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Mr. Black Publications - Scale Modelling Manual 7


This is the seventh Modelling Manual in our relatively new series about scale modelling where our aim is to bring a lot of concentrated information about painting and general modelling techniques for all modellers at a competitive retail price.

Each manual will deal with a specific topic in detail, offering a lot of different approaches and techniques and, in most cases, written by one author. The contents will be carefully selected and presented in a way that all readers should find something new to try and to adapt to their own methods. Each book will have high quality photos and a detailed text so the reader can easily follow the progress of the assembly and painting of each theme, to help adopt new modelling techniques and different approaches.

In previous editions the length of each theme was limited due to the number of pages taken for other content, but here there are no such limitations. Each theme will be presented in a most detailed and explanatory manner so there will be no omissions or unanswered questions.

Depending on the themes and contents, real painted colour chips of hues and mixes will be added with information on how to use them. In this series we will include various modelling aspects from Historic and Fantasy, Scale Models, Dioramas, Vignettes, Figures, Busts, Techniques and History You Can Model.

In this issue we’ll cover the detailed painting process of a Viking large 1/10 scale bust (with some fantasy elements) from the well-known South Korean company Nuts Planet. The master artist Ernesto Reyes Stalhuth explains in 28 pages, his painting process that includes how to use paintbrushes, the airbrush and a wet palette. Please note that he also wrote down the approximate mixing proportions for brush painting using a wet palette, and for airbrushing (exact match). All these are covered in 91 step-by-step photos.

We must thank the following: AK-Interactive (Fernando Vallejo), Andrea Miniatures (Alexandra Fernandez), Vallejo Acrylics (Alex Vallejo and Jaume Ortiz Forns), Scale75 (Jose Mendez), Kimera Kolors (Luca Marchetti and Pietro Balloni), Lifecolors (Alessandro Balbo and Rolando Iezzi), Yannis Papadopoulos and our English Text Editor Ken Jones.

Special thanks must go to Ernesto Reyes Stalhuth who provided us with all the necessary material so this book could be released as a perfect painting manual edition.



4 Preparation, Assembly and pre-shading with black and grey using the airbrush.

7 Painting Flesh Tones and the Base Colour for the hair, beard and eyebrows.

14 Painting the eyes – painting the hair and highlighting the beard begins.

15 Painting blond hair, beard and eyebrows.

18 Painting the fur.

19 Painting the shoulder armour, metals and horns.

21 Painting the chest, rivets, golden plate and waistbelt.

22 Painting the armulet and golden rings.

23 All round views of the finished bust presented in whole page photos.



The artist used a combination of airbrush and paintbrush to get the most from each tool. As he used a wet palette for the brush painting, the mixing proportions are approximate. The airbrush mixing proportions are exactly matched. There are 91 detailed step-by-step photographs with explanatory captions in a total of 98 illustrations that reveal all the secrets on how the Flesh Tones were painted for blond hair, beard, eyebrows, the fur, shoulder armor, metals and horns. Following this is work on the chest, the rivets, golden plate, waistbelt, the armulet and golden rings. Seven all-round views of the finished bust are presented in whole page illustrations. The artist used a total of 52 acrylic paints (four of them inks), 41 of them come from Vallejo Acrylics various series and the complete list follows...