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on October 27, 2012
I'll admit I am a little conflicted writing this review. Like many modellers I prefer to paint my kits first with acrylics, then moving on to detail and weather them with artist's oil paints. You won't find that approach in this beautifully laid-out and functional book. As far as painting goes, this is pretty much an all Humbrol enamel shop; airbrushed base, highlights and weathering.

Ok, that out of the way, Small Scale Armour Modelling is a book filled with useful information that continues to find its way into my repertoire. This is one of the 'masterclass' series, and Alex Clark has more than a few useful tricks up his sleeve to share with us.

What really stands out is the presentation, the photographs and the binding. These make-up a book that really should come right to the bench with us as we hone our skills or try out something new.

If I had known about the 'all enamel approach' to the painting section before buying, I might not have bought this book. However, I am still very happy to have it on my shelf as its content, and especially its format, easily stands up to any of the other big books beside it.
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on September 15, 2012
It took me a lot to decide whether to buy or not this book, because I mainly model 1/72 WWI and WWII armor. I initially thought that it would be a nice book on pair with previous Alex Clark's books (Modelling Panzer IV 1/72 and Modelling Tiger Tank 1/72, both highly reccomended), but only directed for modelrn armour. However, after taking a glance at a friend's book, I immediately bought at Amazon, becuase it is a complete handbook on many techniques that will help any modeller with 1/72 scale armor and even other scales. High class and easily to handle, on a "notebook" format. Excellent.
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on May 31, 2013
This is not a combining of old Osprey articles but a well written and illustrated how to book. There are some photos from the Osprey series and a little duplication, but most is new and useful. My modeling friend read mine and immediately bought his own!

Fabulous buy at Amazon's price.
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on May 24, 2016
Love this book. Now if I could just master the skills...
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on February 4, 2015
This book would be great for the beginner. Well written and the reference photos. I enjoyed reading reading and will return to it often.
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on January 11, 2012
So glad I bought this...Has some information that I had, provide some new info and a great refresher...for me anyway
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on December 28, 2012
The author has thought of those who would use a book like this, complied it in an easy reading package
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on November 7, 2011
A good solid review of various modeling techniques from prep to construction to finishing. The author likes the smaller 1/72 and 1/76 scales but the techniques work for pretty much all scales. The book doesn't go into photo etch and other multimedia but it is still a good solid book.
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