model making text book

I am sure this has already been answered here before BUT…

Does anyone have recomendations for a good solid text on modelmaking techniques for product designers… a kind of Dick Powell but for modelmaking is what I am looking for.

A couple of years ago I came accross a Japanese book that was perfect…anyone know its name? The trouble with this one was the text was in japanese!?!

Thanks

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great japanese book-
I got it from border s bookstore-
Models and Prototypes
shimizu,kojima,tano and matsuda

hard to find though