Beginning scale modelers need a basic set of skills that they can build on as they continue through the hobby. Essential Skills for Scale Modelers, written by FineScale Modeler's Aaron Skinner, lays the foundation needed to build, paint, weather, and display all types of models. This technique-driven how-to book contains a variety of projects that allow modelers to put their new found skills to use.
Take the intimidation out of today's detailed kits with up-to-date how-to information and photography. Discover the basics of building armor, aircraft, automobiles, ships, figures, and dioramas. Learn how to airbrush, work with resin, handle photoetched metal parts, and many more essential modeling techniques.
Starting with the Basics, pp. 5-14;
Learning about Tools, pp. 15-17;
Brushing up on Airbrushing, pp. 18-23;
Modeling Aircraft, pp. 24-35;
Getting a Jump-start on Automobiles, pp. 36-47;
Launching Your First Ship, pp. 48-57;
Tackling Weathering, pp. 58-69;
Improving an Older Kit, pp. 70-77;
Building Big Figures, pp. 78-87;
Displaying Your Model, pp. 88-94;
About the Author, pg. 95.
Kalmbach Publishing, softcover, 96 pages, 8.25 x 10.75 x .25 in., 250 color photographs.