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A limited edition and accurately printed book devoted to the original colors of vehicles used during WWII, authored by Jürgen Kiroff, Przemyslaw Skulski, Mike Starmer & Steven Zaloga, with the contribution of other recognized experts on the subject. A real travel through the research conducted in official, private and industry archives. This book reveals the development and use of colors on the German, Soviet, US and British army vehicles during WWII. 208 pages full of text, black & white and color archive photographs, profiles, color chips, photos of preserved vehicle parts and equipment, documents, general camouflage rules, etc. A must-have for modellers who want to know more about the real thing, and THE definitive guide on the WWII AFV colors.
The new book, special for USN enthusiasts and for modellers in general, a deep view of the most emblemathic jets selected by Daniel zamarbide for this book with an imressive gallery of real jets by Ioannis Lekas. Yo can seen the most modern techniques to apply in your modern jets and a lot of ideas. In this book the modeler will see all effects of painting and improvements on different jets of the USN.
The most exhaustive guide for civil modellers even published, containing all the modern techniques that the modeler needs, raise your modelling to the very highest level. This title is suited for beginners and the advanced modeller alike. The book has 360 pages, more than 1900 colour photographs. FAQ´s books are not usual books of questions and answers, are much more, are guides where the modeller can follow step by step how to build, improve, paint a model and solve all problems during the process. The large focus here is on building, fnishes and weathering though it also features some really cool chapters on composition in dioramas and vignettes.
Building, Detailing & Painting small scale models
94 pages. Assembly, detailing and painting of 1:72 scale vehicles.
A little gem. This unique book will show the modeler the secrets and tricks of building, detailing and painting small scale vehicles. The usual quality of AK publications at the service of the smallest scale.
The level of detail of the works and the photos will make us doubt many times of the scale but all this is 1:72.
We will fully enter into the most complete modality of modeling knowing and discovering techniques, materials, tricks, and a lot of ideas and inspiration in an essential book for all modelers.
By Rubén González.
Photoetch have always been a difficult task for many modellers. It doesn’t matter which modelling branch you choose, possibly you want to boost your modelling to a next level of detailing. The talented artists from the AK Learning Series and the expert Adam Wilder drives you on a journey through the secrets and techniques used for working with photeoetched parts.
Don’t miss the oportunity to know how this pieces are made or how many uses can be given to this material. It will be much easier, after reading this book, to work with photoech and even do our frst steps in soldering.
English, Spanish. 88 pages
Third installment of the Extreme Reality series.Realism is usually the goal that we, as modellers, always want to achieve. Techniques, innovation, history, and imagination to make a piece of art from plastic or resin. It be comes challenging as we have to bear in mind the many details we must add, but these small details are the key to give our model its realistic appearance. This books shows how this realism can be achieved in scale modelling. Follow these talented artists through a journey from a model to real life. Divided in step by step articles showing you well known techniques or specific techniques only used on a single model. Extreme Reality is a book of masterpieces and it is mean for all of us who enjoy and love this great hobby, helping you to build your models but also offering the possibility to tell a history.
High quality print catalogue showing all Abteilung goods, plus many related tutorials and models, figures, vignettes and dioramas painted with oils.
Limited edition, only 2000 copies.
Only 2000 copies of 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!
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.
First edition published by AK four years ago. We are very proud of our third edition! Considered as the modelling bible when it comes to military vehicles; the pages of FAQ contain the most up to date techniques needed to produce AFV works of art. FAQ is for all modelers alike; beginners through to seasoned masters. Contained between the covers are 320 pages, with more than 1500 high quality color photographs all printed on high quality stock.
AK090 AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL!!21,95€
Virgil Suarez (Doctor Cranky), proprietor and resident Mad Styrene Scientist of the World Famous Doctor Cranky’s Lab-RAT-ory, brings you the ultimate book of building and weathering hot rods!
This book has something for every lover of cars; beginners, intermediate, and advanced model car builders all learn how to make their models ZING, ZAP, and POP! All through the use of dramatic weathering techniques, flair and character. This book will help make turn your models into unique MASTERPIECES, and you will develop your own building style.
