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The Battle of Trafalgar 1805 - Every Ship in Both Fleets in Profile (Paperback): Florian Richter, Peter Dennis The Battle of Trafalgar 1805 - Every Ship in Both Fleets in Profile (Paperback)
Florian Richter, Peter Dennis
R400 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R104 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In the first of a potential new series Florian Richter presents colour profile models of every ship on both sides in this epic battle. In a change to previous paper soldier titles, these ships can be cut straight out of the book to create the British, French and Spanish fleets.

The Jeep - Second World War (Paperback): Lance Cole The Jeep - Second World War (Paperback)
Lance Cole
R348 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R72 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Second World War Jeep was one of the most famous and influential military vehicles of all time, and over 600,000 were produced. It served with all the Allied forces during the war on every front and it has been the inspiration behind the design of light, versatile, rugged military and civilian vehicles ever since. In this, the first volume in Pen & Sword's LandCraft series, Lance Cole traces the design, development and manufacturing history of the Jeep and describes its operational role within the Allied armies. A selection of archive photographs showing the Jeep in service in European and Pacific campaigns gives a graphic impression of how adaptable the Jeep was and records the variety of equipment it could carry. The book is an excellent source for the modeller, providing details of available kits, together with specially commissioned colour profiles recording how the Jeeps used by different units and armies appeared. Lance Cole's introduction to the Jeep is necessary reading and reference for enthusiasts and modellers.

Making Things Move DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists (Paperback, Ed): Dustyn Roberts Making Things Move DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists (Paperback, Ed)
Dustyn Roberts
R553 R435 Discovery Miles 4 350 Save R118 (21%) 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. Get Your Move On!In Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists, you'll learn how to successfully build moving mechanisms through non-technical explanations, examples, and do-it-yourself projects--from kinetic art installations to creative toys to energy-harvesting devices. Photographs, illustrations, screen shots, and images of 3D models are included for each project. This unique resource emphasizes using off-the-shelf components, readily available materials, and accessible fabrication techniques. Simple projects give you hands-on practice applying the skills covered in each chapter, and more complex projects at the end of the book incorporate topics from multiple chapters. Turn your imaginative ideas into reality with help from this practical, inventive guide. Discover how to: Find and select materials Fasten and join parts Measure force, friction, and torque Understand mechanical and electrical power, work, and energy Create and control motion Work with bearings, couplers, gears, screws, and springs Combine simple machines for work and fun Projects include: Rube Goldberg breakfast machine Mousetrap powered car DIY motor with magnet wire Motor direction and speed control Designing and fabricating spur gears Animated creations in paper An interactive rotating platform Small vertical axis wind turbine SADbot: the seasonally affected drawing robot Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.

The Complete Guide to Truck Modelling (Paperback): Jan Rosecky The Complete Guide to Truck Modelling (Paperback)
Jan Rosecky
R695 R526 Discovery Miles 5 260 Save R169 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Soft Robotics (Paperback): Matthew Borgatti, Kari Love Soft Robotics (Paperback)
Matthew Borgatti, Kari Love
R513 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R189 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Soft robotics is an emerging field that approaches robots in new ways, enabling them to operate in environments that are unstructured or unstable and to perform tasks that require delicacy and malleability. It's all about engineering with soft materials -- silicone, cloth, balloons, flexible plastics -- and combining them in different ways to come up with novel, approachable, and surprising solutions to interesting problems. This book introduces soft-robotics concepts to students, inventors, and makers with easy-to-understand explanations and hands-on DIY projects. The projects use a wide range of tools and techniques -- including microcontrollers, 3D printing, laser cutting, mold making, casting, and heat sealing -- to create intriguing soft robots and devices. It is tinkering at its finest! World's first DIY project book on soft robotics Written by designers working on the forefront of the field Approaches projects from simple introductions to more complex designs that build on what you know Explore robotics using novel materials and techniques you can apply to challenges far outside of robotics Soft robotics DIY projects that are relatively affordable, accessible and achievable. Explore and build creations from the brand new emerging field of robotics Provides context on the field of soft robotics alongside hands-on learning Teaches skills frequently overlooked Projects that are aesthetically appealing and novel Foreword by Chris Atkeson, whose research directly inspired the design of Big Hero 6's Baymax

Woodturning Trickery - 12 Ingenious Projects (Paperback): David Springett Woodturning Trickery - 12 Ingenious Projects (Paperback)
David Springett
R406 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R147 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Learn the secrets to a collection of puzzling projects, designed to mystify and intrigue. There are 12 seemingly impossible woodturned puzzles to make - all with incredibly simple solutions, once you know how. Using old techniques in a new and fascinating way, David Springett shows how to create these tactile and entertaining works of art. With clear step-by-step instructions, photographs and illustrations to follow, plus a wealth of information and guidance on tools, materials and techniques, you'll be mastering the tricks in no time.

