by Paul M. Newitt. Ultimate Modeling Edition This is a reprint of the first three Starfleet Assembly Manuals with additional new material. Paul provided the original negatives for the books, so these look as good, if not better than the originals. You can throw your pirated copies away!
StarFleet Assembly Manual 1 covers the basic construction of the AMT 18" Enterprise. Everything from removing the parts from the sprue, to gluing, puttying and sanding. This is the basics of building models!
StarFleet Assembly Manual 2 shows you assembly of the original AMT Klingon Battlecruiser and Romulan Bird of Prey kits. It includes basic lighting and battle damage techniques
StarFleet Assembly Manual 3 demonstrates advanced lighting techniques, as well as detailed painting instructions.
Updated material discusses the exact color of the Enterprise, lighting the K-7 Space Station, and building a Galileo diorama and much more
StarFleet Assembly Manual 2 features the AMT Klingon and Romulan
models. In addition, it features basic lighting as well as battle
StarFleet Assembly Manual 3 returns to the
Enterprise with advanced building, painting and lighting. It shows how
to install electronics, as well as accurately detail the kit.
All 3 books featured little bits of Trek technology too. Additional
material includes a new introduction by Paul describing the story
behind the original publications.
New appendices include several pages
of corrections, a new comprehensive listing of reference material, an
updated article on the color of the Enterprise, factoids on the studio
models, tips on building the Polar Lights kits [thanks to Jay Chladek],
short articles on lighting the K7 space station, building the Nomad
model seen on Enterprise, building a shuttle hanger bay. There are
reprinted diagrams from Mandel and Drexler's Officers Manual, and a
nice update by Paul as to what he's been doing these last 25 years.
why reprint these books? In looking them over, there is a lot of
material that is still very relevant to modelers today. Everything from
basics of building, to detailing and lighting. You can use all this
information on the new Polar kits, plus any other models you build.
Plus, there are thousands of these original kits still waiting to be