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How to build and modify resin aircraft model kits
Marmo, Richard.
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Publication Information:
North Branch, MN : Specialty Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
132 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
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TL770 .M32 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Resin model kits and conversion parts allow modelers to build unusual and obscure aircraft and aircraft variations. However, working with resin requires different techniques and materials that modelers may not be familiar with. Using step-by-step construction photos and a detailed text, this book gives modelers the information they need to confidently tackle any resin model aircraft project. Coverage includes a discussion of what resin is and how castings are produced, along with specific construction techniques, detailed information on tools and airbrushes, scale jumping and model math, glues and paints, conversions, resin and bare metal, and how to properly display finished models. The techniques shown apply to any resin model kit or conversion, and much of the information applies to all model types and materials.

Author Notes

Richard Marmo is a professional model builder for both private and commercial clients, and has written hundreds of articles for modeling magazines and websites, in addition to several model-building CD-Roms and books

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
Preface: RTV and Resinp. 8
Chapter 1 Selecting Your Subjectp. 10
Chapter 2 Toolsp. 16
Chapter 3 Airbrushesp. 26
Chapter 4 Scale Jumping & Model Mathp. 32
Chapter 5 Glues & Paintsp. 38
Chapter 6 Building a Complete Resin Kitp. 48
Chapter 7 Building a Complete Resin Kit, Part IIp. 68
Chapter 8 Conversionsp. 78
Chapter 9 Detailsp. 90
Chapter 10 Dioramas & Vignettesp. 98
Chapter 11 Resin and Bare Metalp. 110
Chapter 12 Display Methodsp. 114
Chapter 13 Referencesp. 124
Appendix Selected Sourcesp. 130
Epilogue: A Final Wordp. 131