I spent part of a three-hour train journey happily perusing the blog of Lyn Bailey, who is pursuing a Masters in Design for Film, Television and Events. Part of this is researching the building of miniatures for physical effects in film. And, since this is research, there are links to resources and a bibliography of what has been examined and attempted.
This was a delight for me to find, with a nice mixture of history, method and behind-the-scenes goodness. Bravo!
Lyn Bailey Reflective Journal