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Static Model Manual Vol.4 - Building Models One Hundred and One Tips

Manufactured by: Auriga Publishing

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    Product Description
    114 Pages, Full Colour
    The art of model building is a particular blend of tools and accessories, knowledge, tricks, and techniques gathered from many different sources. It is a world this manual helps to explore in depth. In this volume you will not find any completed models. The content is focused on techniques rather than spectacular looking results. The backbone of this manual consists of the photographs, which will enable you to understand exactly what is being discussed and will allow you to apply the techniques as the occasion warrants.

    The soft cover book is printed in full color, with text in both Italian and English. Author Alessandro Bruschi states his purpose in preparing this book was to highlight basic building techniques, something he feels has been overlooked in recent years as most of the focus has gone to finishing techniques. The material presented does not go in depth into any specific topic, but rather provides an informative overview of the potential techniques that can be employed.

    The book starts out very simply, explaining what an injection molded kit is and how it is made, discussing sprue presentation, potential blemishes and how to remove parts from a sprue and clean them up. Work space and tool selection are also covered, explaining what the different tools and materials are and how to use them.

    The book uses small icons in the photos, such as an exclamation point where attention is needed, red X as a warning not to do and green check marks to show correct techniques. The text and photos are clear and ordered but move very quickly. They are simple enough for a beginner to follow and make a good reminder for more experienced modelers.

    Throughout the book the various techniques are demonstrated on actual model kits, mainly armor and aircraft, but many of the techniques are universal. The instruction goes from basic to intermediate to advanced techniques, with texturing, weld seams, panel line scribing, riveting, embossing, making handles, working with wire and etch parts, resin, plasticard, and doing your own vacuform and resin casting.

    There is a good section on how to assemble vinyl tracks and create sag with them, as well as assembling Fruil and Modelkasten individual link tracks. Polishing cockpit canopies and making your own vacuform machine to create your own canopies is also covered in detail, as well as applying your own zimmerit and making your own anti-skid surfaces, working with putty to make tarps and cloth, and making seat belts. The book not only covers the basic how-to information but gives a modeler plenty of ideas on how to improve techniques and gain some new skills.

    • Manufactured by: Auriga Publishing
    • SKU: AK-SM04
    • Package Weight: 458g
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