WWII SPECIAL VOLUME 4
SCALE MODEL HANDBOOK
Autore: MrBLACK PUBLICATIONS
This book is the 35th edition in Mr Black Publications’ Scale Model Handbook series, resulting from a collaboration of our well-known contributors who’ve been with us from the beginning and some newer and talented modellers. This particular volume is the fourth in the series that we’ve entirely dedicated to creations inspired by those events that took place between 1939-1945 and appears in Western histories as “The Second World War”.
The wartime themes herein are numerous and feature extended articles about models, dioramas, vignettes and figures, especially in 1/35 scale, where we’ve managed to present many representative examples that we feel will interest our readers.
Thanks must go to all for their excellent work and dedication to help achieve this project; our new contributors Lieven Terryn, Eduardo Fernandez Rodriguez, Fabrizio Marini and Carlos Muñoz de Bustillo and, as always, thanks are due to our well-known stalwarts Selu Casanova, Ernesto Reyes Stalhuth and Toshihiro Sano.
We must also thank our friends, partners and supporters from the manufacturing fraternity… Pietro Balloni and Luca Marchetti (Pegaso Models), Darren Parker-Mead (Tommy’s War), Stuart Hale (Stormtrooper Miniatures), Alexander Surzhenko (Masterbox Ltd), Alexey Lukanev (Irbis Miniatures), Man Jin Kim (MJ Miniatures), Young B. Song (Young Miniatures), Taesung Harmms (Alpine Miniatures), Daniel Buchtela (Model Scene), DG Artwork (Dae Hyoung Kim), Alex Vallejo (Vallejo Acrylics), Fernando Vallejo (AK-Interactive), Ben Mirson and Alina Rizhko (both from Miniart Models).
Finally we must thank Ken Jones for his valuable help in editing contributors’ texts, which have to be translated into English from the different languages within our worldwide contributor base. His knowledge and advice help us lend a unique final touch to all our publications.
CONTENTS WORLD WAR II SPECIAL VOL.4
4 Ramcke Brigade, Libya 1942 - Building a Diorama Featuring an Abandoned Kettenkrad and Detailed Commercial Plastic Figures in a Desert Setting - 50mm (1/35)
18 Waffen SS Machine Gunner 1944 - Painting The Skin Tones, a Late Pattern SS Camouflage Smock And Equipment of a Young Soldier - 180mm (1/10)
26 “Dansei No Meiyo” - Japanese Officer, Pacific Offensive - How to Build and Paint a Resin Figure Step-By-Step… A Complete Painting Guide Using Acrylic Paints Applied with an Airbrush and A Paintbrush - 75mm (1/25)
36 Brothers in Arms in Northern Italy 1944 - Creating a Unique World War Two Vignette Comprising Commercially Available Figures and Accessories Using Simple Conversions and Scratch Building Techniques - 50mm (1/35)
44 British Paratrooper, Operation Market Garden 1944 - Painting a British Denison Camouflage Smock and Equipment with Tamiya Enamels - 180mm (1/10)
52 The Last Bullet - How to Build a Realistic WWII Scene Using Commercial Products - 50mm (1/35)
62 American Paratrooper - 101st Airborne Division WWII “Currahee” - Painting a Large Scale Bust of a WWII American Paratrooper with Acrylic Paints - 180mm (1/10)
74 “Battaglione Barbarigo” in Northern Italy Late 1944 - Creating a Unique WWII Figure in a Scenic Setting Using Converted Commercial Figure Parts - 50mm (1/35)
78 After the Battle 1944-1945 - Painting Waffen SS Grenadiers in Winter Uniforms for the Manufacturer’s Box Art Using Tamiya Enamels - 50mm (1/35)
Interamente illustrato a colori
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