Teach Yourself Bird Watching - The classic guide to ornithology (Hardcover): George E. Hyde Teach Yourself Bird Watching - The classic guide to ornithology (Hardcover)
George E. Hyde
R187 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R30 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With a few sorry exceptions, it's heartening to think that the gardener or bird-spotter of the 1950s or 60s would immediately recognise most of the songs that sing out over English gardens today. For the amateur ornithologist of the twenty first century, Teach Yourself Bird Watching will be as much of a delight now as it ever was - a beautifully written, precise guide to identifying, protecting and encouraging birdlife in your garden and beyond. Since 1938, millions of people have learned to do the things they love with Teach Yourself. Welcome to the how-to guides that changed the modern world.

IncrediBuilds: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Swooping Evil 3D Wood Model and Booklet (Kit, Proprietary ed.): Jody... IncrediBuilds: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Swooping Evil 3D Wood Model and Booklet (Kit, Proprietary ed.)
Jody Revenson
R234 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R70 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Porsche High-Performance Driving Handbook (Paperback, 2): Vic Elford Porsche High-Performance Driving Handbook (Paperback, 2)
Vic Elford
R470 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R145 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

It's been more than a decade since the first Porsche High Performance Driving Handbook" set the standard for getting the most out of a Porsche. If driving techniques haven't changed since then, technology definitely has. This book, by the world's foremost expert, takes that new technology into account as it gives readers the latest information on how to drive a Porsche to its limit.
Once upon a time, the Can Am and Trans Am race series changed their rules because Vic Elford and his Porsches were winning too often. Here Quick Vic shares his insights into ride control systems, new tire compounds, and Tiptronic and Direct-Shift Gearbox transmissions, all of which have transformed the experience--and the challenge--of driving a Porsche.
As he discusses recent models, ranging from new generations of the 911 to the whole-cloth inventions of the Boxster, Cayenne, Cayman S and Carrera GT, modern images and historical photos immerse the reader in both the history and the evolving technology that Vic Elford knows like no one else.

Sticker Mosaics - Going Places (Paperback): Gareth Moore Sticker Mosaics - Going Places (Paperback)
Gareth Moore
R295 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R54 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Panther: Germany Army and Waffen-SS - Defence of the West (Paperback): Dennis Oliver Panther: Germany Army and Waffen-SS - Defence of the West (Paperback)
Dennis Oliver
R349 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R73 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In late 1944 and 1945 the Panther tank played an important role in Germany's desperate efforts to stem the Allied advance on the Western Front. The Panther, perhaps the best armoured vehicle produced by Germany during the Second World War, was a key element in the Wehrmacht's defensive tactics, in rearguard actions and counter-attacks, and it took a prominent part in the last German offensive of the war, in the Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge. So it is an ideal subject for Dennis Oliver's latest volume in the TankCraft series. He uses archive photos and extensively researched colour illustrations to examine the Panther tanks and units of the German army and Waffen-SS panzer battalions that struggled to resist the Allied onslaught. A key section of his book 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 examined providing everything the modeller needs to recreate an accurate representation of these historic tanks.

Knits & Pieces - A Knitting Miscellany (Hardcover): Danielle Holke Knits & Pieces - A Knitting Miscellany (Hardcover)
Danielle Holke
R288 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R78 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Knits & Pieces is a definitive and entertaining illustrated guide to one of the world's most popular crafts, knitting. Revisit its earliest traces, uncover the useful (and the not-so-useful), the historical, the humourous... and discover how this universal craft often brings out the best in people, from knitting for soldiers' comforts during conflict and making warm woollies for charity to community yarn bombing. Complete with several iconic knitting patterns, Knits & Pieces is a must-have for both the yarn enthusiast and the casual crafter.

Stamps as Witnesses of History - A Guide to Political Philately (Hardcover): Ruth Lea Stamps as Witnesses of History - A Guide to Political Philately (Hardcover)
Ruth Lea
R914 R713 Discovery Miles 7 130 Save R201 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Stamps as Witnesses of History is not a book about the history of stamps as such. It is a book about how stamp issues since Rowland Hill invented the first adhesive postage stamp in 1840 have "witnessed" the seismic global political developments over the years. It is a guide to political philately, which aims to show how stamp issues have reflected and have related to key political events. Thus stamps of the North German Confederation marked a major stepping stone to German unification, a truly momentous political event, whilst selected African stamps of the 1960s celebrated the independence of many emerging African states from European colonial empires. The book is arranged geographically, covering the whole world. For each country entry, the major political developments are listed chronologically on the left hand side with contemporaneous stamps, supported in some instances by relevant commemoratives, on the right hand side.

