Throughout this new book published by AK-Interactive, Adam Wilder will show how layers allow the modeler to obtain much more of a striking, realistic-looking result.

Adam Wilder manages to capture a dynamic range of detail and weathering effects on the military vehicles he finishes. He does this using a succession of stages and layers. This is perhaps the most important characteristic of Adam’s work.

The reader will see with numerous step-by-step photos and accompanying text how he uses these layers to display, demonstrate, and explain his detailed assembling methods and painting techniques when modeling armored fighting vehicles. The steps displayed in this book will make a useful guide for all types of modelers covering the construction, super-detailing, painting, and weathering phases of an armor model.

 Adam loves the effects and details that can be captured with 1/35th scale armor modeling. In this volume, he uses four models, along with the stowage and crew members on them, as a basis to explain his layering methods. Everyone interested in the hobby of armor modeling will clearly understand how to reproduce these timeless techniques.

We all know that different environments and terrain affect the appearance of vehicles operating in them. Therefore, the characteristics of the intended terrain are very important when weathering static armored fighting vehicles. The season of the year in which a replica is supposedly positioned allows us to use the elements of earth, water, air, and even fire together to obtain an abstract succession of textures and tones. These textures and tones help us to add both feeling and depth to a model allowing one to present effects in every corner and on each detail, creating a finished result that makes ourselves and others want to stop, observe, and enjoy again and again.



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