Modeling miniature figures, usually of military topics, has always been a large part of the European modeling scene and has come to have a strong following in America. These accurately painted and highly detailed miniature figures from the middle ages, Napoleonic Wars, and more modern periods are among the most impressive of the modeler's art.The text of this extraordinary work is in French, but its nearly 1,000 color photographs giving step-by-step procedures for assembling, painting, detailing and converting are readily understandable. Assembly and painting for standard figures from all historical periods are given. There are also numerous tips on converting standard castings to different units or different time periods altogether, an important part of figure modeling. The color photographs are also a reference in themselves for nearly 2,000 years of uniform and costume.