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Building Scifi Science Fiction spaceship models and technical gear is a hobby all it's own.

From Star Wars and Star Trek, to Mechs, to Steampunk, to Cyber models. There's a genre for every kind of builder. You're only limited by your imagination.

These books and publications can help you build fantastic imaginary spaceships, or detail out your favorite movie and TV ships from the small screen and big screeen.

Movie stills, blueprints, special effects (FX), all these different specialties of the Scifi model hobby can be explored and built on. With new skills, new ideas, and new talents from these books pages.

Now you can build space machines and ships much like your favorite FX builders, such as Mat Irvine, Douglas Trumball, Phil Tippet, John Dykstra, and many others.


Books and publications to help you build great Scifi and Space models.

space 1999 eagle blueprints

Space 1999 Eagle

scale model life scifi model book

Scale Model Life -
Volume 2

scale model life figures magazine

Scale Model Life -
Volume 3

scale model life magazine volume 6

Scale Model Life
Volume 6

scale model life scifi model book

Out of this World Modeling

scale model life figures magazine

SM03 Sazabi

foamsmith2 making foam cosplay weapons

Foamsmith2 Weapons

building detailing star wars model kits books

Building Star Wars Models

space 1999 models eagle hawk

Modelling Space 1999

professional model making dvd

Modelling the Eagle

smithsonian restoration star trek uss enterprise

Smithsonian: Building
Star Trek

star trek tos pictures book

Rare Photos from the TOS Soundstage

millenium falcon models star wars

Modelling the Millennium Falcon

building scifi model kits books

How to Build Sci-Fi
Model Spacecraft

matt irvine scale spacecraft modelling book

Scale Spacecraft

buidling detailing sar trek model kits books

Spaceships at the
Final Frontier

professional model making dvd

Introduction to
Professional Model Making

famous spaceship models of fact and fantasy

Famous Spaceships of Factand Fantasy

famous spaceship models

Famous Spaceships of
Fact and Fantasy Vol 2

modelers resource magazine books

Kitbuilders Magazine

scifi and fantasy magazine books

Scifi and Fantasy Modeller

modelers resource magazine books

Modelers Resource

build your own r2d2 star wars

Build Your Own R2D2

model graphix magazine 2014

Model Graphix

hobby japan star wars

Star Wars Models

japanese gundam weapons magazine

Gundam Weapons

japanese rr mechanics rx78 gundam models

RR Mechanics

hobby japan star wars

Star Wars Models

japanese yamato 2199 mechanics magazine

Yamato Mechanics 2199

japanese yamato 2199 magazine

Yamato 2199

space navy yard magazine

Space Navy Yard

21st centuy modelling book

21st Century Modeller

star wars official blueprints

Star Wars Official Blueprints

cult tv man building scifi model kits

Cult TV Mans Ultimate Guide to Modeling Science Fiction Models

modelling the 21st century

Modelling the 21st
Century Volume 1

gerry anderson modelling the 21st century books

Modelling the 21st Century Volume 2

the making of space 1999

Modelling the 21st
Century Volume 3

scale model rocket projects

Steampunk Modeller

sculpting the galaxy star wars models portfolio

Inside the Star Wars Model Shop

cosplay props scifi projects

Making Scifi Props and Costume Armor

star trek art books

Star Trek: The Art
of the Film

how to scratchbuild models and dioramas

Excercises in Imagination & Scratchbulidng Models

how to build better dioramas

How to Build
Better Dioramas

special effects movie magic

Special Effects:
Creating Movie Magic

real space modeler vol 1 book, nasa lem

Real Space Modeller
Volume 1

mat irvines model museum

Mat's Marvellous
Model Museum

star trek uss enterprise haynes repair manual

Star Trek: U.S.S.
Enterprise Haynes

haynes thunderbirds manual book

International Rescue Thunderbirds: 1964 Onwards

star trek klingon bird of prey haynes repair manual

Star Trek: Klingon Bird of Prey Haynes

haynes star wars death star manual books

Star Wars: Death Star Owner's Manual

haynes dan dare manual books

Dan Dare: Spacefleet Operations

haynes star wars millenium falcom manual books

Star Wars: The Millennium Falcon Owner's Manual

mech models guide books

Mecha Model Guide

ilm special fx light and magic

Industrial Light & Magic

haynes ufo manual books

UFO Manual

mak sf3d books

Watanabe's I Love
Ma.K. Vol. 1

mak sf3d books

Watanabe's I Love
Ma.K. Vol. 2

perfect modelling 1 books

Perfect Modeling Manual

star trek lost photographs

Star Trek The Lost Photographs

2001 odyssey book

The Making of Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey

star trek to boldly go

To Boldly Go: Rare Photos from the TOS Soundstage

maschinen krieger modelling books

Maschinen Krieger
Modeling Book

mig ammo in combat painting mechas books

In Combat
Painting Mechas

star trek enterprise modelmaker

The Enterprise, NCC 1701 and The Model Maker

modelling gundam models

