Best Model Building Books
Here you will get Best Model Building Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Harry Potter Paper Models
Author: by Moira Squier
Published at: Thunder Bay Press (November 3, 2020)
Build your own Wizarding World with these paper models! Also included are a special keepsake book with background information on the story and 22 trading cards packed with fascinating facts. Harry Potter Paper Models contains all the materials and instructions needed to make 22 paper models of landmarks, buildings, and other places that appear in the Harry Potter Wizarding World.
Create detailed replicas of Hogwarts castle, Gringotts Wizarding Bank, and Hagrid’s hut, along with other locations from all eight Harry Potter films. Then learn more about the franchise with the included special keepsake book full of background information on the story and the 22 trading cards packed with fascinating facts.
Harry Potter fans of all ages will get a kick out of bringing their favorite magical sites to life with paper!
2. Fashion Sketchbook Figure Template: 430 Large Female Figure Template for Easily Sketching Your Fashion Design Styles and Building Your Portfolio
Author: by Lance Derrick
Published at: Independently published (March 7, 2019)
Want to create your Fashion Styles efficiently but worrying about drawing models? This Fashion Sketchbook with drawn lightly figure templates allows you to sketch your fashion designs right away without worrying about drawing models. 430 female figure model (6 Poses) template pages included.
Once you draw on top of the figure templates, the lightly drawn fashion croquis will fade into the background, and leaving your designs on top of the paper. With the figure templates, you don’t need to be good at figure drawing, you can use the croquis as an outline and mark on your designs with details, and you’ll get a great representation of your design.
This Fashion Sketchbook is perfect for fashion designers and students to create their unique styles with the figures efficiently. There are many ways to use your sketchbooks:Creating your Fashion IllustrationEasily Capturing your InspirationPlanning and recording your daily OutfitsAs your Fashion DiaryDesigning & Planning GarmentsThis fashion sketchbook is perfect forFashion DesignerFashion IllustratorArtistFashion lover to plan and record their daily outfitStudents learning fashion drawingPeople who want to create their unique designPeople who love sewingNow is the best time to get your paperback copy and start to create your own fashion design.
3. The LEGO Neighborhood Book: Build Your Own LEGO Town!
Author: by Brian Lyles
Published at: No Starch Press; 1st edition (September 14, 2014)
In The LEGO Neighborhood Book, you’ll create buildings with real-world details like cornices and facades, and try your hand at interior design by filling your buildings with furniture and light fixtures. Then add the finishing touches to your models with plants, traffic lights, scaffolding, and park benches.
Snap together a few houses, shops, and apartment buildings to create your own neighborhood! Inside you’ll find:Complete, step-by-step instructions for four multistory buildingsDozens of inspiring ideas to use in your own modelsMini builds for a recliner, old-time lamp post, traffic light, and moreA gallery of the authors’ designsFor ages 10+
4. The LEGO Architect
Author: by Tom Alphin
Published at: No Starch Press; 1st edition (September 1, 2015)
Travel through the history of architecture in The LEGO Architect. You’ll learn about styles like Art Deco, Modernism, and High-Tech, and find inspiration in galleries of LEGO models. Then take your turn building 12 models in a variety of styles. Snap together some bricks and learn architecture the fun way!
5. The LEGO BOOST Idea Book: 95 Simple Robots and Hints for Making More!
Author: by Yoshihito Isogawa
Published at: No Starch Press; Illustrated edition (September 25, 2018)
The LEGO BOOST Idea Book contains dozens of ideas for building simple robots with the LEGO BOOST set. The LEGO BOOST Idea Book explores 95 creative ways to build simple robots with the LEGO BOOST set. Each model includes a parts list, minimal text, screenshots of programs, and colorful photographs from multiple angles so you can re-create it without step-by-step instructions.
You’ll learn to build robots that can walk and crawl, shoot and grab objects, and even draw using a pen! Each model demonstrates handy mechanical principles that you can use to come up with your own creations. Models come with building hints and ideas for putting your own spin on things.
Best of all, every part you need to build these models comes in the LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox (set #17101).
6. The LEGO Architecture Idea Book: 1001 Ideas for Brickwork, Siding, Windows, Columns, Roofing, and Much, Much More (NO STARCH PRESS)
Author: by Alice Finch
Published at: No Starch Press; Illustrated edition (September 25, 2018)
Take your creations to the next level with The LEGO Architecture Idea Book! These clever building tips will give you endless inspiration for making your own amazing mansions, castles, houses, spooky shacks, and more. Every chapter includes ideas for creating architectural elements like columns, doors, windows, and walls.
But rather than providing step-by-step instructions, the book includes helpful photography from every angle that shows you how to achieve the look, adapt it to your build, and make it your own. Learn how to: Build amazing walls that break the mold, with brick-and-mortar effects, weathered walls, and loose bricks – Recreate structural effects like timber framing, soaring towers and turrets, shingled roofs,clapboard siding, and more – Elevate your models with stained glass, intricate color patterns, and tumble-down wear-and-tear – Use pieces like croissants, snakes, and goblets to make unique architectural ornamentation Bursting with clever ideas, The LEGO Architecture Idea Book will show you how to turn your buildings into impressive, realistic structures.
