Due to their publishing schedule, three months after third book, MrBlack Publications
released the fourth book of the series. Commemorating his friend Charles Davis
, one of the founders of EuroMilitaire and a supporter of his publishing efforts, Stelios Demiras
kindly dedicated this book to Charles.
Like the other three editions, SMH-FM04 Scale Model Handbook Figure Modeling 4
covers a variety of themes and historical periods from ancient to World War II and also fantasy figures. Contributed by well-known artists, the book will be an inspirational source for all painters and also an educational guide for different techniques. Painting using acrylics, oils or enamels, making groundwork and scenery for presentation are explained from different perspectives and gives the painter a chance to find his own way. Besides including 90 mm figures and bust, this issue has a dominance of 75 mm figures.
A4 format in 21x28 cm dimensions
Matt laminated cover
100 color pictures
7 detailed step by step articles on acyrlics and oil painting with artist’s color recipes and ground making techniques
4 award winner models displayed in high standard competitions
Strongly recommended by Pegaso Models
book in detail
As the first three books, reader meets a preface written by editor Stelios Demiras explaining the book briefly and thanks to contributors.
The book includes 7 chapters and all articles are easy to read and understandable for all readers, helpful and guiding for all level of painters, answering possible questions and makes the painting easier with the color codes and recipes. Especially the articles about japanese motifs and Uruk-hai are very different than standard painting.
The chapters are;
Painting Female Complexion and Tartan - Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni – 75 mm
Pegaso Models 75-033 by Ernesto Reyes Stalhuth
Ancient Period Figures Vignette – 75 mm
Pegaso Models 75-024 & 75-083 by Christos Stamatopoulos
How to Paint Japanese Motifs – 75 mm
Pegaso Models 75-079 by Aleksander Michelotti
How to Paint a Female Figure in Acrylics & Oils – Mongolian Archer - 75 mm
Pegaso Models 75-087 by Grigoris Marmatakis
How to Paint Field Grey Uniform - Wehrmachtschütze im Feldanzug, 1939 – 90 mm
Pegaso Models 90-044 by Ernesto Reyes Stalhuth
German Camouflaged Smock and Fair Complexion to a Larger Scale Figure – Waffen SS MG42 Gunner – 200 mm
PMC Miniatures PMC-9001 by Kazufumi Tomori
Let Your Imagination Drive You to New Techniques and Painting Approaches – Uruk-Hai – 200 mm
Riga Miniatures (discontinued) by Aleksander Michelotti
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
I believe Scale Model handbook series is one of the best on this area with its high quality publishing and rich content. Being about 50 pages makes it very handy. Explanatory and understandable articles make you occupied and give you different perspectives.
I have to admit that the content of their new issue FM-05 was a proof that they really care about the feedback and add new articles due to readers demand. So you may send your opinions to Stelios Demiras by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org