The World of Military Dioramas by Jan Koralewski

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The World of Military Dioramas by Jan Koralewski

Post  ShawnGehling on Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:36 pm

Book Review
The World of Military Dioramas
By Jan Koralewski
Printed by: Katowice – Speyer 2007
Copyright (Hobby Model) Waldemar Trojca 2007
ISBN: 978-83-60041-21-5
www.modelhobby.pl
Polish and English text

I know it might be an older book that some of you might have seen years ago, but I recently came across it, The price was $26.95 at a local hobby shop, but I picked mine up at the half priced book store for $13.48 (I thought that was a great deal too). There are 172 pictures all on glossy pages, and tons of valuable information on diorama building. There are some simply amazing dioramas in this book.
The author starts out with the basics:
Part 1: What you need:
1. Tools and equipment
2. Diorama materials
3. Resources
4. Subject and scale (I would love to see some of the books that he uses as reference).
5. Aftermarket products.
Part 2: Building a diorama:
1. Base
2. Composition
3. Forming terrain on diorama
4. Selecting the right models
5. Buildings
6. Figures
7. Details (7 sub-sections)
8. Vegetation on a diorama
9. Tools and paints
Part 3: Gallery:
1. Wehrmacht activities during the 1939 Sept Campaign
2. BP-42 Train
3. KW-2 (KV-2)
4. 76.2mm Field gun with horses
5. Cromwell command tank
6. Cromwell Mk IV
7. ISU-152
8. T-34
9. BT-7
10. BA-6
11. BR-52 train
All in all it’s a great modeling book that gives you some great ideas and shows off a lot of really nice stuff done by the Author.
Highly recommended for anyone that enjoys a good book about dioramas.
Shawn W. Gehling

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Re: The World of Military Dioramas by Jan Koralewski

Post  john bowery on Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:26 pm

Shawn,
Thanks for the tip. I will check our 1/2 price book store.
Cheers
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Never seen it?

Post  Panzer on Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:32 am

Never seen it? I will have to trackdown a copy.
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Re: The World of Military Dioramas by Jan Koralewski

Post  Hauptmann T on Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:46 am

HELLO,
Great review even though I 've never heard of it,but now I'm look'n for one.Plus its sounds like a great book at either price. Shocked TIM

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Re: The World of Military Dioramas by Jan Koralewski

Post  Bob Letterman on Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:49 am

shawn,

Can you give us an idea where you got yours?

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Re: The World of Military Dioramas by Jan Koralewski

Post  ShawnGehling on Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:15 am

Bob,
I'm sorry to have taken so long to get back to you...
I got mine at one of the many local "Half Priced Books" stores in our area.
I'm sure if you ask any good book store (use the ISBN) if it's available, they
can get it...

Sorry again for the delay...
Shawn

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