Commercial aviation has seen less support from model manufacturers than military aircraft, but this is starting to change. The myriad of liveries and colour schemes of commercial aircraft is extremely varied and attractive, and the range of such aircraft available in kit form now allows a complete history of commercial aviation to be produced. Experienced modelling author and airline Mark Stanton takes the reader through the construction of twenty-one kits, ranging from the de Havilland DH 4 and Handley Page HP 42 of the inter-war years, through the Fokker F27 Friendship and Bristol Britannia of the 1950s, to Concorde and the Airbus A340. Detailed instructions guide the modeller through every stage of the build process, accompanied by step-by-step photographs of the beautiful completed models. Topics covered include: tools and maintenance; construction tips; techniques for painting and decals; converting kits; etched metal detailing kits; Vac-formed parts; weathering and finally, health and safety.
Building and Detailing Scale Commercial Aircraft by Mark Stanton
Mark Stanton has been making model aircraft since he was a child. He has exhibited widely and his models may be seen in, amongst others, the Fleet Air Arm Museum. He has also written for a number of aviation and modelling magazines. When not constructing model aircraft, Mark is an Airbus Captain with Emirates.
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