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Model-Making - Materials and Methods
on 22 June 2008
Whether you are a designer in training, teaching or practising in the entertainment industry this is a must-have book - the ultimate companion for making models. Other books have looked at modelmaking for theatre, but not until now has a book so clearly demonstrated techniques, ideas and methods from practising designers' work. It is particularly useful if you are a student and your design course does not devote much time to modelmaking.
This "Bible" is all you need to get through any design brief with confidence. The size allows for detailed explanations and includes excellent photography by Astrid Barndal. It is broken down into chapters which cover each stage of the design making process, from constructing through to casting, working with metals, modelling, creating surfaces and painting. This book deals with any problems you might have when making models, for example, warping.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough, it is by far the best model making book on the market. There is a materials directory at the back of the book so you can refer to that to make notes of certain materials required to make a chair or stone wall, then you can refer to the materials supplier to see when you can buy the materials from - a huge timesaver when you have a design deadline looming!