Doctor Cranky shows you:
_ How to get your models rusty, crusty, and dusty.
_ Basic, intermediate and advanced airbrushing tips and techniques.
_ How to create custom graphics and special FX.
_ Scratch building and kit bashing techniques
EVERYTHING you ever wanted to know about creating unique car models that will have people saying WOW.
Plus an exclusive gallery of Doctor Cranky’s creations, profiles of some of Doctor Cranky’s favorite fellow builders, and much, much more!
(120 pages, over 200 photos) AK-Interactive
AK097 AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL!!13,90€
A new series of books with photographic reports on different vehicles. This book contains numerous photographs of the new and spectacular M-ATV, one of the new vehicles in the American armed forces. This compilation of photos will show the the most important part and unknow parts of this vehicle. This book, with more than 70 pages and over 120 photographs, offers all of the principle views of this vehicle such as the chassis and suspension, the interior and all types of numerous details to help you detail your model. A must have reference for modelers & historians.
Modelling Full Ahead is a new series of books for naval modelers. The aim is to concentrate on a specific ship class in depth. From pictures showing all the angles of the ship, to the model kits you can use and, of course, a detailed step by step on how to transform your model ship in an outstanding artwork. For this first issue Fran Romero, well known naval modelling master, with the collaboration of the italian modeler Luciano Rizzato, will guide us through the difficult, but exciting, way of modelling a Knox/Baleares Class frigate. Follow Fran and Luciano in their journey around the Knox/Baleares Class, from standard kits to 4 outstanding models, with different levels of weathering, and learn in an easy and practical way their master modelling techniques. A book from modelers for modelers, a ‘must’ have to improve your naval modelling skills.
The extremely talented artist that has taken part in this book show all aspects, tricks that they use and secrets involving painting flesh. Different types of flesh on which these artists apply their different styles and techniques. This book is profusely illustrated with step by step photos and descriptive text explaining in depth the secrets of flesh painting. Instructional drawings or color plates are also among the different things that you will find along its pages.
Available in English & Spanish language.
First issue of the AK-Interactive collection´s Learning Series.
This volume dedicated to paint different types of wood, planes, ships, tools, accessories, etc. The necessary techniques for all kind of modelers. Through its pages we will discover how to work with several products to get different types of finishes in wood. An essential tool for beginer and advanced modelers.
AK270 AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL!!21,50€
This deluxe 100 page color guide includes Soviet WWII color profiles and a section with real photographs. This is a must have reference for the WWII Soviet Armor enthusiast. Modelers will find the inspiration for making original Soviet vehicles, based in original photos some of them never seen before. Also includes a brief study of colors of Soviet Army in WWII.
This book shows the original German camouflage of vehicles used by the Deutsche Afrika Korps, with color variants throughout the war. We look at German Army vehicle colours for the African campaign, including the European Dark Gray (RAL 7021) in which they arrived to Libya. This continues through to the initial camouflage colours, Yellow-Brown RAL 8000 with Green-Gray spots RAL 7008 (in 1941), and the Yellow-Brown RAL 8020 and Sand Gray RAL 7027, used from1942. We also include a selection of Italian vehicles, often forgotten, which fought alongside the Germans against the Allies from 1941 to1943. This is supplemented by the addition of allied vehicles serving with the Axis troops, with some curious American halftracks with distinctive German markings. Over 170 profiles cover schemes from the most common camouflage to the most originals and unusuals vehicles used by the DAK and Regio Esercito, including major artillery pieces used in Africa, highlighting above all the powerful 88 mm Flak 18/36/37. Through the 108 pages of thisbook, the modeler will find inspiration for next African modelling projects.
Second volumen of AK- Interactive Learning Series collection.
A deep look on these armored troops and its paint. In this book, we find a detailed guide on how to paint these uniforms, from the classic black uniform to camouflaged clothes and going through the painting of several heads. An extensive text explaining different techniques and styles to achieve good results on panzer crew colors during WW2. Includes, historical introduction, descriptive text of these units, a military ranks chart, as well face painting schemes and a photo gallery to use it as reference.