Modelling Historic Buildings and Imaginary Structures

David Wright
This book demonstrates the many different modelling techniques used in the creation of realistic historical buildings and convincing imaginary or fantasy structures. Aimed at the railway and diorama modeller, it includes photographs of existing structures, detailed illustrations and plans, followed by step-by-step photographs of the various stages in their creation; practical tips and constructive advice are provided alongside. Special emphasis has been placed on the use of scrap and low-cost materials. It gives guidance on modelling imaginary buildings and structures, with an example project presented from start to finish and also a complete fantasy-based model railway diorama, from concept and design through to the completed layout is covered. The author has written this book to inspire the modeller to try something innovative, and to attract new entrants to this creative hobby. Drawing on his own experience, he shares practical guidance to help the reader to produce models they will be proud of.
Modelling Historic Buildings and Imaginary Structures by David Wright

About the author

David Wright is a professional artist and model maker who has created many models of historic buildings and imaginary structures for model railway enthusiasts, museums and businesses. David has written numerous articles for railway magazines and provides hands-on experience at railway modelling workshops. In addition, he has completed two DVDs, one of which dealt with modelling rural buildings, and is well known at the major railway modelling exhibitions, providing demonstrations to the visiting public. This is his seventh book for Crowood.

Press Reviews

This book is as inspirational as it is informative, and we rather hope that the author continues to delve into the historical and imaginary in his future projects. If he does, we’ll certainly be eager to see what’s next on his hobby table!

- James Griffiths