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    English / Spanish / German / French. 124 pages. Mastering Oils 1, Oil Painting Techniques on AFVs, is the first one of a master series dealing with all the techniques necessary to control oil painting. In this first one the master modeler Joaquín García Gázquez shows us how to use oils in the correct way; how to mix them, how to apply them, which tools are the best for handling them. All the possibilities regarding oils applied on armored fighting vehicles with step by step guides. A masterpiece which will be very useful for any modeler.
    Follow along with Joaquín García Gázquez as he describes all the necessary techniques to master the kind of tools for applying, mixing, etc. Take your model to the next level and achieve extreme reality with this must-have guide to oil techniques.



    English & Spanish. 348 pages. Hard cover.


    This book is a result of an extended research on the history and organization of the armoured divisions of the Wehrmacht from its creation in 1935, until the end of World War II. It also covers the different models of AFVs that were a part of the material delivered to these divisions. Included are several organization charts, colour profiles and more than 280 archive photos, many of these previously unpublished. To complete the study, a chapter devoted to uniforms is also incorporated.

    Launched under Abteilung502 brand is a perfect tool for modelers, and a precious book for history enthusiast.



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    English & Spanish. 108 pages. Hard cover.

    Although the German Army used only a handful of tanks during the Word War I, they still get a lot of interest from modellers and historians. This publication gives an insight into the tank service in the Germany Army in 1917-1918, and provides a detailed look at the history and painting schemes of the only combat-used tank that had been manufactured in Germany during World War I, the A7V. A number of captured tanks that had been used by the Germans, are also covered.

    The book is lavishly illustrated with rare archive photos, numerous colour profiles and scale drawings in 1:35 and 1:87 scale.



    Inglés & Español. 108 páginas. Tapa dura.

    Aunque el ejército alemán usó solo un puñado de tanques durante la Primera Guerra Mundial, aún despiertan mucho interés de los modeladores e historiadores. Esta publicación da una idea del servicio de tanques en el ejército de Alemania en 1917-1918, y proporciona una visión detallada de la historia y los esquemas de pintura del único tanque usado en combate que había sido fabricado en Alemania durante la Primera Guerra Mundial, el A7V. También están cubiertos varios tanques capturados que habían sido utilizados por los alemanes.

    El libro está lujosamente ilustrado con fotos de archivo raras, numerosos perfiles de color y dibujos a escala en escala 1:35 y 1:87.




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    English & Spanish. 128 pages. Hard cover.


    During the Great War, the assault tanks in the German Army merely played an anecdotal role. Due to the restrictions enforced by the Treaty of Versailles, the first training unit for armoured forces wasn’t organised (secretly) until 1933. The existence of the first three Panzerdivisionen of that new German Army was officially revealed in 1935. The armoured troops or Panzertruppen were an independent branch of the Army, with their own command. This allowed concentrating the tanks in divisions so units were capable of significantly strategic deployments. General Heinz Guderian forged both words: Panzerwaffe to refer to the armoured force and
    Panzertruppen to identify the elitist armoured troops which would conquer half of Europe in the following years.
    The evolution of the camouflage schemes painted in tanks and vehicles of German armoured units is analysed in the book along with the organisation of these German units during WWI and WWII and the whole interwar period.



    Inglés / Español. 128 páginas. Tapa Dura.


    Durante la Gran Guerra, los tanques de asalto en el ejército alemán simplemente jugaron un papel anecdótico. Debido a las restricciones impuestas por el Tratado de Versalles, la primera unidad de entrenamiento para las fuerzas blindadas no se organizó (lo hizo en secreto) hasta 1933. La existencia de las primeras tres Panzerdivisionen de ese nuevo ejército alemán se reveló oficialmente en 1935. Las tropas blindadas o Panzertruppen eran una rama independiente del ejército, con su propio mando. Esto permitió concentrar los tanques en divisiones para que las unidades fueran capaces de despliegues significativamente estratégicos. El general Heinz Guderian acuñó ambas palabras: Panzerwaffe para referirse a la fuerza blindada y Panzertruppen para identificar las tropas blindadas elitistas que conquistarían la mitad de Europa en
    los años siguientes.
    La evolución de los esquemas de camuflaje pintados en tanques y vehículos de unidades blindadas alemanas se analiza en este libro. Junto con la organización de éstas unidades alemanas durante
    la Primera y la Segunda Guerra Mundial y todo el período de entreguerras.





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    This 286 page book will be published worldwide making the Panther Book a “must have” for lovers of history. Authors Roddy Macdougall and Martin Block, with the assistance of Panzer Tracks team bring the most comprehensive study of the formidable Panther tank to date. More than ten years of preparation have gone into this book; There are interviews with some of the personnel involved in the development and manufacture of the Panther tank. This is the first book about the Panther tank that includes detailed explanations for each of the assembly plants including specifications, Zimmerit application methods and full colour illustrations of the camouflage painting patterns along with detailed perspective drawings of the specific features.

