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Books > Sport & Leisure > Hobbies, quizzes & games > Models & model-making > General

Modelling British World War II Armoured Vehicles (Paperback): Tom Cole Modelling British World War II Armoured Vehicles (Paperback)
Tom Cole
R469 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R86 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This new book will be an essential reference for modellers and wargamers who build and paint World War II British armoured fighting vehicles. It provides extensive information on different types of vehicles, describing when they were used, by whom and for what purpose. In addition, the many modifications made to vehicles during the war are included, with guidance on how to create these for models. Step-by-step building and painting guides illustrate vehicles in 1/35, 1/72 and 1/76 scale. This book features models, often with a comparison of models from different manufacturers, for the following: M3 Grant Mk1, including a North African version; Cromwell Mk IV; Royal Marine Centaur; Cavalier Observation Post; Sherman M4A1 and Crab; Crusader III AA Mk 1; Matilda; Morris and Guy Quads; Bedford QLs; Scammell Pioneer Heavy Artillery tractor conversion; Anti-tank guns, e.g. the 'Pheasant', field guns, anti-aircraft guns, etc and, finally, figures which include uniform painting guides.

Bearings - Workshop Practice Series 40 (Paperback): Alex Weiss Bearings - Workshop Practice Series 40 (Paperback)
Alex Weiss; Illustrated by Alex Weiss
R186 R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Save R43 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Every working model includes bearings, often a large number of them. This practical book describes the wide and diverse range of bearings found in the large variety of different types of models built in home workshops. It reviews the choice of bearings materials, the type of bearing to use for each particular application and highlights the differences between home-made and off-the-shelf bearings. It also considers the installation and care of bearings. Furthermore, it covers several full-size applications undertaken by model engineers, such as clock making and machine tool maintenance, which also call for some knowledge of bearings. It is now over forty years since Ian Bradley and Norman Hallows published the slim MAP volume Bearing Design and Fitting and much has changed in the bearing field since that date. This book provides a welcome addition to the Workshop Practice Series of books and will be welcomed by all model engineers, whatever their area of interest.

Scale Plans Lockheed Starfighter F-104 (Paperback): Dariusz Karnas Scale Plans Lockheed Starfighter F-104 (Paperback)
Dariusz Karnas
R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Fold-out A3-format scale plans for 1/72 and 1/48 scale modellers. All versions are of the Starfighter supersonic jet fighter are shown - from the prototypes to the final export-built examples.

The Gemstone Detective: Buying Gemstones and Jewellery in Thailand (Paperback): Kim Rix The Gemstone Detective: Buying Gemstones and Jewellery in Thailand (Paperback)
Kim Rix
R293 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R64 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This pocket travel guide is part of the `Gemstone Detective' series, created for those planning a trip to the vibrant country of Thailand. Known as the `Land of Smiles', Thailand is famous for its exquisite gemstones and jewellery. Written by Kim Rix, a gemmologist (GIA) and professional photographer who has travelled to more than 50 countries, this book explains in layman's terms how to make a savvy purchase to treasure forever. If you are considering buying a gemstone or piece of jewellery on your holiday, this invaluable hand-book contains all the practical advice, tips and essential grassroots information you need to make your purchase - no matter how big or small. Whether you are shopping for a special occasion or simply for a souvenir, Buying Gemstones and Jewellery in Thailand will help you avoid the infamous gem scams all tourists need to avoid. Kim Rix is dedicated to visiting each country in the `Gemstone Detective' series to provide readers with up-to-date and trusted information to help travellers avoid the cons, tricks and disappointments of a bad buying decision. Without this book, you could make a very expensive mistake!

The Amateur's Lathe (Paperback, New Ed): Lawrence H. Sparey The Amateur's Lathe (Paperback, New Ed)
Lawrence H. Sparey
R215 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R38 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

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.

Modern Marine Engineeras Manual - Volume I (Hardcover, 3): Everett C Hunt, Gus Bourneuf Modern Marine Engineeras Manual - Volume I (Hardcover, 3)
Everett C Hunt, Gus Bourneuf; Edited by Everett C Hunt, Gus Bourneuf
R2,097 R1,481 Discovery Miles 14 810 Save R616 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book is designed to serve as a textbook for students and a reference for today's engineering officers, port engineers, superintendent engineers, and other maritime professionals. Steam turbine propulsion systems are included but the coverage has been reduced in recognition of the popularity of main propulsion diesel engines, covered in volume 2, and the anticipated increasing applications of aeroderivative gas turbines. Reciprocating steam engines have been eliminated. Pumps, pumping systems, and heat exchangers are given extensive coverage. Computer applications for machinery and system management are presented, including an entire chapter on maintenance management.

