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This collection of 18 unique projects for home workshop equipment enables the model engineer to create useful and even essential items that cannot be purchased commercially, including an auxiliary workbench, tap holders, distance and height gauges, a lathe back stop, a tailstock die-holder, faceplate clamps, collets, DTI accessories, sash clamps, low profile clamps and a tapping stand.
Each project is designed to make the model engineer's task in hand easier then it would have been had the items not been made.
The VW Transporter is back! When VW started mass production of the legendary Volkswagen Type 2 - better known in Germany as the `Bulli', the hippie van or the VW microbus - in 1950, they could not have imagined that its success story would reach this far into the future. The VW Transporter is a street icon and remains a dream vehicle for many car fans even today. The camper van version, in particular, is the epitome of freedom, adventure and the urge to venture into the great unknown. The cardboard model The VW Transporter kit brings the camper van version of the T2 into your home and onto your desk in the form of a 38-piece cardboard model. The most remarkable features of this lovingly designed model are the detailed interiors and the pop-top. Real 50s flair! It takes just about an hour and not a single drop of glue to build a VW Transporter for your desk. The companion book The high-quality companion guide contains a step-by-step construction manual for your cardboard model. In addition to that, you'll get a wealth of background information on the history and technology of the famous VW Transporter, as well as extensive images to provide you with real insight into the world of camping in the 50s and 60s.
Acclaimed modeler Chris Mrosko explains how to build dioramas that showcase models and create dramatic scenes, as well as offering expert modeling tips. Focusing on a step-by-step, how-to approach, modelers will learn the fundamentals of construction and design, airbrushing and finishing tips, how to cast pieces out of resin, and more.
Create a dynamic space for designing and building DIY electronic hardware, programming, and manufacturing projects. With this illustrated guide, you'll learn the benefits of having a Makerspace--a shared space with a set of shared tools--that attracts fellow makers and gives you more resources to work with. You'll find clear explanations of the tools, software, materials, and layout you need to get started--everything from basic electronics to rapid prototyping technology and inexpensive 3D printers.
A Makerspace is the perfect solution for many makers today. While you can get a lot done in a fully-decked out shop, you'll always have trouble making space for the next great tool you need. And the one thing you really miss out on in a personal shop is the collaboration with other makers. A Makerspace provides you with the best of both worlds.
Perfect for any maker, educator, or community, this book shows you how to organize your environment to provide a safe and fun workflow, and demonstrates how you can use that space to educate others.
Although many modelers can master the basic techniques of construction, it is with the painting and finishing of their kits that many begin to struggle. It is this skill that gives the model its distinctive look and feel and separates the good model form the truly great one. This title will present a detailed, step-by-step approach to addressing the difficulties involved in creating realistic, colorful finishes to armor and aviation models using a variety of different media and techniques. The book swill be aimed at both the beginner and the intermediate modeler looking to improve their skills and, through clear text and photography will give a chapter-by chapter guide to the subject. Each stage will deal with a particular element of the painting and finishing process, whether it be creating camouflage schemes or dealing with markings and decals, to build into a comprehensive study of the subject. Relevant tools and materials will be included in sidebars, whilst a Gallery feature will highlight the range of color schemes and finishes available throughout the world of military and aviation modeling.
This Christmas, LEGO is moving from under the tree to on the tree! With The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book as your guide, you'll make classic globe and barrel ornaments, all out of LEGO, as well as original gingerbread houses, a merry Santa, arcade cabinets, and many more. Packed with step-by-step instructions for 15 charming builds, The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book is the perfect family activity this holiday season.
A convincing paint finish is essential for any model, be it
military or civilian, aircraft, vehicles, figures or even
background items such as terrain or buildings - and good
airbrushing and finishing techniques can be the key to creating a
superior model. Over the last few years there have been huge
strides made in the development of airbrushes, paints and thinners,
and consequently, this new book will provide up-to-date practical
information and illustrated techniques to take full advantage of
these new technologies.
The definitive work on the use of the small (three and a half inch) lathe which has been the primer for every amateur, student and apprentice engineer, modelmaking hobbyist, small garage proprietor and light engineering operator since its original publication in 1948. The author has succeeded in giving a complete course of instruction, embracing almost every process that can be accomplished own the small lathe including information on tools, accessories and costs. The amateur's problems are tackled in a refreshingly practical manner, showing how the model engineer or small industrial user can perform a variety of operations normally requiring a whole workshop full of machinery. Photographs and drawings provide step-by-step instructions on a wide range of topics which will interest all engineers - from apprentices to retired hobbyists.
The increasing appearance of vertical milling machines in model engineers' and other small workshops has brought the versatility of this type of machine to the notice of a large and growing group of potential users, but until the first edition of this book was published in 1977 there was little available guidance for the average amateur or small user. This third revised edition includes descriptions of many of the very wide range of operations possible with photographed examples, plus information on machines, accessories, cutters, chucks, requirements and methods of work-holding.
"This book is the latest in a new reference series for aircraft modellers called "Spotlight On" and presents detailed illustrations of the German Luftwaffe's WWII lightweight ground attack aircraft which saw front-line combat in North Africa and on the Eastern Front. The book contains 40 specially-commissioned colour plan and profile views illustrating the different camouflage, colours and markings of German and other air forces including Hungary and Romania.
