The Handbook of Model-making for Set Designers describes the entire process of making scale models for stage sets, from the most basic cutting and assembling methods to more advanced skills, including painting, texturing and finishing techniques, and useful hints on presenting the completed model. Many drawings and colour photographs of the writer's own work illustrate the text. Some state-of-the-art computerized techniques are described here for the first time in a book of this kind, including many ways in which digital techniques can be used in combination with the more traditional methods to enhance the model-maker's work. This book will be of use not only to theatre designers, but to anyone with an interest in scale models of any kind.
Colin Winslow is a stage designer with many years' professional experience of designing both scenery and costumes. He has been head of design for several theatre companies, including the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh, the Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg, and Ensemble in Amsterdam. He has taught stage design in many schools, colleges and universities throughout England, and currently teaches in the Department of Drama at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.