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Kevin Dallimore's Painting And Modelling Guide: Master Class Hardcover – 31 Aug 2010
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…the one-stop shop for the figure painter…. --IPMS, March 2011
From the Publisher
Everything you ever wanted to know about painting miniatures and models to a professional standard is contained in this 308 page book.
Kevin Dallimore and over twenty five other renowned and respected painters and modellers reveal the techniques they use to give their miniatures and models that great professional finish; techniques such as varnishing, dry brushing, non metallic metal, shading, highlighting, blending, textured leather and the use of diluted washes are all discussed in depth together with many modelling ideas too; ideas for doing conversions, creating dioramas, making and painting scenery, vehicles and many more. All of the processes described in the many different articles are fully detailed with photographs of each important stage.
Initially, Kevin goes quickly through the all important basics (fully described in his first book Foundry Miniatures Painting and Modelling Guide) before clearly detailing all of the advanced techniques that he and his fellow painters use to produce great looking models. There then follow many articles where guest painters and modellers share their thoughts and ideas on particular techniques when painting historical, fantasy and sci-fi models: Old West, Napoleonic, Ancients, Romans, Swashbucklers, WW2, Goblins, Orcs, Beastmen, Trolls, Judge Dredd and lots more.
By copying the methods and techniques in this book, and with a little determination and practice, everyone will be able to produce painted miniatures and models to a standard that previously they had only dreamed of.
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All of the required techniques are explained in easy to follow steps with accompanying pictures.
I must admit to being totally envious of the authors talents - but only makes me want to do better - sounds like a school report :-)
Seriously get this book and enjoy your figure paining anew
The book follows a logical sequence that takes you through all the stages required from preparation to the finished product including baseing, buildings and vehicles.
This is such a valuable book for a complete novice or an advanced moddeler, it covers so much and is so easy to follow and use it's just brilliant.
The book also covers many other subjects too many to list, but in addition there are sections on the most popular subjects such as Napoleonic, Wild West, ACW and much more.
The pictures are just fantastic and a delight to relate to when reading the information regarding each particular subject.
Fantastic book that you will not regret buying if you decide to do so.
Over the years I have painted figures to very differing standards, Kevin's work at one stage stopped me from painting, as I felt could never attain that high standard. His books have shown me and inspired me to work on my own technique and helped me to look across the top of the gaming table, with the satisfaction of knowing each figure in my squad or team I have painted, maybe not a good at Kevin's but good enough. I can even look Kevin in the face when war gaming with him and know that my figures are good enough to set alongside his. My gaming technique though may need another book to come out to help me with it.
Kevin has done a great job of not only illustrating the book in such a way as to make it understandable to all, but the rich colour pictures and advice, help the newcomer and old hand learn and develop our own technique. Thanks Kevin for helping me to be better than I am.
After a recap of the preparation and painting essentials, which are fully detailed in his first book (I'd still recommend getting that as well if you haven't already)Keviin moves into more advanced areas of the hobby such as conversions, dioramas and vehicles. All of these are explained step by step with beautiful clear photographs.
An added bonus with this volume is that Kevin is joined by many other talented painters and modellers, providing fresh ideas for different techniques and approaches to Kevin's own style. Again these are illustrated with loads of photos of superbly painted models.
If you are interested in painting miniatures, modelling or wargaming in any way, then this is THE book for you; a massive 308 pages full of information, tips and photos that will keep you coming back for inspiration time after time!
The book covers a vast array of themes and techniques with clear and easy to follow instructions throughout (and a particularly excellent rhino!).
This one continues to teach advanced as well as the more basic techniques used in figure painting. The photography is excellent and illustrates the various styles used by Dallimore and other guest contributors. Covering a wealth of objects and objectives, this book is a must-have for the aspiring and professional model painter.
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