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Greg Cihlar’s Fabulous Military Dioramas

March 22nd, 2010
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Soft Cover 36 Pages 100+ Full color photographs This new book proudly displays a selection of eight different military dioramas by master modeler Greg Cihlar. Greg is renowned for his exceptional skills at painting, weathering, groundwork, and composition, and has won numerous awards for his dioramas at various prestigious model shows around the U.S. Although his work has been published many times before, this is the first book dedicated solely to his work alone. The themes of his works in this book, all from WWII, include a captured U.S. M8 “Greyhound”, a German King Tiger broken down under a[Read More]

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WWII Dioramas (Modelling Manuals)

March 14th, 2010
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Still the most popular subject for dioramas at any military modelling show, WWII gives the modeller the opportunity to try out his repertoire from burnt out buildings to weathered machines and men. This book explores the many facets of the subject and shows how composition is all.
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Review: Displaying Your Model (Osprey Modelling)

January 14th, 2010
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Even after the paint dries, there is still one important decision left to the modeler: how to display the finished work? In this new instructional guide, expert modeler Richard Windrow covers all the common and many less common display techniques including dioramas, simple display cases, mirror stands, domes for individual figures, deep 'picture frame' boxes, and even light boxes. This is backed by a survey of the various reference books, materials, tools and paints that can help enhance a model display. In a book crammed with pictures of beautiful models on display, from World War II tanks to modern-day rally[Read More]
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Ship Models From Kits

November 25th, 2009
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The world of model kits has undergone a revolution, with new techniques in injection molding vastly improving the scale accuracy and surface detail of the standard plastic kit and new material producing top-quality resin models. In ship modeling, this has resulted in a new form of the hobby midway between traditional build-from-the-box simplicity and the time-consuming demands of fabricating everything from scratch. This new manual comprehensively demonstrates these new innovative techniques. Designed for modelers wishing to achieve the best results from their ship kits in the 1:700 to 1:350 range of scales, it uses 200 step-by-step color photographs to take[Read More]
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Classic Combat Aircraft: Modeling WWII Warbirds

November 25th, 2009
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Build the must-have models of World War II. Learn how to build, modify, detail, paint, and weather the legendary aircraft of World War II with help from the experts of FineScale Modeler magazine. You'll find more than 20 projects including the P-15 Mustang, P-47 Thunderbolt, B-17 Flying Fortress, as well as many Axis aircraft, including Bf 109 and Stuka. Plenty of step-by-step photos help modelers get started quickly. Perfect for modelers of all skill levels. From the pages of FineScale Modeler magazine.




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Building a Miniature Navy Board Model

November 25th, 2009
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“Building a Miniature Navy Board Model is a must-have for either the amateur or professional ship model builder’s library.”―Michael Wall, director of the American Marine Model GalleryNow available in paperback, Philip Reed's latest building guide tackles what many regard as the ultimate expression of the ship model maker’s art, the Navy Board model. His step-by-step construction of a miniature 1/192 scale model of HMS Royal George of 1715 demonstrates all the conventions of Navy Board framing and planking. With the aid of nearly four hundred photographs, he takes the reader through every building stage. He covers methods of hull and[Read More]
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Airbrushing and Finishing Scale Models

November 25th, 2009
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A convincing paint finish is essential for any model, be it military or civilian, aircraft, vehicles, figures or even background items such as terrain or buildings - and good airbrushing and finishing techniques can be the key to creating a superior model. Over the last few years there have been huge strides made in the development of airbrushes, paints and thinners, and consequently, this new book will provide up-to-date practical information and illustrated techniques to take full advantage of these new technologies.Brett Green details the prerequisites of airbrushing, including the different types of spray equipment and air sources available, offering[Read More]




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Modeling US Armor of World War 2

November 25th, 2009
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United States tanks and other armored fighting vehicles in World War II have always been some of the most popular subjects for scale modelers, and hundreds of kits have been and are currently manufactured. Now, renowned modeler and AFV expert, Steven J. Zaloga, presents the definitive guide to modeling these famous fighting vehicles. Based around four building projects, Zaloga presents all the techniques necessary to get a great finish on a model, including super-detailing, correcting a flawed kit, building a resin model, scratch building, and painting and markings. These step-by-step guides is enhanced by numerous photographs specially shot form Steven's[Read More]
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Scale Aircraft Drawings: World War II

November 25th, 2009
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This volume from the editors of Model Airplane News contain incredibly detailed scale drawings, historical data and rare photos of popular WW I and WW II aircraft. Everything from the Sopwith Camel to the Focke Wulf 190 is covered. The three-view drawings by master aviation illustrators such as Wylam, Nye, Larson, Nieto and Karlstrom will make any modeling buff s heart palpitate!
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