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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.
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.
AK273 AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL!!29,50€
This book provides a comprehensive and complete view of the crude beginnings and fast evolution of armored warfare during the Great War. It includes historical texts illustrated with period photographs, and detailed colour profiles of each of the most outstanding models. Also included is a brief reference to the evolution of military aviation during the Great War, with colour profiles of the most important fighter planes used by all contenders. As a bonus, the book offers a worldwide exclusive; a fantastic collection of large format black & white photographs, never before published; surely, such an amazing photo collection will inspire modelers into making accurate dioramas and vignettes of the First World War; the first mechanized war.
AK274 AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL!!9,95€
Tracks and Wheels is the third release from the already famous AK-Interactive Learning Series. The extremely talented artists within this book, take you on a journey through every aspect of painting and weathering tracks and wheels guiding you through their styles and approaches. Follow along as they teach you the methods and skills they’ve developed over time, by explaining the how and why of weathering and environmental effects. Also explained is the affect they have on our scale models and perhaps more importantly, the manipulation of the colors used, and the tricks to getting the most out of them in scale model painting.
380 pages, more than 2.500 images.
This book is a compilation of aircraft scale modelling techniques, step by step guides with hundreds of colour pictures for WWI, WWII, cold war and modern aircraft, showing a wide range of painting and weathering techniques. All aspects of aircraft modelling are covered in a way that is both easy to understand and follow. From tools, and how to use various materials, to camouflage painting, markings, engines, pilots, etc. This is a must have for aircraft modelers. F.A.Q. is a compendium of the main techniques used in aircraft modelling, explained from a beginner level, through to the most complex of tasks. Created by world famous modeler, Daniel Zamarbide, and aided by the most prominent aircraft modelers in Europe. A perfect tool for aircraft modelling enthusiasts
Realism is usually the goal that we as modelers always want to achieve. It becomes challenging as we have to bear in mind the many details we must add, but these small details are key to give our model its realistic appearance. Extreme Reality shows how this realism can be achieved in scale modelling. Follow the talented artists through a journey from a model to real life. Divided in step-by step articles showing you well known techniques to some or specific techniques only used on a specific model. They will show you how a bulldozer can be as extracted from the scrap yard or a bicycle abandoned somewhere in the countryside. Extreme Reality is a book of masterpieces and it is mean for all of us who enjoy and love this great hobby.
AK403 AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL!!18,50€
This book analyzes original, eye-catching color variants and camouflage patterns introduced by the German Army late 1944 as used during the last year of the war, 1945. Throughout the guides 72 pages the modeler will find inspiration for the next project. The book contains more than 180 color renderings showing the many camouflage patterns used on common vehicles, and oddities used by the German forces. Included the reader will find vehicles such as the Panther, Pz. IV, Tiger I y II, Stugs, Artillery Guns, Halftracks and more. A special section of the book will help us interpret black and white photographs, and also a chapter about “What If” and “Paper Panzers”. We also include a section where we observe taking renderings to finished models.
Reference book, 180 pages.
More than a standard catalogue. This publication is full of interesting articles and tutorials on different subjects, plus Tech Sheets to learn how to use the products, including plenty of tricks, tips and full techniques from the best modellers around the world. Using this catalogue can help both the newcomer and the intermediate modeller to grow in knowledge, opening doors to new techniques, and encouraging creativity. Our goal is your knowledge!.