Monday, January 21, 2013
How to Paint Citadel Miniatures is an introduction and general guide to assembling and painting Citadel miniatures, whether plastic or metal. The chosen examples concentrate on the most popular Games Workshop ranges, namely models for Warhammer, Warhammer 40.000, and The Lord of The Rings - but the methods and materials discussed are applicable to all similar models. This book is for everyone who wants to learn more about painting miniatures, whether for wargames or display. It has been produced with the collector of armies in mind but it covers a whole range of techniques from the basic to the most complex. All techniques are explained and shown in clear close-up photographs or line drawings. The working methods of individual painters are presented in a series of detailed stage by stage photographs with accompanying hints and tips. The overall aim of this guide has been to show a variety of styles to suit different tastes and stimulate experimentation rather than championing any particular 'look' or technique.
at 9:22 PM
The article title is the title of the Spektrum blurb, not mine, so when the DX8 arrived at the editorial office, rather than give it to someone to review, I thought I'd do the initial analysis first! What follows is a detailed list of the DX8 radio's attributes as described by Spektrum, followed by an initial review of my observations and opinions gained over the last few weeks I have been playing with it. A longer period will be needed for a more accurate and fuller assessment of its capabilities and I'm sure there will be a follow up article in a few months to give a more in depth evaluation. Not being a heli user, our sister magazine Rotorworld will be featuring a review aimed at dedicated heli users. It's amazing how the 2.4GHz revolution has changed the face of aeromodelling - in just a few years, the majority of the UK show and fly-in pilots have switched to 2.4GHz and Spektrum, in the form of the DX7, has taken the lead in being the majority favourite manufacturer, despite all the other main manufacturers joining the 2.4GHz switchover. Not everyone has been convinced, but in my estimate in just a few years time, 35Mhz will be a thing of the past - a bit like digital radio replacing analogue radio.
at 9:14 PM