7. The LEGO Animation Book: Make Your Own LEGO Movies!
Author: by David Pagano
Published at: No Starch Press; 1st edition (October 16, 2016)
Have you ever wondered what your LEGO creations would look like on the big screen? The LEGO Animation Book will show you how to bring your models to life with stop-motion animationno experience required! Follow step-by-step instructions to make your first animation, and then explore the entire filmmaking process, from storyboards to post-production.
Along the way, you’ll learn how to:Create special effects like explosions and flying minifiguresConvey action and emotion with your minifigure actorsDesign sets for animationmake three buildings look like an entire city! Light, frame, and capture consistent photosAdd detail and scope to your films by building in different scalesBuild camera dollies and rigs out of LEGO bricksChoose cameras, software, and other essential animation toolsDive into the world of animation and discover a whole new way to play!For ages 10+
8. The LEGO Neighborhood Book 2: Build Your Own City!
Author: by Brian Lyles
Published at: No Starch Press; Illustrated edition (November 6, 2018)
Step-by-step instructions show how to build detailed LEGO models of neighborhoods – complete with homes, stores, restaurants, barbershops, and more. Enter the fantastical world of model building. The LEGO Neighborhood Book 2 is a full-color guide to creating intricate, bustling LEGO neighborhoods, and cities.
In this second volume, a follow up to the runaway best-selling first volume, you’ll learn even more ways to create classic architectural styles using only LEGO bricks. In addition to creating entire buildings, LEGO model-building experts Brian and Jason Lyles also show you how to create interesting architectural features like cornices, false fronts, porches, and detailed interiors and furniture.
With instructions for three buildings and many smaller builds, The LEGO Neighborhood Book 2 is sure to provide hours of building fun and inspiration for readers of all ages.
9. Karakuri: How to Make Mechanical Paper Models That Move
Author: by Keisuke Saka
Published at: St. Martin's Griffin (March 16, 2010)
Originally published in Japan, Karakuri is an introduction to the simple mechanisms, such as gears, cranks, cams, and levers, used to bring to life these amazing moving paper models or automata. Included are pull-out pages for you to use to construct your own moving models of the different types of gears.
These models serve as the basis for designing your own karakuri or may just be admired on their own. Detailed explanations, accompanied by diagrams, explain the physics behind how karakuri move and operate, so you really learn about the properties of the different types of gears and cams.
And to inspire you, also included are four fun, full-color karakuri models designed by the author, a well-known paper engineer. Printed on pull-out pages and easily assembled, the projects include a whimsical tea-serving robot, an amusing penguin perched on an iceberg and trying to fly, a delightful peek-a-boo-playing teddy bear, and a mesmerizing train that goes around on a track and through a tunnel!
10. The LEGO Zoo: 50 Easy-to-Build Animals
Author: by Jody Padulano
Published at: No Starch Press (November 6, 2018)
A children’s book that shows how to build 50 simple models of LEGO animals using only standard LEGO parts that every LEGO fan has in their collection. The LEGO Zoo book shows kids of any age how to build 50 simple animal models using only standard LEGO parts that are already likely to be in their collection.
You’ll learn how to build models of animals like crocodiles, zebras, wolves, lions, flamingos, plus many more. Projects are ordered by increasing difficulty making it easy to jump in without getting in over your head. The animals are so cute and goofy, whether building as a family or solo The LEGO Zoo is sure to deliver a roaring good time!
11. Flying Dragons Paper Airplane Kit: 48 Paper Airplanes, 64 Page Instruction Book, 12 Original Designs, YouTube Video Tutorials
Author: by Sam Ita
Published at: Tuttle Publishing; Box Toy/Pa edition (August 1, 2017)
Fill the skies with your very own collection of colorful 3D dragons! This paper airplane kit features a fabulous variety of dragon-themed paper planeseach with a unique form and flight characteristics. This box contains everything you need to create 48 exciting flying dragons in 12 different sizes and designs.
The full-color instruction book provides step-by-step folding instructions for each model and “dragon mastery tips” to help you coax the best performance from each airplane. Folding these fun and challenging planes is a great activity for brain gymnastics! This kit includes 12 exciting dragons that look and fly like their mythological namesakes, including: The Chinese Dragon, a front-weighted dart that covers distance at an alarming rate!
The Fighter Dragon, a fanciful dinosaur-cyborg warplane! The Swoop Dragon, an aerobatic performer that can turn on you if you’re not careful! The Flying Shark, a menacing glider that patrols the skies in search of its prey! And many other impressive flying dragons!
