For decades, truck modellers have been something of a sub-group, with very little literature to rely on and to call their own. This book remedies that and opens up a new world, hopefully to modellers new to the truck scene, and veterans alike.
Building truck kits is simply different to other subjcts and it needs a special approach in terms of adding missing details and authenticity. Therefore, it is not just about painting and assembling, but closely related to real vehicles, their design and function. Paints, tools and airbrush techniques can be found in many books. This work however, is dedicated purely to trucks and their scale replicas, providing all the information one needs.
The book aims to provide all the information necessary to complete an authentically detailed truck model. It provides five separate building chapters, each focused on different levels of information, starting with rather basic assembly of modern US tractors and slowly increasing with difficulty via a detailed modern European truck to a heavily modified classic European tractor. In addition there are chapters focused on related topics, such as light commercial vehicles and resin conversions. The book ends with a lavish gallery of models, providing a wealth of inspiration.
Jan Rosecký has been around model trucks since the late 1990s. Since then, he has built numerous successful models, earning much credit at the biggest European model truck shows. He has worked closely with various magazines in the past, collecting experience in both writing and kit construction. In his spare time, he drives a truck occasionally and is also active in classic truck restoration.
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