Beginning scale modellers need a basic set of skills that they can build on as they continue through the hobby. Essential Skills for Scale Modellers, written by FineScale Modeller.s Aaron Skinner, lays the foundation needed to build, paint, weather, and display all types of models. This technique-driven how-to book contains a variety of projects that allow modellers to put their new found skills to use.
Aaron Skinner built his first model, some kind of racecar in white plastic, when he was 5, and has had at least one model under construction ever since. His modelling interests include armour aircraft, airliners, and science fiction spacecraft. He studied journalism and history at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, and worked as a photographer at newspapers in Texas and Arkansas before going to work in 2006 at FineScale Modeller as an associate editor.