Right, so this is the third issue of AK's '' The Weathering Magazine '' I have been reviewing ( you can catch the 2nd issue Review here and the 1st here ).
In this issue, Ak showed how to do the already tried and test techniques of chipping; sponge, brush, chipping fluid, liquid masking and salt, how popular chipping effects looks like and how chipping can be applied on a range of vehicles, from a beaten down tractor to a sci-fi ( Ma.K Hornet to be precise ) fighter.
The magazine is printed on a very high quality glossy heavy paper, and is a whopping 87 pages in full colour.
First you got this on the cover -
And once you turn the page, you are greeted with a wall of text from the chief editor himself ( I didn't take any photo of it, sorry ) ... and then after that, you will come to the contents
And YET AGAIN with the model but I'm a sucker for chicks in tank tops so.. yeah.. LOL.. and not to mention she's also holding a gun
and after that you will get straight into the first chapter -
'' Diamond Reo Tractor '' is basically about how a vehicle made from composite material can be damaged after extensive usage. Composite materials do not rust but the paint may still fade, wear and chips will occur anyway due to the harsh road and climatic condition. This chapter cover how such composite materials can be chipped, wore, tore and faded in colours. I found this chapter quite useful.
Chapter 2 , '' Type 69 II C '' -
Following this is a short article named '' Popular chipping effects '' -
Basically, the article talk about how the popular chipping method looks like. They show how the effects from masking fluid, hairspray, salt, chipping fluid and decals can look like with comparative pictures of each effects. Useful to broaden your knowledge in the over all chipping effects and to find your own style. Downside to this is - I have no idea why they did not cover paint brush and sponge in this article.
Back to back with this article is , what I would described as, a supplement one for the previous article. Titled '' Popular Techniques'' -
Comes another article after this, titled '' micro paint-chipping ''
The article is covered by a very talented modeller ( I have seen his other works on Facebook they are amazing ) and talks about how those teeny tiny chippings can be achieved and tips and tricks on maintaining your ant size brushes. If you struggle in very small chipping ( like me ), this article is helpful for you.
Then comes chapter 3, with the title '' Using Worn effects ''
Chapter 4 follows directly after this with a title of '' Excavator Extreme Weathering'' -
After that, chapter 5 '' Chipping Modern Armour '' follows -
Following that is another short article named '' Hairspray Steyr '' -
Another article with the name '' Scratching and Chipping accessories'' comes after this -
Chapter 6 '' Sci-fi Scratching '' follows -
And then, the main highlight of the issue, chapter 7; ''Wooden Cart '' -
Another supplement(ish) article after chapter 7 is named '' peeling wood effect '' -
The article after this is '' chipping the focke out of it '' ( LOL , i know right? ) -
Following up is the article '' chipping the barn door '' -
After this, comes an article '' Basic Chipping on A Drilling '' -
The Final article to come is named '' Salt Technique '' -
After the article, came the usual '' reference '' pages -
In my most honest and highest opinion, this book is not exactly a must have you are a seasoned modeller. I would say people with at least 3 or 4 years of experiences would not need it as only about 30% of the entire book would be useful to you.
If you are somebody who just started to dwell into the world of weathering, you definitely should get it without a 2nd thought.
VERDICT - RECOMMENDED with RESERVATIONS ( only to starters, seasoned modellers can skip buying this)