The Hardcore Modelers' Manual™

Introduction to The Hardcore Modelers' Manual

Black Heart Enterprises, LLM has acquired exclusive permission to post pre-publication excerpts of Lacey Mautler's The Hardcore Modelers Manual (HMM), a multiple volume encyclopedia of figure modeling, on our website. 

Internationally-known Lacey Mautler, the award-winning and easily the most recognizable figure modeler in the world, has spent years building, painting, competing and photographing model figure kits and busts. He has spend untold hours compiling and researching, interviewing and photographing, learning molding and casting and sculpting and ultimately traveling to model contests and conventions all over the world in order to provide figure modelers with this compendium of everything you need to know to make this hobby everything you want it to be.

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