Relevant material on international and national laws, classification society requirements, and standards such as ISO 9000 series and the ISM code are included in the text.

The characteristics of fuels are presented along with a discussion of fuel testing and analysis, and a section on bunkering. A chapter on safety and management discusses shipboard engineering operations, shipyard repair planning and economics, and safety management. Each chapter includes review questions and references for additional study.

Hawker Hurricane and Sea Hurricane (Paperback): Neil Robinson, Martin Derry Hawker Hurricane and Sea Hurricane (Paperback)
Neil Robinson, Martin Derry
R395 R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Save R85 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When Sidney Camm's masterpiece, the Hawker Hurricane, entered RAF service in late 1937 it quickly became one of the most important aircraft in Britain's military arsenal, especially in the first three years of the Second World War. This title covers the history of this iconic design, from the prototype and the initial production variants' entry in to RAF service, through its development and use, first as a day fighter, and then night fighter, intruder, fighter-bomber, catapult-launched and then carrier-based fighter, and eventually dedicated ground attack machine. The Hurricane served in every wartime theatre, from Norway and France, the Battle of Britain, the defence of Malta, to the campaigns in the Western Desert and the Mediterranean, on the Russian Front and in the Far East where it saw service until the end of hostilities. Split into three primary sections, this volume offers a concise yet informative history of the Hurricane's development, operational career and design improvements, including many contemporary photographs with detailed captions; a 16-page colour illustration section featuring 48 separate aircraft (in profiles and 2-views); and finally a section prepared by that well-known and established doyen of model makers, Tony O'Toole, listing and illustrating the plastic model kits produced of the Hurricane in all scales. As with the other books in the Flight Craft series, whilst published primarily with the scale aircraft modeler in mind, it is hoped that those readers who might perhaps describe themselves as 'occasional' modelers - if indeed they model at all - may also find that this colourful and informative work offers something to provoke their interests too.

Basic Lathework (Paperback): Stan Bray Basic Lathework (Paperback)
Stan Bray 1
R189 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R34 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book deals with all aspects of the lathe covering the selection of a machine and its construction, including modern types of machine as well the more traditional models. All aspects of tooling, both traditional and modern are covered in depth, as are all machining operations including general machining, taper turning, threading and boring. The author pays particular attention to modern applications such as the conversion of power supplies from single to three-phase and the use of digital equipment to improve efficiency. It is suitable for use by the beginner with no knowledge at all of lathe work and to those who are more advanced and wish to improve their skills.

Build-Your-Own Cable Car (General merchandise): Delphine Hirasuna Build-Your-Own Cable Car (General merchandise)
Delphine Hirasuna
R269 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R17 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

For anyone who's dreamed of hopping aboard a little cable car that strives for the sky, this is just the ticket. Two punch-out cable car models are included: one fully illustrated and one prime for coloring in. An accompanying content-rich booklet provides information about the history of cable cars and how they work, and a handy map for navigating the City by the Bay courtesy of this cherished icon.

RAF WWII Fighters Instrument Panels (Hardcover): Dariusz Karnas RAF WWII Fighters Instrument Panels (Hardcover)
Dariusz Karnas
R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book - the fourth in a new series called INSIDE - features detailed colour illustrations of the instrument panels from the most famous RAF World War II fighters in very great detail. Additionally, every single instrument is shown in a separate large-scale drawing. The book illustrates and documents the instrument panels of the following RAF fighter aircraft: 1. Supermarine Spitfire Vc; 2. Hawker Hurricane I; 3. N. American P-51B Mustang III; 4. Boulton Paul Defiant; 5 Bristol Beaufighter II.

