The Hardcore Modeler's Manual™

Introduction to The Hardcore Modeler's 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-winningest 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.

Each month Black Heart will post the latest HMM excerpt. This month's excerpt is the Introduction to Lacey Mautler's Hardcore Modelers Manual.


Chapter 1 (Hardcore Modeler's Survey (2011) by Fercello & Thomas, LLP) pp. 4-7

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Check back next month for the next installment of the Hardcore Modelers Manual.