The next garden trend combines the joy of gardening with the magic of miniatures. Gardening in Miniature is a complete guide to creating lush, living, small-scale gardens. It has everything you need to pick up this new hobby, including scaled down garden designs, techniques for creating tiny hardscapes, miniature garden care and maintenance, tips on choosing containers, how to buy the right plants, and where to find life-like accessories. Inspiring step-by-step projects feature basic skills that can be recreated in any number of designs, like a tiny patio, a trellis, a pond, and a secret garden.
Whether you want to build a miniature empire in your garden bed or design a private garden with a pebble patio for an indoor centerpiece, Gardening in Miniature is the primer for creating your own tiny, living world.
This book is a compilation of aircraft scale modelling techniques, step by step guides with hundreds of colour pictures for WWI, WWII, coldwar and modern aircraft, showing a wide range of painting and weathering techniques. All aspects of aircraft modelling are covered in a way that is both easy to understand and follow. From tools, and how to use various materials, to camouflage painting, markings, engines, pilots, etc. This is a must have for aircraft modelers. F.A.Q. is a compendium of the main techniques used in aircraft modelling, explained from a beginner level, through to the most complex of tasks. Created by world famous modeller, Daniel Zamarbide, and aided by the most prominent aircraft modellers in Europe.
Over 170 profiles cover schemes from the most common camouflage to the most original and unusual vehicles used by the DAK and Regio Esercito, including major artillery pieces used in Africa, highlighting above all the powerful 88 mm Flak 18/36/37.
Through the 108 pages of this book, you will find inspiration for your next African modelling project; projects that you can enhance further with the AK 550 Africa Korps Colors Acrylic Set, and the AK 068 DAK Weathering Set.
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. Here is everything you'll ever need to get started in a hobby that will last a lifetime.
• Hammerhead Jr., a single-shot crossbow and it’s big brother, the heavy-duty Hammerhead Sr.
• Panzer Pod combat helmet
• KlopSTOCK baton
• Melody, a rubber-firing machine pistol
• Nice-1, a pocket-sized pistol that packs a punch
• Chinahook harpoon gun
• Sunglasses, in two different models
• A functioning Heckler & Koch G3 replica in LEGO bricks
While the demand for Japanese amigurumi or "crocheted stuffed toys" just keeps getting bigger, these incredibly cute Japanese crocheted critters have just gotten smaller! Voodoo Maggie (AKA Erin Clark) has taken her yarn craft to the micro-level and stitched together a new menagerie of mini amigurmi that are so darn cute—and tiny—that you might not want to part with any of them.
Maggie's amigurumi crochet patterns are so easy to follow that you'll be able to make enough to satisfy an obvious demand from your friends and family. Erin even provides instructions on how to display these tiny Japanese crochet creatures in their own crochet-decorated terrarium. Itty Bitty Crocheted Critters features step-by-step instructions on how to make twenty of Voodoo Maggie's most popular mini amigurmi miniatures.
Amigurumi animals include:Red PandaTusked NarwhalOtter Pinkerton FlamingoCamellia ChameleonThese irresistible little guys are guaranteed to bring a smile to anyone's face. Get ready to "Awwwww!"
A simple single-action oscillating cylinder engine
More complex horizontal and vertical slide-valve engines
Launch, marine, and locomotive engines
And finally, even a model boiler!
Whether you are a model engine aficionado or love learning about the history of steam engines, this long-standing classic should be in your library.
Many model train builders spend hours of their time and do not spare any expense on pursuing this hobby. It becomes all engrossing and affords many happy hours to the hobbyist.
There are so many models of trains coming from so many different eras that you can never run out of ideas for new projects. When one project is done usually the idea for the next project is already in place!
I have seen the faces of children where these model trains have been exhibited. They are a joy to behold. They do not delight children alone but people of all ages.
Many model train builders have made friends all over the world because of this hobby. These hobbyists are always looking for contacts where they can exchange information. There is a lot of information around which makes it more interesting and of course more of a challenge.
There seems to be enough suppliers around where you can obtain starter kits and various parts you require. The real challenge is of course when parts have to be made by you or sourced from some supplier far from your home town.
Once the love for model trains has bitten you, you will never look back and very few people that started this hobby will stop without any good reason. They will probably carry on right into old age!
I hope that you will thoroughly enjoy the information that I have taken great pleasure in putting together for you.
Fairy House are spreading beyond the coast of Maine and becoming a fun and popular subject for people around the country. This book will be a very fun hands-on how-to book that will be popular with parents looking for something whimsical and creative to do outdoors. It will also have great pictures, stories, and activities that will capture the imagination of a child.
Written for children, or anyone with a child's heart.
Based on articles and projects from MAKE's print and online publications, this book arms you with everything you need to know to understand the exciting but sometimes confusing world of 3D Printing.
Make’s second annual 3D Printing Guide is once again your go-to resource for discovering the latest information in this fast-changing field of printers, software, projects, and accessories. Inside, you'll find up-to-date reviews on the latest in 3D printing technology, feature and model comparisons, tutorials and stories about 3d printing, and some of the coolest 3d printed objects out there.