PUBLISHER: Proyecto Cruz S.L.
DESCRIPTION: Painting War – Season 1, Issue 5
SUBJECT FOCUS: SPANISH CIVIL WAR
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As we’ve come to expect from this range of ‘bookazine’ publications, the painting and photography on offer here is superb. Rubén Terregosa has a range of skills that feature amongst the top echelon of professional miniature painters and has the ability with a camera to really show them off to best advantage. Yet this issue of the magazine is much more than a series of photographs of toy soldiers. Within the glossy pages can be found perhaps one of the best guides to the uniforms, equipment and main facets of the Spanish Civil War and how to recreate it on the tabletop. There are guides to the different factions, how to create suitable flags, painting horses and even a two page guide to the rank insignia of the main combatants. The painting advice also showcases a range of miniatures from key manufacturers in both 28mm and 20mm scale.
Every page is packed and has painting tips, Vallejo paints colour reference material, ideas for painting artillery and more. Rubén also takes the time to discuss methods of basing, one of the problem areas I personally have. Another nice touch is the little snippets of history that have been included as a ‘Did you know…?’ sidebar throughout the issue. As with all of the Painting War series, this is a great resource for those looking to paint forces for a particular conflict but this issue in particular offers so much more. In a sense, it forms a gloriously illustrated guide to the Spanish Civil War and would make an excellent ‘coffee table’ book in its own right. A highly recommended purchase for any gamer looking for solid reference material.
It’s also worth mentioning that if you order Painting War: Spanish Civil War from North Star in the UK you get a free SCW figure.