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"How to" books for a newbie aircraft builder

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Not videos please.....publications only:

Let's start with an airplane (Yep. An airplane.) and if you could recommend only 3 publications to that newbie as an excellent resource to get started with basic modeling, what three publications would you suggest?

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Dick: A newbie has some choices. One set of books by Fine Scale Modeler may still be in print, Classic Combat Aircraft Vol. 1 -3 Modeling WWII Aircraft. A really good basic book is out of print: How To Build Plastic Model Aircraft by Roscoe Creed. It was first published in 1985 or '86 and was a great book. Amazon.com or eBay may have copies available. That gives you up to four possible books. I'm sure there are others I don't know about. Good luck!

 

Mark

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I have Osprey's Compendum Modelling Manuals #1 Basic Aviation Modelling by Jerry Scutts. I know there are intermediate and advanced versions of this series for military models, and there should be some for aircraft.

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Mark and Robin,

Thanks for the info! I've actually got some of these publications in my collection. I knew Ros Creed. In fact, when he was writing his book, a copy of which I have and he autographed, he asked if I knew of anyone who might serve as a "model" (no pun intended) for some of the pics in the book. Being a teacher at a local high school I knew many kids that would fit the bill. After getting the parents on board Ros chose his "model" and away they went. At that time Ros was a professional writer, doing articles for motorcycle mags and travel mags. He moved away and I lost touch but I can tell you that he was an outstanding modeler and his models were those featured in his book.

 

Anyway, thanks for the replies. It's much appreciated.

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