Architectural Modelling in 4mm Scale
This book on Architectural Modelling in 4mm Scale was first published in 1983 by Wild Swan Publications and its aim is to create a realistic town layout in 4mm scale where the onlooker can imagine themselves walking through the setting and even wanting to live there! The book includes a selection of drawings of buildings and photographs of the models which were made, but it also details how the reader could go about making their own scale drawings of buildings in their local area, just using for example a camera, sketchpad, two ball pens or pencil, a yard stick and 50ft or 100ft tape. Contents: Obtaining the Information; Tools and Materials; Construction Techniques (describes step-by-step how to construct a model, referring to the Gospel Hall in Colyton in East Devon illustrated in Figures 9a and 9b) - Bases; Cutting Styrene; Walls; Chimney Stacks; Brickwork; Arches; Stonework; Fixing Das to Styrene (Cement Rendering -even; Uneven Cement Rendering; Broken Rendering; Rough Cast, Pebble Dash, etc; Random Stone, quick method; Random Stone, slow method; Coursed Stonework; Dry Stone Walls; Pebble Walls; Flint Walls; A Stone Work Embossing Tool; Ashlar with Flint or Rubble Infill; Churches; Wood Cladding); Windows (Open Windows; Bay Windows; Dormer Windows; Mansard Windows; Shop Windows; Curtains; Ecclesiastical Windows); Doors (including railings); Roofs (slates; ridge tiles; corrugated iron and corrugated asbestos; roman tiles or pantiles; flat roofs); Roof Detail (barge boards; parapets; aerials; gutters; chimney pots); Shop Windows Displays (including shop signs); Market Stalls; Under the Arches; A Narrow Gauge Station; Interiors to Houses; Perspective Models (Backscenes); Painting (plain walls; painting stone walls; corrugated iron; painting lead; slates and tiles; ridge tiles; chimney pots; dirtying up and weathering). The book ends with an excellent numbered guide to the order of construction for any model (wooden base to chimney pots) and a further reading list.
Softback, 72 pages, black & white photographs, drawings
Condition: Good/Very Good (This copy has white cover)
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