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Building Autocar Trucks Of The 1950S Model Trucks 2 Book Set

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Building Model Trucks

This richly illustrated book offers a complete guide to building model truck kits, across all of the popular scales.

Concentrating on civilian vehicles, renowned modeller George Dent describes the fundamental processes involved in kit-building, including preparation and assembly of components, detailing and modification work, including custom fittings, plus an in-depth look at painting and weathering techniques. Featuring a range of popular, readily available kits and materials, and suitable for modellers of all abilities, each project is clearly explained in an illustrated, step-by-step format.

With over 650 colour images, this book includes:

  • Core kit-building practices: preparation, assembly, painting, tools and adhesives
  • Making the most of the kit’s components: simple and innovative ways to maximize realism
  • Adding extra details: fabricating your own parts and off-the-shelf upgrade kits
  • Modifying and improving cab interiors: adding figures and ephemera
  • Essential painting techniques to produce a showroom-quality paint finish
  • A comprehensive guide to weathering. 

Kits are featured in all of the popular scales: 1:72, 1:48, 1:35, 1:32 and 1:24.

Autocar Trucks Of The 1950S (At Work)

Autocar's roots go way back to the early 1900s, and it became known for tough and rugged trucks. When WWII came, very few trucks for civilian use were produced, and by the end, many trucks were worn out from constant use. After the war, civilian production began again in full force because of the lack of new trucks. In 1950, when Autocar introduced the new driver cab, the louver design was eliminated. The old style flat windshield sleeper cabs were used up until 1953 (the same year that Autocar was purchased by the White Motor Co.) when the new sleeper cab was introduced. Autocar became the top-of-the-line marque for White, and marketing focused primarily on specialized applications, such as construction, logging, mining, and oil industries. See the rest of the"World's Finest" helping do their part to revive America in the 1950s.

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Publisher: Midlife Classic Cars

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Language: English

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