Following the very successful publication of "A History of White Metal Transport Modelling", I inevitably responded to popular demand, seeking the other half of the international model story - the resin world.
"The History of Resin Transport Modelling" is therefore the companion volume, and I researched over 170 contributors, this time many from France, Italy, Netherlands and eastern European countries, who between them portray a colourful picture of how resin kits were first developed, and transformed into current day miniatures. Producers from Japan and Australia, Russia and Romania, together with the USA and UK make this book a truly international reference work.
A versatile medium such as resin has taken my research into slot racing, military and armour, as well as heavy haulage, buses, land speed record and racing cars.
I adopted a similar format to the first book, with chapters on each group of producers, a timeline appendix, and a focus firmly on the people behind the models. This time, Ray Strutt, organiser of the ModeleX exhibitions, has written the foreword. Amazingly, the book is 268 pages long, the same as the white metal book, and also retails at £24.95. The launch took place at Sandown Park toy Fair on Saturday 16th February 2013. Copies are still available direct from me.
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