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Step-by-Step Finishing Sd.Kfz.263
firstcircle
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Posted: Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 10:42 AM UTC
Matthew Lenton gives a view of a new, free, instalment of Glenn Bartolotti's armour finishing series, the subject this time is Dragon's small scale Funkspahwagen.



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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2013 - 05:31 AM UTC
@firstcircle - Matthew,

I have seen this offering and must say that your review sums up the salient points superbly. I agree with your assessment that it might be targeted to those that are entering an intermediate stage in modelling and are somewhat drowning in information overload. In my case I found that a few of the suggestions interesting (black base coat, using ground pastels) and may have to give them a try. But as you, I found that a bit more detail in some of the finishing processes would definitely make this 'book' more beneficial to a wider range of modellers. Then again, you definitely can't beat the price and it definitely shows how a little extra effort can turn a monochromatic colour scheme into something much more interesting.

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2013 - 07:47 AM UTC
These are a great series for the price. I have reviewed a half dozen of them, and found the information excellent.
Delbert
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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2013 - 08:40 AM UTC

Nice Review.

I have most of these, and really find them helpful. Esp the weathering and finishing tips.

And I also feel they are well aimed at the wide range of intermediate model builders who are looking to improve their base skills and take it to the next level.

Delbert
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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2013 - 01:06 PM UTC
Nice review and I was able to get one these free which makes it even better. The pictures are beautiful and while brief, the explanations are okay. I have a SdKfz 234/3 that I could give the technique a shot. Would have liked a few more pages of the SBS's.

Regards,
AJ