How to Build Structures

Lance Mindheim
Item #12845

Make your model stand out from the rest with this technique-driven book on how to create realistic structures, written by Lance Mindheim!

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Make your model stand out from the rest with this technique-driven book written by Lance Mindheim! In 112 pages, Mindheim dives into the details of how to create realistic structures. Begin using dozens of tips and techniques on cutting, gluing, painting, and weathering on both kits to assemble, as well as models already on hand. All while avoiding unrealistic shiny finishes and bright colors, focusing on flat finishes, subdued colors, and weathering effects found in real life.

The book features:

  • Tips & techniques for building kits & kitbashing
  • Realistic paint colors and weathering effects
  • Modifying structure size/selective compression
  • And more!
Author: Lance Mindheim
Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Pages: 112
Author Bio
Lance Mindheim is one of the best modelers in the hobby today, known especially for his realistic painted, detailed, and weathered structures and the scenes he creates with them. Lance shares his techniques for making models look like the real thing, capturing the look of aged and weathered prototype buildings with the use of subdued colors and realistic finishes. 
Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Tools/assembly basics

Chapter 2 - Color use and painting techniques

Chapter 3 - Weathering

Chapter 4 - Duplicating common structure materials

Chapter 5 - Building plastic and wood kits

Chapter 6- Kitbashing and detailing

Chapter 7 - Modifying structure size/selective compression

Chapter 8 - Scratchbuilding. 

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