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How to Make Buildings - Basic Construction and Painting Guide (English)



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Within the world of urban scenery, if there is one brand that stands out from the others it is Miniart, offering a huge product catalogue that covers virtually all the needs of the modeler. The author of this guide Jorge Porto del Corral is a specialist in scenography and dioramas and will dispel any doubt that the modeler may have by explaining each and every one of his processes to include the assembly, painting, and set in a simple, practical, and didactic way to resolve any questions that
may arise.

This guide is divided into 4 chapters, starting with a description of the basic materials and documentation needed to prepare your projects. In the second chapter dedicated to assembly, several examples of dioramas are shown with different degrees of complexity, from a simple and basic level to advanced detailing techniques that allow the reader to adapt the dioramas to the tastes and needs of each modeler and subject. The third chapter is dedicated to painting and setting where we will see steps, techniques, and various simple tricks to achieve an impeccable finish on all your projects. And finally, a gallery chapter of the models is finished using each of the techniques and steps learned throughout this guide.

In short, this book is a complete guide with processes clearly explained through 160 pages and hundreds of high-quality step-by-step photographs, destined to be a simple and practical tool in the modeler’s library. Aimed at both modelers who are new to the world of dioramas, and those more experienced who want to take the next steps to deepen and detail their projects.


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Bill Bobbers B

Good book but ....

There are three models covered in this book, but one model "French Village Street" is no longer available from the manufacturer. The book in itself is good, the step by step descriptions easy to follow, with lots of good tips. But the fact that one of the models is no longer available is a little disappointing.

Gary Kapluggin

Production of "French Village Street" discontinued.

I have recently purchased this book and the tutorials are excellent, I have purchased two of the models and all the necessary paints etc required and have started building with much enjoyment. However one of the models, The French Village Street is no longer available, the production of this item has been discontinued. I know this is of no fault from MIG, but it is just unfortunate that this is the case. Maybe MIG could have some influence on the re-introduction of this product? It would help sales of this book for sure. Apart from this, the book is excellent!



Decepcionado al ver que el título habla de cómo hacer edificios, pero mirándolo con más detalle parece sólo una guía de montaje y pintura de los kits de Miniart.<br />

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How to Make Buildings - Basic Construction and Painting Guide (English)

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Soft cover, 160 pages with more than 900 HQ images in full color.

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