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Master Class Clinic #3

"Building and Painting Small Scale Figures"



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Publication and Title Details: Master Class Clinic #3 Building and Painting Small Scale Figures
Media: 2 x DVDs with around 3.5 hours of content; 1/32 scale resin figure
Price: USD$45.00 plus shipping direct from Master Class Model Building Videos
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: High quality production; comprehensive coverage of the specific techniques; lots of handy figure painting tips; easy to use menu; accessible presentation style.
Conclusion: A great way to actually see the use of common and advanced techniques for building and painting figures at the elbow of a master modeller


Reviewed by Mick Evans

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I consider myself to be an experienced figure builder and painter, but this video just goes to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks. 

This new production from Master Class Model Building Videos titled Clinic #3 Building and Painting Small Scale Figures is hosted by Rafe Morrissey.  The production gives a comprehensive overview and demonstration of figure building, preparation and painting.  The production is on two DVDs as two volumes containing the following subjects.

Volume 1                                               

  • Supplies                                               

  • References                                               

  • Parts Cleanup                                               

  • Assembly                                               

  • Seam Filling                                               

  • Priming                                               

  • Light Study

  • Pre-painting

Volume 2

  • Painting Flesh

  • Painting Uniforms

  • Mixing Yellows

  • Mixing Whites

  • Final Details

  • Painting Hair


Rafe describes the process and then demonstrates the detail to portray some very nice figure painting. 

He demonstrates both plastic and resin figure painting using both airbrush and paint brush using both enamel and acrylic paints.  The DVDs are fully indexed allowing you to skip to appropriate parts of the DVD for easy reference while building figures. 

As a very nice final touch, a free 1/32 scale resin figure of a US Navy/Marine fighter pilot has been included.  This figure is amongst one of the most detailed figures that I have seen and it is this figure that Rafe uses during his demonstration of building and painting.




Master Class Clinic #3 is an excellent description of the processes required to use build and paint model figures.

Whether you are new to the hobby, or are interested in seeing a fellow modeller at work, this is a valuable resource to have in your modelling library.

Thanks to Master Class Model Building Videos for the review sample.

DVDs in this series are available online from Master Class Model Building Videos' website

Review Copyright 2009 by Mick Evans
This Page Created on 13 October, 2009
Last updated 13 October, 2009

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