Lathework - A Complete Course - Workshop Practice Series 34 (Paperback, 1st ed.): Harold Hall Lathework - A Complete Course - Workshop Practice Series 34 (Paperback, 1st ed.)
Harold Hall
R189 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R34 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

If fear of the unknown is all that is preventing you from embarking on the satisfying hobby of model engineering, then this is the book that will banish your concerns. Author Harold Hall has established his reputation as a mentor to tyro model engineers through the pages of Model Engineer magazine and Model Engineers' Workshop, of which he was the editor for a number of years. This book assumes no previous experience and using the medium of twelve lathe turning projects will lead prospective model engineers through all of the basic techniques needed to tackle ambitious projects. All of the projects are extensively illustrated and full working drawings accompany the text. Once followed through, the reader will have amassed a wealth of practical skills and a range of useful workshop tools and equipment.

Zendoodle Coloring Presents Gnomes in the Neighborhood - An Artist's Coloring Book (Paperback): Denyse Klette Zendoodle Coloring Presents Gnomes in the Neighborhood - An Artist's Coloring Book (Paperback)
Denyse Klette
R331 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R55 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Simple Workshop Devices - Workshop Practice Series 28 (Paperback, New Ed): Tubal Cain Simple Workshop Devices - Workshop Practice Series 28 (Paperback, New Ed)
Tubal Cain
R186 R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Save R43 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

However well equipped the workshop may be there seems to be an incessant need to make up special gadgets of one sort or another. These may range from mutilating a clothes peg to act as a 'third hand' up to major modifications to an existing machine tool. The making of such devices can be fun (indeed, some may appear to do nothing else!) but nevertheless the time taken up in 'devising the device' can often delay the completion of an important project. Shared experience is a most potent tool in reducing such delays, and can, moreover, often provide solutions to problems hitherto believed to be intractable. Tubal Cain has enjoyed more than sixty years' experience in designing and building engines and machines (in both full size and model dimensions) and over this time has made many ancillary devices. In this book he shares 52 of them with you. A number of these had been published in magazines from time to time and some were assembled in volume form about thirty years ago. The opportunity was later taken not only to reprint that book but to revise some of the entries to take advantage of user experience, to add new material and to introduce it into the popular Workshop Practice Series.

IncrediBuilds: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Niffler 3D Wood Model and Booklet (Paperback, Proprietary ed.): Ramin... IncrediBuilds: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Niffler 3D Wood Model and Booklet (Paperback, Proprietary ed.)
Ramin Zahed
R276 R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Save R114 (41%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Sticker Mosaics - Rainbow Unicorns (Paperback): Gareth Moore Sticker Mosaics - Rainbow Unicorns (Paperback)
Gareth Moore
R292 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R54 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Flight Craft 18: British Military Test and Evaluation Aircraft - The Golden Years 1945-1975 (Paperback): Robinson, Neil Flight Craft 18: British Military Test and Evaluation Aircraft - The Golden Years 1945-1975 (Paperback)
Robinson, Neil
R397 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R85 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

It could be argued that the heyday of British military aircraft flight testing began in the 1940s, and continued throughout the three decades that followed, during the so-called Cold War period, and as such, the authors have purposely chosen the first 30 years, The Golden Years, 1945 to 1975, from the end of World War Two until the mid-1970s, as this was arguably the most exciting period with many wonderful and new types rubbing shoulders with wartime and immediate post-war designs that were utilised for development purposes, making for an eclectic mix of shapes and colour schemes. Alongside the technical aspects of military testing and development, are the many and varied colour schemes and markings carried by the aircraft themselves - not only by the brand-new experimental designs, but by existing production machines, suitably modified, to greater or lesser degrees, to develop the technical advances in systems and weaponry. Scores of different aircraft types are covered in _British Military Test & Evaluation Aircraft The Golden Years 1945 - 1975_, with over 65 rarely seen contemporary photographs from private collections, and, differing slightly from previous _Flight Craft_ book formats, over 50 pages of specially commissioned full colour profiles and plan views, visually chronicling the diverse range of colour schemes and markings applied to these fascinating aeroplanes. Compiled by Neil Robinson and Martin Derry, who have authored several other _Flight Craft_ books, with informative background text by well known aviation historian Malcolm V Lowe and superbly executed illustrations by Mark Rolfe. As with other books in the _Flight Craft_ series, although published with aircraft modellers in mind, it is hoped that most aviation enthusiasts will find something of interest here too.

