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Figure Modelling 15

Figure Modelling 15 Book Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review April 2015 Title Figure Modelling 15
Author Multiple Publisher Mr. Black Publications
Published 2015 ISBN -
Format 50 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $29.95


Mr. Black is back with the 15th edition of their Figure Modelling title, each one looking at the assembly, modifications, painting, and finishing of a variety of figure subjects and scales. Each project provides some unique ideas and insights on how you can replicate each author's results.

The subjects in this issue include:

  • Michael Wittmann, Tiger Ace in Normandy - 200mm
  • Captain, the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders at Tel El Kebir 1992 - 54mm
  • Praetorian Guard 1st Century BC - 200mm
  • Private, 1st Battalion Gordan Highlanders, Le Cateau 1914 - 54mm
  • Bear Clan Iroquois - 150mm
  • Pietro Balloni's Masterpieces
  • Rhino! (Spiderman) - 75mm/100mm

With the exception of the Pietro Balloni gallery, each figure build walks you through a step-by-step process with an associated image to show what the result of each step is supposed to look like. This is helpful for me as I've seen where a step is applied and there are one or more photos but I can't see the difference. While there are several how-to titles on the market for aspiring figure modelers, each subject can be significantly different and having similar builds to examine can make that project easier to master.


My sincere thanks to Stevens International for this review sample!