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Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2021 9:17 a.m. PST

I am about to dip my toe into WW2 as a contrast to my Napoleonic endeavours. I am quite an experienced figure painter but motor vehicles are terra incognita. Can anyone advise me on a good book about panting 20mm or 1/72 scale soft skin and armoured vehicles?

MajorB12 May 2021 9:46 a.m. PST

There's a book?

Gear Pilot12 May 2021 10:08 a.m. PST

Small-Scale Armour Modelling (Modelling Masterclass) by Osprey publishing. On Amazon


Personal logo Silurian Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2021 10:43 a.m. PST

I would second the above Osprey title. It's by Alex Clark who is an exceptional 1/72 modeller.

An article by him is also included in:
"How to Paint 1:72 Military Vehicles" from Ammo. Well worth getting.

machinehead12 May 2021 11:06 a.m. PST
Personal logo Silurian Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2021 12:31 p.m. PST

Nice painting and tutorials machinehead!

Personal logo Unlucky General Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2021 1:10 p.m. PST

There are some fine Youtube broadcasters out there which I find very useful.

CPBelt12 May 2021 5:39 p.m. PST

AK Interactive has great free pdfs and videos. They also do excellent books and such. Highly recommended. I love their paints.

Maha Bandula12 May 2021 7:05 p.m. PST

Here's another great tutorial: link

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2021 1:31 a.m. PST

Thanks for all this advice people. All really useful and more than enough to get me started.

Gunner Dunbar13 May 2021 2:15 p.m. PST

From one artilleryman to another, have a look on YouTube should be heaps of tutorials

historygamer16 May 2021 4:19 p.m. PST

OMG, have you seen the price for the cost for the hardback copy of that book?😮

Simo Hayha18 May 2021 8:58 p.m. PST

some nice tutorials linked above.

alex clark is a masterclass armor modeler
other books I recommend are
Adam's Armour. Volume 2
Painting Guide for AFV jose luis lopez

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