Models and text by: Marcel Ackle, Radek Pituch, Łukasz Kapelski, Charlie Pritchett, and Jorge Porto.
This volume of the Modelling School series is a must for all seeking to expand their knowledge of the wonderful world of urban scenes. At last you have at your disposal the information required to set your vehicles and figures in a realistic and attractive environment.
MODELLING SCHOOL: URBAN DIORAMAS methodically explains the tricks used by some of the best diorama modelers to build and paint different types of buildings including both modern and historic structures new and weather beaten. This title also examines each unique component including various roof styles of wooden shingles, slate, or ceramic tiles. Building and painting techniques are shown for different types of façades such as stone, plaster, brick, cement, or concrete and the different types of paths including cobblestone, concrete, asphalt, dirt, and grass surfaces. This complete guide also explains in detail how to make the most common and distinguishing elements found in urban settings such as street lamps, pipes, drains and manholes, signs, wooden or metal elements, and the typical vegetation found growing in urban areas.
This guide also explains in depth the techniques and products used to achieve all kinds of weathering effects that can be seen on buildings and in urban settings, allowing the reader to choose the level of wear and tear to be depicted in the different elements of each scene or diorama.
Through 124 pages each process is explained in step-by-step detail demonstrated by 450 high-quality photographs, this guide puts many techniques and effects at your disposal. Several degrees of difficulty allow you to choose the level of complexity that best suits your needs and preferences, while creating excellent results.
This book is intended for both novice modelers who are just beginning to dabble in the hobby and for those more experienced who want to hone their skills, and is sure to be enjoyed by all modelers who love dioramas of all genres, scales, and complexity levels.
Memorizing all this information is quite difficult for most people, so we recommend that you keep this guide at hand and refer to it every time you seek inspiration for future projects or when you need to study the best way to create a specific element of effect for your next diorama in order to achieve original and extremely realistic results.