    There are numerous of photographs with a significant number of them published for the first time! This isn’t simply just another book, this is the standard by which all books about the Panther tank will be compared, don’t miss out once they’re gone, they’re gone!



    Este libro de 286 páginas se publicará en todo el mundo, lo que lo convierte en un libro imprescindible para los amantes de la historia. Los autores Roddy Macdougall y Martin Block con la ayuda del equipo Panzer Tracks, traen el estudio más completo del formidable tanque Panther hasta la fecha. Más de diez años dedicados a este libro, con entrevistas con parte del personal involucrado en el desarrollo y la fabricación del tanque Panther. Este es el primer libro sobre el tanque Panther que incluye explicaciones detalladas para cada una de las plantas de ensamblaje, incluidas especificaciones, métodos de aplicación Zimmerit e ilustraciones a todo color de los patrones de pintura de camuflaje junto con dibujos detallados en perspectiva de las características específicas.

    ¡Existen numerosas fotografías con un número significativo de ellas publicadas por primera vez! Este no es simplemente un libro más, es el estándar por el cual se compararán todos los libros sobre el tanque Panther, ¡Date prisa antes de que hayan agotado!





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    English, 154 pages.

    Michael Mass & Kristof Pulinckx


    A picture is worth more than a thousand words. This book tells a story through the numerous pictures inside and shows us the details of Merkava tanks on their last journey. The reader is offered with a unique behind the scenes look of decaying decommissioned Merkava Mk. 1 and Mk. 2 tanks. After years of service, they are placed at a closed compound ready to be scrapped. Michael Mass and Kristof Pulinckx bring you over 250 exclusive, never published before photos, complimented with state of the art 3D graphic drawings. It’s a must have for IDF enthusiasts and a modeller’s dream if you plan to build a decaying Merkava tank as never before.

    This is brought to you with many details and crystal clear photos.

    Pure inspiration.



    Inglés. 154 páginas.
    Michael Mass & Kristof Pulinckx.


    Una imagen vale más que mil palabras. Este libro cuenta una historia a través de las numerosas imágenes que se encuentran dentro y nos muestra los detalles de los tanques Merkava en su último viaje. Al lector se le ofrece con un aspecto único el trasfondo de Merkava Mk decomisado fuera de servicio. Los tanques Mk. 1 y 2. Después de años de servicio, se colocan en un recinto cerrado listo para ser desechados. Michael Mass y Kristof Pulinckx le ofrecen más de 250 fotos exclusivas, nunca publicadas antes, complementadas con dibujos gráficos en 3D de última generación. Es una necesidad para los entusiastas de las IDF y el sueño de un modelista si planea construir un tanque Merkava en descomposición como nunca antes.

    Todo esto acompañado de muchos detalles y fotos nítidas.

    Pura inspiración.




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    English. 88 pages. Soft cover.

    Ma’or Levy.


    In the Six Day War, some 860 enemy tanks were captured by the IDF, including some 280 T-54/5 tanks. Within a few years, 146 of them were introduced into service as Tiran 4/5. This book tells their story, a story of the only army that introduced a great number of enemy tanks into prolonged service. The Tiran tank did not really suit the IDF’s needs. It was in many ways a bastard tank. However, the IDF creatively tried to take advantage of all that it had to offer. It was used like no other tank—as a low-grade “bonus” reserve tank unit for wartime, as a mine-clearing tank, as a unique tool for special operations, and as an artillery cannon designated for destroying SA-3 anti-air missile batteries. After many alterations, the tanks were eventually incorporated in a Tiran 4/5 brigade, as part of a special tactical task force designed to conduct an armored maneuver in the Egyptian flank.Abteilung 502 and Desert Eagle Publishing bring us the second volume of the Captured Vehicles in IDF Service Series. A new series for those who build models, love tanks and like history. The series focuses on the widespread and unique use the IDF made of tanks and armored vehicles captured in Israel’s wars with its Arab neighbors. The series is based on academic research, official IDF documentation, and interviews conducted with soldiers and officers who used these vehicles in real time. An amazing book that will surprise you.


    Inglés. 88 paginas. Tapa blanda.

    Ma’or Levy.


    En la Guerra de los Seis Días, el IDF capturó unos 860 tanques enemigos, incluidos unos 280 tanques T-54/5. En pocos años, 146 de ellos se pusieron en servicio como Tiran 4/5. Este libro cuenta su historia, una historia del único ejército que introdujo una gran cantidad de tanques enemigos en servicio prolongado. El tanque Tiran no se ajustaba realmente a las necesidades del IDF, era en muchos sentidos un tanque bastardo, sin embargo, el IDF intentó aprovechar creativamente todo lo que tenía para ofrecer. Se usó como ningún otro tanque: como una unidad de tanque de reserva para tiempos de guerra, como un tanque de limpieza de minas, como una herramienta única para operaciones especiales y como un cañón de artillería designado para destruir anti baterías de misiles aéreos SA-3. Después de muchas alteraciones, los tanques finalmente se incorporaron en una brigada Tiran 4/5, como parte de una fuerza especial táctica diseñada para llevar a cabo una maniobra blindada en el flanco egipcio. Abteilung 502 y Desert Eagle Publishing nos traen en el segundo volumen los vehículos capturados al servicio del IDF. Una nueva serie para quienes construyen maquetas, les gustan los tanques y les apasiona la historia. La serie se centra en el uso generalizado y único que el IDF hizo de tanques y vehículos blindados capturados en las guerras de Israel con sus vecinos árabes. Basado en investigaciones académicas, documentación oficial del IDF y entrevistas realizadas con soldados y oficiales que utilizaron estos vehículos en tiempo real. Un libro sorprendente que no te defraudará.




