WWII Special Vol. 5, Mr Black


  • Brand: Mr Black Publications
  • Product Code: D19235 [19235]
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  • Date added: 05/04/2021

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Welcome to the latest WWII Special, Vol.5 in the Scale Model Handbook Series from Mr Black Publications’ Editions. This is our 42st book by the well-known Netherlands’ artist Luc Klinkers who shows “how to” sculpt and paint WWII period miniature figures in German uniforms, placing them in realistic scenic settings, made from scratch and providing the ultimate techniques guide.

Luc steers you through the miniaturists’ magical world using detailed text with a lot of step-by-step photos so you can easily follow his approach and learn how to sculpt your own WWII German miniature figures in 1/35 and 1/16 scales, displaying them on scratch built scenery.

Inside are 250 photos, around 200 of them combined into step-by-step sequences. The book is divided into five chapters following a progressively advanced sequence from A to Z on how to sculpt your own miniatures. Luc reveals all his secrets and techniques gathered over his 20 years experience in the military modelling hobby where he’s sculpted more than 200 figures.

The first chapter is dedicated to tools, materials and other materials needed to sculpt your own miniature figures. The second covers creating a 1/35 scale three-figure vignette totally from scratch. The author uses heads, hands, boots, weapons and accessories from commercially available products combining them to create his personalised realistically posed figures. Luc makes it look easy and encourages you to try his methods.

The third chapter is about sculpting and painting a German SS Grenadier at the Falaise Pocket 1944 in 1/16 scale, whereas the fourth chapter covers the creation of a 1/16 scale three-figure “action vignette” from scratch. The fifth and the final chapter presents a gallery of masterly sculpted figures that have been created over the past 20 years that were placed onto AFVs, in city or country themes, or just in small display bases.

So what would you expect from this book? I must admit that I first met Luc on Facebook one day when some photos of his latest work appeared in front of me. I was really impressed! Not only from the results he achieved, but also from the time he took from start to finish. An amazing combination! Yes, he uses commercially available heads, hands, boots, weapons, gear, etc., when they fit into his projects to create shortcuts. However, I think the final results are awesome, considering the time dedicated to sculpting your own 1/35 scale heads, hands, weapons, etc., is very time consuming with underlying uncertainties for the amateur. Also, the larger 1/16 scale needs a lot of attention to detail and abilities usually displayed by professionals.

Luc explains how to sculpt your own miniature figures using regular tools and materials, combing your creativity and readily available commercial accessories, so each figure will have your own signature upon it. We often hear that with just replacing a figure’s head we can give it a different personality and progress to adding some character to your scenic base.

Study this book carefully and get out your old figures and spares box that’s been sitting there for years. Start with small alterations and then go further to producing conversions and scratch builds. You will be amazed how good you will feel when you put your own stamp on your sculpted and transformed figures!

A big thank you must go to this great miniaturist Luc Klinkers for giving us the opportunity to publish his work and share his secrets with us. Special thanks are due to Pietro Balloni, Luca Marchetti, Alex Vallejo, Fernando Vallejo, Taesung Harmms, Young B. Song, Paul Ondeck, Alessandro Balbo, Ronaldo Iezzi, Yannis Papadopoulos and last, but not least, our English Text Editor Ken Jones.

We hope you enjoy our latest edition!

Stelios Demiras
Editor /Publisher


  • 4 Introduction
  • 5 Chapter I- The Tools, Materials and Other Stuff Needed for
    Sculpting Miniature Figures
  • 8 Chapter II - Creating a WWII Vignette from Scratch - 1/35
    • The Late War Trench, Germany, Eastern Front
    • The Veteran Paratrooper Sculpting
    • The Young SS Grenadier Sculpting
    • The Shortcut Method: Sculpting an SS Officer based on a
    Tamiya Plastic Figure Body
    • Painting
    • Creating a Base for the Vignette
  • 40 Chapter III - Creating a WWII German Soldier from Scratch 1/16
    • German SS Grenadier, Falaise Pocket 1944
  • 56 Chapter IV - Creating a Three-Figure Vignette in Action - 1/16
    • Run for Cover!
  • 68 Chapter V - Gallery: A Selection of the Author’s Modelling
    Works, Containing Sculpted Figures
  • 80 Chapter VI - Color Chart - Pea Pattern Camouflage

Contributor/Author: Luc Klinkers


  • A4 Format
  • 84 Pages
  • Matt Laminated Cover
  • Binding

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