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Books on Miniatures, making them and painting them

 

 

Making Miniature Food and Market Stalls

Making Miniature Food and Market Stalls

A master modeler reveals the tricks of molding marvelously realistic fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, cheeses, breads, pastries, and cakes-plus display stands and boxes. "Full of step-by-step projects for bakery goods, meats, fruits, and vegetables, all photographed in great detail....This useful book is certain to please in public library crafts collections."- Library Journal.

 

How to Make Amazing Fairy Furniture, Miniatures, and More from Natural Materials

Fairy House: How to Make Amazing Fairy Furniture, Miniatures, and More from Natural Materials

Fairy House is a fascinating adventure into the making of miniscule kingdoms of the fairytale realm from objects found in nature. Through more than 350 clear, detailed, full-color photographs and understandable yet whimsical guidance, the reader will learn to fashion intricate, tiny cups from acorn pods and grapevine tendrils, dreamlike beds from delicate flowers and leaves, and an amazing array of other beautiful and unique pieces that will inspire the reader to find their true artistic ability and imagination. A photo gallery of other stunning pieces provides the reader with more possibilities to create.

 

How to Paint Citadel Miniatures

How to Paint Citadel Miniatures

 

Painting Ancient and Medieval Warriors (Schiffer Book for Hobbyists)

Small figures of ancient and medieval warriors clad in leather or metal armor, available at any toy or hobby store, make wonderful, challenging figures to paint. Using clear, concise instructions and detailed photographic illustrations, Mike Davidson guides readers through the steps necessary to first prepare, then paint, and finally display these tiny replica warriors of ages past. Both hobby and oil paints are used to complete these figures, their armor, and their weaponry. Mike also provides instructions for painting realistic display backgrounds. Additionally, formulas for mixing a variety of useful colors are included.

 

Modelling and Painting Figures

Modelling and Painting Figures (Modelling Manuals)

Probably the greatest test of the modeller is achieving the perfectly posed figure. This title explains how best to set up the figure, and goes on to deal with the niceties of painting, facial expressions, clothing etc. With no detail unexplored, everything is clearly explained with step by step photos.

 

Modelling Scale Figures

Modelling Scale Figures (Modelling Guides)

The aim of this book is to equip the average modeller with techniques to successfully complete a figure from start to finish, and provides clear and easy to follow instructions on how to select, prepare, assemble, modify and paint realistic figures. Aimed particularly at the beginner and intermediate figure modelers, both those starting out in the hobby and those returning to it, it begins with a round-up of the range of figures available.

 

How to Build Dioramas Learn everything you need to know about making your dioramas look real! This fantastic revised edition will show you how with new projects, new photos, and expert tips. Includes painting, weathering, and detailing tips for figures, aircraft, vehicles, and more! 290+ photos with color throughout; 41 illus.; softcover.

 

The Art of The Miniature

The Art of The Miniature

For anyone who adores the art of creating small things, The Art of the Miniature provides a treasure trove of practical techniques and ingenious approaches. In this captivating guide, noted artist Jane Freeman shows readers, step by step, how to use modified kit components and found and handmade objects to create intensely detailed miniature constructions. Readers will learn the entire process of creating a miniature room, structure, or landscape, from selecting a container to choosing the subject, approach, and style. Page after page of wonderful, full-color examples display painstakingly accurate "portraits" of interiors and buildings (like a Hollywood studio and a trendy New York City retail store), imaginary opera sets (Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute) and even the studios of famous artists. The book also features the inspirational work of several other leading miniatures artists, including Susan Leopold, David Levinthal, Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, and Alan Wolfion.

 

How to make miniatures book

How to make miniatures book

Editorial Review - Kirkus Reviews Amid today's upheavals, notes author Meras, ""a miniature world is a manageable one""; and whatever the reason, miniatures are enjoying a boom. Here, for the collector turned craftsman, is an all-inclusive guide to making miniatures that appropriately combines care, taste, and charm. The investment is small (another plus), the challenge is evident, the examples are alluring--and the instructions, plans, and photos bring success within reach. Start small, Meras suggests, with accessories (a chandelier based on cuphooks, vases and ashtrays from other findings); if fine needlepoint is your forte, try a cross-stitch sampler; dextrous? contrive an umbrella or other metal object. You can fashion an array of appetizing foods from molding materials; make furniture, of course; and graduate to a general store or old-fashioned Christmas parlor. And when, like every hobbyist, you have as many. . . as you need, you can turn your talent to money; Meras offers precise, realistic information on how. With models by experienced miniaturists and a final chapter on the masters, a thoroughly professional, not the least precious treatment.

 

How to Make Clay Characters

How to Make Clay Characters

With polymer clay and imagination, Maureen Carlson has brought a whole world of cheery little characters to life. You can do it, too! This book makes it fun and easy—no sculpting experience or fancy equipment required! You'll find lots of full-color pictures and detailed, step-by-step projects to lead you all the way—starting with simple, neighborhood kids, and progressing to more complex characters like Grandma and Saint Nick. You'll learn how to make every detail just right, from hair to facial expressions to feet. When you get the hang of it, you can create lively little folks of your own imaginings. . .even personalize our clay characters for extra-special gifts. No two will ever be exactly alike, but each one is guaranteed to make you smile!