First World War Aircraft in Scale: Scratchbuilding in 1/144 Scale

Edited by: William Adair 

ISBN: 9781781559253
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A masterclass in scratchbuilding and fine-scale modelmaking techniques, dedicated to 1/144 scale aircraft of the First World War.
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  • The first book of its kind to focus exclusively on 1/144 scale First World War aircraft

  • The author adapts old techniques and devises new ways to create exquisite miniatures of well-known historic aircraft

  • Includes six individual projects crafted entirely by hand, with each step carefully explained and illustrated

  • Packed full of tips, advice and outstanding photographs

Featuring beautifully illustrated chapters on specific aircraft such as the Royal Aircraft Factory FE.2b, Airco DH.2 and Pfalz D.III, First World War Aircraft in Scale takes the reader from the initial inspiration and planning stages of scratchbuilding, all the way to cockpit detailing and the fine-tuning of engines and armaments.

William Adair brings his skills as a jewellery maker and gold and silversmith to the art of scale modelling, presenting easy-to-follow solutions for creating components such as struts, rigging, and assembly jigs, as well as specialised finishing techniques developed for small scales. Further tips are given on painting, weathering, creating custom markings, national insignia, and much more, as well as recommendations on tools, references and materials.

BOOK ISBN 9781781559253
FORMAT 235 x 165 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 192 pages
PUBLICATION DATE July 2024
TERRITORY World
ILLUSTRATIONS 266 colour illustrations
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William Adair has had a passion for aviation and miniaturism all his life. An early interest in model building as a craft led to his first job after graduation as a commercial model maker for architecture and industry. William worked in this role for over a decade before retraining in gold and silversmithing, and has since worked as a jeweller for more than twenty-five years. He retained an interest in model building and returned to the hobby in 2014. He now combines his love of early aviation and history with a delight in precision and fine-scale craftsmanship.

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