There are many "how-to" books in today's world of scale modeling, but none has covered the "why", as well as, the "how-to" processes… the modeler's artistic approach, until now. In TANKART, a painting and weathering guide book series, the focus is on taking real-life observations of paint and weathering effects and incorporating the best techniques to replicate them.
TANKART 3 Modern Armor continues the trend set by the first two volumes and caters towards vehicles in the post-WWII eras. A range of subjects by any definition, the chapters inside are drawn from the many worldwide conflicts with an emphasis on current trends in popular modern armor subjects.
TANKART is a book series dedicated to the instructional and inspirational efforts of world class scale modeler Michael Rinaldi in an effort to leave no stone unturned. The chapters are focused on one model each and deal almost entirely on the finishes involved, which the author is known for. The book's central theme is concentrating on the finishes achieved and the techniques utilized in each project.
The "why's" are covered alongside the "how-to's" and this sets the groundwork for the book's success to date. Combined with the author's education in industrial and graphic design, a passion for both learning and teaching, and a photography style honed over years all work in concert to provide a wholly new modeling book experience. Storytelling becomes the focus of how each subject is developed into the finished product, and the use of specific goals for each model are foundations used to complete each project successfully.
Each TANKART title is 8.5" x 9.5" at 224 pages in a softcover format. The binding is a very unique "LayFlat Binding" engineered to allow the pages to open flat and stay that way on your workbench, plus each chapter includes a follow-up Quick Ref SBS (step-by-step) guide at the end for easy reference when you need a reminder of each step. Inside Vol. 3 Modern Armor are the usual intro chapters and 2 dedicated technique chapters, with the bulk of the volume formed around 6 unique model chapters, 5 by the main author Michael Rinaldi, including the spectacular EuroMilitaire Gold Medal winning 1/35 D9R Armored Dozer, and 2 all-new models published for the first time, and 1 new model from renowned modern armor builder Andy Taylor from the UK. The bonus author chapter is now full-length as well.
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