Tank Art 1: WWII German Armor (2nd Edition)

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Tank Art 1: WWII German Armor (2nd Edition)

Postby viceroybooks » Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:54 pm

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Tank Art 1: WWII German Armor (2nd Edition)

Price: AU$44.95

Publisher: Rinaldi Studio Press

Author: Michael Rinaldi

Format: Soft Cover, 25x22cm, 224 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.

This is the Revised Second Edition reprint of the original book.

Publishers Description: This book will dive deep into the why’s of certain ideas, and how that affects the overall project. The author combines this concept with an education in design, a never ending passion for sharing this knowledge, plus some great scale model photography to illustrate the story of each project. This book begins with a new series which will further define armor modeling, and reach the many hobbyists out there searching for new ideas and inspiration to further improve and achieve greater results with their own work.

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

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

Hairspray Technique – Technique for all Chipping, Application, Paint Application, Chipping – Water, Brushes, etc, Paint Brands for HS Chipping.

Oil Paint Rendering – Origins, Oil Paints, Types of Brushes, Application Process.

There are 6 models featured in the book:
Befehls Panther Ausf.G - Distressed winter whitewash
SD.KFZ 251/22 Pakwagen – Dark yellow, heavily chipped and rusted
Tiger I Initial Production – Panzer Grey with dust and mud effects
Panzer IV Ausf.E DAK – Heavily worn Desert Yellow over Panzer Grey
Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer – Ambush scheme camouflage heavily weathered
SD.KFZ 251/21 by Lester Plaskitt – Three colour scheme with whitewash remnants.

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 technique, but also explains why it is appropriate to use for the vehicle 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.
Neville
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