FeR Miniatures Christmas New Releases

FeR Miniatures Christmas New Releases

Hi all!
We are ready and happy to announce the new releases for the Christmas season!

First of all, good news! We make available to the general public the special pre-released figures we prepared for Scale Model Challenge 2017.

Elite Classics
ELI00005 – Highland Clansman Veteran

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Sculpture: Raúl García Latorre
Painting: Marc Masclans
Material: Resin
Number of parts of the kit: 12
Scale: 70 mm

 

Women, by Pepa Saavedra
WOM00004 – Viviane

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Sculpture: Ramón Martínez
Painting: Pepa Saavedra
Material:  Resin
Number of parts of the kit: 4
Scale: 1/10

And also we have two more brand new figures…

First one is a new addition to Oriol Quin’s line of Medieval subjects:

Clash of Cultures – Deus Vult!
COC00009 – French Knight, Albigensian Crusade, 1209

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Sculpture: Oriol Quin
Painting: Marc Masclans
Material: Resin
Number of parts of the kit: 12
Scale: 75 mm

And the second, another cool 54 mm fantasy figure by Jonatán Monerris!

Peter Punk Produktions
PPK00015 – Elora, the Gnome Heroine

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Sculpture: Jonatán Monerris
Painting: Marc Masclans
Material: Resin
Number of parts of the kit: 2
Scale: 54 mm

Also, we have an important announcement concerning one of our lines.

As you know, we carry many different lines of miniatures. Some of them are our own, some of them belong to collaborators of the company. Some of the lines get constant updates in the form of new releases, some others don’t get new releases so often. This last case can happen because of many reasons, projects that get more priority than others, artists who can devote more or less time at a certain moment to a certain line and many other underlying reasons. So, some of the lines can even get to a halt, if we don’t foresee how to continue them in the near future.
This is exactly the situation that we have with our Signature Series: Mike Blank. We have discussed the current state of affairs with Mike and even if everything is as friendly as usual, due to his work and family obligations he cannot cope with the responsibility of accepting more commissions from us in order to keep the line active.
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The option we have found that better suits the interest of the artist, the company and the general public is to sell our existing range of Mike Blank figures to a third party, in this case, SK Miniatures. With that move, we solve the problem of continuity of the line (that by the way was impossible to continue by any other artist without changing completely its nature), our friend Steve Kirtley will add three nice miniatures to his already existing range of Mike Blank’s 70 mm figures, and the models are still on sale to the general public (it would have been a pity to discontinue them).
Here is the link to SK Miniatures page, you will be able to find the figures there very shortly, as they will be the new exclusive distributors of them.

That’s all for the moment!
Have a Merry Christmas
FeR Miniatures

 

FeR Miniatures April New Releases

FeR Miniatures April New Releases

Hi everybody!
After some short but refreshing holidays, here we have some new exciting stuff!

First, a new addition to the highly popular 75 mm series of Medieval subjects by Oriol Quin:

Clash of Cultures – Deus Vult!
COC00008 – Knight of the Teutonic Order, 1460

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Sculpture: Oriol Quin
Painting: Alfonso Prado
Material: Resin
Number of parts of the kit: 10
Scale: 75 mm

Second, another addition for David Zabrocki’s Signature Series, quite a heroic subject this time:

Signature Series – David Zabrocki
DZS00004 – Private, 24th Regiment of Foot, Rorke’s Drift, 1879

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Sculpture: David Zabrocki
Painting: David Zabrocki
Material: Resin
Number of parts of the kit: 10
Scale: 54 mm

Also this month, another figure for the Mike Blank’s collection!

Signature Series – Mike Blank
MBS00003 – Germanic Warrior, Teutoburg Forest, 9 AD

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Sculpture: Mike Blank
Painting: Fernando Ruiz
Material: Resin
Number of parts of the kit: 6
Scale: 70mm

That’s all for figure lovers, let’s move to the busts. First one is this nice addition to the Magna Historica line of 1/12 busts

Magna Historica
MHB00012 – English Man-at-Arms, Crecy, 1346

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Sculpture: Ramón Martínez
Painting: Fernando Ruiz
Material: Resin
Number of parts of the kit: 5
Scale: 1/12

And finally the next release on Jonatán Monerris’ collection, quite fearful and cool bust!

Peter Punk Produktions
PPK00013 – Lycanthrope Ranger

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Sculpture: Jonatán Monerris
Painting: Jonatán Monerris
Material: Resin
Number of parts of the kit: 4
Scale: 1/12

 

We hope that you enjoy this new selection of releases!
Cheers
FeR

FeR Miniatures January New Releases

FeR Miniatures January New Releases

Hi all
Here we are, back with exciting new stuff! Let’s check them out.

First, a long awaited new addition to our Mike Blank’s collection:

Signature Series: Mike Blank

MBS00002 “Changes to Come” Viking Warrior, Gamla Uppsala, 1087

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Sculpture: Mike Blank

Painting: Fernando Ruiz

Material: Resin

Number of parts of the kit: 7

Scale: 70mm

 

And another cool bust from Raffaele Picca:

Forged Monkey

FMK00007 Firestarter

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Sculpture: Raffaele Picca

Painting: Raffaele Picca and Roman Gruba

Material:  Resin

Number of parts of the kit: 3

Scale: 1/12

Hope you like the new releases. Stay tuned because, in a couple of days we will announce a really interesting event that will happen on Barcelona in the near future 😉
Best Regards
FeR Miniatures

 

Meet our artists: Mike Blank

Meet our artists: Mike Blank

Hi all!
We are very happy to talk with a very special miniature artist that needs no presentation at all. Recently we have started a line of figures with him and we have to say that we are really excited about this project! We are talking about the one and only, Mike Blank!

