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Probably the greatest test of the modeller is achieving the perfectly posed figure. This title explains how best to set up the figure, and goes on to deal with the niceties of painting, facial expressions, clothing etc. With no detail unexplored, everything is clearly explained with step by step photos.
A wide array of fantasy miniatures is available to wargamers and modellers, manufactured from an increasing number of different materials each with their own unique modelling challenges. From the multipart hard plastic 28mm miniature to the metal and resin models common in all other scales, this book provides wargamers with a wealth of information to achieve the best results. It discusses issues of scale with fantasy miniatures; demonstrates a variety of modelling and painting techniques at different scales; provides step-by-step guidance on building, converting, repairing and painting figures; explains dry brushing techniques, the three colour method, multilayering and shading with washes and, finally, it considers basic techniques and maintaining the compatibility of miniatures between different gaming systems. Whether modelling single figures, a handful of warriors for a warband or tackling a huge army for a mass battle game, there is something for every fantasy figure modeller, collector or gamer. Discusses issues of scale with fantasy miniatures. Demonstrates a variety of modelling and painting techniques at different scales. Provides step-by-step guidance on building, converting, repairing and painting figures Lavishly illustrated with 274 colour photographs.
The step-by-step building and painting guides in this book illustrate figures in scales from 1/150 to 1/32, which equates to wargame figures sizes from 10mm to 54mm. There are painting recipes featured for twenty- five uniforms covering the main branches of the Wehrmacht. These are: Afrika Korps; Fallschirmjager (parachutists); Feldgendarmerie (military police); Gebirgsjager (mountain troops); Heer (army); Panzer (tank crews); Waffen SS and U-boat crew. Preparation and assembly of white metal and plastic figures is covered in detail, and tutorials include techniques for building a wargames army quickly. Foreword by Rick Priestley it will appeal to all historical wargamers, particularly those interested in WWII and those interested in diorama making and figure modelling. Gives painting recipes for twenty-five uniforms covering the main branches of the Wehrmacht. The latest materials and techniques are covered which will benefit beginners as well as experienced modellers. Superbly illsutrated with 291 colour images.
This book covers the modelling and painting of US armed forces in the Pacific, on D-Day and during the liberation of Europe in 1/35, 1/56, 1/72 and 1/76 scales. Historical overviews set the scene followed by detailed step-by-step modelling and painting guides for the creation of accurate and realistic models, whether for display or wargaming. With over 250 colour photography, this book includes the following models for Personnel: infantryman, paratrooper, Ranger, Marine, airmen, combat engineers, tank crew and General George S. Patton. For Weapons: small arms and artillery. For Vehicles: tanks, half-tracks, tank destroyers, jeeps, armoured cars and many more.
A4 format, soft-cover edition. 68 full color pages. Initial section on the history of horses, races, colors, etc. Step by step modeling processes and painting of mounted figures using a range of different techniques. Illustrated with Muybridge's horse movement study, antique plates, etc. The definitive book on how to paint and transform horses in miniature.returncharacterreturncharacterreturncharacterreturncharacter returncharacterreturncharacter REVIEWS returncharacterreturncharacter..".printing quality is very high as in other Andrea Press publications...a very useful and didactic modelling manual for all painters who intend to paint a horse for the first time and also for experienced painters to improve their techniques."08/2006 Armoramareturncharacterreturncharacter..". The color illustrations are very precise and sharp and leave nothing out...highly recommend this book to any miniature painter. It answers all the questions on painting in a clear and concise manner."IPMS# 12511
A wonderfully detailed and beautifully finished armour model can easily be let down if accompanied by a poorly painted figure. The addition of scale figures helps provide depth, weight and realism to a model yet working with figures continues to be most armour modellers' worst nightmare. This book provides tips and techniques for building, converting and painting World War II German Army Panzer crew figures, in clear step-by-step instructions. Among the topics covered are how to paint different uniforms using enamels and oils; converting and scratch-building figures; painting heads and flesh tones; and weathering clothing.
ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN E-BOOK. This book equips the beginner and intermediate modellers with the techniques required to successfully complete a figure from start to finish, and provides clear and easy-to-follow instructions on how to select, prepare, assemble, modify and paint realistic figures. It also offers a round-up of the range of figures available, a discussion of scale and how to work in differing scales as well as detailing the tools and materials you will need to get going. Modelling expert Mark Bannerman then provides an insight into construction and painting techniques, in clear, step-by-step tutorials that will increase confidence and develop better technique. Covering the four most-modelled historical periods (Medieval, Napoleonic, the American Civil War and the World Wars), this book is the comprehensive guide to figure modelling.

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