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(Login djnick66) Missing-Lynx members 188.8.131.52
Quite a few
September 18 2008, 2:48 PM
Osprey has some good titles. The Mig book IMHO is excellent. Also your nicer armor modelling magazines like AFV have a TON of how too articles. The older Verlinden Way books still have a lot of useful stuff. Even though his "wash and drybrush" approach is somewhat out of favor, its still a very useful technique and you can add it to your box of modelling tricks. Shep Paine's old armor and diorama books by Kalmbach are also decent. Nothing fancy, but for the basics you can't go wrong. Plus its nice to see models built and painted the good, old fashined way without pre-purchased filters, pre-purchased washes, pre-purcahsed accessories, etc.
Trevor (Login TrevorHoward) Missing-Lynx members 184.108.40.206
Skip the books!
September 20 2008, 9:52 PM
I say skip the books and go straight for MIGs DVD on using pigments as well as their second DVD on utilizing the Modulation Style of finishing a model.. With the pigments DVD you get to learn about making mud, dust, chips, rust, grease, fading and general wear. With the Modulation DVD you learn about weathering in the sense of faded paint and differentiating areas of a model by simulating different exposures to light and shadow. .... then again.... who needs books when you have the endless resource of the internet?
(Login djnick66) Missing-Lynx members 220.127.116.11
September 22 2008, 4:59 PM
The trouble with online or a DVD is you have to be sitting in front of your computer. With a book, I can read it over and over at my own leisure away from the computer. And if you want to check things, you can just open the book and not have to boot up, get the dvd, load that up, etc.
I use the computer a lot for modelling reference, but still given the choice I would always opt for the book.