Tuesday, May 17

18 wheels and counting? That’s a big 10-4 on Canfora’s new book on truck modelling…

A new book featuring the many aspects of Truck modelling has been released – called “The complete guide to Truck Modelling” and published by Canfora Press, there are several areas of crossover to other models that might be in your stash in this publication. To show you what is inside we have some info and preview images in today’s story…

The Complete Guide to Truck Modelling
From Canfora Publishing
Author & Modeller: Jan Rosecky
ISBN: 978-91-982325-3-0
Language: English
No of Photos: 500+ colour photos
Pages: 160
Size: 280 x 210mm
Binding: Softcover
On Pre-Order right now – Reduced from 37.95 to 32 Euros from the Canfora Website or from the Panzerwrecks website
This is a book from a truck modeller for the truck modeller!

For decades, truck modellers have been something of a sub-group, with very little literature to rely on and to call their own. This book remedies that and opens up a new world, hopefully to modellers new to the truck scene, and veterans alike.
Building truck kits is simply different to other subjects and the subject needs a special approach in terms of adding missing details and authenticity. Therefore, it is not just about painting and assembling, but how and why they function like they wo featuring details on their design and function. 
Paints, tools and airbrush techniques can be found in many books. This work however, is dedicated purely to trucks and their scale replicas, providing all the information one needs.
Full-page close-ups and overall views are combined with step-by-step instructions to depict each model to its full potential.
The book aims to provide all the information necessary to complete an authentically detailed truck model. It provides five separate building chapters, each focused on different levels of information, starting with rather basic assembly of modern US tractors and slowly increasing with difficulty via a detailed modern European truck to a heavily modified classic European tractor. In addition, there are chapters focused on related topics, such as light commercial vehicles and resin conversions. 
The book ends with a lavish gallery of models, providing a wealth of inspiration.
The author -  Jan Rosecký has been building model trucks since the late 1990s, during which time he has built many models, earning much credit at the largest European model truck shows. He has worked closely with various magazines, gathering experience in writing and kit construction. When not building models, he occasionally drives a truck and is active in classic truck restoration.
The book is currently selling for 15% less than RRP, for 32€ instead of 37.95€ at the Canfora Press Website. So if you like what you see get in there before the presale finishes.