If the previous two book reviews were precise and detailed, but limited to a few models, this is the phone catalogue of dioramas! I mean 559 pages of step by step instructions of each vignette and diorama more impressive than the last, and each subtitle focuses on one detail, arranged into different chapters so you can easily find the reference work you want.
This book took several hours just to flick through the first time and I had to force myself from stopping and continue to the next chapter just to get through the book! This is a real step by step guide to how to make the details that are used in dioramas and vignettes and although it’s sponsored/made by AK, you can easily substitute their products with your favourite ones – or you can buy the ones they use in this book if you don’t have them and have just started to make dioramas and vignettes. It’s up to you.
The book weighs several kilos – hence why I called it a phone catalogue (white pages) of a major city but every page is a gold mine and if the first book was for beginners and the second for inspiration and taking things to the next level – this is the book you need to expand your diorama and vignette building to be able to create any type of environment from urband to jungle, summer to winter and pretty to wartime – all are there!
Very inspirational and a huge reference library all in one (very thick and heavy) book!
Due to its sheer size, width, detail and level of instructions this book is a 5 out of 5 without a doubt and should be in every modellers collection!