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Catalogue Number and Description
Model Building Videos - Master Class Technique Briefing #1
Natural Metal Finishes Featuring Alclad II
direct from Master Class Model Building Videos
Contents and Media:
production; detailed coverage of surface preparation, use of Alclad
and related techniques; easy to use menu; accessible
Master Class Technique Briefing
#1 is available online from Meteor
Reviewed by Brett Green
Floyd Werner will be well known to most of HyperScale's regular visitors
through his online articles as a talented and prolific modeller. Floyd has
already appeared in Master Class Model Building Video's first production,
"Building the Bf 109 G-6 in 1/32 Scale".
The subject matter of this latest DVD is more focused, but no less useful and
interesting to modellers. "Master Class Technique Briefing #1, Natural Metal
Finishes Featuring Alclad II" is a step-by-step guide to preparing, priming,
spraying and decaling models using a range of Alclad II finishes.
Floyd Werner demonstrates these techniques in almost real time, and covers
every aspect of parts preparation, assembly, repairing seam lines, spraying and
post-painting activities. I was pleased that, although this is Natural Metal
Finishes, due emphasis was placed on the importance of achieving a flawless
finish on the bare plastic of the kit prior to priming.
I believe that the very best way to learn how to build and paint a model is
to watch a talented modeller at work, then try to emulate what that modeller
does. The practical limitation is that there are not many modellers with the
patience and inclination to let you watch an entire model build, and who would
explain what he is doing and why through every step of the way. The Master Class
Technique Briefing, however, offers exactly this service. Being a DVD, you can
also review and repeat any section that you feel that you need to see again.
Although the Master Class Model Building Video is probably targetting the
less experienced modeller, I found it fascinating to see some of the specific
techniques used by Floyd that were different to mine, including the use of super
glue and accelerator to fill seam lines.
Technically, the DVD is very well presented. The video and audio are high
quality, and the menu is easy to use - you can skip to any area of interest with
the press of a button on your remote control. Floyd's presentation style is
clear and quite accessible.
The Master Class Model Building Video steps thhrough the following specific
Introduction to Preparing Kit Parts, Fit and
Preparing to Paint
Applying Primer/Repairing Flaws
Spraying Aluminum Base Coat
Fixing Flaws Under Alclad
Replicating Highly Polished Finishes
Masking Over Alclad II
Dealing with Canopies
Weathering Metallic Finishes
Working with Alclad II Chrome
"Master Class Technique Briefing #1, Natural Metal Finishes Featuring Alclad
II" is an excellent description of the processes required to obtain a
first-class natural metal finish on your models, starting at cutting the parts
from the sprues, right up to decals and weathering.
Whether you are new to the hobby, or have a specific requirements for natural
metal finishes, or are
interested in seeing a fellow modeller at work, this is a worthwhile resource to
have in your modelling library.
Master Class Model Building Videos
for the review sample.
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Review Text Copyright ©
2006 by Brett Green
Page Created 01 November, 2006
Last updated 01 November, 2006
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