« YIXIN Wooden Shape Sorter Stacking Sorting Cube Geometric Rainbow Sorting Game with Numbers for Toddlers for 2 Years old Cuesoul 57 Inch 1/2 Jointed Canadian Maple Billiard Pool Cue Stick with Stainless Steel Quick Release Joint (CSPC010) » 3 thoughts on “Building and Detailing Model Aircraft (FineScale Modeler Books)” 36 of 36 people found the following review helpful Great entry level detailing book, January 7, 2012 By Amazon Customer “Larry Bregoli” – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Building and Detailing Model Aircraft (FineScale Modeler Books) (Paperback) Building and detailing Model Aircraft is a great entry level book for any modeler intending to detail and upgrade a plastic model. Chapters 1 and 2 are about the philosophy of detailing and some history of plastic aircraft models. I really liked these chapters since I grew up while these changes and improvements were being made. Chapter 3 covers the types of paints to use, a good number of tools and useful techniques, along with the types of glues to use in different cases while building and detailing a model aircraft. Chapter 4 shows the building of a 1/48 scale SBD Dauntless almost “out of the box”. The author Pat Hawkey couldn’t seem to resist drilling 268 tiny holes in the air brakes. He does make beautiful models. Chapter 5 shows the building and detailing of a 1/48 scale P-51 Mustang. Here we get a look at enhancing the cockpit by making seat belts from scratch, detailing and enhancing the instrument panel, making better landing lights and “guess what”, how to enhance the reflector glass on the gun site. Wow. Chapter 6 goes over scribing details on a 1/48 scale RF-84 Thunderflash. This is a great chapter showing techniques and tools for removing raised detail on a model and replacing it with scribed recessed lines. There is also a small section on rubber molds and resin casting. Chapter 7 is about adding realism and using aftermarket details. There is lots of discussion here on applying photo-etched parts, resin parts and canopies. Lots of meat here. To do this, three different models are built: a 1/32 scale Fi.156 Storck, a 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.IXe and a 1/72 scale P-40N Warhawk, each one fascinating. Chapter 8 covers vacuum-formed and resin conversions. These chapters seemed a little weak to me probably because I don’t like vacuum-formed aircraft models but for those interested in this type of model there is plenty of info here. All-in-all I found this a great book and each of its 95 pages always left me wanting to try some of the new techniques I had found in the book. The only down side to this order was how Amazon handled the shipping costs. This book was part of an order that was close to $100 with all items meeting the free shipping criteria, yet Amazon still charged $3.88 shipping because THEY split the order. Oh well. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (2) Reply 19 of 19 people found the following review helpful An absolute must for any trying to get into the hobby or improve their skill, November 12, 2009 By Midwest Book Review (Oregon, WI USA) – This review is from: Building and Detailing Model Aircraft (FineScale Modeler Books) (Paperback) The model airplane is a hobby in which isn’t just for kids anymore. “Building and Detailing Model Aircraft” is an introductory guide for those who want to enter the world of model aircraft construction. With plenty of advice on making one’s model more realistic as well as the minor details that often leave people baffled in how to improve the quality of their work, Pat Hawkey brings his love of the hobby and offers much advice. “Building and Detailing Model Aircraft’ is an absolute must for any trying to get into the hobby or improve their skill. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 6 of 6 people found the following review helpful Great for catching up, March 29, 2013 By John Dwiggins – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Building and Detailing Model Aircraft (FineScale Modeler Books) (Paperback) It has been years since I built models so I needed some help in catching up on new techniques. I am still gathering materials before building my first model in over 30 years and this book has pointed out some of the supplies I will need. I am sure the many tips in the book will have my new models looking much better than the ones I built in my early teens. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.