Even after the paint dries, there is still one important decision left to the modeler: how to display the finished work? In this new instructional guide, expert modeler Richard Windrow covers all the common and many less common display techniques including dioramas, simple display cases, mirror stands, domes for individual figures, deep 'picture frame' boxes, and even light boxes. This is backed by a survey of the various reference books, materials, tools and paints that can help enhance a model display. In a book crammed with pictures of beautiful models on display, from World War II tanks to modern-day rally cars, Richard Windrow instructs novice and expert modelers alike on how to take a simple model and display it as a work of art.
About the Author
Richard Windrow, born in 1938, has pursued military hobbies, including modeling , since childhood. He served in the 1st Bn. Queen 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 East Sussex, England.
Praise for Displaying your model…
"There is no doubt about the quality of the work depicted in this book. The photography is outstanding, and the models, vignettes, and dioramas are world-class. The subject matter varies dramatically, from a quiet 19th Century clockmaker to medieval times to World War II to the modern age. This book would be an excellent reference for the casual model builder that just wants to expand their capabilities in displays, or to the more advanced builder that wants to move into dioramas. I can highly recommend this book for scale modelers, of all skill levels, in any and all genres. The book truly has something for everyone." - Keith Pruitt, IPMS (February 2010)
"Author Richard Windrow has a look at all the many ways that a model can be shown. This includes an introduction to the subject with various thoughts on how to display a model, a few interesting diorama settings, then a more in depth look at bases, light boxes, frame displays, false perspectives, and cutaways. The second half of the book is devoted to a gallery of the works of some of the author's friends and those of some more well known modelers. All of the images in the book are superbly done and in full color. It is an interesting and thought-provoking book that I know most modelers will enjoy reading and browsing through." -Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness / www.modelingmadness.com (February 2010)
"When a modeler finishes his model he has an important decision to make which is how should I display it. Should it be placed in a diorama, a simple case. a mirrored stand, figure dome, a deep picture frame box or even a light box, this book will show you the methods used to display models. This book covers all the various methods and techniques for model display. Entry level modelers as well as more experienced modelers alike will learn methods and techniques from the experts. A series of dioramas and vignettes from masters around the world are used to illustrate the different modeling display methods. This book is well written and is an excellent reference book for the modeler." - mataka.org
"This insightful and well-written book covers everything from civilian and fantasy themes to wide-ranging periods in military history." -Gage Bell, Toy Soldier & Model Figure