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Modelling British Aircraft of World War II provides essential guidance for modellers of all levels of experience. It gives advice on how to get started, from choosing the best kit to preparing your workspace with the right tools, paints and equipment. Tips on the use of reference material, construction techniques and painting recipes are given. The book provides step-by-step building and painting techniques of the following models: 1/48 Hurricane Mk IIc, 1/32 Spitfire Mk IIa, 1/48 Mosquito Mk VI, 1/48 Swordfish Mk II and 1/72 Lancaster B III. Instructional use of after-market detailing kits and accessories is given as well as advice on fitting a base or creating a diorama. Finally, there is a chapter on Royal Air Force camouflage and markings.
In his latest book, Joachim (Joe) Klang presents the reader with a fascinating choice of exclusively designed LEGO (R) models, featuring cool, classic objects that everyone will recognise. With illustrated simple step-by-step instructions, LEGO (R) fans can create iconic objects such as the Polaroid (R) camera, the Nintendo (R) Gameboy or the Rubik's cube using their own collection of bricks. More step-by-step LEGO (R) model books are also available from the author including: Bricks and Tricks ISBN 9783958437623 Tips and Tricks ISBN 9783958434790
A comprehensive guide to the building and sailing of working scale model merchant ships, this new manual covers the spectrum of ship types -- from tankers to trawlers to paddle-steamers. Every stage of construction is covered in full detail, beginning with the building of the hull and concluding with propulsion, ballasting, and sailing the completed model.
Now in paperback, this popular manual thoroughly explains all the technical details modelers need to fit and operate model boats with the sophisticated radio control equipment now on the market. Author Hugh Bright first details the equipment needed-- transmitters and receivers, servos and electric motors, batteries, and other power supplies-- and then explains how their equipment can be modified and employed to serve various functions. Weather a modeler wants to simply propel a small tug or add fire-fighting equipment, control the braces of a five-masted barque or fire the torpedoes of a model U-boat, the techniques for installing, modifying, and operating the necessary equipment are fully explained. Filled with more than one hundred fifty illustrations, this book is a must for all working model shipwrights.
Back by popular demand, this newly revised edition of the acclaimed modeling series by Keith Julier offers a well-illustrated guide to the construction of static model sailing ships for both the beginner and experienced model maker. Nine of the eleven models have been replaced with different and updated ship kits. The models, ranging from the relatively simple to the very complex, were made from commercially available kits without the use of sophisticated tools. Following chapters on selection, tools, and materials, the author moves to the practical application of the model-making procedures involved in producing high-quality age-of-sail ships. A chapter on techniques summarizes procedures such as planking, rigging, and fitting out, all of which are described, in varied and specific detail, Novice builders and old hands alike have found a wealth of useful information in these pages.
A comprehensive introduction and step-by-step guide to the art of ship modeling, this volume contains complete plans for the construction of forty of the most celebrated warships of the twentieth century. The author includes sections on project planning and research, construction techniques, detailed instructions on the building of turrets and pom-poms, the use of various modeling tools, helpful tips on the variety and application of paints, and methods of displaying completed models. The featured plans include the Dreadnought, North Carolina, Yamato, Gneisenau, Enterprise (US), Guiseppe Garibaldi, Emden, Shimakaze, Volta, Vittorio Veneto, Eritrea, Allen M. Sumner, Glorious, Vincennes, Black Prince, Renown (1939), and Hood. The warship plans are a full-size 1/1200 scale with photographs, building specifications, and the history of each vessel.