Modelling Panzer Crewmen of the Heer
By Mark Bannerman
(Osprey Publishing (UK), Paperback, 9781846031328, 80pp.)
Publication Date: September 26, 2006
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It begins with a brief discussion of the various mediums (plastic, resin and white metal), and a round up of the tools, materials and aftermarket items suitable for building and super-detailing figures. Using differing theatres and periods of the war, it shows how to paint common clothing types and patterns, such as the black panzer uniform, Splittermuster, feldgrau, and fatigues, as well as unique and fascinating variants such as Russian camouflage fabric and the motorcycle rubber coat.
Special effects, such as dust-covering, and the addition of equipment and and other details are also covered in clear, step-by-step tutorials. The book will also challenge and inspire the more experienced crew figure modeler, with clearly explained 'kit-bashing' and scratch-building demonstrations, making this a treatment of the subject with wide appeal.
"For the modeller who has attempted figures and is not happy with them, then this title could be for you. It will help you bring your figures up to scratch... [If] you really need to get to grips with your figures, you will need to dip a toe into the 'further reading' section! Recommended." -Vinnie Branigan, Armorama (August 2006)