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REVIEW
Painting a 1/35 Scale Figure
barkingdigger
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2012 - 11:29 AM UTC
Matt Flegal reviews a new DVD from Oliver Kovacs demonstrating the complete process of painting a 1/35 Alpine figure.

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Thanks!
bill_c
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2012 - 12:53 PM UTC
I would be interested except, as pointed out in the review, it's in the PAL format. You can view a PAL DVD on your computer, but not your TV.
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2012 - 01:30 PM UTC
I'm not wild about watching DVD's on my computer. This looks like good stuff, and it would be nice if they would offer NTSC coding for their North American customers. AK Interactive has excellent tutorial DVDs that were only available in PAL format which was a bit frustrating, but they will soon be offering them in NTSC format as well and a lot of people are looking forward to this.
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Posted: Thursday, February 09, 2012 - 03:00 PM UTC
Fortunately, I usually use a laptop for watching these videos so it works out. That said, if I hadn't been focusing on figure painting at the time, I probably would have waited for it to come out in a region 1 format. I'm honestly not sure why model companies don't go region free across the board to eliminate the problem.

Matt
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Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 - 02:22 AM UTC
While I echo what the others have said regarding the regrettably limiting DVD format, I really feel that misses the point. From his crisp introduction through the step-by-step review of the presentation --- both its high points and its limitations --- Matt has written what I regard as the single best review I've yet seen on Armorama, confronting a challenge which all 1/35-scale modelers face. Thanks Matt --- and please do more reviews!
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Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 - 03:09 AM UTC
Hi, Fred, you make a good point, and it IS a very good review. But the strength of the review also makes it that much more frustrating that we on this side of the Pond can't take more advantage of the product.

Lest there be any mistake, however, we do hope Matt will write more reviews for us.
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Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 - 04:46 AM UTC
I would be interseted also,it could be played in my laptop while at the bench,which is helpful.I mean i really don't need to watch it on TV anyway
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Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 - 05:04 AM UTC
Any TV made in the last decade can easily be connected to a computer. I don't see the problem.

If folks can use the internet well enough to be active on forums, and shop online overseas, I think they can handle watching videos on their computers, or connecting their TV's to their computers.
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Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 - 07:35 AM UTC
I appreciate the feedback and not to worry, I'm merrily trying to figure out how to get good photos of brass PE so I can start knocking out some other reviews. As to the format, it is a bit more of a pain in the behind because it won't play on a normal region-locked DVD drive unless you download a third party viewer (i.e., Windows media player won't play it) so you have to jump through some hoops downloading software. That's why I noted the VLC Player software since it worked, I tried several 3rd party players that didn't work because my computer was a region 1.

Matt
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Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 - 09:44 AM UTC
Matt what a great reveiw. How much dos the CD cost in the UK ? I'm no techo geek will it only play on my computer/laptop or will it play on a UK DVD player too? Cheers Geraint
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Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 - 02:07 PM UTC

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Matt what a great reveiw. How much dos the CD cost in the UK ? I'm no techo geek will it only play on my computer/laptop or will it play on a UK DVD player too? Cheers Geraint



I think it will play on a standard UK region DVD player, although I'm not 100% familiar with the vagaries of non-US region coding. The on-line price that I've seen is 12,50 .

Matt
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Posted: Monday, March 05, 2012 - 04:38 PM UTC
i was sure my figure painting was too bare and simple,the faces looking like ET.This video is a must,all my previous work is now obsolete thanks to this video.Shading highlighting etc, you dont have to do what he does, you can reduce or increase the numbers and like he says,work to your taste.I'm glad i joined this site for armour.
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2012 - 02:00 AM UTC
Matt - thanks for this review - when i read it - I ordered straight away! It is simply one of the best DVD`s i have ever seen on figure painting - it removes the black art !! excellent
cheers
Mark