Hot Wheels (R) - A Collector's Guide (Paperback, 4 Revised Edition): Bob Parker Hot Wheels (R) - A Collector's Guide (Paperback, 4 Revised Edition)
Bob Parker
R451 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R109 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Extensive information and color photos present all the Hot Wheels die cast vehicles that Mattel, Inc. made from 1968 to 1999. Collecting Hot Wheels continues to grow as a popular hobby. In this revised and expanded edition, over 240 color pictures display nearly all of the Hot Wheels made up to 1999, with newly updated values. This book is an essential reference for collectors of all types of die-cast vehicles.

Building Simple Model Steam Engines, Book 2 (Paperback): Tubal Cain Building Simple Model Steam Engines, Book 2 (Paperback)
Tubal Cain
R184 R145 Discovery Miles 1 450 Save R39 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Following the publication of his first book (in 1981) dealing with these fascinating small-scale standing steam engines, the author Tubal Cain has designed and built several more - both as presents for the younger generation of his family and also entirely for his own satisfaction. These are now described in this second volume: Kitten - a small overtype engine. Otto - a simple steam turbine. Henry - a powerful 19th century oscillating steam plant. Wencelas - a steam engine of the most superior design. The scale model working steam engines range from a delightful little turbine - simplicity itself in design, but very interesting to build - to a larger engine in the style of the magnificent 'Steam Engines of the Highest Class' which were offered by the better class of toymakers before the First World War. As in the first book, the methods of construction are fully and clearly detailed, all being written with the beginner in mind. These steam engines have an enduring fascination for all marine and model engineers, as proved by the Model Engineer Exhibition which still attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

Scale Plans No. 60: Messerschmitt Bf 109 E 1/24 (Paperback): Dariusz Karnas Scale Plans No. 60: Messerschmitt Bf 109 E 1/24 (Paperback)
Dariusz Karnas
R204 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R43 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

4 fold-out large-format (650 x 297 mm) scale plans for 1/24 scale modellers of the "Emil" version of Germany's most famous WWII fighter aircraft.

The Life and Ship Models of Norman Ough (Hardcover): Alistair Roach The Life and Ship Models of Norman Ough (Hardcover)
Alistair Roach
R593 R457 Discovery Miles 4 570 Save R136 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Norman Ough is considered by many as simply the greatest ship modeller of the twentieth century and his exquisite drawings and meticulous models have come to be regarded as masterpieces of draughtsmanship, workmanship and realism; more than technically accomplished ship models, they are truly works of art. This new book is both a tribute to his lonely genius and a practical treatise for model shipwrights. Ough lived most of his adult life far from the sea in a flat high above the Charing Cross Road in London, where his frugal existence and total absorption in his work led to hospitalisation on at least two occasions; he was an eccentric in the truest sense but he also became one of the most sought-after masters of his craft. Earl Mountbatten had him model the ships he had served on; his model of HMS Queen Elizabeth was presented to Earl Beatty; film production companies commissioned models for effects in several films.Incorporating many of his original articles from Model Maker Magazine, his detailed line drawings now kept in the Brunel Institute, and photographs of his models held in museums and at Mountbatten's house, this book presents an extraordinary level of practical information as well as an inspiring panorama of perhaps the most perfect warship models ever made; modelmakers, naval enthusiasts and historians will welcome his remarkable insights into the ships of the two World Wars.

Planking Techniques for Model Ship Builders (Paperback, Ed): Donald Dressel Planking Techniques for Model Ship Builders (Paperback, Ed)
Donald Dressel
R358 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R62 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. A Modeler's reference for planking wooden ships, both kit and scratch models.

Shep Paine's Armor Modeler Guide (Paperback): Sheperd Paine Shep Paine's Armor Modeler Guide (Paperback)
Sheperd Paine
R452 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R93 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Journeys to the Stars (Paperback): Thomas H. Magill Journeys to the Stars (Paperback)
Thomas H. Magill
R164 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R31 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
SHIPWRIGHT 2011 (Hardcover): SHIPWRIGHT 2011 (Hardcover)
R720 R542 Discovery Miles 5 420 Save R178 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The second edition of a new, full-colour annual focusing on all facets of 'scratch-built' model shipbuilding, as well as related articles on restoration, archaeology, historical research and marine art. Twenty articles describe, explain, inform and inspire, illustrated with modelmakers' own photographs, archival plans, prints and artworks. The annual succeeds Model Shipwright, the quarterly journal which ran to 144 issues spanning 36 years. This edition will include an article on Victory's gunnery by Peter Goodwin; the team who sail the Matthew replica provide insight into sailing a fifteenth-century ship; modelling articles come from R A Wilson, R Guzman and J Laing and Jonathon Kinghorn describes the techniques and paints for the Painting of Ships, 1750-1850, plus additional sections on Modeller's Draught, Book News and Readers' Gallery. Fully international in scope, Shipwright is an essential volume for any dedicated ship modeller or budding enthusiast.

