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Book Needed
England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: June 09, 2009
KitMaker: 670 posts
Historicus Forma: 5 posts
Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 07:30 AM UTC
Hi Guys,Can anyone here recommend a book for a figure newbie ?.
I have been modelling for over thirty years and while i can do a reasonable paintjob i`m just blown away by some of the figures i see on websites,i use my figures to add scale to the Armour and Aircraft i build.
I use Humbrol enamels with brushes (it`s a medium i`m comfortable with and enjoy using)but if there`s a book like the Osprey Masterclass type i`d love to know.
Thanks in advance.
United States
Joined: September 22, 2010
KitMaker: 102 posts
Historicus Forma: 100 posts
Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 09:41 AM UTC
There are a number of books published by Kalmbach Publishing on just this subject, but my BIBLE is a book long out of print - you MIGHT get lucky and find it on line somewhere - It's by the Late Robert (Bob) C Knee Jr., (d 2007) titled "Color Theory & Application", First edition published in Dec 1997 by R & K productions - now out of business...unfortunately...Bob's book covers not only theory/application, but also mixing colors - specifically, artist's oils but those instructions apply to acrylics also..Bob was a friend who gave me advice on painting and mixing colors...I still have notes saved in a small spiral notebook dating back to the late '70s & early '80s...if you can find this book it'll be worth the price you pay...There are also a number of color mixing books available on the market (Watson-Guptil Publishers), but not geared to those of us in the miniature hobby, yet very useful nonetheless...Good hunting, my friend...

CB in FL