Painting Wargaming Figures – Allied Forces in Northwest Europe 1944-1945 covers British and Commonwealth, United States and Free French uniforms for this period.
The book covers 8 chapters to include topics on Tips and Tools, Skin Tones, display Bases, Allied Webbing, Equipment and Weapons for the service(s) combat uniforms cited above. Topics also include glues, fillers, types of paint/primers, brushes and care, painting techniques and weathering with washes. The author also gives historical background reference for colors used for the 1944-1945 time period for various units.
With 270 pictures to illustrate the steps suggested for the allied military services described for small scale figure painting it is very easy to follow along with a quite simple process to paint figures.
The author Andy Singleton has been a modeler since childhood and decided in 2014 at age 31 to become a professional figure painter with his business Volley Fire Painting Service and has authored 5 books dealing with figure painting.
Being a 1/72 scale modeler, I have been hesitant to pose figures on or with my model builds because of my own shortcomings on painting figures (results) in this scale but I believe after reading this book I feel confident that those shortcomings can be over come easily.
I highly recommend this title as a must read for small scale builders such as myself and start painting figures to accent your model builds in our hobby.
I would like to thank the publisher Pen & Sword Casemate Publisher and IPMS USA for the opportunity to review this book.