NEVER be afraid (again) to tackle Metal Finishes-learn HOW with this Book!
By P. A.
September 10, 2017
Tired of simulating metal parts by painting them with...SILVER-?
Metallic finishes can be challenging (and a bit scary) for most modelers; and the AK Learning series (there's also a Metallics Volume 2; available here too) can be an at-home course in de-mystifying this challenge. This books starts with what makes a metal look the way it does, then shows you the differences in metal shades, colors and how to replicate them for many different model types. It's about practice, practice, PRACTICE: take pieces of scrap plastic (or parts)...and 'PLAY', until you get comfortable with the techniques listed in this book. Whatever you build: aircraft, cars, figures, science fiction, etc. you WILL have to duplicate a metal finish at some point (shiny, dull, pitted, burned, etc.) and this book (get Vol. @2 while you're at it-) is a worthy investment to grow and master the skills...PUT DOWN that silver paint.