Twenty of the coolest vehicles ever dreamed up, ready to come to
life brick by brick
This book is the latest in a new reference series for aircraft modellers called "Spotlight On" and presents detailed illustrations of the "A" versions of the famous German WWII bomber. The Junkers Ju 88 was a twin-engined multi-role combat aircraft. Junkers Flugzeug- und Motorenwerke (JFM) designed the plane in the mid-1930s as a so-called Schnellbomber (fast bomber) that would be too fast for fighters of its era to intercept. It became one of the Luftwaffe's most important aircraft. The book contains 40 specially-commissioned colour plan and profile views of many sub-versions, illustrating different camouflage, colours and markings, including a captured Swiss Ju 88.
Whether you intend to add flair to your office presentation or charm to your model train set, this book will give you professional insight into designing and producing architectural models--with truly spectacular results. This book is a primer for the design, construction, and presentation of the three-dimensional model from conceptual drawings. Ideal for use inside or outside the classroom, the process begins with the construction of a cube and tetrahedron, and moves on to encompass manufactured modules, a commercial building, a single-story house, and a city rowhouse. Landscaping and presentation details are also provided to make your creations look their absolute best. Beautiful photography illustrates the step-by-step instructions for the beginning projects, as well as a colorful gallery of more complex designs that will excite and inspire you. These projects are a wonderful combination of the precision of model-building and the limitlessness of your creativity.
This book contains a comprehensive range of data, which is required in the metalworking workshop and by those designing a wide range of engineered items, tools and machines. It provides, in a single concise volume, data that is only otherwise available by reference to many different sources or more expensive publications. For those involved in restoration work, the book also includes details of items not now used, and for which data is not easy to locate. Harold Hall was, for a number of years, the editor of Model Engineers' Workshop magazine and is the author of four previous books in this indispensable series.
Another real how-to book for all small and grown up Lego fans Following the big success of The Big Unofficial Lego Builder's Book the author Joachim Klang has created a few more custom built vehicles and produced easy to follow step-by-step instructions again. Simple models for younger kids are followed by more sophisticated vehicles that all Lego enthusiasts can build with bricks they've got at home. From tractors to sports cars - you'll find a broad choice in here
Following his first book in the TankCraft series on the British army's Shermans during the battle for Normandy, Dennis Oliver has compiled a companion volume on those used by the US Army throughout the campaign in Western Europe. These were the tanks that made up the bulk of the American armoured forces that swept across occupied France and advanced into Hitler's Germany. Wartime photographs and carefully researched, exquisitely presented colour illustrations show in detail the types of Sherman - including the main variants - that played a vital role in Allied operations. As with all the books in the TankCraft series, a section of this work displays available model kits and aftermarket products, complemented by a gallery of beautifully constructed and painted models in various scales. Technical details as well as modifications introduced during production and in the field are also explained. This book will give the modeller all the information and knowledge required to recreate an authentic miniature representation of the most famous American armoured vehicle of the Second World War.
Readers will learn how to master construction and finishing of plastic model aircraft with basic skills such as assembling, aligning, gluing, surface preparation, painting, and decaling. Then they'll be able to add extra details and use more advanced techniques.
You will find no gourmet recipes in here. It will only be the quick and easiest way to make something edible. Quick, relating to the preparation time rather than the cooking time. It is aimed at someone leaving home for the first time to which a cooker is a stranger, or a student who has suddenly got to feed themselves, or even someone who has never cooked before, but has decided to give it a go.
A fitting sequel to his popular Boat Modeling. Build nine models using the lift method: a tugboat, an English cutter, a lobsterboat, sardine carriers, a fishing schooner, a torpedo-stern launch, a Friendship sloop, and a day cruiser.
Table of Contents:
Building the Basic Half Model: Laura B.
Building the Full Model: Laura B.
Pauline, "Queen of the Fleet"
A considerable amount of engineering work takes place on the bench, using hand tools and techniques which are second nature to those who earn their living in an engineering environment; they probably learned at a technical college, as an apprentice, or possibly by the example of older and more experienced workmates. The amateur or hobbyist engineer may not have enjoyed such advantages and, for example, may break a lot of hacksaw blades because he has not been shown how to use the saw or what sort of blades he should be using. This book sets out to cover all the normal bench processes in a simple but informative manner which should help all who have come to enjoy working with metals but whose education did not include a grounding in the basics of engineering benchwork.
Unleash your imagination as you journey through the wide-ranging world of LEGO building with The LEGO Adventure Book. This inspiring tour is filled with bright visuals, step-by-step breakdowns of 25 models, and nearly 200 example models from the world's best builders. Learn to build robots, trains, medieval villages, spaceships, airplanes, and much more. Whether you're brand-new to LEGO or have been building for years, this book is sure to spark your imagination and motivate you to keep creating!
Computers are a closed book to many of the older generations of model engineers, despite the fact that more than one-third of all British households now have a personal computer. By taking one step at a time, the computer can soon be tamed and turned into a versatile drawing tool with many advantages over traditional draughting methods. Derek Brown's demonstrations and lectures on the subject at various model engineering exhibitions over the past few years have proved very popular. In this book he seeks to strip away the mystique surrounding the subject by avoiding jargon and providing practical advice on how to choose the right system and to make progress with it.
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