Saturday, December 14

Mr Black’s ninth sees the light of day

Just released is Stelios Demiras’ latest in the Scale Model Handbook – this- his ninth in the series features some very skilled painters and sculptors at work and looks as much of a guide as an inspiration. We have some preview details and images inside…


Scale Model Handbook - Figure Modelling 9
By Stelios Demiras

4 Knight of the Holy Sepulchre Order, 54mm (Pegaso Models 54-525)
22 “A Grey Beard, but Lusty Heart”, 75mm (Irbis Miniatures IM75-07)
30 The Last Resistance Fighter, 200mm (Taurus Miniatures TAU-200-02)
40 Christos Katselos’ Masterpieces, 8 figures (each one covers a whole page, excellent painting reference)

Christos Katselos • Igor Kordyukov • Sergey Popovichenko • Ernesto Reyes Stalhuth
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Stelios Demiras
This is the ninth edition in the Scale Model Handbook series, dedicated to modelling miniature figures and ‘Figure Modelling 9’ covers a variety of themes and historical periods.
Our cover subject - a 54mm mounted figure from Pegaso Models - is featured over 20 pages of this edition where the gifted and very talented artist Ernesto Reyes Stalhuth provides a complete painting guide. The 117 step-by-step photos display every tiny detail, from the construction of the horse and rider, the base and groundwork to the exquisite painting sequences using acrylics, oils and printers’ inks. Even if you are an experienced modeller or newcomer to the hobby, this article offers much of interest.

Igor Kordyukov presents his second masterpiece in sculpting for Mr Black Publications with 82 step-by-step photos of his vignette called, ‘A Grey Beard, but Lusty Heart’, which has now been released as a commercial piece by Irbis Miniatures.
Sergey Popovichenko returns with his second article, “The Last Resistance Fighter”, from Taurus Miniatures. He puts this girl ‘fighter’ in a scratch built scenic setting using various construction and painting techniques, finishing mainly with oil paints and illustrated with 34 step-by-step photos.
Last, but not least is a ‘Master Class Figure Gallery’ by Christos Katselos where in 11 pages you’ll find eight masterpieces and a detailed text explaining his techniques. This article is a true work of art that everyone will want to study to make their next creations better... And perhaps more elegant!
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