Mat Irvine: The original A Scale Spacecraft Primer was intended not only as a starting point for those new to the hobby, but also presenting enough information to please experienced spacecraft modellers.
Old and new versions (below). The new edition shows a Viking Lander and Curiosity rover on the cover.
I have contributed once again, but this time I have looked back at ‘the future as it was’ with 1950s-era crystal-ball designs from Revell, Strombecker and Lindberg.
The New Scale Spacecraft Primer is available in digital and hardcopy versions, the digital edition being a full-colour pdf download. The 40-page hardcopy is only in black and white, though it is printed on good quality glossy paper.
Converting the Aurora Ragnarok Orbital Spaceplane (below) shown here in 1990 and glossy 2015 editions.
Check at www.spaceinminiature.com for details and prices of this book, plus much more besides.
In particular, do take a look at Mike’s Model Gallery, which has much to interest the keen space fan.