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Napoleonic plastic figure modeling book

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by samson, Dec 16, 2022.

  1. samson Well-Known Member

    2D477480-58A5-4EB9-86AC-476A4863B944.jpeg Hello all . Hope everyone is well can anyone tell me if this covers painting ? And if it does does it cover oil or acrylic? Thanks
  2. Banjer A Fixture

    Hi Rob,
    I have this book but it is in my painting room at the end of a long snow covered garden.
    I am sure it does and I think he uses oils. If no one else replies I will brave the elements and give you a definitive answer tomorrow.

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  3. samson Well-Known Member

    Please don’t go out of your way . Hope someone else will know . Thanks rob
  4. arj A Fixture

    Hi Rob,
    Just opened my copy.
    Chapter Four, pages 78 to 106 covers 'Painting'.
    Bill's preference is oils, and he lists lists his two personal favourite as the Winsor & Newton and Liquitex lines.
    Hope that helps.


    P.S. The Chapters are as follows:-

    Introduction: The Historex Story
    Chapter One: The Figure Line
    Chapter Two: Assembly, Detailing & Enhancement
    Chapter Three: Converting
    Chapter Four: Painting
    Chapter Five: Groundwork & Display
    Chapter Six: Non-Napoleonic Conversions
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  5. NigelR A Fixture

    This is a great book but it's not a painting book. It's more about building, converting and animating Historex figures. Like Andrew says, there is a chapter on painting but it's not very helpful IMO. There are no in progress pictures, just descriptions of how to paint using oils and the colour mixes used. So if you want an inspirational book on converting Historex figures with a focus on Napoleonics, this is it. If you want something to help with painting, this is going to be of limited value IMO, especially if you don't use oils.

    If you want pure Napoleonic figure modelling porn, this is definitely the book for you, there are lots of photos of amazing figures.
  6. samson Well-Known Member

    Ok thank you for the information and opinions .
  7. samson Well-Known Member

    Thank you both for the information.

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