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#1 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:42 AM

Just a heads up.  AK-INTERACTIVE is about to release a wonderful book on weathering cars.

 

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:41 AM

Now that looks nice .. quite a list of contributors there ... (don't blush, Doc)

 

I expect you'll add a link when we can order it.  :)



#3 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 07:02 AM

I sure will, Mike, it's about to get on to the AK-INTERACTIVE catalogue.

 

Order in the States can go through here:

 

http://www.ak-interactive-usa.com/



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 04:21 AM

my main question is, if it is just portfolio book (aka pictures i have seen on the internet or live), or real modeling book stuffed by step by step weathering articles !?!?



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:21 AM

my main question is, if it is just portfolio book (aka pictures i have seen on the internet or live), or real modeling book stuffed by step by step weathering articles !?!?

Agree, I would like to see the contents before dropping the dough for it.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:00 AM

Where can you get thier products? I ve never seen them.



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:04 PM

The use of the term "civilian vehicles" bugs me.  It's something the IPMS do.  All the military stuff is important enough to get separated into classes like WW2 German Eastern Front soft skinned with a driver called Carl 1/35, WW2 German Eastern Front soft skinned with a driver called Carl 1/32, WW2 Eastern Front...

But anything non-military is just lumped into Civilian Vehicles as if they are all the same.

 

And anyway, are the weathering techniques any different for cars compared to tanks?

Is military grade rust different because it is catalogued and documented?



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:28 PM

"Is military grade rust different because it is catalogued and documented?"

 

that  is too funny zenrat!



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 05:53 AM

The use of the term "civilian vehicles" bugs me.  

 

 I know what you mean but I find it useful in one way - it helps me avoid military models!



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 06:07 AM

 

 I know what you mean but I find it useful in one way - it helps me avoid military models!

I avoid the PMS :P  modelers as much as possible. 



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 06:17 PM

I avoid the PMS :P  modelers as much as possible. 

 

Maybe I caught them at a bad time of the month?



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 06:38 PM

Dr. Cranky,

 

I've been watching your videos...they are great!!!

 

I have a very serious question though:

 

If you were to advise someone who is coming back to the hobby after a 25 year hiatus, and they could only buy one of the two books, which book would you advise them to buy?

 

I've always loved weathered models, trains, planes, military and automotive, and desperately want to start, which book is best for learning how?

 

Your book, or this new one?   



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:55 PM

Bump back to the top.

 

I hope the good Doctor will kindly offer some insight.



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 03:28 PM

Bump.

 

Any thoughts. Doctor?



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 04:09 PM

Bump.
 
Any thoughts. Doctor?


Clovis ,

He's probably buried up to his neck in projects , so , if you don't mind , I'll answer for him ! Buy Virgil's book ! Plain and simple , if you follow his methods on whatever you're weathering , be it train , car , truck , building , etc , it will turn out fantastic !

The man knows what he's talking about and it translates well from the pages to the hands !

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:15 PM

The use of the term "civilian vehicles" bugs me.  It's something the IPMS do.  All the military stuff is important enough to get separated into classes like WW2 German Eastern Front soft skinned with a driver called Carl 1/35, WW2 German Eastern Front soft skinned with a driver called Carl 1/32, WW2 Eastern Front...

But anything non-military is just lumped into Civilian Vehicles as if they are all the same.

 

And anyway, are the weathering techniques any different for cars compared to tanks?

Is military grade rust different because it is catalogued and documented?

 

I've gotta agree. The title alone turned me off.



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:21 PM

l never thought rust was exciting.


Edited by slusher, 06 April 2013 - 07:32 PM.


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Posted 07 April 2013 - 12:39 AM

i never thought much of selling on the forum.

 

 

let the semantics begin!



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Posted 07 April 2013 - 05:40 AM

i never thought much of selling on the forum.

 

The Selling topic has been discussed recently, so please feel free to re-read the post and PM me with any questions:  http://www.modelcars...+on +the +forum

 

There is no ideal place on the forum to place topics such as this. I think it belongs in the Aftermarket section, but we don't have a dedicated section for new product announcements, so it goes in General.



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Posted 07 April 2013 - 08:10 AM

 

...... we don't have a dedicated section for new product announcements, so it goes in General.

 

would that be difficult to create? i think it would only foster knowledge, and probably help out some of the many cottage industries serving the hobby.