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MIG FAQ #2: Modulation Style
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Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2008 - 05:37 AM UTC
Pat McGrath reviews MIG Productions DVD FAQ #2: Modulation Style covering the techniques of Adam Wilder for painting and weathering AFV finishes.

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Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2008 - 06:41 AM UTC
This really sounds helpful !!! As you said it's one thing to read it in print,pictures like Mig's FAQ book are helpful too,but nothing beats seeing the described procedure happening in real time right before your eyes.

I am in the US but I ordered mine fom a company in the UK called Historexagents,for a total of $30.54 including shipping.I had earlier picked up vol 1 for a good price too.they list on ebay or you can go right to their site.

I can't wait to get minr later this week !!!
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Posted: Sunday, August 17, 2008 - 04:44 AM UTC
I have played this DVD for about 5-6 times, maybe more, and I believe that this is a very inspirational technique to try on. Maybe it is not supposed to be called Modulation, instead Push-Shadow method since the entire idea of the technique IMHO is to manually draw and push every possible shadow up to surface.

Even at it's infancy stage, I believe the modulation method is very useful to bring a more realistic finish to the model.

Just one comment; I wish that the airbrush chapter be placed under extras or something, but not in the main program.
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Posted: Sunday, August 17, 2008 - 08:22 AM UTC
good review Pat

looks like another interesting one to get,


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Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 03:51 AM UTC
Good review Pat. I have the first and can relate to the format ..... also the comedy bit at the start ..... the building site, dust and mud .... and Mig sending him back to work. Very funny and great way of introducing the subject!! Sounds very interesting and something definately worth picking up!!
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Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 03:57 AM UTC
Well, I received my copy yesterday and although I have not watched the entire 'film' I surely enjoyed what little I saw. I truly also like the fact that Adam and MIG put a little comedy into all this making one remember that modeling is about having FUN!

Great second DVD guys and really looking forward to the third one!

Vendee, France
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Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 04:05 AM UTC
Great review Pat. I was waiting for it. I have the first DVD and will sure buy ASAP the 2nd. Can't wait to put my hands on it. A great numbers of extraordinary advice and ideas from a master class modeller.

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Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 08:58 PM UTC
Thanks Pat.

I'll be getting this one I think. The first one was good value.

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Posted: Thursday, September 04, 2008 - 10:18 PM UTC
I also purchased the first Vol. Thanks for the review, as another visual learner it helps to know if the product will be a bonus when shelling out the cash. I will be after a copy