12. Pop-Up Design and Paper Mechanics: How to Make Folding Paper Sculpture
Author: by Duncan Birmingham
Published at: GMC Publications; Reprint edition (March 19, 2019)
This comprehensive guide to pop-up design and paper mechanics is a delightful introduction to the intriguing aspects of a fascinating craft. This new and accessible approach to pop-up theory and practice distills the numerous mechanisms into a logical set of 18 underlying shapes and explains the techniques for building these shapes.
The author demonstrates how sophisticated pop-up designs are constructed and shows how to form a three-dimensional reference book. Invaluable for both professional and amateur designers. Appeals to craft-hobby enthusiasts who make their own greeting cards, but is also a useful aid to teachers of art, design and technology, designers, illustrators and sculptors.
13. 3D Printing Projects
Author: by DK
Published at: DK Children; Illustrated edition (October 3, 2017)
From a simple desk tidy to an elaborate castle, this step-by-step guide to 3D printing is perfect for children and beginners who want to learn how to design and print anything even if they do not own a printer. 3D Printing Projects provides an introduction to the exciting and ever-expanding world of 3D designing and printing.
Learn how a 3D printer works and the different types of 3D printers on the market. Understand the basic 3D printing and designing terms, how to create and prepare files for printing, and also how to scan things to create a 3D model!
You will also find out the common troubles faced while 3D printing and simple tricks to fix them. All the projects included in the book can be made using freely available online 3D modeling/CAD programs. Each project has a print time, details of filament or material needed, and a difficulty rating from “easy” for beginners to “difficult” for those looking for a new challenge.
Step-by-step instructions walk you through the 3D design process, from digital modeling and sculpting to slicing, printing, and painting so that children can make their own shark-shaped phone stand, customized lamps, and much more. The book also gives inspiration to further enhance your projects once you’ve mastered the basics.
14. The LEGO Power Functions Idea Book, Volume 1: Machines and Mechanisms
Author: by Yoshihito Isogawa
Published at: No Starch Press; 1st edition (October 1, 2015)
This first volume of The LEGO Power Functions Idea Book, Machines and Mechanisms, showcases small projects to build with LEGO Technic gears, motors, gadgets, and other moving elements. You’ll find hundreds of clever, buildable mechanisms, each one demonstrating a key building technique or mechanical principle.
You’ll learn to build sliding doors, grasping claws, rack-and-pinion mechanisms, and ball-shooting devices of every sort! Each model includes a list of required parts and colorful photographs that guide you through the build without the need for step-by-step instructions. As you build, you’ll explore the principles of simple machines, gear systems, power translation, and more.
15. Ship Modeling Simplified: Tips and Techniques for Model Construction from Kits
Author: by Frank Mastini
Published at: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 1st edition (March 1, 1990)
In Ship Modeling Simplified, master model builder Frank Mastini puts to paper the methods he’s developed over 30 years at the workbench to help novices take their first steps in an exciting pastime. You don’t need the deftness of a surgeon or the vocabulary of an old salt to build a model.
What you need is an understanding coach. Mastini leads readers from the mysteries of choosing a kit and setting up a workshop through deciphering complicated instructions and on to painting, decorating, and displaying finished models-with patience and clarity, not condescension.
He reveals dozens of shortcuts: How to plank a hull “egg-shell tight”; how to build and rig complicated mast assmeblies without profanity; how to create sails that look like sails…. And along the way he points out things that beginners usually do wrong-beforehand, not after they’ve taken hammers to their projects.
Ship Modeling Simplified even includes an Italian-English dictionary of nautical terms, the key to assembling the many high-quality Italian kits on the American market. Model building is fun, and not nearly as difficult as some experts would have you believe.
16. Amanda Gorman Coloring Quotes Book: An Inspirational Pages to Color – A Perfect Gift for the Fans of the Young Poet and Lovers of Poems
Author: by Be Inspired Press
Published at: Independently published (February 12, 2021)
Amanda Gorman Coloring Book An Inspirational Coloring Book for Kids, Children, Teens and Adults Relaxation! Are you looking for quotes from your favorite poet Amanda Gorman? Looking to entertain yourself as well as relieve stress and anxiety? Then this beautifully designed coloring book is definitely for youOn 20 January 2021, Amanda Gorman, at the age of 22, made history as youngest Inaugural Poet to date at the inauguration of Joe R.
Biden Jr. as the 46th POTUS. This amazing coloring book gives you many illustrations of Amanda and allows you to color the young poet and First Youth Poet Laureate in her own words in every single page. So to turn those tears of sadness into tears of joy as we’ve compiled a list of 30+ iconic Amanda’s quotes to help inspire you.
Why You Should Get this Book:Large size (8. 5×11) glossy cover30+ inspirational quotesPremium designWhite pages to make your own background colorSingle sided to prevent bleed throughHelpful for relaxation and stress relieveGood quality white paperPerfect size to easily fit in your backpackBest for crayons, colored pencils, watercolor paints, and very light fine tip markersA Perfect Gift Book for yourself, your kids, teens or your beloved ones!!Get a COPY NOW!!