How To Kitbash Structures
96 page book.
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Learning to kitbash commercial structures is an essential skill for modelers. This title covers basic techniques for working with kits, how to use kits in unexpected ways, and step-by-step projects that will help enthusiasts take their layouts to new levels. Structures covered include railroad buildings, lineside industries, coal tipples, storefronts, and more.
- Helpful for beginner and intermediate modelers
- Features a tutorial on making photo backdrops
- Includes an inspirational gallery of kitbashed structures
Author: Tony Koester
Softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 96 pages; 200 color photos; 10 illustrations; ISBN: 9780890248669
- Introduction: To kitbash or not to kitbash?
- Chapter 1: Do not read the label on the box! There may be a soybean plant hiding in a cement plant box
- Chapter 2: Depots in disguise: House kits can often be modified into depots
- Chapter 3: Towers and freight houses: A new roof and other minor alterations may do the trick
- Chapter 4: Coal country structures: Kitbashing truck dumps, tipples, company stores and houses, even a church
- Chapter 5: Lineside industries: Ideas for grain elevators, factories, paper mills, and "flats"
- Chapter 6: Residential and retail: Disguising a kit's heritage may be as simple as applying a coat of white paint
- Chapter 7: Bridges and trestles: Tips on modeling steel viaducts, through-truss bridges, and timber trestles
- Chapter 8: Combination tower and depot: A Santa Fe prototype provided the inspiration for an easy kitbashing project
- Chapter 9: From cement to soybean plant: A cement plant provided most of the components for a different industry
- Chapter 10: Kitbashing cornucopia: Examples of structures from several of the hobby's leading practitioners