Metallics have always been a difficult task for modellers. It doesnt matter which modelling branch you choose, at some point you will find yourself in front of a metal piece/part which, of course, you want to finish as realistic as possible. There exist many ways to achieve a metal finish, from the use of enamels, towards waxes and bare metal sheets. Inside these two volumes dedicated to metallics, the talented artists from the AK Learning Series take you on a journey through the difficult tasks of mastering metallics. In this first volume we will show you how to understand metallic paints and how to apply them properly with the right products. Also we cover techniques and share tips which come in handy when you are stuck. We will see examples applied on aircrafts, engines, vehicles, afvs and details on all kinds of models.