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Hello from the U.K
Posted by Yorkiewomble on Sunday, March 22, 2020 6:10 AM

New member and just getting back into the modelling game after 40+years,could anybody point me in the direction of some good books on the basics of weathering tanks and diorama`s? many thanks

 

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Posted by learmech on Monday, March 23, 2020 10:56 AM
Welcome back to the hobby!!
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Posted by the Baron on Monday, March 23, 2020 12:27 PM

Yorkiewomble

New member and just getting back into the modelling game after 40+years,could anybody point me in the direction of some good books on the basics of weathering tanks and diorama`s? many thanks 

Welcome back to the hobby!  You're following the same path many of us have followed.

I can't speak to new books, but I recommend Shep Paine's "How to Build Dioramas".  It's a great primer for someone starting out, or getting back into the hobby after a long hiatus.

Beyond hardcopy books, there is a lot of content online, now, too.  If you use YouTube, you can find a lot of modeling content there.  Again, I have no specific recommendations for armor modeling or building dioramas.  Though I do follow David Youngquist's Last Cavalry channel.  LastCavalry is Dave's store, and while his concentration is heavy towards figures, he has good content on diorama and scenery work, too.  His channel is here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTWXX8-eq3b1joSQ7CRgzuw

I look forward to seeing your builds!

Best regards,

Brad

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by fox on Monday, March 23, 2020 3:46 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you with us.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, March 23, 2020 4:22 PM

Welcome aboard.

Osprey has a good selection of modelling books on various subjects so they are worth checking out. There are a number of different approaches to weathering, things have changed a lot since you last built a model. It ranges from artistic approaches like modulation to the more realistic finishes.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, March 23, 2020 4:38 PM

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 9:30 AM

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:22 PM

Well, I Say !

 "Welcome Back Old Chap" Glad You've decided to join our forums.

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