Gerald Wingrove is a Master Craftsman who has achieved international fame as a model automobile maker and as an author on the subject.
In The Complete Car Modeller 1 he discusses many of the techniques and potential pitfalls of the advancing modeller's skill.
First steps: tools and materials - how to select a scale and draw up plans. Tyres and Wheels: making moulds; techniques for wire and spoked wheels. Painting and material finishes: brush painting and spraying; upholstery and brightwork - chassis - bodywork - the engine.