Brick History - Amazing Historical Scenes to Build from LEGO (Paperback): Warren Elsmore Brick History - Amazing Historical Scenes to Build from LEGO (Paperback)
Warren Elsmore 1
R370 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R81 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Brick History-the next in the series after the highly successful Brick City, Brick Wonders, Brick Flicks, and Brick Vehicles-is a journey into the most pivotal moments in world history. Using LEGO bricks, artist Warren Elsmore and his team recreate stunning historic scenes, from the beginning of life in the pre-historic era right through to the inauguration of Barack Obama. Brick History is a celebration of humanity and its achievements, and of moments in time that changed the course of history.

Modelling and Painting World War II German Military Figures (Paperback): Michael M. Farnworth Modelling and Painting World War II German Military Figures (Paperback)
Michael M. Farnworth
R466 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R95 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The step-by-step building and painting guides in this book illustrate figures in scales from 1/150 to 1/32, which equates to wargame figures sizes from 10mm to 54mm. There are painting recipes featured for twenty- five uniforms covering the main branches of the Wehrmacht. These are: Afrika Korps; Fallschirmjager (parachutists); Feldgendarmerie (military police); Gebirgsjager (mountain troops); Heer (army); Panzer (tank crews); Waffen SS and U-boat crew. Preparation and assembly of white metal and plastic figures is covered in detail, and tutorials include techniques for building a wargames army quickly.

Practical Illustrated Guide to Furniture Repair (Hardcover): William J. Cook Practical Illustrated Guide to Furniture Repair (Hardcover)
William J. Cook
R405 R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Save R65 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Repairing and conserving surfaces, chairs, tables and chests with expert guidance to tools and techniques.

Finnish Jet Colours (Hardcover): Kyosti Partonen Finnish Jet Colours (Hardcover)
Kyosti Partonen
R1,124 R855 Discovery Miles 8 550 Save R269 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This new book covers fighter jets deployed by the Finnish Air Force. Camouflage and markings of the fighters are described in unparalleled detail by the well-known Finnish author Kyosti Partonen and are illustrated in many previously unpublished photographs and colour profiles exclusively created for publication here. * dH Vampire Mk 52; * Vampire Trainer Mk 55; * Folland Gnat Mk 1; * Potez-Air Fouga CM 170 Magister; * Ilyushin Il-28 and Il-28R; * Mikoyan-Gurevitsh UTI MiG-15; * Mikoyan-Gurevitsh MiG-21 F13; * Mikoyan-Gurevitsh MiG-21UM; * Mikoyan-Gurevitsh MiG-21 bis; * SAAB 35BS, CS, FS and S Draken; * Bae Hawk Mk 51 and Mk 51A; * Bae Hawk Mk 66; * Gates Learjet 35A/S; * McDonnell/Boeing F-18C/D; * McDonnell/Boeing F/A-Hornet; A rarely documented aspect of post-war aviation history, this book features superb colour illustrations of camouflage and markings, walk-around colour photographs and rare black and white archive photographs. Essential reading for aviation enthusiasts and scale aero-modellers.

Adorable Felted Animals - 30 Easy and Incredibly Lifelike Needle Felted Pals (Paperback): Tuttle Adorable Felted Animals - 30 Easy and Incredibly Lifelike Needle Felted Pals (Paperback)
Tuttle 2
R281 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R84 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Create cute and realistic felted animals with this fun and easy-to-follow needle felting book. Nothing feels better than a cute, fuzzy animal you can hold in the palm of your hand. Adorable Felted Animals shows you how you can create more than 30 endearing dogs, cats, birds and other animals using a little wool roving, a felting needle, and a few simple techniques. With basic shapes you roll in your hands, you can sculpt the most lifelike miniature animals, using your felting needle to join the individual parts and give them their firm and final shape. With little bits of contrasting wool, you can provide your felted friends expressions that are irresistible. It's simple, creative, and very relaxing. These cute felted animals range from the wonderfully realistic to enchantingly adorable. Included in this book are: Beloved dogs such as Golden and Labrador retrievers, a Pug, a Poodle, and Dachshund and more Exotic cats, like the Siamese and Abyssinian Feathered friends such as the parakeet, cockatiel, lovebird and finch Other household companions like the ferret and hamster Outdoor dwellers like the chipmunk and rabbit The animals range from about 2-4 inches high, and instructions are included for turning a few of your felt creations into fun dangly accessories. A full lesson takes you through one of the projects from beginning to end, covering all the basics to ensure that you have all the skills you need to make any critter you want.

The Lego Architect (Hardcover): Tom Alphin The Lego Architect (Hardcover)
Tom Alphin
R555 R376 Discovery Miles 3 760 Save R179 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Travel through the history of architecture in The LEGO Architect. You'll learn about styles like Art Deco, Modernism, and High-Tech, and find inspiration in galleries of LEGO models. Then take your turn building 12 models in a variety of styles. Snap together some bricks and learn architecture the fun way!

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