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#41 Harry P.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:30 PM

But if you're looking for new techniques, outdated material is useless.

 

Pat's book covers the basics, there is nothing "outdated" in it.

 

You might personally be beyond the skill level of the person that the book is aimed at, but that doesn't make the book outdated. It is what it is, a good solid overview of the basics of building and detailing model cars... just like the title says.

 

If you are a gourmet chef, that doesn't make a basic cookbook "outdated." it just means that particular cookbook is of no interest to you. But there are plenty of people just starting out cooking who could really use a cookbook that covers the basics.

 

Know what I mean?  ;)



#42 Roncla

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:29 PM

Pat Coverts books were my bibles back in the day and the  info is still just as relevant today.

 

Mark S Gustavsons' Custom Car Modeling is another book I have always looked on as a classic .....

 

http://www.amazon.co...n/dp/0890243425

 


#43 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:20 AM

Jim, Harry is absolutely right, Pat's book is never outdated, but if you are an advanced model builder, you are going to need something more.

 

Which is where Doctor Cranky's going to come into the picture, and you will be happy to know.

 

DOCTOR CRANKY will soon be releasing a Guide Book on How To Paint Shiny Models!

 

How's that for a surprise!

 

There will be news on this volume soon.  Stay tuned in.



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:29 AM

With that new book you'll have both sides covered, doc.  SHINY :( .  Can't wait to see it.

 

What about that other book you emailed about?



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:31 AM

That's coming out soon as well.



#46 Jim Whalen

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:40 AM

Hi,

 

Mat Irvine (famous for K9 in Doctor Who) has done a couple of books on building model cars that you might useful, the second one is more of an update so that'd be the one to get.

 

Dr Cranky - I enjoyed your book, haven't had time to try the ideas in it yet but some materials are on my shopping list for a model show I'm going to this Sunday.  Will definitely get your painting book when it comes out.

 

Cheers,

 

Jim



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Posted 03 March 2015 - 05:58 AM

These have been around for awhile, the first one, however is new. collecting.jpg 51P2GW1A2ZL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg51ZK87DP7FL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg978-0-7643-2992-0.jpg51eNsMVLsOL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg



#48 Greg Myers

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 06:03 AM

This one has been talked about before , kinda small and old, but quite an incite into modeling in it's early years. 51PsJGbe5HL._SL500_SY344_BO1,204,203,200 You really have to search this one out to get a copy.



#49 wayne swayze

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 06:49 AM

Well, this topic sent me on a search for older books on models that I know I have....somewhere...?? But I found a lot of cool stuff like group photo of the 1:1 car club members reunion taken years ago. Also tons of model magazines and all the paperwork from my entry at the 1991 G.S.L. Brought back some fine memories....and I WILL keep looking for those books!

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 06:57 AM

I am a big fan of Bill Coulter's books.  I have read the following:

 

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 07:35 AM

This one has been talked about before , kinda small and old, but quite an incite into modeling in it's early years. 51PsJGbe5HL._SL500_SY344_BO1,204,203,200 You really have to search this one out to get a copy.

 

I had this Aurora book ,  and took it to Goodwill right before I moved along with about 80 Squadron "Walk Around" reference books on aircraft   I tried trading them off on several forums and never had any inquires.



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Posted 03 March 2015 - 08:26 AM

Why is this in "Off-Topic?"

#53 Greg Myers

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 02:08 PM

It's not now. Happy?  :lol:



#54 Greg Myers

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 02:13 PM

Remember  ESCI ? 51D9I6qhAwL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg  http://www.amazon.co...pf_rd_i=desktop


Edited by Greg Myers, 03 March 2015 - 02:14 PM.


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 05:25 PM

http://www.modelroun...ct-p/sp-090.htm
 
Also available on ebay (US) and amazon.com.


$99.90! Wow! Just a little on the pricy side.

Scott