S u m m a r y
||Figure International - North
||Soft cover, landscape format, 52 pages plus covers; full colour
subscription available for USD$34.95 from Squadron.com
||Excellent standard of figure
assembly and painting; packed with "how-to" photographs, interview with a
noted modeller; handy reference material
||Recommended for all standards of
to Figure International magazine are available online from
There must be something in the Spanish water that breeds great
modellers. Last year we saw the Euro Modelismo Monograph series for
figure and armour modellers. Now we have the new quarterly magazine,
As the title implies, this new magazine focuses on model figure
assembly and painting. The publication is printed on luxurious, glossy
paper. The content is presented in full colour throughout the 52 pages.
Advertisements are limited to the back page and the inside covers. The
remainder of the magazine is packed with high-quality content.
Specifically, the contents of this issue are:
A History of Miniatures Part One - a nice
introduction to figure models from antiquity to the Renaissance (to be
continued in future issues)
Painting a mounted Napoleonic figure of the
Imperial Guard, including a handy colour reference chart with
cross-reference to Andrea Color.
An interview with Ray Lamb, plus some
spectacular examples of his work.
A report on the Nuremberg International Toy
Figure Workshop - Supporting a figure and
holding small parts, with plenty of photos to illustrate the techniques.
Painting a figure of the 5th Georgia
An illustrated reference work on the Templar
54mm Ripley and Alien from the movie, Alien.
Assembly and painting of a figure from the
First Crusade, 1096-1099, with an emphasis on working with white metal
figures and chain mail. Some great step-by-step photos here.
"The Old Shop" feature on Toy Soldiers.
Coverage of the "War and Peace" show at
Beltring in 2001.
Interestingly, there is virtually no coverage of 20th century military
figures in this issue.
If you are a figure modeller I am sure you will welcome this magazine.
If you are an armour or aircraft modeller, you will appreciate the skills
involved in this related aspect of the hobby, and might even find
something to apply to your future projects.
Figure International is an excellent, high quality publication that
will appeal to a broad cross-section of modellers.
Thanks to Squadron for the review sample.
Review Copyright © 2002 by Brett
This Page Created on 11 June, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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