Today is a momentous day. I got my delivery of Model Building with Brass by Ken Foran this morning and have had some time to look it over. For all those wondering about the book, I'll write a little review of it so you can get an idea about what it contains.
First of all, I need to say that if you read this book and follow what's set down, you'll literally be able to build anything you can imagine out of brass. Now, Ken has already stated that you won't be seeing how to form complicated bodies and fenders but you can easily get that information from other sources like Gerald Wingrove's fantastic books. This text goes into detail how to handle brass and make it do what you want it to do. He describes the tools necessary which are not complicated and except for maybe a lathe are not expensive at all. He describes excellent methods for putting things together so they are easy to stabilize and stay strong so your models won't be too fragile. I won't get too wordy here. All I'll say is that the book is well worth the time spent reading it and worth many times more than what you'll pay for it. Highly recommended required reading. Thanks Ken for making this possible.