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Knights & Crusaders in Scale, Theme Collection Vol.2 IS OUT!

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Stelios Demiras, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. Stelios Demiras A Fixture


    This is the second book in our new series of Scale Model Handbook Special Editions “Theme Collection” offering previously published articles from our “Editions Collection” where the content is dedicated to a common theme. This second book is about knights, especially those who participated in the period covering the Nine Crusades in the Holy Land, which is a popular subject for miniature figure modellers. Future titles in this new series will feature carefully chosen articles, grouped together into specific themes.
    The books are produced using a high-quality digital printing process giving excellent quality illustrations, using 300g matt laminated velvet paper for the covers, with 150g velvet paper inside and all perfect bound with special glue!
    As always, thanks must go to all our contributors for their support and for sharing their secrets with us. Special thanks are due to Pietro Balloni, Luca Marchetti, Alex Vallejo, Darren Parker-Mead, Man-Jin Kim, Alexey Lucanev, Fernando Vallejo, Taesung Harmms, Andrew Cairns, Young B. Song, Dae-Hyeong Kim, Ju Won Jung, Paul Ondeck, Yannis Papadopoulos, and our English Text Editor Ken Jones.
    We hope youll enjoy our latest edition!
    Stelios Demiras

    4 A Knight of the Holy Sepulchre Order – A Comprehensive Painting Guide (Step-by-Step) - 54mm (1/32)
    22 “Fratres Militiae”, 13th Century – Painting Realistic Metal, Leather and Black Fabric Effects - 54mm (1/32)
    30 Roaming Knight, 15th century - How to Paint a Mounted Figure in Acrylics and Oils - 75mm (1/24)
    40 Templar Knight – Painting a Medieval Knight Bust with Different Types of Materials, Texturing and Weathering Effects - 180mm (1/10)
    46 Mounted Crusader Knight – Painting a Medieval Knight with Oil Colours - 54mm (1/32)
    50 Templar Knight, 12th Century - Painting a Medieval Figure - 90mm (1/20)
    62 Knight Hospitaller, 13th Century – How to Paint a Medieval Figure - 90mm (1/20)
    68 Sculpting a Large-Scale Bust of a 14th Century Medieval Knight – A Master Pattern for Commercial Purposes Using Polymer Clay and Other Materials (Step-by-Step & Sculpting) - 180mm (1/10)
    78 Hospitaller – Painting a Colourful Medieval Knight with Oil Colours - 75mm (1/24)



    84 pages
    Matt laminated cover
    Strong Binding
    Suggested Retail price 24.95 Euros

    For more information and orders click here!

    FRONT_TC_COVER_Vol2_SMALL.jpg BACK_TC_COVER_Vol2_SMALL.jpg Knight_p4-21.jpg Fratres_Miitiae_p22-29.jpg Roaming Knight_p30-39.jpg Templar_Knight_p40-45.jpg Mounted_Crusader_46-49.jpg Templar Knight_p50-61.jpg Knight Hospitaller_p62-67.jpg Sculpting_p68-77.jpg Hospitaller_Red_p78-82.jpg
    DEL, Mike - The Kiwi, balder and 2 others like this.
  2. TERRYSOMME1916 Well-Known Member

    This one is a defo for me, first item to go onto the Christmas list.
  3. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Nice to see a special that is not dedicated to WW2-hope this sells well for you Stelios, would be nice to see one on Napoleonics or Ancients as well.

    Jaybo, Redcap and grasshopper like this.
  4. Redcap Well-Known Member

    Plus 1 for the Ancients.
    Jaybo likes this.
  5. Jaybo Active Member

    Maybe an 18th century & Napoleonics version with NO Waffen SS in the future. Also, oil painting as well as the ubiquitous acrylics would be nice.
    Redcap and clrsgt like this.
  6. clrsgt A Fixture

    I enthusiastically second Jaybo's comment.
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  7. Stelios Demiras A Fixture

    Hello, friends in planefigure,
    As you can see we heard your voices. Let see how the Knights & Crusaders in Scale will go as The WWII German Military Forces in Scale is selling rather well. We have in the row, 2nd Germans, 1st Ancients and we are preparing for near future Skintone Painting Guide. Napoleonics...I have very few articles... Perhaps my artists are more focusing in other ERAS so much...
    So now you will give the opportunity to ask:
    Let me know how many of you will be interested to make articles or small books in:
    1. acrylics
    2. oils
    3. enamels
    for the books will be something from the start to the highest level, how to use them etc.
    I would like to hear your ideas:). If you wish both mediums quote both media.

    All the best
    clrsgt and Jaybo like this.
  8. grasshopper Guest

    Oil..and as far as eras..anything but 20th century which has been done to death..the technique as-eats have been disappointing..it’s so much paint by numbers rather than offering guidelines to light, shadow, colour mixing..the books have become depictions lists of premixed colours from specific brands. Maybe needs be an e version..I have every one of the books, but not interested in the compendium of reprints.none of this is criticism, far from it..your labour is intense and the quality of the books exceeds those of MIG, and other print hobby books..by far..I want the series to continue..but I want to be buying because I see something fresh rather than more of what I have already. Oh..maybe interviews with artists...some reference material to go with era dedicated issues..don’t cover shows..social media do that well enough.
  9. Stelios Demiras A Fixture

    Hello, my friends,
    Just an update that Historex Agents at UK and Berliner Zinnfiguren at Germany received the Theme Collection Vol.2 book!

    Happy New Year to All
    grasshopper likes this.
  10. grasshopper Guest

    Good you have more outlets..try to get articles on oils, your proposed skintone one...the collections don’t add anything as I have all the individual issues..there may already be sufficient acrylic info out there..altho the new kimera paints might be interesting topic for an article...
    Gary D likes this.
  11. Paul Kernan A Fixture

    I'm with Grasshopper.....any era up to 1900 and OILS please. I tend to concentrate on busts now but still dabble with the occasional 75mm.(y)
    Gary D and grasshopper like this.
  12. Ronaldo Active Member

    A lot of calls for SBS stuff in oils here, do I see a resurgence in this medium and a move away from painting by numbers .
    Having said that there is a lot of info available already in oils , just not a lot put into books .
    Nap likes this.
  13. DEL A Fixture

    Great looking addition to any library. Would like to see something dedicated to mixed media.
    Nap likes this.
  14. Nap Forum Moderator

    Hi Stelios

    Well done on compiling these new style additions to the range

    For me I would like to see this format but with different articles than in the excellent other releases

    Definately think one on Oils and why not mixed media like DEL says .....water soluable oils + Acrylics ....Kimera colours would be interesting as well to think of .

    A period for me would be Victorian not necessarily Zulu ( sorry Richie ...lol ) ,there are lots of small conflicts as well and many interesting subjects from full dress to campaign uniforms .

    Also agree with grasshopper ref ebooks and downloads as well

    Good luck with this edition


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