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Paperback How to Build Dioramas Book

ISBN: 0890241953

ISBN13: 9780890241950

How to Build Dioramas

Learn everything you need to know about making your dioramas look real! This fantastic revised edition will show you how with new projects, new photos, and expert tips. Includes painting, weathering, and detailing tips for figures, aircraft, vehicles, and more! By Sheperd Paine.


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Best Diorama How Too

I purchased this book along with the Verlinden Vol 1 and I must say that there is a big diffrence in information. Paine has much more explanation of the planning and building process than the Verlinden books. It covers a lot in just one book.

A Must For Any Serious Modeler

Shep Paine is an absolute master in the art of model and diorama construction. In this top-notch "how to" book, Paine lays out all the basic and advanced techniques that will help to improve the skills of novice and professional alike. The text is detailed, yet easy to understand. Best of all, the author uses numerous photos and diagrams which make his techniques easy to follow. Among the topics covered are realistic paint schemes, weathering, figure posing and super detailing of minature buildings. The best feature of the book, however, is the endless array of photos which depict Paine's beautiful dioramas. Shep's figures and dioramas look so real, that sometimes you'll swear you're looking at photos of actual soldiers, planes, tanks,etc. His work is stunning! I love this book and because of it, I have become a better model/diorama builder. Highly recommended.

A Modeler's Bible

Shep Paine is a master modeler who will inspire modelers of all skill levels. Not only does his book cover the basics of dioramas, it also has chapters on weathering and painting, including a superb chapter on painting figures. The book is well organized, covering the stages of design, layout, materials and presentation, and his style of writing is clear and informal. Nothing too technical here yet will still appeal to both expert and beginner modelers. If you have built models, this book will help you put your model where it belongs - in your own diorama.

Absolutely BEST modelling resource, regardless of skill

Beginner? Expert? Somewhere in-between? This book is perfect for you. The very best modelling technique book anywhere, ever. You'll refer to it again and again. My only wish was that it was in spiral-bound so that I have an easier time at my building table referencing the face-painting section! If you have any interest in building scale models AT ALL get this.

Not only dioramas, but a modelling guide

I recently bought 4 modelling books together with a friend of mine. This was by large the best of them. It covers not only diorama techniques, but also weathering, figure painting, hands-on projects and some (for me) original ideas. Highly enjoyable!
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