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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.
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.
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.
AK090 AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL!!25,81$
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!!16,34$
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.
AK270 AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL!!25,28$
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.
AK273 AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL!!34,69$
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.
English. 100 pages.
Throughout this first guide of 100 pages the modeler will find inspiration for the next project and the complement for the new kits of many brands. The book contains high quality color renderings showing the many camouflage patterns used on these vehicles by Egyptian, Jordanian , Algerian, Syrian , or Israel armies in this period. A special section in white photographs where can be seen Arab vehicles captured in Yom Kippur by IDF, and also a chapter about surviving vehicles and Israel Sherman variants.
Vol.2 coming soon, don’t miss this volume to complete the collection.
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!!21,75$
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.
In this book we will find the necessary inspiration for make original weathered civilian vehicles. A never seen selection of vehicles with variety of finishes, effects and colors. Trough its pages we will discover the techniques to achieve this kind of finishes.
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!.
English. 224 pages
New catalogue, 2016…. A lot more than a simple catalogue, this book has become by its own merits in a modelling manual and an item for collectors. Includes articles and tutorials, also our exclusive and well known “Tech Sheets” but it is as well a visual compilation of models from the best modellers all over the world. A must-have for sure!.
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.