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Mr. Black Publications - Scale Modelling Manual 2 - How to Paint an ACU

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Product Description

Mr. Black Publications - Scale Modelling Manual 2

This is the second Manual in a new series about Scale Modelling where the aim is to concentrate between two covers a lot of information about painting and general modelling techniques for all modelers.

Each manual will cover a specific topic in detail, while offering a lot of different approaches and techniques and, in most cases, written by one author. The contents will be carefully selected and presented in a way that every reader should find something new to try and to adapt to their own methods.

High quality photos and a detailed text will feature in each book so the reader can easily follow the progress of the assembly and painting of each theme, and help to adopt new modelling techniques and different approaches.

In previous editions the length of each theme was limited due to the number of pages taken for other content, but here there are no such limitations. Each theme will be presented in a most detailed and explanatory way so there will be no omissions or unanswered questions.

Depending on the theme and content, real painted color chips of the hues and mixes will be added with information on how to use them.

In this series we will include various modelling aspects from Historic and Fantasy, Scale Models, Dioramas, Vignettes, Figures, Busts, Techniques and History You Can Model.

In this second issue Master Artist Ernesto Reyes Stalhuth explains in detail how he painted the Airborne Miniatures Bust (ref: 908) of a 1/9th scale US Army Helicopter Crewman wearing ACU modern camouflage pattern, known to most of us as “Digital Camouflage”. The bust can also be painted with Multicam camouflage, or both Multicam Uniform and ACU equipment. The same goes for the helmet, which can be painted dark grey (almost black) or light grey. Gloves should be green.

The artist used a combination of airbrush and paintbrush to get the most of each tool. The 55 detailed Step-By-Step photographs with explanatory captions in a total of 60 illustrations revealed all the secrets on how he painted the flesh and helmet (20 photos) and the ACU camouflage and equipment (35 photos) so to get such a realistic result. The artist used a total of 51 acrylic paints (four of them metallic) and four acrylic inks with the real colour painted chips included at the end of the article. A quick guide on How to Airbrush acrylics using a double action airbrush and a steady airflow compressor concludes the contents of the manual. Read about the common problems that we confront when airbrushing water-based acrylics and how to easily solve them.

We must thank the following: AK-Interactive (Fernando Vallejo), Andrea Miniatures (Alexandra Fernandez), Vallejo Acrylics (Alex Vallejo), Scale75 (Jose Mendez), Kimera Colors (Luca Marchetti and Pietro Balloni), Lifecolors (Alessandro Balbo and Rolando Iezzi), Yannis Papadopoulos and last, but not least, our English Text Editor Ken Jones.
Special thanks must go to Jaume Ortiz (Vallejo Marketing Manager) who provided us with all the necessary Vallejo paints so this book could be published.

Editor / Publisher
Stelios Demiras

4 US Army Helicopter Crewman
How to Paint an ACU Modern Camouflage Uniform and
Equipment in Exquisite Detail Using Paintbrush & Airbrush
16 Painted Colour Chips Used by the Author Ernesto
Reyes Stalhuth for Painting the Airborne Miniatures Bust
(908) of a US Army Helicopter Crewman in 1/9 Scale
with ACU Modern Camouflage and Gear
21 How to Use the Airbrush on Big Scales Figures and Busts
Common Problems and How to Solve Them