« Needle Felting set – Dog, Cat, Bear Cubavera Men’s Short Sleeve Pieced Bedford Cord Camp Shirt, Jet Black, Large » 3 thoughts on “Painting and Finishing Techniques (Modelling Guides)” 37 of 37 people found the following review helpful Best of Breed, November 5, 2010 By Eric Bergerud – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Painting and Finishing Techniques (Modelling Guides) (Paperback) As a returning modeler I’ve picked up several instructional books over the last year or so. Although compiled by skilled modelers and have always having something useful, many are harmed to one degree or another by the inability of the authors to empathize with those who don’t know what they do. The result is a book that could be titled “Watch Me Build Six Kits and Maybe You’ll Learn Something.” To make it worse, in many photos carry much of the data but are thrown in where they fit and not planned to coordinate with the text. Edmundson’s book has none of these defects. It is organized by topic, instead of individual builds; it stays on subject; photos are very well coordinated with the text. Above all the author assumes that the reader doesn’t know a whole lot and explains things clearly and in sequence. Because it deals with painting and finishing, rather than building, no space is given to working with resin, after-market parts or scratch building. That’s actually much to the good because folks that use these advanced techniques probably don’t need a book anyway. Anyway this is a model of its kind – no pun intended. Edmundson has collaborated on other books but none approaches the clarity of this solo effort. If you don’t make “show class” models I’d bet my pink slip there’s much to learn here for you. Highest recommendation. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 15 of 15 people found the following review helpful Great for new modelers and old- timers., November 24, 2010 By Michael Meisel (Encino, California) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Painting and Finishing Techniques (Modelling Guides) (Paperback) This book promises and delivers what the title says. The techniques are useful for intermediate modelers as myself as well as beginners and pros. The book is written in very plain language to allow even those unfamiliar with some terms to grasp the methods by use of copious photos in step-by-step progress. Several different types of aircraft and armor are used as subjects but the techniques transfer well to whatever you may be building. You can go into as much depth as you want to get the outcome you’re looking for. Many color photos allow you to see the results of various weathering and painting applications so you’re bound to find something you can incorporate into your build. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to improve their models. It’s very reasonably priced and well worth the price. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 11 of 11 people found the following review helpful Thorough instructional on painting and finishing plastic models, September 25, 2011 By Jerry Saperstein (Evanston, IL USA) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Painting and Finishing Techniques (Modelling Guides) (Paperback) Once an avid model builder, I drifted away from it two decades or so ago. Now my grandson has reached the age where he is interested (and ready for) model building. So time to refresh my knowledge and learn all the things that have ben developed in my absence. Painting and finishing the model is of vital importance, so I purchased “Painting and Finishing Techniques” by Gary Edmundson. What a find! This guy is a professional in every sense of the word. The book is short (80 pages) and profusely illustrated. The organization is loosely structured into six sections: an introduction to the fundamentals, paints and finishes, set-up and tools, painting and finishing model aircraft and another chapter on armored vehicles and one more on figures. The book is more akin to a seminar than anything else. Edmundson describes one technique after another. The photos printed in the book could have benefited from a bit more contrast, but they do get the point across. For all the years and countless hours I spent building models, something as simple as spraying a black undercoat on parts that were subsequently to painted silver never occurred to me. Likewise, Edmundson’s weathering techniques are a real eye-opener. Overall – in just eighty pages – this is a veritable encyclopedia on painting and finishing plastic models. Truly excellent. Jerry 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.