S u m m a r y
||How to build Sci-Fi
Model Spacecraft by Richard Marmo
||Soft cover; 8½" x 11" in
portrait format, 128 pages plus covers
USD$24.95 available online from Specialty Press
||Well written; logical format; high
standard of modelling
How to build
Sci-Fi Model Spacecraft
is available online from
New from Specialty Press, the book is a how-to for
the newcomer to the world of science fiction modelling.
The book comprises nine chapters an introduction
and an appendix. They are:
Introduction – Science Fiction: What
Chapter 1 – Tools Paint and Glue.
Chapter 2 – Styrene Kits.
Chapter 3 – Working With Resin:
Little Known Star Wars Ships.
Chapter 4 – Dioramas and Vignettes.
Chapter 5 – Bare Metal or Painted
Chapter 6 – Advanced Detailing.
Chapter 7 - Advanced Kit Building:
"Open the Pod-bay Doors Hal".
Chapter 8 – Display Methods.
Chapter 9 – References.
Appendix A – Source Guide.
The initial chapters advise on what tools you will
need – the basic ones and the "nice to haves", glues – the merits,
advantages and disadvantages of CA, styrene and epoxy, Paints – Acrylics
and enamels – methods of application – brush versus airbrush.
The later chapters discuss methods for discussing
the traditional styrene kits and limited run resin ones. Both of these
chapters take you through a step-by-step construction of an example of
The final chapters explain methods on how to
display your creations by way of creating dioramas and vignettes as well
as the construction of display cabinets.
The book is 81/2" x
11" It consists of 128 pages printed on glossy paper between
cardboard covers and contains 325 colour and black &
Even though the book is aimed at science fiction
modellers, it contains information that is pertinent and valuable to all
This is a well written book in a simple easy to
understand format. Recommended for both the newcomer and the know it
Thanks to Karin of
Specialty Press for the review sample
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