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FeR Miniatures. Hello Mike! Thanks for answering a few questions for our fellow modellers and friends. tell us a bit about you. Where do you come from? What do you do?

I was born in Stockholm in 1965 into an artistic family. My father was a photographer and my mother worked at the Royal Opera. I attended art school and later worked as a teacher in Arts and English in high school. In 1996 I formed my Company doing sculpting, painting and designing figures.

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FeR Miniatures. Our more veteran historical followers know your career very well, but maybe some of the younger ones are not so familiar with your work. When do you started and what was the motivation behind it? Tell us a bit from the early days.

My very first figures were Historex and Airfix 54mm figures. in the early 90s I started doing some conversion and soon started scratchbuilding figures. I started a line of 120mm figures in 1996 (some were ok, some less so!) It was a great learning experience. From there I started doing one of kind figures for collectors around the world and later I progressed to Vignettes, dioramas and boxed dioramas. I also enjoy working in different scales, from 54mm to 200mm.. Each scale has its own challenges and rewards. I have also attended many, many shows around the World doing seminars, workshops, etc.

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FeR Miniatures. You are very well known for those spectacular dioramas that you normally bring to shows. In fact, many of us regards you as a master of composition with an incredible talent for telling a lot but in a minimalistic approach. Tell us a bit about these dioramas. What’s the inspiration behind them? What’s the usual process to create one of them? Which ones would you point out and why?

I really enjoy doing vignettes and dioramas. I have always been heavily inspired by classical art and use this for inspiration when composing scenes. I Always concentrate on how to tell a story, full of emotion and drama in a very tight composition. It is important to focus a “main” character in a scene with extras surrounding this focal point. Very much like stage production or film directing. Always try to add emotions to each character and to make every figure work together. Some of my favorite scenes are “The Emperor’s new clothes”, “All is lost”, “18 of Brumaire” and “Wings of darkness”. Each one of these have clear story, tightly composed and full of drama.

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FeR Miniatures. Also, you have been doing some commercial work in the past. We specially remember with love those figures you did for Elite Miniaturas, the sadly gone company from Spain. Tell us a bit about that part of your career.

 I started doing some work for Elite Miniaturas of Spain in the year 2000, and I always enjoyed working with Manolo, the owner. I sculpted several different subjects but sadly the Company is now out of business. Some other companies I have worked for would be Kirin, Jaguar, Andrea. Elite, Art Girona, United Empire, Model Cellar, SK Miniatures, and more.

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FeR Miniatures. Finally, tell us a bit about Signature Series: Mike Blank, the project we have in collaboration. The first figure is the Teutonic Knight that has been painted by Alfonso Prado. What’s the theme of this line, what kind of projects do you have in mind for it?

I feel very honoured to have been asked by FeR to do this Signature Series (and who wouldn’t be!). In this series I will focus on subjects that are special to me, like the Teutonic Knight and some other periods and themes that I have also worked on in the past. We have some exciting ideas for the future!

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FeR Miniatures. Well Mike, it has been a real pleasure to talk to you. We hope to see more and more figures from you in the future. Thanks a lot for answering these questions!

Thanks to you, looking forward to it.

 

(Photos taken from several sources, all credits to its corresponding authors)

FeR Miniatures May Releases

FeR Miniatures May Releases

Hi everyone!

This month we have quite a few exciting releases to show, most of them belonging also to new lines of products! We are really happy to see these projects finally released and we hope you like them. First of all here we have the next bust in the Magna Historica collection, our first (but not the last) project with the talented Romanian sculptor Paul Deheleanu.

Continental Infantryman, 1st Maryland, 1781

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Sculpture: Paul Deheleanu

Painting: Fernando Ruiz

Material: Resin

Number of parts of the kit: 5

Scale: 1/12

 

The first new line that we would like to present is Gothic Horror:

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In this line we will have busts and figures on classic horror themes by diverse sculptors. This is something we have been wanting to do since a long time. We hope to portray such archetypical characters in an interesting and unique way. This is the first bust of this collection and also our first work with the awesome Korean sculptor Hyunji Kim, very well known for her works for our friends of Nutsplanet. Also, this release has been painted by Pepa Saavedra so this piece is a female character created exclusively by talented women! Really cool.

Lucy, the Vampire Bride

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Sculpture: Hyunji Kim

Painting: Pepa Saavedra

Material: Resin

Number of parts of the kit: 8

Scale: 1/12

 

Another project that we wanted to do, even before we started the company, was a line of historical figures from the American Revolutionary War. In this case we are really proud to present a new project by one of our local prolific and talented artists, Oriol Quin. This time we advance a few centuries from the Middle Ages to an era in which legendary nations were born. The times of Revolution: Liberty or Death.

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This is the first release of the line, soon to be finished by Fernando Ruiz:

Grenadier 71st foot, Fraser’s Highlanders, 1780

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Sculpture: Oriol Quin

Painting: Fernando Ruiz

Material: Resin

Number of parts of the kit: 14

Scale: 75 mm

 

And last but not least, we are really proud to present a new line by a brand new collaborator. He is such an influential miniature artist and have such an important and successful career in this hobby that he needs no presentation at all. Finally, here it is the first of our Signature Series: Mike Blank!

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We have no words to describe how proud we are to have such a personality in the team. We have complemented his sculpting talent with a perfectly suited painter, Alfonso Prado. This is the first of a line of 70 mm figures that will cover diverse historical periods and classic themes of  Mike’s liking:

Teutonic Knight, Prussia, 1256

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Sculpture: Mike Blank

Painting: Alfonso Prado

Material: Resin

Number of parts of the kit: 6

Scale: 70mm

 

And we guess that this is all for the current month! We hope you like the new releases.

Best Regards
FeR Miniatures