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Pietro Balloni - Profile of a Master Painter

Historicus Forma Artist Q&A
The Historicus Forma (HFModeling.com) Artist Q&A is a monthly feature. Itís an interview with artists of the historical figure modelling world. These artists may include sculptors and painters; commercial and private modellers; well-known and lesser-known artists. Whoever they may be, the artists featured in Historicus Formaís Artist Q&A are highly respected members of our global community; people who have greatly influenced our world in their own way. As we honour these artists with this humble Q&A and photo feature, they honour us by sharing a piece of their world.

This month we chat to Pietro Balloni, master painter over at Pegaso Models.
about me
Iím 32 and live in Siena. Iíve just bought a house near Pegasoís warehouse. Iím not yet married but I have a girlfriend called Teresa. No kids at the moment.

My hobby became my work. I started work at Pegaso 6 years ago and later I became a business partner of Lucaí and Andreaís in Pegaso.

Itís absolutely nice to have a work that you like as a hobby... painting, going to shows, travelling all over the world and meeting really nice guys everywhere. The only thing is that sometimes you have to paint what Pegaso needs to be painted, so you are not completely free to choose subjects. But is a very low price to pay for the rest!

During the last year I found another hobby (this is a real hobby) and so I became a crazy music CD collector. All my friends know that Iím really mad when I see a CD Shop! I have always been able to find a good music shop everywhere Pegaso goes for figure shows. Folkestone, Athens (I have some great crazy guys there) Germany... everywhere.

About the Author

About Rudi Richardson (Tarok)

I'm a former Managing Editor of the Historicus Forma historical figure modelling website. While my modelling and history interests are diverse, my main figure modelling focus lies in Sci-Fi, Pop-Culture, Fantasy, Roman and WW2 German subjects. I'm a firm believer that armour and vehicles accessorise...


Thankyou Mr. Balloni. Very nice article.
OCT 06, 2006 - 04:14 AM
Very nice, and he certainly does excellent work.
OCT 06, 2006 - 08:36 PM
Talking with Pietro balloni is even better than reading his interview. A great painter but above all a great character . Thanks for the interview Pietro
OCT 08, 2006 - 09:00 PM
An interesting insight into your work Pietro Thank you
OCT 09, 2006 - 02:12 AM
Just got back home from a wonderful week in Italy with Pietro Balloni and it was so good to see this article. I can say he is a very very very good friend that can be described in words besides being an incredible painter...Thanks for the article Fratello mio
OCT 12, 2006 - 04:06 PM