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AK Interactive

Tanker Techniques: Dust and Dirt Book Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2016 Title Tanker Techniques: Dust and Dirt
Author Multiple Publisher AK Interactive
Published 2016 ISBN N/A
Format 106 pages, softbound MSRP (Euro) 9€


Here is the next installment in AK Interactive's how-to series: Tanker Techniques. This series will have a new installment each quarter and focuses on different aspects of painting and weathering tanks, armored vehicles and even non-military vehicles. This title covers dust and grime - how to achieve different types of effects on your model. The projects/techniques covered are:

  • The Last Patrol
  • Afrika Dusters
  • M6 What If On The Beach
  • Hotel Kabul Afghan Barbecue
  • SU-122 - From Russia With Love
  • Berlin 1946 - Panzer Turm Stellung
  • Beute M3 GMC
  • I Am The Walrus
  • Dust and Sand Reference
  • Man At Work
  • Berlin Street Fighter Mk.A Whippet
  • Caked Earth Effect
  • Weather Lower Wheels and Lower Parts
  • Map of Products
  • School of Techniques
  • Gallery of Dust
  • At The Workbench

Unlike other titles from AK Interactive, this reference doesn't take a subject from beginning to end. Instead the authors focus on different ways of developing degrees of dirt and dust using a variety of techiques out there to achieve convincing results. You can get many new ideas for tackling different projects from scanning through this title and how to use the variety of weathering-related products out there (and when).

Titles like these are very inspirational and while they may not cover a subject of interest to you, the techniques presented here are very much usable with any armor, AFV, or soft-skin combat vehicle. You'll want to add Tanker Techniques: Dust and Dirt to your workbench reference library!

Definitely recommended!

My sincere thanks to AK Interactive for this review copy!