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Issue 8 of the popular Painting War ‘bookazines’ focuses in on painting miniatures for the American Civil War period. A lavish, glossy publication, it contains a whole host of examples and advice.
The bookazine begins with a more general guide to preparing and painting miniatures, including faces. It then moves on to discussing how to paint relevant uniforms, weapons, equipment, flags and even horses. There are also useful illustrated guides to the weapons of the period.
The publication then moves on to offering 29 ‘files’ that cover a number of troop types from both sides, including painting and shading guides, hints and tips and direct advice for certain unique aspects of the figure in question. These also include civilian outfits and all the different stages of the painting process, from base coat to final highlight.
This is a really useful resource for those looking to paint their ACW period troops, plus there are some techniques that may be adapted for other painting projects. At times, the level of translation from Spanish into English isn’t all it could be, which makes some parts a little hard, or comical, to read. However, the quality of the illustrations, photography and direct guidance on paints, brush techniques and the overall look of the whole thing is to be recommended.