Maquina Volume 1: Painting

Don Suratos
Item #85177

Written by Don Suratos, a new FineScale Modeler author, is a must-have for anyone look for tips, techniques, and ideas for finishing on a variety of robots and fighting suits.
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Have you ever stared in awe at the shelves full of mecha or gunpla kits – the big fighting robots popularized by Japanese anime – at the hobby store? Or maybe you’ve built a couple straight out of the box, because the colored plastic makes it easy to turn out a good-looking replica but wished you could take it a step further.

Then you need Don Suratos’ Maquina Volume 1. This 120-page softcover book is brimming with all kinds of tips, techniques, and ideas for finishing on a variety of robots and fighting suits. Don, a new FSM author, is a studio painter for Acrylicos Vallejo, so he uses Vallejo acrylics exclusively. The book includes great information about hand-painting, thinning, and airbrushing these products. Subjects covered include pigments, mediums, painting zenithal and object-source lighting, painting reds and metallics, and various weathering methods such as shading and modulation, chipping, stippling, and streaking. Step-by-step photos with detailed captions key each section making it easy to follow and replicate Don’s processes.

Read this book and you’ll be saying, “I like big ‘Bots and I cannot lie!”

And if you order now, you’ll get an exclusive set of Detail Upgrade Accessories designed for Bandai’s Real Grade RX-93 Gundam Nu but applicable to almost any mecha build. 

Author: Don Suratos
Size: 8.5x11
Pages: 120
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