This first volume covers cockpits in depth through its 128 pages and more than 500 photos. It will  be useful for everyone, from beginners to intermediate modelers wishing to improve their skills.

It covers the creation of cockpits, from the simplest and most basic to the most detailed and modern of all subjects and types. Subjects such as:

  • materials & tools
  • basic techniques
  • painting
  • assembly
  • leather seats
  • metal seats
  • ejection seats
  • pilots
  • seat belts
  • hyper detailing
  • resin cockpits and pieces
  • photo-etched components
  • scratch building
  • simulating wooden interiors
  • control panels of various types
  • painting dials
  • decals
  • hues
  • polishing, gluing and painting canopies

Basically, whatever you want to do, or improve, on your cockpit you can find it in here. The instructions are clear and the photographs well done, informative and enhance the text to support you in getting it right. This book is highly recommended to all who want to do cockpits better, myself included.

The book is available on both the European and US Ammo sites; make sure you buy the English edition!
I bought my copy from the European site and delivery to Canada was pretty quick.

I’m looking forward to volume 2 on interiors and assembly.

Paul Tosney – Model Builder International –

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Paul Tosney

Paul has been with Model Builder International since almost the beginning. He started building models as a boy, and took a hiatus, but started building again a few years ago. He builds pretty much anything, but mostly WW2, with a smattering of modern and the occasional SciFi model.


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