Model Art

modelling 2199 yamato

Modelling Yamato

star wars models

Star Wars

special effects movies books

Special Effects: In
Film and Television

gundam modelling books

Practical Gundam Modeling

perfect modelling 1 books Sf3d the Safs

battlestar galactica encyclopedia

Battlestar Galactica Encyclopedia

bandai box art book

Bandai Box Art Collection Shigeru Komatsuzaki

bandai box art book

Shigeru Komatsuzaki Plastic Model Box Art Album

strange new world model book

Strange New Worlds 12

strange new world model book

Strange New Worlds 13

strange new world model book

Strange New Worlds 14

bbc special effects fx
BBC VFX: The History of the BBC Visual Effects Department

star trek technical manual

Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual

the star trek art models and props book

The Art of Star Trek

star trek tos franx joseph enterprise blueprint set

NCC1701 TOS Enterprise Blueprints Set

star trek ds9 technical manual deep space nine

Star Trek: Deep Space
Nine Technical Manual

star trek ncc1701-d enterprise blueprint set

NCC1701-D Enterprise Blueprints Set

star trek starfleet technical manuals

Star Trek: Star Fleet
Technical Manual

nasa and spacecraft cutaways digrams books

Fantastic Cutaway Spacecraft

star trek starships

Star Trek
Starship Spotter

lost in space blueprints

Lost in Space Blueprints

superman blueprints

Superman Blueprints

battlestar galactica blueprints

Battlestar Galactica Blueprints

star trek on board the enterprise books

On Board the Enterprise

star trek federaton book

Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years

star trek dictionary books

Star Trek: The Visual Dictionary

star trek collectibles

Trekker's Guide to Collectibles With Values

space 1999 hawk blueprints

Space 1999 Hawk Blueprints

21st centuy modelling # 2 book

21st Century Modeller 2

supermarionation models props book

Filmed In

classic thunderbird gerry anderson

The Complete Book of
Classic Thunderbirds

sylvia anderson fab book

My Fab Years!
Sylvia Anderson

gerry anderson ufo technical manual

UFO: The
Technical Manual

mike trim model art the future was fab

The Future Was F.A.B.
The Art Of Mike Trim

thunderbirds are go cross sections secret files

Secret Files

star wars blueprints

Star Wars Blueprints:
Rebel Edition

epic scale scifi modelling book

Epic Scale Sci.Fi Modelling

the spaceship models handbook


space 1999 eagle blueprints

Space 1999 Eagle

sense of scale dvd

Sense of Scale' - A Documentary Film of Industry Model Making

spacecraft of 2001 book

2001: A Space Odyssey 40th. Anniversary Blueprints

century 21 models and props

Unseen Untold

supermarionation cross sections book


gerry anderson ufo technical manual books

The Complete Book
of Gerry Anderson's UFO

the making of space 1999

The Making of
Space 1999

scale mak model book

Maschinen Krieger

building gundam models books

Practical Gundam

the making of thunderbirds movie

Thunderbirds : The
Making of the Movie

tardis technical manual

TARDIS Handbook

ray harryhausen animated life book

Ray Harryhausen: An Animated Life

maschinen krieger graphics books

Maschinen Krieger
Graphics Vol.1

maschinen krieger model books

Maschinen Krieger
Vol. 1 Chronicle and Encyclopedia

mak sketchbook models

Maschinen Krieger
Vol. 1 Sketchbook

aliens colonial marines technical manual

Aliens Colonial Marines Technical Manual

the star wars chronicals

Star Wars Chronicals

creating building spaceship model kits

Creating Space: The Story of Space Through Model Kits

star trek ds9 technical manual deep space nine

Star Trek: Deep Space
Nine Technical Manual

industrial light magic book

Industrial Light & Magic
The Art of Innovation

star wars cross sections books

Star Wars Complete

fx models from sketch to screen, sici fi and fantasy movies

From sketch to screen: Science fiction and fantasy models of television and film

star trek vault book

Star Trek Vault: 40 Years from the Archives

star trek ships of the line 3d book

Star Trek: Ships of
the Line

the alien models props films art book

The Book of Alien

special fx models by derek meddings

Special Effects Superman: The Miniature Effects of Derek Meddings

dr who visual dictionary books

Doctor Who
Visual Dictionary

starlog aliens book

Starlog Aliens

starlog robots book

Starlog Robots

starlog spaceships models book

Starlog Spaceships

starlog special effects books models

Special Effects: Starlog Photo Guidebook, Vol 1

starlog special effects books

Special Effects: Starlog Photo Guidebook, Vol 2

starlog special effects magazines

Special Effects: Starlog Photo Guidebook Vol 3

special effects starlog photo guidebook

Special Effects: Starlog Photo Guidebook, Vol 4

starlog special effects starships and spaceships

Special Effects: Starlog Photo Guidebook Vol 5

fantastic worlds scifi starlog books

Fantastic Worlds:
STARLOG Photo Guidebook

star wars technical journals

Star Wars

the flying saucer models and props

The Saucer Fleet
(TV / Movies)

