Modelling Historic Buildings and Imaginary Structures

A Guide for Railway Modellers and Diorama Model Makers

Modelling Historic Buildings and Imaginary Structures
Format: Paperback / softback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781785008047
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Aimed at the railway and diorama modeller, this new book includes photographs of existing structures and detailed illustrations and plans, followed by step-by-step photographs of the various stages in their creation.

Practical tips and constructive advice are provided alongside. Special emphasis has been placed on the use of scrap and low-cost materials.

Further topics covered in this book include:
  • The challenges of constructing miniature versions of historic buildings and structures when the prototype no longer exists
  • Guidance  on modelling imaginary buildings and structures, with an example project presented from start to finish
  • Details of a complete fantasy-based model railway diorama, from concept and design through to the completed layout.
  • How to select and construct an imaginative landscape to complement a historic building or fantasy structure, including a review of how artists and film-makers have used such settings in the past.
  • A practical guide to mixing the right paint colours and shades for realistic and convincing results. 

The author has written this book to inspire the modeller to try something innovative, and to attract new entrants to this creative hobby. Drawing on his own experience, he shares practical guidance to help the reader to produce models they will be proud of.

The author

David Wright is a professional artist and model maker who has written numerous articles in the railway modelling press. He is well known at the major railway modelling exhibitions where he is especially renowned for his informative demonstrations and theatre presentations.David's books for Crowood include Making Rural Buildings for Model Railways, Making Urban Buildings for Model Railways, Modelling Branch Lines - A Guide for Railway Modellers, Modelling Ports and Inland Waterways - A Guide for Railway Modellers, and Creating Back Scenes for Model Railways and Dioramas.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9781785008047
Illustrations: 316 color photos & 44 scale drawings
Size: 7.44 in x 9.68 in / 188.98 mm x 245.87 mm

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