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REVIEW
Painting Miniatures by D.Cartacci
Graywolf
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 01:09 AM UTC
Engin Kayral reviews Danilo Cartacci''s new book Painting Miniatures published by Auriga Publishing.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 01:36 AM UTC
Terrific review, Engin.

Really excellent. I have read the odd comments here and there about this book but was kean to see a complete and thorough review - and your comprehensive review does not dissappoint.

23 Euros is not that expensive for such a good looking book. I had thought it priced around the 40EUR mark, but I'm glad to see I was wrong

Thanks again for an excellent review!!! Will place my order soon

Rudi
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 02:08 AM UTC
Hi Rudi,
Italian version of the book is priced 22 EUR and English version is 23 EUR. I checked Best Soldiers and Mhobby online shop.
Colorado Miniatures price is 42.50 USD.

...also available on ebay with a £20.00 ( approximately 28.72 EUR) price.
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 04:34 AM UTC
This book could soon become a "Bible" for figure painters. It looks really impressive... Engin thanks for a very informative review.

What is the best place to buy this book from?

Mario
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 05:26 AM UTC

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What is the best place to buy this book from?



Why not support Best Models since they supported us in providing the review sample I know that's who I will buy from
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 06:08 AM UTC
To be honest ; it was not sent as a review sample. It was a pre-order from best Soldiers website but Marco Ganghini, a good friend whom I had the pleasure to meet in Saint Vincent last year made a nice gesture and presented the book. But I fully recommend Bestsoldiers as a very good online shop with great customer service.
Best regards
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 07:51 PM UTC
Very nice review Engin, thanks.
As the reader of this book I must say that it changed my ideas on painting figures. Some methods I was trying to do and thinking that they are unnecessary now seem to be perfect. And some others seem now just time consuming.
The very nice taken pictures, lots of them, and very easy to understand texts makes this book really a great information source for all miniature painting enthusiasts.
As Engin says, Marco Ganghini's fast and efficient service made me one of the first readers of this book, so thanks to him from here again.

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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 09:22 PM UTC
Thanks for all the info guys... I'm just in process of ordering the book from BestSoldiers; I also somehow misread the price before as I was thinking the book is closer to 40EUR. Can't wait to get my hands on this marvelous book.

Mario.
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2008 - 05:21 AM UTC
Fantastic book!
I bought it at the last St.Vincent contest, in 2007.
Very helpful for every modellers....also for whom like me is not only a figures painter.
For 22 EUR I think it's one of the best bargains I've ever done with books

Tom