Thursday, February 13, 2020

Pen and Sword: The Art and Making of Fantasy Miniatures Book Reviewed!

Today we will take a look at the new The Art and Making of Fantasy Miniatures Book written by Jamie Kendall and published by Pen and Sword Books Discover the creative process of designing and creating fantasy miniatures!

The Art and Making of Fantasy Miniatures is a showcase of some of the best talent in the industry. Compiled with the cooperation of eleven of the most innovative companies from Europe, the UK and USA, it shows what goes in to the creative process of taking an initial concept from two-dimensional sketches and translating it into a three-dimensional figurine ready for collectors and tabletop gamers.

Game designers, artists and sculptors explain their part in bringing these miniature works of art to life. The book is lavishly illustrated with over 1,000 images, including concept art, work-in-progress sculpts and beautifully painted miniatures. The book features the most excellent miniatures from games and companies such as Aradia Miniatures, Alkemy (Alchemist Miniatures), Avatars of War, Godslayer (Megalith Games), Guild Ball (Steamforged Games), Relicblade (Metal King Studio), Warmachine and Hordes (Privateer Press), Rumbleslam (TTCombat), Drakerys (Don’t Panic Games), Kings of War (Mantic Games) and Freeblades (DGS Games). Giving a proper impression of the work involved in designing and creating miniatures for tabletop miniature wargames by both small one-person companies and large global wargame companies.

The Conclusion

The Art and Making of Fantasy Miniatures Book is first of all a lavishly illustrated high-quality art book filled with plenty of pictures of wonderful artwork and miniature creations from a nice selection of wargame companies including both small one-person companies but also covering large companies such as Mantic Games and Privateer Press. The selection of covered companies is really good as the book covers several well-known companies but also indie companies such as Metal King Studio which is certainly worth checking out if you like small skirmish miniature games!

The author Jamie Kendall offers a great way to learn about the covered miniature companies, their founding and especially their own creative processes behind the production of their popular tabletop miniatures from idea to finished sculpture. Although not an all-inclusive guide to the design and creation of miniatures, The Art and Making of Fantasy Miniatures Book by Pen and Sword Books gives a good idea of the love and work involved in the artistic process of miniature production divided in eleven chapters each covering a different company. So if you're interested in learning more about the miniature design process from innovative wargame companies, make sure to grab this book and start exploring the great artistic journey your miniatures undergo on their way to the tabletop!

You can purchase the The Art and Making of Fantasy Miniatures Book by Jamie Kendall for £24.00 through our Pen and Sword Books Partnership Link above and in the meanwhile freely support Wargame News and Terrain allowing us to bring even more independent daily miniature and scenery wargame news, reviews and money saving deals. Bought and love the book? Let us know!

Disclaimer - We received this book from Pen and Sword Books for reviewing purposes. Please note that this doesn't influence our review as we always strive to supply you with our own independent and honest opinion about the wargame products reviewed.

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