with Tubal Cain
by Special Interest Model Books Ltd, Dorset England
150 x 210mm
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from back cover of book:
etching in the form of electronic equipment printed circuit boards will be familiar
to all modellers. Less familiar is the application of those same techniques to
precision production of metal parts for all aspects of model making ranging from
finely detailed grill work and artillery details to locomotive and traction engine
emblems and nameplates.
the Author - Authors Brian King and Azien Watkin have developed photo etching
techniques to a high degree of sophistication to enable Brian to build his Gold
Medal winning marine models. The design of items and the production of the high-quality
graphics necessary are fully covered as are both home and industry routes to producing
the finished items in a variety of metals.
Black & White
of Measurement: Imperial
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Basic description of the photo etching process
2 - Uses, Advantages and Limitatlons of Photo Etching
Uses for intricate
parts, surface details, positional accuracy, hole drilling, laminating, pierced
parts, ship's boat parts, appliqud, ladders, guardrails, jigs and fixtures. Limitations
of size and intricacy, weight, toxic chemicals, cost.
3 - Preparation of Artwork Using the Drawing Board
and negative drawings, scaling drawings, use of stencils, use of coloured lines
to denote half etching, instructions to industrial etcher, drawing for home etching.
4 - Producing Artwork Using CAD
Computer drawing and design software, snaps,
geometric drawing aids, editing tools, measuring tools, line width, drawing for
industrial etchers - bracket, ship's wheel, stepped ladder, rubber stamping, rearranging
components, producing front and back sheets, electronic transfer to etcher, producing
front and back sheets for home etching, using the computer accuracy to fit parts
together, storage of components.
5 - Component Design
Limitations of process, troubles you may encounter,
assembly aids, locations, mock-ups, half etching - fold lines, raised and sunken
areas, trompe d'oeil, adding detail, guardrail design and fitting, ways of approaching
component design, using the drawing board or CAD and electronic transfer.
6 - The Maths Bit
Properties of a circle, triangle, frustum of a cone, true
length of a line.
7 - Sheet Layout
Border, datum, arranging components, matrix, component identification,
assembly drawing, links to matrix.
8 - Etching at Home
Toxic chemical warnings, basic requirements, preparation
of metal sheet, exposure to UV, development, etching.
9 - Industrial Etching
Production of acetates, cleaning metal sheet, laminating
with emulsion, exposure to UV, development, etching, finishing.
10 - Handling and Assembling Etched Parts
Cutting out components, handling,
folding bars, folding blocks, assembly sketches, assembly of etched parts, funnel
cages, gun mounts, annealing, ship's boats, ship's wheels, soft soldering, soldering
technique, resistance soldering machines, assembling an accommodation ladder,