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REVIEW
Painting Military Figures DVD
Tarok
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Posted: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 - 09:13 AM UTC
Just published, an in-depth look at Compendium Films' instructional DVD “Painting & Finishing Military Figures with Rob Henden”. Whist the DVD fails to deliver all it promises, it provides nonetheless for an interesting programme with much to be learnt.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!

Savage
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Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 - 11:46 AM UTC
Agreed Rudi the DVD is worth the money, is aimed at the beginner and large-scale figure builder. There is one small problem with the sound (inner ear problem intensifies sounds problems), it is only present when you watch the DVD on a TV.
Tarok
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Posted: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 - 09:43 PM UTC
Hi Eric,

Thanks for your comments.

I must dissagree on the beginner comment though, as I feel that it's targeted at someone that is comfortable with painting figures as well as using an airbrush (as a fair amount of control is needed to master the techniques displayed here).

I must admit I only viewed the DVD on my laptop, but did so through 2 different applications. What sound problem did you experience? Other than Darth Vader

Rudi
Savage
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Posted: Friday, July 11, 2008 - 06:20 AM UTC
Rudi the reason I said beginner is that it was a straightforward build and the painting, even though it is via airbrush is pretty straightforward too.

Except for the Darth Vader feature the sound has a 'tapping' quality. This 'tapping' is not too noticeable, but inner ear problems mean it made me nauseous.

I ended up returning the DVD to The Airbrush Company Ltd, from whom I received excellent service. IIRC I spoke to Alex at The Airbrush Company and all DVDs had the same quality.
Tarok
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Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 11:59 PM UTC
Ah, ok... nou verstaan ek

I must admit, I didn't notice the tapping sound, but I'll have a listen again when I have a moment...

Rudi
thomokiwi
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Posted: Monday, October 06, 2008 - 08:17 PM UTC
The DVD for me, was not what I expected and agree that the title should have been airbrushing a figure. If it was for a beginner he/she would have to have a big wallet to purchase all the kit, two airbrushes, compressor, etc. While it did give some good tips and the idea to have a dabble with my airbrush it was not my best view. I would however watch it again and probably again.
Floyd
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Posted: Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 07:20 AM UTC
Very informative review Rudi, has ordered to itself it is DVD.
Thanks for it!