Tank Art 3: Modern Armor

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Tank Art 3: Modern Armor

Postby viceroybooks » Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:50 am

Tank Art 3: Modern Armor
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Price: AU$34.95

Publisher: Rinaldi Studio Press

Author: Michael Rinaldi

Format: Soft Cover, 25x22cm, 223 pages.

Disclaimer: This is not a critical review of the book, but is more of a description of the contents and the author’s approach to the subject.

Publishers Description: TANKART 3 Modern Armor continues the trend set by the first two volumes and covers vehicles in the post-WWII eras. A range of subjects by any definition, the chapters inside are drawn from the many worldwide conflicts with an emphasis on current trends in popular modern armor subjects. The chapters are focused on one model each and deal almost entirely on the finishes involved, which the author is known for. The book's central theme is concentrating on the finishes achieved and the techniques utilized in each project. The "why's" are covered alongside the "how-to's" and this sets the groundwork for the book's success to date. Combined with the author's education in industrial and graphic design, a passion for both learning and teaching, and a photography style honed over years, all work in concert to provide a wholly new modeling book experience. Storytelling becomes the focus of how each subject is developed into the finished product, and the use of specific goals for each model are foundations used to complete each project successfully. Each TANKART title is 8.5" x 9.5" at 224 pages in a softcover format. The binding is a very unique "LayFlat Binding" engineered to allow the pages to open flat and stay that way on your workbench, plus each chapter includes a follow-up Quick Ref SBS (step-by-step) guide at the end for easy reference when you need a reminder of each step. Inside Vol. 3 Modern Armor are the usual intro chapters and 2 dedicated technique chapters, with the bulk of the volume formed around 6 unique model chapters, 5 by the main author Michael Rinaldi, including the spectacular EuroMilitaire Gold Medal winning 1/35 D9R Armored Dozer, and 2 all-new models published for the first time, and 1 new model from renowned modern armor builder Andy Taylor from the UK. The bonus author chapter is now full-length as well.

Chapters:
Products and Materials – The author runs through the Primers, Paints, Airbrush & Compressors, Washes, Filters and Pigments that he uses, and gives the reasons behind his choices.

Weathering Principles - Defining Weathering, Layering, Artistic Scale-ism, Basic Paint & Weathering Outline.

Combining Hair Spray & Oil Paint Rendering – HS & OPR Techniques, HS Chipping Efficiency, Execution of HS, Application & Chipping Process, Troubleshooting the HS Technique, Working with OPR to Maximise HS, Executing OPR.

Pigment Application – Pigments, Pigment Application.

There are 6 models featured in the book:
D9R Armored Dozer (USMC) – Using Pigments to represent heavy earth application
T-62M1 Main Battle Tank (Afghan) – Heavily worn and rusted
AMX-30B Main Battle Tank – Worn 3-tone NATO camo scheme
FV221 Caernarvon – Heavily desert worn
Russian T-72B (model 1989) MBT – Battle damaged
Andy Taylor – Iraqi MT-LB – Upgrading the basic kit with scratchbuilt details.

The process the author went through in constructing, customising, and painting each model is laid out methodically. Each of the 6 models has about 30 pages of text and photos, where the author not only demonstrates how to apply each painting and modelling technique, but also explains why it is appropriate to use for the model and location depicted, and concludes with a two-page Quick Reference guide summarising every step of painting and weathering for the subject.
The book features many large, high quality photos on every page that give close up views of the techniques being applied to the model. Photographed against a white background to contrast the model.
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Re: Tank Art 3: Modern Armor

Postby Ultra » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:47 am

Great book 8-)
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Re: Tank Art 3: Modern Armor

Postby Woody » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:53 am

Yep, right from issue 1 they have been good.

Neville, will you be getting issue 4 in? I believe it is being released around the end of this month?
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Re: Tank Art 3: Modern Armor

Postby viceroybooks » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:59 pm

Woody wrote:Yep, right from issue 1 they have been good.

Neville, will you be getting issue 4 in? I believe it is being released around the end of this month?


I have TA4 on order, michael emailed me that he expected to be shipping them out at the end of this week, so hopefully they will be here in about 2 weeks. I will put up a content review when the books arrive.
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Re: Tank Art 3: Modern Armor

Postby Woody » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:19 pm

Thank you Neville. I will watch out for it :)
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Re: Tank Art 3: Modern Armor

Postby viceroybooks » Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:13 am

Woody wrote:Thank you Neville. I will watch out for it :)


TA4 does sound like it will be an excellent addition to his previous book on German Armor, with new techniques and camo schemes featured:-

"The layout graphics will be a further evolution of the current TA style, and the two all-new Technique chapters are focused on Technique Proficiency, and Winter Whitewash finishes in all three major scales of 1/72, 1/48 and 1/35 as it relates to German Armor. The model chapters (all in 1/35) follow and will feature a Tiger II, Grille Ausf. M, a very unique Nashorn PanzerJaeger, and a Sturm 33B. The guest author chapter by Mario Eens will showcase his superb Char B1 bis in captured Beutepanzer form. These 5 model chapters will cover camo schemes from all periods, including Panzer Gray in both summer and winter, 3-tone camo on zimmerit, and the trickier hard-edge and disc camo schemes."
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