Thursday, January 24

Thought you had your model tank looking as good as you could get it? enter Rinaldi Studio Press with "TANKART I"

Just when you thought there were enough quality publications about modelling in the marketplace already – something new – a different angle emerges - Rinaldi Studio Press have just released their first publication – the first of a series of dedicated books which deal with a genre of modelling projects each – the first title goes straight for the heart of most modellers – “TANKART I” is all about modelling German armour. Read on to see all that is and all that is coming from RSP…

"TANKART I" released by Rinaldi Studio Press..
Rinaldi Studio Press is a new US publisher started by armour modeller Michael Rinaldi. RSP is dedicated to bringing you a new style of scale modelling how-to books that focus on painting and weathering of scale models, with a focus on the artistic elements, as well as the technical processes. TANKART is the first series launched, and is on armour model finishes.
There are many "how-to" books in today's world of scale modelling, but none has covered the "why's", as well as, the "how-to's"… an artistic approach… until now. In TANKART, a painting and weathering guide book series, the focus is on taking real-life observations of paint and weathering effects and incorporate the best techniques to replicate them. Within this first volume, WWII German Armour, Michael will go deeper into his thoughts about why of certain steps as it relates to German camo schemes.
Combined with Michael's education in design, passion for learning & teaching, and great photography, RSP has strived to produce a book which focuses on the importance of telling the story of each vehicle. To bring these ideas to life requires a spectrum of processes and techniques which are covered in great detail; including the Hairspray Technique and Michael's new Oil Paint Rendering -- techniques that can be combined in an layered array to tell the story of each model.

The book is 8.5w" x 9.5l" format, 208 pages. There are 5 models featured inside, 2 dedicated technique chapters, plus a special bonus figure modelling chapter by world renowned modeller Marijn van Gils. 

ISBN 978-0-9883363-1-5  - The cover price is $29.95USD - TANKART Vol. 1 is available to order NOW, and will begin shipping Jan. 21, 2012.and you can order it at the Rinaldi Studio Press Website.

is scheduled for MARCH 2013 release. Here are some preview images of Vol.II ..

TANKART Vol. 3 MODERN ARMOR is scheduled for JUNE 2013 release.
TANKART Vol. 4 WWII GERMAN ARMOR is scheduled for SEPTEMBER 2013 release.
There will be 8 TANKART volumes to start the series with and inside Vol. 1 WWII German Armour there are 2 dedicated how-to technique chapters, followed by 5 individual model project chapters, plus a special bonus figure painting chapter by master modeller Marijn van Gils.

The text is presented in a unique dual-text format, the main text covers the technical how-to of each project, and the orange caption boxes contain the "why" of my thoughts as the author about my ideas and reasons behind each step of the process.

You can get TANKART I from the Rinaldi Studio Press website and while you are at it their Facebook page will keep you updated as well!