Author: Various edited by John Murphy
Soft Cover Magazine
Review by Bill Curtis
Well this is the third edition of the Weathering Magazine from A.K. Interactive and I have to say this is as good as the previous two volumes with clear pictures printed on glossy paper with clear concise text with 88 pages.
This edition has seven main articles on the chipping process and are as follows:
- Diamond Reo Tractor where Rick Lawler shows how to weather the chassis, fuel tank and the fibreglass of the cab hood and wheel arches
- Type 69 II C which is weathered by master modeller Mig Jimenez and as usual his article is a masterclass from someone who is well known for his weathering techniques
- Using Worn Effects are explained in detail by Jamie Haggo using a Japanese aircraft showing the wear and tear these aircraft sustained during the Second World War
- Excavator Extreme Weathering using a die cast model John Murphy brings this unit to life with various techniques
- Chipping Modern Armour using the M1 Abrams Chris Jarrett shows what can be achieved on a modern subject
- Sci-Fi Scratches Lincoln Wright lets his imagination work wonders with The 1/20th Hasegawa Falke Antigravity Armoured Raider
- Wooden Cart is weathered by David Marti with chips and scratches to get the effect of an old worn vehicle
This is not all you get in this edition as John Murphy runs through the methods of applying Chipping using Hairspray, Salt, Chipping Fluid, Decals and masking fluids. This is followed by SBS showing how to use these items with the inclusion of sponge and brush techniques. Next we are treated to a micro chipping article on an M32 recovery vehicle explained by Wu Bayin. Another Japanese Aircraft is done by Jose L Echaide is a photo double page items what shows what can be done with chipping fluid. John Tolcher shows how to chip using the hairspray technique on the cab of a Steyr.
A three page article on how chips and scratches can be applied to metal items used on figures is explained by Cesar Oliva. Chuck Doan takes us through how to replicate peeling paint on a wood base and has a couple of half page photographs of some Dio settings. Jamie Haggo has another two page SBS on chipping A FW 190 cockpit both with Chipping fluid and Maskol. Gunner Baumer shows how to chip a Pak 43/41 in an article called chipping the barn door as this was one big Anti tank gun. Lester Plaskitt then shows how to weather a Sdkfz 251 Drilling using techniques that could be used on many other vehicles. The final techniques article is by David Marti who uses a turret to demonstrate the salt technique and the final washes fading and pigments to show what a realistic look it has.
There is four pages of reference photographs showing various chips and scratches, a further two pages show models from around the world this time from Greece.
It wouldn’t be right not to mention the Model who adorns several pages throughout this issue. I am of course talking about Akatsiya who is female long legged and has no scratches or chips that I can see.
Stunning yet again with super clear pictures, good SBS with easy to follow text. I am already wanting the next issue which is to be devoted to engines.
Very Highly Recommended
Purchased from http://www.ak-interactive.com/inicio/