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Book Review
Figure Modeling No.3
Scale Model Handbook Figure Modeling No.3
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by: Engin Kayral [ GRAYWOLF ]

Originally published on:
Historicus Forma


Due to the company schedule, third book of the series is published three months after the second book SMH-FM02.
SMH-FM03 Scale Model Handbook Figure Modeling 3, like the first two editions, covers a variety of themes and historical periods from ancient to World War II. The book is full of step-by-step articles of different sizes with a domination of 180 mm / 1:10 busts with many color photos, explanatory texts and painting codes or recipes by well- known artists.

The book includes 8 articles by 6 modelers . This one is mostly concentrated on painting large scale models especially busts using acrylics and enamels and also making groundwork or scenery.
book basics

  • A4 format in 21x28 cm dimensions
  • Matt laminated cover
  • 52 pages
  • 100 color pictures
  • 8 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 two issues, reader meets a preface written by editor Stelios Demiras explaining the book briefly and thanks to contributors.
    The book includes 8 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. Especailly the articles on busts are very helpful as the large scale models are getting popular recently.
    The chapters are;

  • How to Paint a 90 mm WWII Figure and Dog - SS Sturmbannführer of Artillery, 2nd Panzer Division “Das Reich”, France 1944 – 90 mm
    Pegaso Models 90-041 by Ernesto Reyes Stalhuth

  • How to Paint a Large Scale Bust of WWII Era in Acrylics & Oils - U-Boat Crew WWII – 180 mm
    Young Miniatures YM-1818 by Christos Panagiotopoulos

  • How to Paint a Large Scale Bust of WWII Era in Acrylics & Oils - Soviet Naval Infantry WWII, “The Black Devil” – 180 mm
    Young Miniatures YM-1821 by Christos Panagiotopoulos

  • How to Paint Fair Complexion & Celtic Tartan Cloak – Gallic Chieftain 1st Century B.C - 75 mm
    Pegaso Models 75-035 by Ernesto Reyes Stalhuth

  • How to Paint a Large Scale Bust in Acrylics & Oils - General Marcus Antonius 83-30B.C – 180 mm
    Young Miniatures YM-1829 by Grigoris Marmatakis

  • How to Make a Realistic Landscape Setting / Painting Red Color – Pausanias at the Battle of Plataea – 90 mm
    Pegaso Models 90-045 by Manolis Mitsotakis

  • How to Paint a Napoleonic Figure – Emmanuel De Grouchy (1766 -1847) – 75 mm
    Pegaso Models 75-085 by Christos Stamatopoulos

  • Painting a German Camouflage Pattern and a Fair Complexion on a Large Scale Bust – German Fallschirmjäger 1944 – 180 mm
    Young Miniatures YM-1828 by Kazufumi Tomori


    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

    The series keeps its high level on the third book on publishing quality and content. The reasonable price and availability on many online stores makes it an inspirational and motivational handbook for all modelers.

    Highly Recommended
    Highs: Publish and content quality keeps its high standard with many useful SBS articles, many photos and color codes help.
    Lows: No lows on this product.
    Verdict: Another top quality handbook to keep it on workbench next to figures.
    Percentage Rating
      Scale: 1:1
      Mfg. ID: SMH-FM3
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      PUBLISHED: Nov 05, 2012
      THIS REVIEWER: 92.20%
      MAKER/PUBLISHER: 95.78%

    Our Thanks to Mr BLACK Publications!
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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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