Modelling German World War I Aircraft

Modelling German World War I Aircraft
Dave Hooper
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Suitable for both those starting out in this hobby and more experienced modellers alike, this book is a one-stop guide to the creation of realistic models of German military aircraft of World War I. Examples of injection-moulded plastic, resin, vac-form, multi-media and limited-run plastic kits are included, as well as scratch-built enhancements. With over 300 colour photographs, this book includes: useful historical background to provide context and achieve realistic effects; how to choose the right kit; a list of essential workshop tools and materials and there are step-by-step instructions for the creation of a Fokker Eindecker in 1/48, an Albatros D-type in 1/32, a Rumpler C-type in 1/32 and a Gotha G-type in 1/72. There is a chapter on how to achieve accurate colours and markings, including lozenge types, with paint, airbrushing and decals. Finally, special focus on fine details, such as rigging, engines, interiors and ordinance is given.
Dave Hooper has been interested in aircraft models since his father introduced him to the hobby when he wassmall. He has specialized in building World War I models for over twenty years and has won many awards andtrophies including Golds at the UK Nationals. He has also written numerous articles and reviews for a variety ofpublications including Scale Aircraft Modelling, Scale Aviation Modeller International, Windsock International, IPMS Magazine, Model Aircraft Monthly and Scale Models International. In 2015 he won the Bob Downey Memorial award for the best article published in the IPMS magazine for that year.