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Books, Reference Material ?

Postby joes_shop » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:24 pm

I've been into 'static' modeling for the past 30 years and want to take the plunge (no pun intended) into RC (preferably small scale, 1/72nd). The scale (static) modeling hobby has a ton of reference books and DVD describing technique, etc.

After 2 days of searching on the web I was only able to find one book (on Amazon) which is dated having been published in 1996.

So, where does a complete beginner go for books or (building) reference sources?

Any assistance will be appreciated!

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Re: Books, Reference Material ?

Postby Boss subfixer » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:36 pm

Have you tried looking through the book section? There are tons of reviews of various books you may find useful.
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Re: Books, Reference Material ?

Postby Scott T » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:08 pm

Some sources of building material.



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For purchase of SCR back issues with building material click on this link.
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For free SCR magazine download click on this link and follow page instructions to find download.
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Re: Books, Reference Material ?

Postby PaulC » Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:28 am

I would agree, Scott. The SCR has taught hundreds of r/c submariners how to build and drive their boats.

Wow, those are some classic covers!
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Re: Books, Reference Material ?

Postby joes_shop » Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:00 pm

I have joined the SubCommittee: rec'd my first (March) issue this week and immediately ordered back issues. Today I found a book (ordered it) published by Traplett titled Simply Model Submarines. I started reading the 'neewbie' article in the current issue (Type VII) and got 'lost' on several sections; hence the need (I feel) for some basic books that I can study.

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Re: Books, Reference Material ?

Postby PaulC » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:47 pm

JP,

There are only two other book sources on r/c subs that I am aware of:

"Model Submarine Technology" by Norbert Bruggen. I've not read it but I understand it is comprehensive and can get pretty technical. Norbert is a highly accomplished model submariner. You can buy it through Amazon.

"RC Submarine Modeling for Dumb A**es" by Steve Neill. This is a CD-Rom photo tutorial of Steve's scratch building projects. You can learn more about it here: http://www.sneillfx.com/page23.
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Re: Books, Reference Material ?

Postby joes_shop » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:11 pm

Paul,

Thanks for the link!

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