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#21 southpier

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:50 AM

the front row line up looks like the whole Rod & Custom fleet!



#22 Scale-Master

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:14 AM

Monty, you might be thinking of this book by Thomas Graham?:

 

http://www.amazon.co...s/dp/0764324810

 

 

Then there is this companion book to:

 

http://www.amazon.co...m/dp/0764329928



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:25 AM

Monty, you might be thinking of this book by Thomas Graham?:

 

http://www.amazon.co...s/dp/0764324810

 

This is the book I have and signed by Tom Graham to Ken Merker on the inside cover.  I'd like to trade it for some complete, unstarted kits.



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:39 PM

Dr Cranky.... do you have any decent link or title for the "New" Pat Covert book? It sounds great if it combines stuff from his previous hard to find and expensive books, but I can't find anything on Amazon UK or Com, and I can't even find a web site for Motor Books International to look in their "Forthcoming Titles" section... ?

 

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 01:12 AM

Hi all you fine peeps ,before i waste any money on books or dvd's on building and detailing can you fine folk recommend anything thats a must have ,, i need these books because i do believe some of you builders are not human and are from another planet :wacko: ,, Thanks ,, Anne



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 01:28 AM

Check for "How to"  books and articles at all the Model Car sites to start . They all have publications to help modelers make better more rewarding finished builds . Bill Coulter , is one of these writers . Mark Gustovin makes Customs (one of a kinds) and I think he has something in Print . There are many more to choose from . I don't want to advertise here all the other Magazines . A Google search ,  or any search Engine would net some results also . If you cannot find any info from these sources or get any more help help here from this thread , PM me .   Thanx ..



#27 AzTom

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:02 AM

I would get Model Car Magazine first. Click on the logo top left corner.

I follow works of progress in the "On the bench" sections.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:09 AM

Anne,  l believe experience is  the best tool and you get it by hands on as you go. The model car forums and thier mags is second. l would sacribe to one or both mags. see how you like them and how much they help. here is a link to scale auto also....

 

http://www.scaleautomag.com/



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:45 AM

 Pat Coverts book, Building and detailing scale model cars.

 

 

 

#30 gtx6970

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:45 AM

What is this thing called a book you refer to ,?

 

I have a 4 drawer file cabinet filled with vintage magazines and 90% of the time when I need something . Google



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:58 AM

SAE back when Gary Schmit used to own it printed a whole series of "How To Books" for modelers. The covered Paint, Customs Dioramas and trucks. Even Nascar! They are a very good source of info for tips udeas an other goodies. They're pretty good refference material, an should be still able to find if ya ask the guys on here! Hth.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:28 AM

I recommend Donn Yost's painting video. He teaches his method but he also teaches basic prep and set up that can be used for any painting method. He also has a building and detailing video.
http://www.oldmansmodels.com/

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:51 AM

I can recommend Shep Paine's "How to Build Dioramas"- it might be geared toward dioramas but it contains a wealth of info for all types of modeling.  Also, "Hints and Tips for Plastic Modeling"- it has an aircraft on the cover, but it's NOT specific to any one type or genre of plastic modeling.  Both are softcover, both are early '80's vintage, but some things never change and are always pertinent.  You might be able to find them "cheap" at a flea market, model show, etc.  Good luck in your search for literature- it's always good to have something tangible to look at when you need some info or reference material.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:45 AM

Don't forget to review and regularly monitor the posts and pinned articles in the forum's Tips, Tricks & Tutorials / Q&A section.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:19 AM

Skip's right...there is a wealth of information about how to do most anything right on the Tips / Tricks and Modeling Q&A sections of this and the other model car forums. Most of the forums have search functions, but some work better than others. For example, what sometimes works well if seeking a specific topic on this one is to go to google and enter "modelcarsmag" followed by the specific topic you're looking for. I just tried it with "engine wiring" and got good hits at the top of the list.

 

You'll begin to easily recognize what's good info and what's useless pretty quick.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:32 AM

Anne ,

I recommend Virgil Suarez's book on weathering . Bob Downie has two books on airbrushing . If you like to build drag cars , I suggest picking up the Larry Davis' books . A wealth of information along with a ton of pictures !

Donn Yost

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:44 PM

Dr Cranky.... do you have any decent link or title for the "New" Pat Covert book? It sounds great if it combines stuff from his previous hard to find and expensive books, but I can't find anything on Amazon UK or Com, and I can't even find a web site for Motor Books International to look in their "Forthcoming Titles" section... ?

 

bestest,

M.

 

http://www.modelroun...ct-p/sp-090.htm

 

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 12:49 PM

Is that Covert book any good?  Isn't the info in it outdated?



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 01:10 PM

Is that Covert book any good?  Isn't the info in it outdated?

 

Good, solid, basic modeling info is never outdated.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 01:14 PM

But if you're looking for new techniques, outdated material is useless.