Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Figure painting is considered by many to be the most demanding and difficult art form in this hobby, as it requires the reproduction in scale of the human form. Scale soldiers have been with us for centuries, but only in recent years has the quest for realism been reached. Shows and contests devoted exclusively to figures are abundant around the world, and always draw large crowds. And even among a field of hundreds, a single figure which is accurately rendered will always stand out. This publication is intended as a simple color guide. The reader will soon realize that a small group of the right colors can produce a variety of color schemes and effects when combined with quality oil paints. We have used our historical figures in this book due to their depth of color and intricate detail. Figure construction and painting techniques are discussed in depth in one of our earlier books, "The System: Volume I".
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Ever since I started to build dioramas, I had plans to build a factory scene. I just couldn't find the proper motivation or inspiration for it. One day I was doing some research on the SIG 33 on Pzlll chassis, and learned that some 24 of these vehicles were sent to the Stalingrad area to be put into operational use for the first time. All 24 were lost. They were simply not equipped for fighting in built-up areas. Looking at Roy Schurgers' diorama "Firestarter", I was mesmerized by the idea and how he displayed it, so I decided to tell the same story, only this time the Russians would be the fire starters. The idea was that a Sig33 had to drive through a tractor factory in Stalingrad to support some infantry. The Russians started to hunt down the vehicle. The opportunity presented itself via a raised walkway for the Russians to get above the German tank and attack it with a Molotov cocktail.
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Welcome to Imperial Armour Model Masterclass - the first in what will hopefully become a series of Masterclass books showing you how to achieve fantastic results when building and painting your Warhammer 40,000 models. As the name of this book suggests, a certain degree of knowledge in model construction and painting is assumed of the hobbyist. This book does not cover the basic techniques but demonstrates advanced techniques that will require some degree of skill and experience to get the best results. You will find all the basic modelling and painting techniques you will need covered in great detail in the Citadel modelling and painting books and within the pages of White Dwarf magazine. Whether you are building and painting a centre piece model for your army or constructing a detailed diorama for competition and display, this book is packed with innovative techniques for construction and painting to help you get the most from your Forge World kits. All the techniques are demonstrated in step-by-step detail in extensive construction and painting articles. These articles range from painting tanks (always a favourite!) to constructing a diorama, to building wargaming scenery and terrain.
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Designed by Willy Messerschmitt, the Bf 109 first flew in 1935 and remained in service throughout WWII. It remained the backbone of the Luftwaffe's day fighter force and was never completely superseded by the outstanding Focke-WulfFw 190. Over 33,000 Bf 109s were built, ensuring that the Russian 'Sturmovik' was the only warplane ever produced in greater numbers. The Bf 109 first saw combat during the Spanish Civil War in 1936 after Hitler had decided to help General Franco's Nationalist forces. The Condor Legion was formed to go to Spain and, amongst other types, it included Bf 109Bs, Cs and Ds. Considerable combat experience and information were gained, ensuring the Luftwaffe was going to be well prepared for the fight ahead.
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