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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The latest catalogue from ABTEILUNG502 for the present year 2018 is already available with a limited edition oriented to collectors. All the latest new products from the luxury modelism brand published in 38 pages with a carefully edition.
*Available language: English.
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!
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.
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.
Noted diorama expert Justo Mira brings you some of his best along with never before seen work in this 74 page full color book. Although the book is based on smaller 1/72 scale dioramas, the tips and techniques can be applied to any scale. Justo gives you in depth explanations and great step-by-step photos of how he creates his masterpieces. Available in English and Spanish.
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