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Scale Spacecraft Modelling

By Mat Irvine

ISBN: 9781861267740
PUBLISHED: July 2006
PAGES: 208
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 246x189 mm
INSIDE: 350 colour photographs

Rockets and spacecraft were among the very first models made as commercial kits, and although never as numerous as aircraft, ships or road vehicles, the many kits produced over the years provide a fascinating niche in the world of model-making. The build-ups in this book reflect the current situation with spacecraft modelling; although there are still a number of conventional all-plastic kits available, there is also a growing range that uses more specialist materials, especially resins. The book explains the various techniques required when dealing with these non-traditional materials.

Scale Spacecraft Modelling also covers scratch building and adaptation, the techniques needed to make those pristine models really dirty to match the ones you see in the movies, and the design and construction of realist dioramas and settings.

The books includes detailed step-by-step guides to: The basic tool box Glues and cements Spacecraft from scratch Assembling that bits and pieces box To Mars - with cocoa! Make your own decals Fact meets Science Fiction Vac-forming parts Building multi-material kits Miniature photography

RRP: £16.99

Site Price: £13.59

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