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Book Review
Figure Modeling No.8
Scale Model Handbook Figure Modeling No.8
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by: Engin Kayral [ GRAYWOLF ]

Originally published on:
Historicus Forma


The eighth handbook of the figure modeling series by MrBlack Publications brings modelers the painting techniques of well-known artists with their colour recipes on award winning pieces. The new book keeps the high publishing quality and rich content of the series.
book basics

  • A4 format in 21x28 cm
  • Matt laminated cover
  • 52 pages
  • Strongly recommended by Pegaso Models
  • 175 colors photos of award winning models for SBS and painted final

    The book includes six chapters. Four chapters explain different painting methods, techniques with enamel, acrylic and oil paints, give information on combining colors and tell artists’ color recipes as one chapters is about painting large scale-300 mm and another is about creating a WW1 scene.

  • Painting Different Textures and Metals : Ernesto Reyes Stalhuth paints Pegaso Models 90-049 Viking Chief. He brings us perfect step-by-step article on painting the face, clothing, leather and shield. The article has 30 photos for painting steps with explanatory texts and 4 photos of the finished product in 12 pages.

  • Painting & Displaying a 75 mm Figure in a Realistic Setting : Manolis Mitsotakis tells his painting technique with all his color charts for his award winning model Scale 75 SCR-005 Praetorian Guard with Reality in Scale 35155 base. The article is in 8 pages with 24 coloured photos of the scene.

  • Painting a Colorful Uniform of the Napoleonic Wars : Grigoris Marmatakis paints his award winning model Pegaso Models 90-055 Mamluke Officer 1805. He shares his recipes with 3 photos of the finished model.

  • Painting a Large Scale Bust : Ernesto Reyes Stalhuth shares another step-by-step with painters for Pegaso Models 200-003 SS-standartenführer,1944. The article has 13 photos for painting steps and 5 for the painted bust.

  • How to Paint Realistic Textures on Large Scale Figures : Absolutely a top-quality step-by-step by Mike Butler. He explains how he painted Khaki Army 300 mm 28th Maori Battalion c.1941-1943. 28 photos for painting steps and 6 photos for finished figure in 10 pages.

  • Painting WW1 figures and Trench Section : Alex Varela-Iguazzi brings a very a good step-by-step article for Tommy’s War Miniatures 54 mm figures TW54013-TW54014 and TW54D01 Trench section. 58 photos in numeric sequence and 4 photos for finished scene.

    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

    Helpful and easy to understand articles, lots of color photos for painting steps and final touchs. Photos in numerical sequence makes it easier. Photo quality is very good.

    As mentioned in all reviews, MrBlack Publications really cares about the feedback and add new articles due to readers demand. So please send your opinions to Stelios Demiras by e-mail to [email protected]

    Highly Recommended
    Highs: Many colorful step by step photos and explanatory text on different subjects. 300 mm figure painting and Trench scene articles are very useful.Lots of hints and tips for painting.
    Lows: No lows on this one.
    Verdict: A really handy book for figure painters of all periods.
    Percentage Rating
      Scale: 1:1
      Mfg. ID: SMH-FM8
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      PUBLISHED: Nov 01, 2013
      THIS REVIEWER: 92.20%
      MAKER/PUBLISHER: 95.78%

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    About Engin Kayral (Graywolf)

    Born in 1962,married and having 2 sons. I started modelling about 8 years old building USS Fletcher with mom. It was a model dad brought from USA., I think in those days only a few people in Turkey had info on scale model kits. Grown as an AF officer son , I built many aircraft models in years. Som...

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