Model Books

Basics of Scale Automotive Modeling: Getting Started in the Hobby

Excellent Book. Great for beginners and experts too.

Building and Detailing Scale Model Cars

Awesome book. Some parts of the book are copied over from Basics of Scale Automotive Modeling: Getting Started in the Hobby. There are many sections that were not included in Basics of Scale Automotive Modeling: Getting Started in the Hobby like detailing engines, wheels, and how to weather vehicles, which I found extremly helpful.

Custom Car Modeling

Great book. Mostly deals with older cars. Lots on chopping tops and sectioning.

How to Build and Detail Model Cars

Great Book. Contains many tips and tricks.

How to Build Dioramas

Excellent Excellent book. I don't know what I would have done without it. Sheperd Paine, the author lays out all the basic and advanced techniques that will help to improve the skills of a novice and aprofessional alike. He also shows you how he built some of his own dioramas and how to paint figures with ease.