We have reached the 25th book in Mr Black Publications Scale Model Handbook series, which is a result of collaboration from some old as well as some new contributors. This is the third book in the series we have entirely dedicated to creations inspired by those events that took place between the years 1939-1945 known to Western histories as “The Second World War”. Even though wartime themes are numerous herein, and feature an extended variety of models, dioramas, vignettes, and figures, especially in 1/35 scale, we have managed to present many representative examples catering to the varying interests of our readers.
We must thank all our contributors for their excellent work and their dedication to achieve this project. In particular, the new contributors Calvin Tan, Michael Lee and David Hernanz Caldevilla, the dynamic Toshihiro Sano who appears in almost all of our latest publications, offer now no less than two articles. Also, our thanks must go to the well known old contributors Christos Katselos, Ernesto Reyes Stalhuth and Stelios Neofytidis.
As always we must thank our friends, partners and supporters including, Pietro Balloni and Luca Marchetti (Pegaso Models), Darren Parker-Mead (Tommys War), Stuart Hale (Stormtrooper Miniatures), Alexander Surzhenko (Masterbox Ltd), Alexey Lukanev (Irbis Miniatures), Man Jin Kim (MJ Miniatures), Young B. Song (Young Miniatures), Taesung Harmms (Alpine Miniatures), Daniel Buchtela (Model Scene), DG Artwork (Dae Hyoung Kim), Alex Vallejo (Vallejo Acrylics), Fernando Vallejo (AK-Interactive), Ben Mirson and Alina Rizhko (both from Miniart Models).
Last, but not least, we would like to thank Ken Jones for his valuable help in editing those texts translated into English, his advice and for helping us lend a unique final touch to all our publications.
Hopefully, youll enjoy our new book, but above all, keep modelling!
Editor and Publisher
Mr Black Publications
CONTENTS WORLD WAR II SPECIAL VOL.3
4 Road to Amiens - Create an Impressive Eye Catcher Diorama
- 50mm (1/35)
16 Operation Konrad, Budapest 1945 - How to create a realistic after the battle diorama - 50mm (1/35)
24 Razvedchik Operation Bagration 1944 - Painting a Box Art vignette - 50mm (1/35)
30 Machine Gunner 12 SS Panzer Division “Hitlerjugend" - Painting a Camouflage Pattern Clothing for Box Art - 120mm (1/16)
42 Feldgendarmerie - Painting a 1/35 scale Box Art - 50mm (1/35)
44 Painting a WWII French Foreign Legion Skier Bust in Acrylic Colours Showing the Effects of Night Time Winter Operations – Box Art - 150mm (1/12)
46 Retreat to Victory, Dunkirk 1940 - Combining Vallejo & Jo Sonjas Acrylics to Create a Realistic Painted Finish on a Large Scale Bust - 180mm (1/10)
48 German WWII Feldgendarmerie - Painting a Large-Scale Bust for Box Art - 200mm (1/9)
50 Leningrad 1941-1944 - Constructing a 1/35 scale diorama using commercial kits - 50mm (1/35)
66 Kurt Panzer Meyer, Kharkov 1942-1943 - How to Paint an SS Brigade Commander - 120mm (1/16)
74 German Infantry at Kursk - Painting a late WWII German Uniform - 50mm (1/35)
78 Operation Barbarossa 1941 - Creating a Realistic Diorama Using Commercial Castings and Accessories - 50mm (1/35)
David Hernanz Caldevilla - Christos Katselos - Michael Lee - Stelios Neofytidis - Toshihiro Sano - Ernesto Reyes Stalhuth - Calvin Tan
MATT LAMINATED COVER