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    English. 300 pages. Soft cover.

    “On 6 June 1982, Israel launched operation “Peace for Galilee”, a large-scale invasion of Lebanon aiming at protecting northern Israel from PLO missiles, artillery and infiltration. Called “al-Ijtiyah, The Invasion” in Lebanon, the operation destroyed PLO infrastructure and altered the conflict map by removing “players” and adding others, complicating the Lebanese Civil War scene.”
    This book beautifully narrates the use of tanks and armoured vehicles in some of the most critical chapters of the conflict in Lebanon. Dedicated primarily to modellers and lovers of military history, this book documents the use of various tanks in combat, ranging from the IDF armoured forces to the T-54/55 and some rare versions of the T-34.
    The author, Samer Kassis, a seasoned military historian of the Middle East, invites us on a fascinating journey into the recent history of Lebanon, publishing never-seen-before photographs of that moment in time.



    Inglés. 300 paginas. Tapa blanda.

    “El 6 de junio de 1982, Israel lanzó la operación” Paz para Galilea “, una invasión a gran escala del Líbano con el objetivo de proteger el norte de Israel de misiles, artillería e infiltración de la OLP.
    Llamada “al-Ijtiyah, La invasión” en el Líbano, la operación destruyó la infraestructura de la OLP y alteró el mapa del conflicto al eliminar “jugadores” y agregar otros, lo que complica la escena de la Guerra Civil Libanesa “.
    Este libro narra bellamente el uso de tanques y vehículos blindados en algunos de los capítulos más críticos del conflicto en el Líbano. Dedicado principalmente a los modelistas y amantes de la historia
    militar, este libro documenta el uso de varios tanques en combate, que van desde las fuerzas blindadas de las FDI hasta el T-54/55 y algunas versiones raras del T-34. El autor, Samer Kassis, un experimentado historiador militar de Medio Oriente, nos invita a un viaje fascinante a la historia reciente del Líbano, publicando fotografías nunca antes vistas de ese momento.





    Arrived in the Middle East in 1955. The tank was known as a reliable war machine from the battlefields of World War II, and quickly became a main battle tank in the Egyptian army. In the Sinai Campaign (1956), the Israeli Sherman and AMX-13 tanks met it in battle for the first time, and by the end of the operation, the IDF had managed to capture several of them. These tanks were driven through the streets of Tel Aviv as a symbol of the great victory that had protected the young, small state. Afterward, the IDF tested and studied the tanks it had captured, made sure that its soldiers learned them well, and integrated them into its Armored Corps’ training course. By 1967, Syria and Egypt had bought hundreds of T-34s, and it was considered a threat that the Israeli army would definitely meet in their next war.

    English, 88 pages.





    A very special book, not only for inspiration but for history lovers. Through its pages you can discover the atmosphere and feeling of the gulf war from the point of view of the daguet Division

    The Division Daguet (in french the Daguet is a young brocket deer) was a French Army division formed in September 1990 in Saudi Arabia after the invasion of Kuwait. It was initially formed by elements of the 6th Light Armored Division. On 24 February 1991, when the ground phase begins, the main objective of the division was the As-Salman airfield in Iraq. The Daguet Division and the US 82nd Airborne Division crossed the border and attacked north. The French soldiers encounter some elements of the Iraqi 45th Infantry Division. At the end of the battle, the French Army controlled the objective. The French soldiers captured about 2500 prisoners, and seized a large quantity of weapons. Within a month, the specialized teams of the division which were assigned to the recovery of the Iraqi hardware, managed to capture more than 35 heavy vehicles, a dozen of pieces of AA guns of diff erent calibres and artillery pieces.


    Language: English 108 pages.


  • The secrets of Leviathan: Sculpting & Painting techniques



    15% off until 29th April


    120 pages, English.

    This book under the ABT502 label is an art book, especially designed by Michael Kontraros for all fans of his work, and in general for those modellers who appreciate fantasy figures. This artistic book, with a very unique layout that shows us the steps of the creation of Leviathan, a work with which Michael Kontraros won several awards, ranging from his concept to his painting. The book is a limited edition of 2000 copies worldwide.

    Learn the secrets of one of the contemporary master modellers with an absolutely recognizable style. Do not expect a regular modelling book, but a book to enjoy reading and learning.

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