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See below for a selection of the latest books from Carving & modelling, moulding & casting category. Presented with a red border are the Carving & modelling, moulding & casting books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Carving & modelling, moulding & casting books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
This book covers the modelling and painting of US armed forces in the Pacific, on D-Day and during the liberation of Europe in 1/35, 1/56, 1/72 and 1/76 scales. Historical overviews set the scene followed by detailed step-by-step modelling and painting guides for the creation of accurate and realistic models, whether for display or wargaming. With over 250 colour photography, this book includes the following models for Personnel: infantryman, paratrooper, Ranger, Marine, airmen, combat engineers, tank crew and General George S. Patton. For Weapons: small arms and artillery. For Vehicles: tanks, half-tracks, tank destroyers, jeeps, armoured cars and many more.
This is a practical guide to getting the best from the many resin and etch detailing kits available to enhance scale model aircraft, and is intended to help beginners and experienced model makers alike. Richly illustrated, it uses six model-building examples, from the very basic application of etch to the major conversions. It includes an overview of the tools required; guidance on building the basic model kit; an explanation of different types of multimedia; the methods for producing etched brass; how to undertake 3D design and 3D printing and, finally, gives the steps for successful resin casting.
This is the first systematic study of the rose window, one of the most inspiring creations of the Gothic age, both as a feature of the architecture and as an artform in its own right. With almost three hundred different roses illustrated in stunning original photographs, this sumptuous book will become the definitive study of the subject. After a brief overview of the history of the rose, the story traces the evolution of the form across nine centuries. There are illuminating explanations of the iconography and the design and building of the rose, giving detailed analysis of the glazing and geometry of key windows such as Lausanne and the Sainte Chapelle. The rose is placed in its artistic and architectural context to show how it responded to - and often inspired - major stylistic shifts. The book is complete with a country-by-country Gazetteer of rose windows to help plan visits.
Every power tool and technique necessary for capturing the animal kingdom in wood is presented in this thorough and engaging volume. Frank C. Russell provides concise instructions and never-before-demonstrated techniques and carving sequences for transforming a block of wood into a lifelike animal. With 192 full-color photographs, every step is illustrated. Following the philosophy that you can carve only what you know, photographs of living animals accompany each carving sequence. Twelve project plans are provided as well. Plans for a bear, bobcat, bison, elephant, fox, giraffe, horse, rabbit, squirrel, tiger, whitetail deer, and wolf provide the carver with ample opportunity to apply newly discovered techniques. Color reference photographs accompany the projects. This book will bring enjoyment and challenges to all carvers, novice and professional alike. It will also guide carvers easily and concisely to finished works of art that they may be proud of.
When Europeans encountered them, the Catawba Indians were living along the river and throughout the valley that carries their name near the present North Carolina-South Carolina border. Archaeologists later collected and identified categories of pottery types belonging to the historic Catawba and extrapolated an association with their protohistoric and prehistoric predecessors. In this volume, Thomas Blumer traces the construction techniques of those documented ceramics to the lineage of their probable present-day master potters - or, in other words, he traces the Catawba pottery traditions. By mining data from archives and the oral traditions of contemporary potters, Blumer reconstructs sales circuits regularly traveled by Catawba peddlers and thereby illuminates unresolved questions regarding trade routes in the protohistoric period. In addition, the author details particular techniques of the representative potters - factors such as clay selection, tool use, decoration, and firing techniques - which influence their styles. In assessing the work, David G. Moore, of Warren Wilson College, states, This book represents an enormous body of work concerned with a significant topic - the persistence of the Catawba Indian pottery tradition. Using his extensive fieldwork and a narrative presentation, the author juxtaposes the evolving ceramic technology with a fascinating discussion of the role of pottery in changing Catawba economy from the 18th and continuing into the 21st century.
In A Potter's Workbook, renowned studio potter and teacher Clary Illian presents a textbook for the hand and the mind. Her aim is to provide a way to see, to make, and to think about the forms of wheel-thrown vessels; her information and inspiration explain both the mechanics of throwing and finishing pots made simply on the wheel and the principles of truth and beauty arising from that traditional method. Each chapter begins with a series of exercises that introduce the principles of good form and good forming for pitchers, bowls, cylinders, lids, handles, and every other conceivable functional shape. Focusing on utilitarian pottery created on the wheel, Illian explores sound, lively, and economically produced pottery forms that combine an invitation to mindful appreciation with ease of use. Charles Metzger's striking photographs, taken under ideal studio conditions, perfectly complement her vigorous text.
In 1974 Seven Families in Pueblo Pottery was published to accompany an exhibit at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology; twenty years later there are some 80,000 copies in print. Like Seven Families, this updated and greatly enlarged version by Rick Dillingham, who curated the original exhibition, includes portraits of the potters, colour photographs of their work, and a statement by each potter about the work of his or her family. In addition to the original seven -- the Chino and Lewis families (Acoma Pueblo), the Nampeyos (Hopi), the Gutierrez and Tafoya families (Santa Clara), and the Gonzales and Martinez families (San Ildefonso) -- the author has added the Chapellas and the Navasies (Hopi-Tewa), the Chavarrias (Santa Clara), the Herrera family (Cochiti), the Medina family (Zia), and the Tenorio-Pacheco and the Melchor families (Santo Domingo). Because the craft of pottery is handed down from generation to generation among the Pueblo Indians, this extended look at multiple generations provides a fascinating and personal glimpse into how the craft has developed. Also evident are the differences of opinion among the artists about the future of Pueblo pottery and the importance of following tradition. A new generation of potters has come of age since the publication of Seven Families. The addition of their talents, along with an ever-growing interest in Native American pottery, make this book a welcome addition to the literature on the Southwest.
The Art and Making of Fantasy Miniatures is a showcase of some of the best talent in the industry. Compiled with the cooperation of eleven of the most innovative companies from Europe, the UK and USA, it shows what goes in to the creative process of taking an initial concept from two-dimensional sketches and translating it into a three-dimensional figurine ready for collectors and tabletop gamers. Game designers, artists and sculptors explain their part in bringing these miniature works of art to life. The book is lavishly illustrated with over 1,000 images, including concept art, work-in-progress sculpts and beautifully painted miniatures. The book features miniatures from games and companies such as Aradia Miniatures, Alkemy (Alchemist Miniatures), Avatars of War, Godslayer (Megalith Games), Guild Ball (Steamforged Games), Relicblade (Metal King Studio), WARMACHINE and HORDES (Privateer Press), RUMBLESLAM (TTCombat), Drakerys (Don't Panic Games), Kings of War (Mantic Games) and Freeblades (DGS Games).