This richly illustrated book offers a complete guide to building model truck kits, across all of the popular scales.
Concentrating on civilian vehicles, renowned modeller George Dent describes the fundamental processes involved in kit-building, including preparation and assembly of components, detailing and modification work including custom fittings, plus an in-depth look at painting and weathering techniques. Featuring a range of popular, readily available kits and materials, and suitable for modellers of all abilities, each project is clearly explained in an illustrated, step-by-step format.
With over 650 colour images, this book includes:
- Core kit-building practices: preparation, assembly, painting, tools and adhesives
- Making the most of the kit’s components: simple and innovative ways to maximize realism
- Adding extra details: fabricating your own parts and off-the-shelf upgrade kits
- Modifying and improving cab interiors: adding figures and ephemera
- Essential painting techniques to produce a showroom-quality paint finish
- A comprehensive guide to weathering.
Kits are featured in all of the popular scales: 1:72, 1:48, 1:35, 1:32 and 1:24.
Having grown up on a diet of Airfix and Matchbox plastic kits, George Dent is now editor and in-house model maker at Model Rail magazine, one of the UK’s most popular hobby titles. He has built a well-earned reputation as an expert in detailing, painting and weathering models and has a long-standing passion for model cars and trucks. He has writte nine books for Crowood, including Airbrushing for Railway Modellers, Building Coaches, Kit Building for Railway Modellers, Weathering for Railway Modellers and Building Model Trucks.