The aircraft modeling hobby has undergone dramatic changes in the last ten years. New manufacturing technologies and the rise of China have combined to make this a golden age in terms of the variety and availability of models. But these advancements can also make the hobby intimidating for those starting out. In this new masteclass, Brett Green describes the kits, accessories, decals and references that are now available and demonstrates a wide variety of paint types, thinners and application methods in both words and pictures. He also covers painting effects such as mottling, soft-edged camouflage demarcation, masking and weathering. This is the perfect book for the beginner or the seasoned modeller to bring his knowledge and techniques up to date.
Brett Green is the editor of HyperScale (www.HyperScale.com), an online model magazine established in 1998, and a highly respected aviation modeller. He has published two books on the colors and markings of Luftwaffe aircraft: Augsburg's Last Eagles, on the late-war Messerschmitt Bf 109, and Stormbird Colors on the Me 262. For Osprey Publishing he has written Modelling 2: Modelling the Messerschmitt Bf 110 and Modelling 11: Modelling the P-47 Thunderbolt, and has co-written World War 2 US Army Fighter Modeling in the Masterclass series. Brett lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and two children. The author lives in Sydney, Australia.