Large Scale Warship Models

From Kits to Scratch Building

  • Subject: Modeling
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  • Published:
    May 1, 2019
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  • Product Dimensions:
    9.5 × 7.3 × 1 in
  • Product Weight:
    23 oz
Hardcover $42.95
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The majority of warship modelers work in smaller scales, most often based on plastic or resin kits. Many of these creators harbor ambitions to tackle something larger and more demanding but are daunted by the challenge. The aim of this book is to persuade them that it not as difficult as it may seem, that they already possess the basic skills required, and that they can acquire any necessary new knowledge as they proceed.

The discussion focuses on the journey from conventional plastic kits to questions of deciding on a subject; choosing a kit, semi-kit, or build from scratch; what conventional kit building skills transfer, and how these conventional skills such as painting techniques and an eye for detail can be brought to large scale model building so that scale fidelity is not sacrificed but enhanced.