catalogue access

Building and Detailing Scale Commercial Aircraft

By Mark Stanton

Look inside this book!
ISBN: 9781847974280
PUBLISHED: 19/10/2012
PAGES: 208
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 500 colour photographs

Commercial aviation has seen less support from model manufacturers than military aircraft, but this is starting to change. The myriad of liveries and colour schemes of commercial aircraft is extremely varied and attractive, and the range of such aircraft available in kit form now allows a complete history of commercial aviation to be produced.

Experienced modelling author and airline pilot, Mark Stanton takes the reader through the construction of twenty-one kits, ranging from the de Havilland DH 4 and Handley Page HP 42 of the inter-war years, through the Fokker F27 Friendship and Bristol Britannia of the 1950s, to Concorde and the Airbus A340. Detailed instructions guide the modeller through every stage of the build process, accompanied by step-by-step photographs of the beautiful completed models.

Topics covered include:

  • Tools and maintenance
  • Construction tips
  • Techniques for painting and decals
  • Converting kits
  • Etched metal detailing kits
  • Vac-formed parts
  • Weathering
  • Health and safety

Print this page

Latest Reviews
" I found this book both entertaining and instructive.
This is a proper 'how to do it' book, not just photographs of finished models, and one I am sure will find a place on many a bookshelf. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Model Aircraft

" If you are a civil aviation enthusiast, with a stock of unmade civil aircraft, then this well-illustrated book is a must for you. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Constant Scale (The Journal of the Airfix Collectors' Club)

Submit a review...
Your Name:
Your Email:
Your Review: