List books in category Home & Garden / Models

  • Aktion Magazine 01: English

    Aktion Magazine 01: English
    Donald H. Matheson

    This vintage volume is a complete and novice-friendly guide to making novel model boats and ships. Written in clear, simple language and profusely illustrated, this book is perfect for the model builder looking for new and interesting projects. Contents include: “Tools and Materials”, “Hulls”, “A Catboat”, “A Thermostatic Boat”, “A Model Power Submarine which dives and comes up again”, “A South Sea Island Outrigger Canoe”, “A Tension Motor Speedboat”, “A Simple Ferryboat”, “A Lee-Board Sailing Boat”, “A Plank-section Sailing-Ship”, “A Hydro Glider”, “An Outbound Motor-Boat”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on building models.

  • TANKER TECHNIQUES MAGAZINE 11: English

    TANKER TECHNIQUES MAGAZINE 11: English
    Percival Marshall

    This vintage book contains a comprehensive guide to building, rigging, and cruising model sailing yachts. Written in clear, simple language and full of helpful illustrations and detailed diagrams, this book is ideal for the novice model builder, and will be of considerable utility to those with a practical interest in building model boats. The chapters of this book include: “The Rating of Model Yachts”, “Building a 36 In. Model Yacht by the Carved hull Method”, “Building a Model Rater”, “The Construction of “built-up” or Planked Yachts”, “Spars and Fittings”, “Steering Gears”, “Racing Schooners”, etcetera. Many antiquarian books such as this are increasingly hard to come by and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned introduction on model building.

  • TANKER TECHNIQUES MAGAZINE 01: English

    TANKER TECHNIQUES MAGAZINE 01: English
    David Neat

    Model-making: Materials and Methods focuses primarily on the wide variety of materials that can be employed to make models; those which have been favoured for a while and those which are relatively new. The book looks at how these materials behave and how to get the best out of them, then illustrates a range of relatively simple methods of building, shaping, modelling, surfacing and painting with them. Useful features of the book include: the different uses of models in various disciplines; the sequence of making; planning and construction, creating surfaces, painting and finishing; methods of casting, modelling and working with metals; step-by-step accounts of the making of specially selected examples; simple techniques without the need for expensive tools or workshop facilities; a 'Directory' of a full range of materials, together with an extensive list of suppliers. This book is intended for students of theatre production, art & architecture, animation and theatre/television set designers where accurate scale models are necessary, and is also of interest to anyone involved with the process of making forms in 3D and the challenge of making small-scale forms in general. Superbly illustrated with 185 colour photographs.

  • DAMAGED 07: English

    DAMAGED 07: English
    Steven J. Zaloga

    Tank destroyers were the US Army's response to blitzkrieg, and were based around the concept of mounting a large anti-tank gun on a light, fast moving vehicle. They served in the Mediterranean, Pacific, and North-West Europe theatres, and were also supplied to other Allied armies. These vehicles form an attractive modelling subject; their open turrets provide plenty of opportunity for detail work, as demonstrated here by the author in clear step-by-step instructions. Packed with tips and techniques from a leading modeller and Allied armour expert, this title covers the M10, M18, M36, and M39, and features modelling projects in 1/35th and 1/72nd scale.

  • The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder s Guide

    The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide
    Pawel Sariel Kmiec

    The LEGO® Technic system opens a new realm of building possibilities. Using motors, gears, pneumatics, pulleys, linkages, and more, you can design LEGO models that really move.The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide is filled with building tips for creating strong yet elegant machines and mechanisms with the Technic system. Author Pawe? "Sariel" Kmiec will teach you the foundations of LEGO Technic building, from simple machines to advanced mechanics, even explaining how to create realistic to-scale models. Sariel, a world-renowned LEGO Technic expert, offers unique insight into mechanical principles like torque, power translation, and gear ratios, all using Technic bricks.You'll learn how to:–Create sturdy connections that can withstand serious stress–Re-create specialized LEGO pieces like casings and u-joints, and build solutions like Schmidt and Oldham couplings, when no standard piece will do–Build custom differentials, suspensions, transmissions, and steering systems–Pick the right motor for the job—and transform its properties to suit your needs–Combine studfull and studless building styles for a stunning look–Create remote-controlled vehicles, lighting systems, motorized compressors, and pneumatic enginesThis beautifully illustrated, full-color book will inspire you with ideas for building amazing machines like tanks with suspended treads, supercars, cranes, bulldozers, and much more. Your Technic adventure starts now!

  • Model Yachts and Boats: Their Designing, Making and Sailing

    Model Yachts and Boats: Their Designing, Making and Sailing
    J. Du V. Grosvenor

    This vintage book contains a comprehensive guide to building, rigging, and sailing model sailing yachts and boats. Written in clear, simple language and full of helpful illustrations and detailed diagrams, this book is ideal for the novice model builder, and will be of considerable utility to those with a practical interest in building model boats. The chapters of this book include: “Plant and Construction”, “Tools and Appliances”, “Materials”, “Preparing Working Drawings from Designs”, “The Block and Vertical Section Methods”, “The Water Line Method”, “The Built Model”, “Keel, Deck, Stem, and Sternpost”, “Painting, Bronzing, and Varnishing”, etcetera. Many antiquarian books such as this are increasingly hard to come by and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on model building.

