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Aircraft Modelling (Osprey Modelling Masterclass)


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ISBN13: 9781846039324
ISBN10: 1846039320
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The aircraft modeling hobby has undergone dramatic changes in the last ten years. New manufacturing technologies and the rise of China have combined to make this a golden age in terms of the variety and availability of models. But these advancements can also make the hobby intimidating for those starting out.

In this new edition in Osprey's Masterclass series, Brett Green describes the kits, accessories, decals and references that are now available and demonstrates a wide variety of paint types, thinners and application methods in both words and pictures. He also covers painting effects such as mottling, soft-edged camouflage demarcation, masking and weathering. This is the perfect book for the beginner and the seasoned modeler alike.

About the Author

Brett Green is the editor of HyperScale (, an online model magazine established in 1998, and a highly respected aviation modeller. He has published two books on the colors and markings of Luftwaffe aircraft: Augsburg's Last Eagles, on the late-war Messerschmitt Bf 109, and Stormbird Colors on the Me 262. For Osprey Publishing he has written Modelling 2: Modelling the Messerschmitt Bf 110 and Modelling 11: Modelling the P-47 Thunderbolt, and has co-written World War 2 US Army Fighter Modeling in the Masterclass series. Brett lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and two children. The author lives in Sydney, Australia.

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Charles Branch, September 17, 2013 (view all comments by Charles Branch)
With a lay-flat binding this is an excellent reference to inspire one's aircraft modelling. The thirteen chapters are titled: Building a state-of-the-art injection-molded kit straight from the box; Building a new generation limited-run kit; Working with resin conversions; Improving a simple snap-together kit; Working with large-scale resin kits; Building a current generation long-run injection-molded kit; Upgrading an older kit with resin cockpit and wing fold; Converting a kit the old-fashioned way; Kitbashing two mediocre kits for a better result; Improving detail on an accurate injection-molded plastic kit; Upgrade and conversion using resin and photo-etch; Adding detail to an older kit; Sources and references. This last chapter includes a few URLs for internet forums, to which I would add Agape Models (dot com), which also helps when one is considering the question, "What is an acceptable level of detail?" !/48 scale details are 50% larger than the 1/72 scale equivalent (my preference),so responses to questions on use of photo-etch or resin parts range from "easy, with the right tools" to "run, run away, run away fast!" Laugh always, for these projects should be fun exercises. I find myself putting together a project report similar to that done by artists in other media as I research and build each subject. I shall look into other volumes in the Osprey Masterclass series.
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Charles Branch, August 30, 2013 (view all comments by Charles Branch)
Wow! Another great reference from Brett Green, webmaster of Cybermodeler, that will likely find its way to my workbench. With a stash of model aircraft dating from the 1970s, I find the technological advances over the past ten years (or thirty)nothing short of incredible. It's not just biking to the hobby shop, picking up a kit and assembling it in a weekend with tube cement, and brushed enamel paints (if you're really putting time on it),any more. Acrylics, oil washes, airbrushing, photo-etched brass and resin parts, epoxies, cyanoacrylates, and not to mention the tools; can provide an overwhelming array of choices for anyone at any experience level. I have to consider myself a novitiate, but a number of internet forums are helpful, too. Cybermodeler, Agape Models, Don Wheeler's airbrushing tips, are among the sites I bookmarked. Advice is the cheapest part, so (even at forty bucks)I use it first.
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Product Details

Green, Brett
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Cowper, Marcus
Military - Aviation
Crafts-Model Making
Osprey Modelling Masterclass
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Grade Level:
400 COL
9.50x8.30x.90 in. 1.70 lbs.

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