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    DescriptionIn the past thirty years the world of model kits has undergone a veritable revolution. New techniques in injection moulding have improved the scale accuracy and surface detail of the humble plastic kit, while many specialist companies now produce top-quality resin models, vastly broadening the range of subjects on the market. However, the really radical change has been the advent of photo-etched brass fret, which allows the finest detail to be reproduced to scale. In ship modelling, this has resulted in a new form of the hobby, mid-way between traditional build-from-the-box simplicity and the time-consuming demands of fabricating everything from scratch.These new materials have prompted innovative techniques, which are comprehensively demonstrated in this new manual. Designed for those wishing to achieve the best results from their ship kits in the 1:700 to 1:350 range of scales, it uses step by step photographs to take the reader through the building of two models, one in plastic and one in resin, from basic construction, fittings and detailing, to painting, finishing and display.Written by a highly experienced, award-winning ship modeller, the book is a showcase for the contemporary approach to the hobby.


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    Title
    Ship Models from Kits
    Subtitle
    Basic and Advanced Techniques for Small Scales
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Griffith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 186 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848320918
    ISBN 10: 1848320914
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HOB
    BIC subject category V2: WGG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 520
    LC classification: TT
    Ingram Subject Code: CR
    Libri: I-CR
    BIC subject category V2: WDH
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027150
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24360
    DC22: 623.8201
    BISAC V2.8: CRA020000
    DC22: 745.5928
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: WDH, WGG
    Illustrations note
    200 colour photos
    Publisher
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Seaforth Publishing
    Publication date
    15 December 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Barnsley