Building and Detailing Model Aircraft
Paperback ISBN: 0890247234
Starting with a simple modeling kit, the author demonstrates how to assemble, align, glue, prepare surfaces, paint, and decal a plastic model aircraft. From there, he applies the learned techniques for adding extra details such as photoetched metal parts and aftermarket resin to more-advanced techniques consisting of how to create realistic panel-line detail.
Paperback ISBN: 0890248702
Acclaimed modeler Chris Mrosko explains how to build dioramas that showcase models and create dramatic scenes, as well as offering expert modeling tips. Focusing on a step-by-step, how-to approach, modelers will learn the fundamentals of construction and design, airbrushing and finishing tips, how to cast pieces out of resin, and more.
The Bulgarian Air Force in World War II
Germany's Forgotten Ally
Paperback ISBN: 8365437554
The intervention of the German Air Force, called Luftwaffe, during World War II is well known by those interested in this conflict, due to the large number of works dealing about it. Much less well-known are the air forces of Germany's allied countries, although in the last years excellent works appear about these ones. Among them, perhaps the least known and treated is Bulgarian Air Force (although its more exact name would be Royal Bulgarian Air Force) because of its lesser degree of participation in the war unlike other countries like Hungary, Romania or Finland. That is the reason why Bulgarian Air Force is Germany's forgotten ally
Carving Japanese Netsuke for Beginners
Paperback ISBN: 1861086938
The intricately carved Japanese miniatures known as netsuke are among the most sought-after collectibles today. From their ancient beginnings as practical accessories to the kimono, the tiny figures became increasingly elaborate, evolving into stunning works of art. This comprehensive how-to guide takes readers through the process of carving their own amazing netsuke in six step-by-step projects and another 23 inspirational ideas, ranging from a lifelike bumblebee to a fantastical dragon. This lavish volume is profusely illustrated with drawings and photographs, and features meticulous descriptions of materials and techniques.
Creating Life-Like Animals in Polymer Clay
Paperback ISBN: 0891349553
Enchanting, exquisitely detailed and full of personality, Katherine Dewey's animal sculptures delight all who see them. With the friendly medium of polymer clay and the step-by-step instructions in this book, you can achieve the same magical results! Inside, Katherine leads you through then utterly charming projects, such as a sweet little bluebird, a basset hound and a white-tailed fawn. And that's just the start! The "Making Changes" chapter will help you create your own original animal creations by changing poses, making realistic bases, and even modeling your animals to look like bronze, fade and other materials.
F, K, L, M, N Models
Paperback ISBN: 8365437244
The Curtiss P-40, known to Americans as Warhawk, and to their allies of the British Commonwealth as Tomahawk and Kittyhawk, fought on nearly all fronts of the Second World War, serving with the American, British, Australian, New Zealand, South African, Canadian, Free French, Chinese, Dutch, and Soviet air forces. The American Warhawks were part of as many as nine US Army Air Forces stationed overseas: the 5th (Australia, New Guinea, Philippines); the 6th (Central America); the 7th (central Pacific); the 9th (Middle East, North Africa), the 10th (India, Burma), the 11th (Alaska, Aleutians), the 12th (North Africa, Italy); the 13th (the Solomons); and the 14th (China). During the first years of the war the P-40 helped the Allies stem the offensive of the Axis powers and fight them back at the last-ditch defensive positions, like Kunming in China, Port Moresby on New Guinea, Darwin in Australia, and El Alamein in Egypt. Never a high-performance fighter, it nonetheless proved a potent weapon in capable hands. Often turned into a fighter-bomber in later years, it soldiered on until phased out in favor of more advanced designs.