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I'm interested in starting up a SM force, but not one of the commonly known ones.
I see the "How to paint space marines" book, and wondered if anyone could tell me how good it is?
There are a number of chapters out there, and wondered if this book would actually be helpful in painting them.
Thanks in advance.
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Last edited by ArchonFarseerGuy; March 10th, 2010 at 10:03.
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Yeah, I wouldn't buy it personally. It's good, but overall it won't tell you much that you don't already know. If your local hobby store has a "house copy," just take an hour or so and flip through it, take notes, etc. Yes, you'll see color schemes in there you wouldn't see elsewhere, but GW's Web site already has a collection of pics like that on its Web site, and it's free. You can then post the scheme and ask around LO how to paint it, and probably get advice that's just as good, if not better than the book.
Oh, and LO is free, too
Honestly, I didn't find How to Paint Space Marines to be all that useful. It shows a good number of possible color schemes and iconography designs, but really, it's just showing the same painting technique over and over again on the same kind of model. On the other hand, when I'd reached the point of moving past basic techniques like drybrushing and single-layer highlights, I found How to Paint Citadel Minatures to be EXTREMELY useful.
This, combined with many demo videos on YouTube showing how to go about doing the technique you're interested in. I must have spent 3 or 4 hours watching a wet-blending video to get the technique down...