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AK interactive Winter Techniques
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 01:26 PM UTC
Rick Cooper shares another view of the Winter Techniques DVD from AK interactive.

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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 04:32 PM UTC
I have this in my DVD library, but haven't had a chance to crack it open and watch it yet. Really looking forward to it though
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 11:01 PM UTC
Rick mentions that all sorts of products are presented during the DVD, but how much of the focus is on enamels vs. acrylics? I don't spray enamels, so the more the DVD highlights acrylic techniques the more interesting (to me).
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 11:27 PM UTC

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Rick mentions that all sorts of products are presented during the DVD, but how much of the focus is on enamels vs. acrylics? I don't spray enamels, so the more the DVD highlights acrylic techniques the more interesting (to me).


basecoats are all acrylic, but i guess weathering such as oils, and the ak products e.t.c on any buld are gonna be enamel or oil based, but the latter techniques are more brushwork anyway so i guess most of the weathering does not apply to airbrush
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Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 02:13 AM UTC
Oh, I agree - once you get beyond the base coat and camo you're talking about non-AB work (or at least steps that don't require an AB). But when I'm following a SBS I prefer to start from the same place so that I can gauge how close I've come to my target.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 07:16 AM UTC
Bill, you want to have your base well-sealed with an acrylic clear coat. Mineral spirits are the base for most MIG-type filters and pre-fab washes, so you shouldn't get nervous about using them. Oils generally make for a better wash or overlay IMO.

My one complaint with these discs is the PAL format: I don't always want to watch on a computer, and don't understand why it's so much effort to get them formatted to NTSC standards.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 07:53 AM UTC
Bill,
I want to apologize for the inconvenience of the PAL - NTSC issue. The issue is that the master is recorded in a format that makes a simple conversion.....well....not so simple. I will let you know as soon as this has been resolved as we are working on it currently. Soon each title will be available in both formats with subtitles.