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Airfix Model World Basic Guide to Modelling (Paperback)

Aviation > Modelling Military > Modelling

By Stu Fone
Imprint: Key Publishing
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781802822083
Published: 13th January 2023

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Whether you are just entering the hobby or re-acquainting yourself with it, this book provides simple step-by-step advice on how to get started on a build – regardless of whether it is a ship, tank, aircraft or spaceship – along with guidance on tools and equipment. The wealth of handy tips on basic modelling techniques includes eliminating seams, painting and applying decals. This useful guide also covers more advanced methods, such as scratch-building and repairing/replacing parts, along with helpful hints on finding and using reference material, plus it dispels a few modelling myths along the way. Released initially as a 12-part series in Airfix Model World magazine, this is the first time these Back to Basics articles have been drawn together into a single volume, for every modeller’s convenience.

"This is a very valuable book, not just for a real beginner but also for those who have started to discover the hobby, and want to find out more."

Les Brown, Small Warships

The wealth of handy tips on basic modelling techniques includes eliminating seams, painting and applying decals. This useful guide also covers more advanced methods, such as scratch-building and repairing/replacing parts, along with helpful hints on finding and using reference material, plus it dispels a few modelling myths along the way.

Released initially as a 12-part series in Airfix Model World magazine, this is the first time these Back to Basics articles have been drawn together into a single volume, for every modeller’s convenience.

Scale Modelling Now

The neat little paperback does what it says on the cover in that it is a guide to modelling from first basis and as such is an excellent starting point for people that are new to the hobby.

The book is heavily illustrated with bright photographs that give clear examples to accompany the text.

In summary, It’s really good to see a book of this type that is solely aimed at those that want to pick up a model kit semi seriously for the first time, but need some guidance. I would highly recommend this book for beginners.

Cher Ami, GWSIG Newsletter – International Plastic Modellers Society (UK) – April 2023

This is an excellent book for those who are new to the hobby or returning to it after a long absence. Additionally, there are some useful “modern” tips that will be of interest to us seasoned modelers.

A lovely, informative addition to your library, the entire book is well-written and laid out.

Dan Parish Vintage Airfix

One of the aspects of this book that caught me somewhat by surprise is the fact that not all of the model kits and other modelling products in the book are manufactured by Airfix (or Humbrol). There is an open attitude to discussing other manufacturers' kits etc.
An excellent book.

David Drage - Iron Mammoth's Studio

All the content is good... for the starter in our hobby it offers a good starting point of a wide selection of topics.

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