Three months after the first book SMH-FM01
, with the strength and encouragement of the modelers’ reception and positive feedbacks,Mr Black Publications
published the second book of the series. The book is again full of works by well-known artists with easy understandable explanations of their builts, many step-by step photos and color codes or recipes of the artists.
SMH-FM02 Scale Model Handbook Figure Modeling 2
includes 6 articles by 5 modelers . This one is concentrated on painting using acrylics, oils or enamels and making groundwork and scenery for presentation of the figures.
The book is published in 2012 with ISSN : 2241-1054 and Code : 977224110500402
A4 format in 21x28 cm dimensions
Matt laminated cover
Translated from Greek to English by Thanos Mentzelopoulos
Proof Reading by Charles Davis and Ken Jones
Artwork by Maria Dimou
100 color pictures
6 detailed step by step articles on acyrlics and oil painting with artist’s color recipes and ground making techniques
3 award winner models displayed in high standard competitions
Strongly recommended by Pegaso Models
book in detail
The book starts with a preface written by editor Stelios Demiras which explains aim of the second book of series, the characteristics of Figure Painting 2 book and thanks to contributors.
The book includes 6 chapters. The painted figures in the book belong to different time periods from ancient to World War I and sizes from 54,75 to 90 mm, so articles will be useful to all modelers. The articles are written easy to read and understandable, answering possible questions and makes the painting easier with the color codes and recipes.
The chapters are;
How to Paint a Mounted Figure in Acyrlics and Oils - Roaming Knight, 15th century – 75 mm
Pegaso Models 75-092 by Ernesto Reyes Stalhuth
Simulating Different Kinds of Fabrics and Materials - Edward Teach -Blackbeard – 75 mm
Alexandros Models P-6 by Alexandre Cortina Bonastre
How to Place a Figure in A Realistic Setting - German WWI Stormtrooper, 1917 - 54mm
Andrea Miniatures S3F11 MM68 & MM74 by Grigoris Marmatakis
How to Paint a 90 mm Medieval figure – Templar Knight, 12th Century - 90 mm
Pegaso Models 90-053 by Ernesto Reyes Stalhuth
Get Inspiration from a French Master Modeler
Various figures in different sizes by Louis D’Orio
Getting the Maximum of Oil Paints – Greek Mercenary 5th century B.C. - 75mm
Pegaso Models 75-048 by Massimo Pasquali
Book can be directly ordered from MrBlack Publications and also available on the following online stores ;
Historex Agents - UK
Bookworld Wholesale Ltd – UK
El Greco Miniatures – UK
Tuttostoria - Italy
Pegaso Models –Italy
Berliner Zinnfiguren – Germany
Colorado miniatures – USA
Michigan Toy Soldier Co – USA
Second book of the series comes with the same high standard publishing and content quality of the first book. It is again useful, inspirational and motivational for all modelers. Let’s keep eye on the series for the rest of the handbooks.