Monday, December 30, 2013

Tank Art Volume 2

I picked this book up as an early Christmas present to myself (I gave myself a lot of gifts this Christmas). For some reason I though that this would just end up being one big advert for AK Interactive, I'm not sure why I thought that, however it isn't.

This book is a 228 page practical and very useful guide with step by step instructions on working, weathering and detailing allied tanks. The mix of techniques is vast from hairspray to pigment washes and can be translated to any scale.

I found the winter wash effect particularly useful when I did my King Tiger tutorial. Another thing I found useful was once you came to the end of an article it would have the steps broken down in a two page summary.

(This is from Tank Art 3)

The price for a book which is graphic heavy is reasonable at $59.95 NZD and should by on every modellers bookshelf whether you're a scale model builder a Flames of War player or even and Imperial Guard Tank commander it's worth it. Two more volumes are available or coming soon focusing on modern armour and more German armour (this first book was also about German armour).