by: Engin Kayral [ ]
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Many figure modelling books are already published displaying the amazing works of a unique artist or a group of 3-4 people. Some of these books are about general figure modelling, some of them are specialized on painting, sculpting, converting or ground techniques. Advanced Figure Modelling includes the works of 21 well-known artists from 8 different countries with the full detailed explanations of their builts and color photos of building steps.
Despite the name-Advanced ; the book can be easily understood and be useful for figure modelers of all levels. It is really an essential reference for a figure modeler.
The book is published by Periscopio Publications in English language on September 2008 on Greece.
470 color pictures
26 color uniform illustrations of Greek, Persian and Hun Empire
5 detailed step by step articles on figure painting and sculpting
35 winner models awarded in high standard competitions
Strongly recommended by Pegaso Models
book in detail
The book starts with a preface written by editor Stelios Demiras explaining the aim of the book is to reach all levels of modelers. The color tone recipes, sculpting tips, painting tricks, groundwork techniques and much more are given by the own words of the artists.
The book includes 33 chapters. There are 31 built stories of award winner models of different sizes varying 54 to 120 mm from different high standard companies producing metal or resin figures. All built stories are very explanatory with the artist used color codes, recipes and answers to possible questions. Models show a variation from ancient times to World War II so painters can find tips and hints to paint figures of all periods. 5 of the articles are Step-by-step articles about painting, sculpting and groundwork. The other two chapters include many color uniform illustrations of Greek,Persian forces of the Median Wars and Atillas Hun Empire.
The chapters are;
The infantry of Median Wars 490-480 B.C Color illustrations
Thermopylae 480 B.C Grigoris Marmatakis 54 mm multi figures
Spartan Officer Christos Panayotopoulos 150 mm Athens Miniatures bust
Greek Hoplite Babis Stathis 54 mm EMI Productions
Greek Siceliota Christos Katselos 54 mm Romeo Models
Alexander the Great Alain De Busse 90 mm Pegaso Models
Mongol Warrior Babis Stathis 60 mm Scratch-built
Painting Faces with Acrylic Colors Ray Farrugia Step-by-step using 90 mm Post Militaire Mameluk and 90 mm Pegaso Models Roman Legatus
Mameluk Ray Farrugia 90 mm Post Militaire
Germanic Warrior Davide Decina 75 mm Pegaso Models
Praefectus Classis Pietro Balloni - 75 mm Pegaso Models
Praetorian Centurion Ray Farrugia - 75 mm Pegaso Models
Attila and Black Huns Empire Color illustrations
Templar Sergeant - Davide Decina 90 mm Pegaso Models
Byzantine Imperial Costas Rodopoulos 75 mm Pegaso Models & Seil Models
Italian Knight Pietro Balloni 90 mm Pegaso Models
Ivan the Terrible Diego Ruina 90 mm Pegaso Models
Russian Knight (3 vignettes) Natalya Alekseeva & Natalya Charushina 120 mm Scratch-built
Viking Warrior Mike Blank - 54 mm Scratch-built
Teutonic Knights of the 13th Century Christos Panayotou 54 mm Pegaso Models & Andrea Miniatures
Viking Hersir Paris Tsirchoglou 90 mm Soldiers
Ashigaru Christos Panayotou 90 mm Pegaso Models
The Lost Documents Markus Eckmann Step-by-Step on how to sculpt 75 mm figures for commercial casting and painting by Jόrgen Nirschl
Scottish Officer of 42th Reg. - Christos Panayotou 54 mm Pegaso Models
Pirate Madagascar 1720 Christos Katselos 150 mm Latorre Models
19th Century Bersaglieri Officer - Christos Panayotou 54 mm Pegaso Models
Chasseur of the Imperial Guard - Christos Panayotou 54 mm Metal Modeles
Louisana Tigers Panayotis Tsetsekas 54 mm Elite Miniaturas
French Cuirrassier - Christos Panayotou - 90 mm Andrea Miniatures
SS Standartenfόhrer Stephen Mallia 200 mm Pegaso Models bust
SS Panzergrenadier Jaume Ortiz Forns 1/35 Alexander Miniatures
2nd Ranger Battalion Christos Stamatopoulos 54 mm Soldiers
SS Sturmbanfόhrer of Artillery Diego Ruina 90 mm Pegaso Models
What can I say? The book is really a perfection with its high quality printing and contents. It is a fantastic album with 470 color photos of 35 award winning models, a wonderful color guide with codes or recipes on oil or acrylics, gives you tips and tricks on painting, encourages you on sculpting and represents you many different ideas on groundwork. Absolutely a MUST to have in your library but believe me you will always have it in your hands not in your library.
Very Highly Recommended