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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
The third edition of our best-seller, first published by AK four years ago, and available in a limited edition now. Considered as the modelling bible for military vehicles, containing all the modern techniques that you need, to raise your modelling to the very highest level. This title is suited for beginners and the advanced modeller alike.
The book has 320 pages, more than 1500 colour photographs.
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.
AK- Interactive 4×2 book introduces what we believe to be an entirely new concept with modelling publications and a new field for other publications and companies make similar products. In this book, four modelers build a different subject twice! Each specific vehicle is represented by each modeler in either an operational or factory fresh appearance, and again as a destroyed, abandoned, or museum/monument exhibited vehicle. A truly unique approach for the vehicle modeler. With this approach, we can bring you articles on the same model, but with entirely different techniques employed, or used in a different manner. Of course, you will be able to translate these techniques to other eras and different vehicles. 4×2 has more than 130 pages, detailed step-by-step process descriptions and high quality photographs, as it standard with all AK-Interactive publications.
When we decided to launch the Modelling Full Ahead project, we were aware that in an eighty page publication it was possible to condense the information needed to build a specific warship. But as modelling is evolving nowadays with it’s curiosity, techniques, innovation, history, and certainly everything that pushes us to build a scale model, this cannot only be achieved with a monographic series.
Bearing this in mind and in response to the multitude of suggestions we received, we offer you a parallel to the monographs series. In this special issue we will deal with difficulties that may occur during the building stages, such as working with photo-etch, advanced painting, scratch-building, diorama composition, etc. With this new guide we will not only help you to build your models but also have the possibility to tell its history.
If there is one modeler that has distinguished himself over the last decade due to his amazing dioramas is Aitor Azkue. This book shows off the very best of all of his work. With spectacular dioramas, more than 1800 images, step by step guides, and all of his tricks described in detail, there is no book quite like this. Inside the 292 pages of this book, there are 10 complete dioramas looked at in total detail. Azcue has given his own personal touch to all his art pieces and is a reference and inspirational modeler for many others. In this book explains step by step how he do his mega dioramas.
If trains and railway modelling are your passion or you just love quality scale modelling you can’t miss this book with the usual AK’s quality display plus Marklin’s input. A handbook that will possibly become a cult book for scale railway modelers in the next years. A new approach for an instructional book and for the way techniques are displayed to beginners and advanced modelers.
The book is structured in three main blocks. The first part contains the different techniques and materials we have at our disposal in order to be able to represent as many different effects as it is necessary.
The second block walks us through a greatly visual and detailed description of the different processes and materials involved in representing these effects on different types of locomotives and wagons. A variety of techniques and work carried out by some of the best European and American modelers.
On the third section we will see how to weather railway buildings and rail station structures and their elements. This goes together with a chapter full of real reference pictures of trains from around the world that will really delight the reader and push many to start with the hobby.
Modelling Full Ahead has become bigger. Following the success of the first issue, Knox & Baleares Class we are now proud to present Modelling Full Ahead 2: New Orleans Class. Initially when we laid out Modelling Full Ahead, our goal was to condense the information required to successfully build one class of warship into 80 pages. However, as modelers, we all know that the full scope of our hobby that challenges us includes techniques, new innovative ideas, history and so much more. Be sure not to miss out on these special issues.
Our best title ever!!!
Finally available. This is a complete guide for building dioramas, vignettes and environments. This book gives away all the secrets of the master modeler Rubén González. You will find detailed information on how to make any kind of terrain, weather effects such as snow, rain, desert and anything you can think of. The most complete and ultimate guide to cover all those difficult tasks that often arise when trying to figure out how to build dioramas. For sure a must-have for the modeling world. A book for the modeling history.
As many of you have requested we have decided to join these two fabulous titles of AK-Interactive under one only publication. Within this book you will find both publications, starting with Extreme Weathered Vehicles, an awesome book to learn how to weather vehicles in a way never seen, and Extreme Reality, an impressive approach to realism by the hands of the best modelers around the world.
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.
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.
80 pages, English & Spanish language.
Issue 14 of Aces High takes us into the world of twin-engine aircraft. It’s a pleasure to see the world’s best modellers building and painting some of the most mythical WWII aircraft, which are rarely seen in other international magazines.
- P1Y1 Ginga
- PE-2 Peshka
- DH.98 Mosquito
- B-25J Mitchell
- Me 410 Hornisse
These aircraft are really attractive for modellers due their designs and looks. Like always this issue of Aces High is full of tricks and techniques from which you can learn and enjoy the hobby even more.
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.
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