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Postby dougan1963 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:56 pm

Forgot I had these two!
Should come in handy!
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:03 pm

Try posting a few of the illustrations in them, for our delectation. :thumbup: They might prove useful too. I'd suggest pics of the Sherman, Cromwell, Comet, and Churchill if you happen to have them :wave:
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Postby ronnie42 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:32 pm

Here is another magazine ,30 + pics of Tiger 1 paint schemes along with lots of pics of other german tanks.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:46 pm

43rdRecceReg wrote:Try posting a few of the illustrations in them, for our delectation. :thumbup: They might prove useful too. I'd suggest pics of the Sherman, Cromwell, Comet, and Churchill if you happen to have them :wave:

:haha: :haha: :haha: I like your thinking :thumbup: :D
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Postby Kaczor » Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:24 am

;) Looks awesome.
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:01 am

I would highly recommend the Tankart books by Michael Rinaldi. They are full of great details and also show the product's used to achieve them. I have 3 of the original release titles, book number 1 is German armour, number 2 is allied armour and number 3 is modern armour :thumbup:

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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:15 am

Model Builder 4 wrote:I would highly recommend the Tankart books by Michael Rinaldi. They are full of great details and also show the product's used to achieve them. I have 3 of the original release titles, book number 1 is German armour, number 2 is allied armour and number 3 is modern armour :thumbup:

Cheers, Lee.


Before this publication, Lee, I'd often been amazed at the jaw-dropping skill some armour cusomisers/enhancers have displayed. Indeed, we have several maestros in our ranks, here on RCTW.
But, I'd never thought of the results as 'fine art' (don't abbreviate that term :lolno: ).
Here's evidence, though that the results are every bit as much 'Art' as the stuff found in galleries. :thumbup:

I wonder if the mysterious 'Banksy' could be prevailed upon to try his hand at my Jagdpanther, perhaps.. :think: :) :haha:
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:38 pm

There are some fantastic examples of 'Tank art' in these books Roy, they are so finely detailed but after all they are static model's which do not get handled much or run! I think for rc a balance of practicality over finish is more important as not many people would want to see their 20 hour paint job running through a muddy puddle :haha: :thumbup:

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Postby Kaczor » Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:02 pm

Model Builder 4 wrote:I think for rc a balance of practicality over finish is more important as not many people would want to see their 20 hour paint job running through a muddy puddle :haha: :thumbup:.

That's why I did'nt weather running gear (mud etc).
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Postby ronnie42 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:56 pm

Now here are another two that arrived today , lets see if if they help to improve my basic paint skills.
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A dusty Tiger 1
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Postby dougan1963 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:38 pm

ronnie42 wrote:Here is another magazine ,30 + pics of Tiger 1 paint schemes along with lots of pics of other german tanks.
PA196067.jpg
PA196068.jpg


I have tried to get a copy, but out of stock everywhere, apart from one copy on eBay which is £21.50, for a magazine that cost £7.99!

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Postby ronnie42 » Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:12 pm

Hi dougan Just keep on looking one will turn up at a reasonable price. Amazon wanted 100 USD for a TANKART book, found one for £ 35 shipped from an EU bookshop . :D

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:18 pm

I've just found a place that states stock is due on the 2nd of November.
It's £5.59
They give you an add to basket option, maybe for pre order, but I thought it was discontinued?

Edit, just shot you a PM.
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Postby dougan1963 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:48 am

Many thanks, it allowed me to order and pay for a copy, will see what happens!

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Postby dougan1963 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:51 am

Just had a email saying they cannot supply one.
The search continues!

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:56 pm

dougan1963 wrote:Just had a email saying they cannot supply one.
The search continues!

Oh, sorry to hear that. I hope you told them off.
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