September 16, 2016

Fridays with Farley...a Dose of Useless Tidbits

Figure Painter Magazine #40

They do say life begins at 40 and it must be true as my favorite digital magazine just dropped issue no. 40 and like always it's jammed packed with great stuff including a fantastic interview with one of the most world renowned figure painters of our time, Julio Cabos. Who's past work with Andrea Miniatures has lead him to a new adventure atScale 75.

From the publisher....
One of the staples of fantasy and science fiction miniatures are Orcs and we have somewhat neglected them in our magazine; so in the issue, renamed the ‘Green Skin Edition’, we are putting that right. Sean Fulton brings us the second part of his amazing conversation that was part of the very successful NOVA charity raffle. We also have a first for FPM; non-other than Roman ‘Jarhead’ Lappet who starts his two-part tutorial on how he painted his recent Games Workshop Warboss.

In issue 40, we also bring you 10-yes! 10 unboxing reviews from the likes of FeR, Nuts Planet, BrokenToad, Black Sun and many more. We even have a close look at a new compressor from Sparmax and put an Iwata Airbrush through its paces. We also take a close look at Tommy’s War, a brilliant small producer that specialises in First World War miniatures. We chat to Kaha Miniatures’ owner and sculptor Fancagne Didier. Getting us out of the starting blocks, though, is a really cool Insight interview with one the most world renowned painters of our time, Julio Cabos. 

FPM is a independent magazine dedicated to sculpting, painting, displaying, collecting and gaming with miniature figures from all genre's. The magazine has details on new releases, reviews, interviews with the industries top painters and sculptors, show reports, tutorials.

Sad News Out of Verlinden
Word is that Verlinden Productions has shuttered their doors, and Mr. Verlinden has retired. As a young modeler, many years ago, I was awed and inspired by dioramas inside the Tamiya catalogue and shown in magazines such as Fine Scale Modeler and having read many of his publications, he was an impressive and inspiring modeler. 
Thanks Francis Verlinden, your work will be be missed, and enjoy your retirement.

Facebook Finds
Plastic Toy Soldier Collectors International is a Facebook group for collectors of plastic toy soldiers in all scales, painted or unpainted, from around the world. This groups main focus is painted and unpainted plastics but members are welcome to add posts about their metal and lead figures. Plastic model kit soldiers are welcome too. Always some interesting posted here!

Blitzscales Magazine #2
It's FREE!
The second issue of digital magazine Blitzscales is ready to download, and it is free for everyone. 66 pages of armour content with articles, reviews and tips. The magazine is completely (and exclusively) in English and apart from modeling articles, comes with two printable bases for models.

The main articles of this issue are:
- Rye Field Model M1A1 Abrams SEP with the TUSK kit
- The Vickers Medium Tank
- KamAZ 4310
- Takom AMX-13
- AMX-13 Walkaround
- Hobbyboss T-18
- Miniart armoured bulldozer Cat D7
- How to paint wood planks in seconds

The plans for the magazine are to be published every to months, and remain free. Get your copy HERE

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