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Painting Wargaming Figures: Allied Forces in Blitzkrieg Europe, 1939–1940 (Paperback)

British, French, Belgian, Dutch and Polish Forces

Military > Wargaming Photographic Books

By Andy Singleton
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 128
Illustrations: 200 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9781399005678
Published: 2nd June 2023

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This series of hobby guides is aimed at assisting those new or unfamiliar with historical figure modelling and war gaming by providing them with a range of simple tips and techniques to assist them in putting together good looking collections using methods that won’t take an age.

Beginning with an introduction to the range of tools and materials commonly found in modelling, the main part of this book comprises of concise guides for painting Polish, Belgian, Dutch, British and French forces. The step-by-step guidance covers all the common variations of uniform used during the period by the various nations, as well as tips on specialist forces such as Polish cavalry, French Colonial troops and Dutch Marines.

Illustrated with hundreds of photos, each stage of the guides has a combination of text description, photograph and list of both paint and brush size used to make the steps as easy to follow as possible, as well as stunning images of the figures in period settings.

I am a fan of this series of books by Andy Saunders and this is no exception. The Blitzkrieg era is a popular and interesting period for gamers and modellers alike so this one should be popular. I picked up a number of tips in this one, even if I have been modelling happily for over 60 years now.


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About Andy Singleton

Andy Singleton has been modelling and painting since childhood, having built subjects across a broad range of subjects, scales and genres. In 2014, Andy decided to stop having a proper job and picked up his brushes full time to become professional figure painter, with his business Volley Fire Painting Service. In addition to painting legions of figures, he has worked with many manufacturers across the industry and examples of his work can be found in many rule books, magazines and websites. Andy is also a co-host on the podcast ‘A Few Brits and the Hobby’.

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