Wanted: Sci Fi Modelers Handbook

I'm looking for a copy of or any information on the "Science Fiction
Modelers Handbook". Any help or hints would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Martin
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Martin Bayer
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Handbook". Any help or hints would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Martin>>
Not sure if this is the info you're looking for, but they're published by Kalmbach, available through Fine Scale Modeler.
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Disco -- FlyNavy
I think he is looking for the English publication that used to be advertised in the defunct Sci-Fi and Fantasy Models International Magazine. Sorry I cannot offer any leads. Cheers, Max Bryant
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Max Bryant
The only related Kalmbach books I'm aware of are "Famous Spaceships of Fact and Fantasy" (which I have), "A Galaxy Far Away" on Star Wars models and "Spaceships at the Final Frontier" on Star trek models. I'm not looking for any of these, but rather a book with the precise title quoted below.
Thanks,
Martin
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Martin Bayer
My local shop has a sci-fi book that may be it. I have the three Kalmbach books and noticed that this book was different from the Kalmbach ones. There were several (5-6?) and I am not sure that this is the book or not. It was about the same size as the Kalmbach ones, perhaps a bit thicker. I can check in the next week or so if you want me to.
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Rob Gronovius
There's also "How to Build Sci-Fi Model Spacecraft" by Richard Marmo.
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But, it's also not the "Sci Fi Modelers Handbook"
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John McGrail
That's the book at my shop. I guess it is not the one. Rob Gronovius Modern US armor at
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Rob Gronovius
Any chance that you are looking for "Creating Space" by Mat Irvine?
It's a heavilly illustrated history of model kits of space related subjects.
Tom
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Maiesm72
I have that book, stored away in a box somewhere. If I can locate it... it is yours. Frankly, the quality of its contents leave a lot to be desired. If the book were on heavier paper, it might make a good door stop, or boat anchor...but other than that....
:o)
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Greg Heilers
Rob,
thanks for the hint, but the book you describe could be one of the newer ones like "CultTVman's Ultimate Modeling Guide to Classic Sci Fi Movies" or "How To Build Sci-Fi Model Spacecraft". I have both of those, but the book I'm looking for is several years old. Still, it would be great if you could keep me posted after your next visit.
Martin
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Martin Bayer
Max,
the book you refer to is probably the "Sci-Fi & Fantasy Models How-to Handbook". I just got hold of one via Ebay because I had also hoped it might be the one I'm looking for, but the contents did not match the description I had for the book I'm searching (nor did they measure up to my general expectations - the focus was overwhelmingly on figures rather than hardware). The only reference I ever found to this elusive document was on a web site that's been gone since several years.
Martin
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Martin Bayer
Thanks, Greg!
your description makes me wonder whether the book you have is the "Sci-Fi & Fantasy Models How-to Handbook" - I just got that one on Ebay in the hope it was what I was looking for (it wasn't), and the contents were indeed disappointing. Still, if you could check it out, that would be great! You can email me under snipped-for-privacy@earthlink.net - my old compuserve address is no longer functional.
Martin
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Martin Bayer
Tom,
I got that one as well (great book btw, it's format reminds me of the one you did on 1/72 kits, which is also beautifully done and a treasure of mine). Maybe I'm chasing a phantom here...
Martin
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Martin Bayer
Thanks for the kind coments. I still have a small supply of the American edition of the EM72, if anybody here is interested.
Tom
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Maiesm72
Well,
Not having it at hand at the moment, I am not sure. But the first title you mentioned, (Science Fiction Modelers Handbook) sounds familiar. It is hardback, about 6x8 inches in size, with a predominantly black cover, if I remember. It had a few neat tidbits, but it was on a "mid 1970's" level of model building, if that makes sense...lots of cardboard, balsa wood....no high-tech stuff such as resin, photo-etch, etc. Someone else postulated that it was a British book, and that might very well be, as I remember it having a very "Britishy" feel to it (again, if that makes sense...lol).
I will look for it this weekend. Maybe this will be the thing to motivate me to *finally* reorganize my "crap"...lol.
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Greg Heilers
Greg,
from the details you describe it does seem to be different from the one I bought. The modeling techniques appear also more suited to my level of proficiency ;-).
Thanks again!
Martin
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Martin Bayer
Greg,
have you had an opportunity to look for the book? I've sent you a list of magazines and books I'd like to offer for a trade.
Best wishes,
Martin
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Martin Bayer
I ended up working over the weekend, so did not get a chance to look. I had a "major plumbing mishap" months ago, and had to move *everything" I own, out of the domecile, to have the carpeting replaced. So, needless to say, just about everything smaller than a DVD player, is snugly stashed away, unlabeled, in an anonymous box, somewhere. So, it may take a while to find it...lol.
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Greg Heilers

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