  • Build Yourself a Model Yacht

    Build Yourself a Model Yacht
    W. J. Daniels

    This vintage book is a detailed guide to the designing and building of model yachts, being a treatise on the construction, rigging, and racing of model yachts, ships and steamers. Comprehensive and profusely illustrated, this book is highly recommended for model boat enthusiasts, and would make for a fantastic addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: “How to Build a Sharpie Hull; Setting up the Moulds and Erecting the Framework”, “Planking up the Sharpie Hull and Finishing it off”, “Marking and Cutting out the Wood for A 36 inch Round-bottomed Hull”, “Gluing up the Hull and Making the Keel”, “Carving and Finishing the Hull”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on model building.

  • AK 281 Little Warriors: English

    AK 281 Little Warriors: English
    D.K. Brown

    This design history of post-war British warship development, based on both declassified documentation and personal experience, is the fourth and final volume in the author’s masterly account of development of Royal Navy’s ships from the 1850s to the Falklands War. In this volume the author covers the period in which he himself worked as a Naval Constructor, while this personal knowledge is augmented by George Moore’s in-depth archival research on recently declassified material.The RN fleet in 1945 was old and worn out, while new threats and technologies, and post-war austerity called for new solutions. How designers responded to these unprecedented challenges is the central theme of this book. It covers the ambitious plans for the conversion or replacement of the bigger ships; looks at all the new construction, from aircraft carriers, through destroyers and frigates, to submarines (including nuclear and strategic), to minesweepers and small craft. The authors pay particular attention to the innovations introduced, and analyses the impact of the Falklands War.At the start of the twenty-first century the Royal Navy is still a powerful and potent force with new and a number of innovative classes, both surface and sub-surface, coming on stream. This book offers a fascinating insight into how the post-war fleet developed and adapted to the changing role of the Navy.

  • Mud

    Mud
    Dr Ben Still

    Using LEGO® blocks to create a uniquely visual and clear depiction of the way our universe is put together. This is the perfect introduction to the enigmatic and fascinating world of Quantum Physics.Our story starts with the Big Bang, and along the way, the constructs and interactions within and among atoms and sub-atomic particles, and the forces that play upon them, are clearly explained, with each LEGO® block representing a different atomic or sub-atomic particle. The different colours and size denote what that particle is and its relationship with the other 'building blocks'.Each chapter is presented in digestible chunks, using toy building blocks to illustrate the ideas and experiments that have led to some of the biggest discoveries of the past 150 years.Soon you'll be able to construct every element in the Universe using a box of LEGO® and this book!

  • AK404 EXTREME WEATHERED VEHICLES

    AK404 EXTREME WEATHERED VEHICLES
    Jeremy Brook

    The best-known and most important manufacturer of plastic model kits in the UK, Airfix has been at the forefront of the industry since 1955 when the first Airfix aircraft kit appeared in UK branches of Woolworth's. The kits were made to a constant scale and covered a wide variety of subjects, from aircraft to birds and from tanks to dinosaurs. In 1981 the famous London-based company closed down and only the kits survived intact. For the next twenty-five years Airfix was run by Palitoy and later Humbrol, but suffered from a lack of investment. In 2006, Hornby Hobbies Ltd, the train and Scalextric manufacturer, bought the ailing company and transformed it. Money and resources were ploughed into the range, and today Airfix releases around twenty new kits per year, designed to an incredibly high standard. The old kits of the 1950s and 1960s are gradually being replaced by new state-of-the-art tooling, all bearing that most prestigious name – Airfix. Published to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of the first Airfix aircraft kit, Sixty Years of Airfix Models, tells the full story, year by year, of the company and its products. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs.of kits, box art and completed models.

  • Aktion Magazine 03

    Aktion Magazine 03
    Nigel Burkin

    From background information on the technology itself to layout wiring; taking in decoders, hand controllers, wireless and many practical modelling projects, Neil Burkin offers a comprehensive introduction to Digital Command Control [DCC] for the beginner and experienced modeller alike.The book emphasises the benefits of DCC technology as a model railway control system and offers practical advice on the choice of systems, applying the technology to a layout, how to use it to enhance layout operations, and how it can be used to overcome practical difficulties with operations such as banking, double-heading, lighting and sound. Technical jargon is avoided and clear descriptions of each project featured in the book will remove the mystery surrounding DCC. Many of the modelling projects may be adapted for almost any modelling situation and are supported by over 400 excellent colour photographs. A comprehensive guide to Digital Command Control for the beginner and experienced modeller alike. Emphasises the benefits of DCC technology and offers practical advice on the choice of sytems. Includes practical modelling projects which are supported by over 400 excellent colour photographs. Nigel Burkin is a railway modeller with over 20 years' experience and has hundreds of magazine articles to his credit.