Finishing Scale Ship Models

Finishing Scale Ship Models

Detailing and Painting Techniques

Book - 2006
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Growing numbers of model shipwrights aim to attain the highest standard of finish on their models, many aspiring to 'exhibition finish', and yet painting and fine detailing is probably the most difficult aspect of modelling to excel at. This book is written for all those searching for tips and techniques to complete a fine scale ship model. Drawing on a lifetime's practical experience of modelmaking, the author explains how to recreate the most intricate details of a ship, from funnels and masts to hatches and ventilators and the smallest deck fittings. He draws attention to the important and significant details on full-sized ships and then explains how to make, fit and finish these on the scale model. The second half of the book goes on to describe painting techniques and explain how hulls, superstructures and the mass of detail can be finished off to professional standards. This practical book will prove a revelation for all those modellers, whatever their proficiency, who seek to perfect that final and intricate component on their scale ship and transform their work to museum or near-museum standard. Book jacket.
Publisher: Annapolis, MD : Naval Institute Press, c2006
ISBN: 9781591142737
Branch Call Number: 623.8201 GOR
Characteristics: 119 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm


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