1:24 Diorama Kits, Reviews 'n' Builds Tamiya Thr Legacy Collection Verlinden VP


Welcome to second book in my trilogy of modelling titles, influenced by the great, Francois Verlinden...

Though this one in civilian in nature, those of you that enjoyed the first book from my ‘Legacy Collection’ will find much to enjoy in this one, detailing as it does, the journey that I embarked on to create a brand-new 1/24 Garage scene built around Tamiya’s superb Honda S600.

Last year I published an update announcing that I was releasing a new diorama books based around the construction of my garage scene. With all of the orders for that book fulfilled, there are a number of copies left of the book, which are now available for final sale. I’ve decided that this book will be deleted from the collection once these copies are sold, so if you would like a final copy, now is the chance! There are plans to offer it as a digital download at some point, so you will have that option, but certainly as a printed title, there are no plans to ever reprint this book, in this format.

Here is the update that I published last year with all of the information should you wish to grab a copy of this very popular title!

Please, before ordering you book, read all of the following so that you have all the information that you need! Be especially aware of the need to send me your address, either when you pay for the book via PayPal, or via the email address that you will find below; if I don’t have your postal  address and/or email address, I can’t send you your book!

With that out of the way, here’s the good bit!

I am delighted to announce the creation of my latest diorama book, the second in a trilogy of titles that deal with dioramas that I have built of the last 18 months, inspired by my friend and greatest influence, Francois Verlinden.

Though this one in civilian in nature, those of you that enjoyed the first book from my ‘Legacy Collection’ will find much to enjoy in this one, detailing as it does, the journey that I embarked on to create a brand-new 1/24 Garage scene built around Tamiya’s superb Honda S600. Within the book’s pages, you will find extensive descriptions of how the diorama game together, what inspire it in the first place and how an idea was developed from a 1980s masterpiece, to create something fit for the 21st century. I will show you how the car was built and painted, how to construct a garage building and how with some simple kit parts and then clever use of the Internet and your own redundant kits, you can create a busy scene, whilst at the same time keeping your costs down.

But there’s more!

Along with ‘The Garage’ diorama, I have also included a detailed build of another classic 1/24 Tamiya car kit, this time their wonderful Lotus Europa. This chapter takes you though construction and painting and then on to something a lot of car modellers perhaps do not carry out, the weathering of their latest build. Follow the steps and you too will be able to build something a little more weather-beaten for your collection!

Here are some of the pages from this new book to give you an idea of what you can expect from it. Clear and crisp layout, a minimum of clutter and very high-quality paper and printing will allow you to see and examine all of the images in great detail, making this a book that you will want to use, as well as keep.


As with previous titles, this one has been written, designed and printed as a private venture and so the price reflects this. Many of you will already have the other books in your collections so — hopefully — will know what this means in terms of quality and how enjoyable it is to own something that’s rather niche in its approach! Indeed, many of you reading this will have all of the other books, so I am sure that you will be keen to add this one to your growing collection as soon as it goes on sale!

Here, you will find payment links should you wish to purchase a copy of this new book…

UK Orders including postage and packing: £25 – PayPal.Me/DavidP671/25

Europe Orders including postage and packing: £30 – PayPal.Me/DavidP671/30

Rest Of World including postage and packing: £36 – PayPal.Me/DavidP671/36


When using the Paypal links, PLEASE can you ensure that you leave your full name and postal address so that I can complete my ordering list ready to have the books sent out to you. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE OFTEN PAYPAL DON’T SHOW YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!

If you need to contact me about anything to do with the book, place an order, or have any other questions, please either leave a message here, or contain me using my email address:


So this is the second release in my trilogy of titles. I look forward to hearing from you and hope that you enjoy this one as much as you did, ‘The Legacy’.

Spencer Pollard, October  2021.

I'm formerly the editor in charge of Military In Scale magazine and latterly, Model Airplane International. Editing duties to one side, I'm now a full-time modelmaker with Doolittle Media, working to supply modelling articles and material for a number of their group titles, including MAI and Tamiya Model Magazine International. I'm also an avid fan of Assassin's creed, Coventry City FC and when the mood takes me, a drummer of only passing skill. Here though, you'll find what I do best: build models and occassionally, write about them!


  1. baker24earthlinknet

    I sent the moolah via PayPal and the email and address by email. And we’re off!


  2. Anthony

    Hi Spencer. Just put my payment through paypal. Kind regards. Anthony


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