The secrets of top-class terrain modelling are revealed and demonstrated by Richard Windrow, one of the world's leading diorama modellers, in this new addition to the successful Masterclass series. Everything from medieval castles to the destruction wrought upon modern cities by war is covered in this wide-ranging and accessible approach. Explore the difficulties of creating an effective desert environment from the sandstone of Arizona to the wastelands of North Africa. Discover the delicate handiwork needed to create the barbed wire death traps of No-Man's Land and the frozen wilderness of Russia in winter.
This variety of seasons, environments and historical periods are detailed in over 200 full color step-by-step photographs so that a range of modeller's "how to" questions are easily answered. Accompanying the photographs is an invaluable guide to the materials and techniques needed to create top quality terrain, providing the essential reference volume for the military and non-military modeller alike.
"This text is a must for the modeling fan, military or non-military, as it provides some unique techniques unlikely to be found elsewhere." -Timothy Baghurst, The Traveller (November 2007)
"His descriptions of materials and layout tips can be applied to all kinds of model layout, both military and civilian in subject, and pairs close-up color photos with the author's descriptions of how he built each landscape, and the special challenges involved. An intriguing survey, this would be the perfect addition to any collection appealing to hobbyists." -California Bookwatch (October 2007)
"...an extraordinarily well presented, informative and inspirational book." -Jim Rae, Aeroscale (August 2007)
"There are few books as truly useful as ones like this. Modelers of every skill level will be able to find things that they can do to help improve the look of their presentations. Thanks to the copious number of quality images that accompany each article, those with the will should be able to follow what was done with ease. It is a book that I can most highly recommend to you." -Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com (August 2007)