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Forthcoming book - Modeling Military Miniatures

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Nap, Jan 25, 2023.

  1. Nap A Fixture

    Hi everyone

    Saw this on social media ...a figure book written and presented by JOE HUDSON .....due release on Amazon , both in U.K. On 23/4 and U.S.A slightly earlier


    Details from the covers IMG_6890.JPG IMG_6889.JPG

    Couple more pics

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    Right now it is #1 New Release and #6 Best Seller on Amazon

    GREAT OFFER from Joe ....

    If anyone wants a signed copy they can order from his hobby shop.

    You can email to Kevin at kevin@hobby1.com with full name, phone number and address if you want it personalized to whom.

    The Hobby Shop ( https://www.hobby1.com/ )will let you know when they are ready and collect payment then.

    Certainly looks well worth a hard look at with the colour pics and 15 articles written by Joe a very highly respected modeller and artist

    I will update when I get any more info on publication etc


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  2. Babelfish A Fixture

    Have to say that Joe Hudson isn't a name I'm familiar with, but then FSM isn't a publication that I habitually check out.

    I suspect it's going to be yet another orgy of acrylics with little to offer the oil painter, but it looks nice enough and might be worth a punt at that price.

    - Steve
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  3. Nap A Fixture


    Hi Steve

    I contacted Joe it is all Acrylics as that's all he paints with but as you say a good price so worth it ....I will add it to my " how to books"

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  4. Joe Hudson Well-Known Member

    Yeah Steve, I’m one of those acrylic painters BUT I used to be one of those OIL guys!

    I switched because I got tired of painting the figures twice, base coats then oils. I still remember a few things about oils and here are a few examples of ALL OILS.

    If you want to try to switch or feel like I think the book would help but if not I fully understand.

    Have a great day!


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  5. Babelfish A Fixture

    Very nice work Joe.

    Try as I may (and God knows I've tried :LOL:) I just can't get my head around acrylics. They remain a "dark art" for me and I think they always will do. So I remain a strictly "oils over an acrylic base" man, I fear I am too long in the tooth to make the switch now.

    Good luck with the book. I hope it sells well for you. I might even pick up a copy myself (a guy can't have too many books!)

    - Steve
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  6. Joe Hudson Well-Known Member

    Hey Steve,

    I was the exact same way as you. What I found was over time was to just make the transition slow, for example if you are doing a figure, paint it in oils but maybe just paint the belt or shoes in acrylics. My hardest transition was the flesh. How I did this was to paint the flesh in oils then when dry put some light highlights in glazes and some deep shadows with acrylics.

    I am trying to paint more realistic myself now. If this book does well I will do another one on this new technique that I’m trying to master.

    If I can be of any help, please let me know. E655678D-1FAD-499D-9329-1901A377F5E1.jpeg 46CEBB3D-C961-47C6-A308-853D32EC69BF.jpeg CDAE1154-4BC5-45FE-A634-9A3D9D1363C0.jpeg
  7. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Guys

    Bit of a update on this from Joe on social media

    Just wanted to post an update on my book.

    It was originally scheduled for April but they have actually begun to be shipped out and delivered.

    My local shop Mark Twain Hobby Center has received theirs and today I was up there signing all the books that had requested to be signed and personalized those who requested that as well.

    Thank you to all of you have have supported me!

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  8. Billy Dickinson PlanetFigure Supporter

    Its on pre-order on Amazon.co.uk for £17.95 due in April.. got my name down for a copy…
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  9. Nap A Fixture


    Me too !

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  10. Joe Hudson Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your support!
  11. Joe Hudson Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your support! I hope you will enjoy it.
    Nap likes this.
  12. Nap A Fixture


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