star blazers technical manual and warship guide

Star Blazers Technical Manual & Warship Recognition Guide

movie fx dvd vol 4

Movie FX Video Magazine DVD Premiere Issue Vol 1

movie fx dvd vol 3 dvd

Movie FX Video DVD
Magazine, Vol 2

movie fx dvd vol 3 dvd

Movie FX Video DVD
Magazine, Vol 3

movie fx dvd vol 1

Movie FX Video DVD
Magazine Vol 4

movie fx dvd vol 3 dvd

Movie FX Video DVD
Magazine, Vol 5

lost in space designs no place to hide books

Lost in Space Design:
'No Place to Hide'

aliens colonial marines technical manual book

Aliens Colonial Marines Technical Manual

lost in space scrapbook

The Irwin Allen Scrapbook Volume 2: Lost in Space, Land of the Giants

irwin allen movie models fantasy worlds

The Fantasy Worlds
of Irwin Allen

the making of lost in space books

Making of Lost in Space

lost in space encyclopedia

The Lost in Space

lost in space jupiter 2 specifications books

Jupiter Two: Propulsion

steampunk gadgets

Steampunk Gadgets

finescale Modeler magazine

Finescale Modeler

Scale tamiya model magazines

Tamiya Model Magazine

build a lost in space b9 robots prop model

You Can Build the Lost
in Space Robot

scifi universe magazine

SciFi Universe
Number 1

stan winston models abd special effects

The Winston Effect: The Art & History of Stan Winston Studio

classic plastic model kits

Classic Plastic Model Kits: Identification & Value Guide

aurora model kits

Aurora Model Kits

aurora model kits

Greenberg's Guide to
Aurora Model Kits

bob burns basement tv and movie Monster Toys Models

It Came from Bob's Basement: Exploring the Science Fiction and Monster Movie Props of Bob Burns

real space modeler vol 1 book, nasa lem

Steampunk Modeler II

gerry anderson thunderbirds guide

The Complete
Gerry Anderson

joe johnston star wars sketch book

The Star Wars
Joe Johnston

art of district 9

The Art of District 9:
Weta Workshop

star wars art visions

Star Wars Art: Visions

star wars cutaway diagrams

Incredible Cross-Sections of Star Wars Vehicles and Spacecraft

star wars galactic ships of the fleet book

The Galactic Empire:
Ships of the Fleet

star trek deep space nine sketch books

Star Trek Sketch Book

movie special effects books

Encyclopedia of Movie
Special Effects

next generation star trek technical journal manuals

Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Journal

scifi science fiction toys and model collectibles books

Science Fiction
Toys & Models

star wars blueprints collection

Star Wars Blueprints
The Ultimate Collection

dr who special effects - mat irvine

Doctor Who
Special Effects

brad hair productions model book

Brad Hair Productions

eiji tsuburaya ultraman godzilla monsters

Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters: Defending the Earth with Ultraman and Godzilla

jackills star fleet 1 reference manual

Jackill's Star Fleet Reference Manual Ships of the Fleet, Volume 1

jackills star fleet 2 reference manual

Jackill's Star Fleet Reference Manual Ships of the Fleet Volume 2

flying saucer model kits

Serenity: Blueprints Reference Pack

art of terminator movie fx

The Art of Terminator Salvation

avp movie creature effects

Avp: Alien vs. Predator: The Creature Effects of Adi

star trek plastic model ships

Modelers Resource Magazine

seaview voyage to the bottom of the sea

Seaview: the Making of Voyage to the Bottom of
the Sea

2010 space odyssey movie models

2010: A Scrapbook
Odyssey:Photo Guidebook for the Original Studio Models

lost in space jupiter 2 reference manual

The Alpha Control Reference Manual
for Lost in Space

ssrn seaview technical manual

S.S.R.N. Seaview Technical Manual: Photos, Drawings, & Blueprints

culttvman jupiter ii from lost in space

Cult TV Man's Ultimate Modeling Guide to
the Jupiter II

star wars imperial forces technical manuals

Star Wars Technical Journal of the Imperial forces: Volume 2

star wars technical rebel forces manuals

Star Wars Technical Journal Of The Rebel Forces

star wars technical tatooine manuals

Star Wars Technical Journal of the Planet Tatooine

haynes zombie manual books

Creating Armor and Props for Cosplay


haynes zombie manual books

Zombie Survival Manual

haynes zombie manual books

Girls of Star Wars

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