This book sets out to answer a wide range of modelers' 'how-to' questions. It begins by showing all the things that need to be done to build a first model. Paints, glues, knives and other basic tools are introduced. Then it moves on to the use of accessories and the more specialised tools, such as those made for work with etched metal, are discussed. The book continues with demonstrations of how to build a complex conversion or a complete resin kit as well as more simple scratchbuilding. Everything is straightforwardly explained and clearly illustrated by numerous photographs of the steps in the various processes and of finished models.
Richard Windrow, born in 1938, has pursued military hobbies, including modeling, since childhood. He served in the 1st Battalion Queen's Royal Regiment from 1957 to 1959, before becoming an amateur rally driver. He has restored and showed a number of wartime US military vehicles, but has now returned to his first love, 1/35th scale military vehicles and the building of dioramas in which to display them. The author lives in Kent, UK.