Beginners Cookbook (Hardcover): K.  Mortimer Beginners Cookbook (Hardcover)
K. Mortimer
R301 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R53 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

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.

Ship Models from Kits - Basic and Advanced Techniques for Small Scales (Paperback): David Griffith Ship Models from Kits - Basic and Advanced Techniques for Small Scales (Paperback)
David Griffith
R658 R582 Discovery Miles 5 820 Save R76 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In the past thirty years the world of model kits has undergone a veritable revolution. New techniques in injection moulding have improved the scale accuracy and surface detail of the humble plastic kit, while many specialist companies now produce top-quality resin models, vastly broadening the range of subjects on the market. However, the really radical change has been the advent of photo-etched brass fret, which allows the finest detail to be reproduced to scale. In ship modelling, this has resulted in a new form of the hobby, mid-way between traditional build-from-the-box simplicity and the time-consuming demands of fabricating everything from scratch.These new materials have prompted innovative techniques, which are comprehensively demonstrated in this new manual. Designed for those wishing to achieve the best results from their ship kits in the 1:700 to 1:350 range of scales, it uses step by step photographs to take the reader through the building of two models, one in plastic and one in resin, from basic construction, fittings and detailing, to painting, finishing and display.Written by a highly experienced, award-winning ship modeller, the book is a showcase for the contemporary approach to the hobby.

Airbrushing for Scale Modelers (Paperback): Aaron Skinner Airbrushing for Scale Modelers (Paperback)
Aaron Skinner
R419 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R84 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Forget the Anorak - What Trainspotting Was Really Like (Paperback, UK ed.): Michael G. Harvey Forget the Anorak - What Trainspotting Was Really Like (Paperback, UK ed.)
Michael G. Harvey
R236 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R53 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The perfect book for any 'trainspotter'

Brick Cars and Trucks - 40 Clever & Creative Ideas to Make from Classic Lego (Paperback): Warren Elsmore Brick Cars and Trucks - 40 Clever & Creative Ideas to Make from Classic Lego (Paperback)
Warren Elsmore
R279 R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Save R50 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Model Shipwright 144 (Paperback): John Bowen Model Shipwright 144 (Paperback)
John Bowen
R234 R183 Discovery Miles 1 830 Save R51 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Since its launch in 1972, this quarterly journal has been regarded as the world's leading ship modelling publication. The mixture of articles, reviews, news and comment from modelmakers worldwide provides the best and most detailed information available anywhere, and is enhanced with authentic plans, clear diagrams and many photographs. Articles explain how individual models are researched and constructed, problems addressed and solved along the way. The whole range of maritime vessel is covered, from regional craft to sailing warships to merchantmen and modern liners and battleships, and comprehensive ship histories are often included. Contributors construct a range of dioramas, waterline and working models. Each issue of the journal comes complete with a free large-scale modeller"s draught with accompanying modelling notes, illustrations and specifications for a featured vessel.

P-40 Curtiss (Paperback): Olivier Souleys P-40 Curtiss (Paperback)
Olivier Souleys
R327 R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Save R85 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

After a first volume devoted to the Focke Wulf FW 190, the new release in the collection "Planes and Model Kits" is dedicated to the Curtiss P-40. Despite its limits, the Warhawk is an aircraft which played a major part in the whole war and on all the front lines, displaying the most colorful insignia and "nose arts" of WW2. This book has no historical claim and makes us discover the B, E, F, N versions of this mythical fighter through the most beautiful models currently available. Each of the four versions are organized around one main technical part, which presents in a clear and dynamic way some of the well-tried knacks used by the most experienced modelers. returncharacterreturncharacter returncharacterreturncharacter REVIEWS returncharacterreturncharacter..".an outstanding book... a must have for the reference shelf...has my highest recommendation"IPMS, 11/2008

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