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  • F.A.Q. 3

    67,95
    • 464 pages.
    • English & Spanish language.
    • More than 2.500 images.

    This new Super-Book, like its predecessors in this same series of technical manuals called “FAQ”, is dedicated to modeling military vehicles and the techniques used for assembling, painting and weathering.

    The difference with the previous book is that we have moved on in the timeframe and this book is a complement of the previous ones. It also explains some new techniques that have appeared these last years, mainly to use in modern vehicles but that can be also used in vehicles of all eras. The most complete book for military vehicles edited until now. The materials that make up modern vehicles and weapons have changed considerably since World War II. Materials that were out of the question on a technological and industrial level back then are now commonplace. The use of these new materials and the manufacturing and assembly methods reflect on the way we paint and weather these models; they require a different approach. Like many other things in life, in the end the purpose is to take up new challenges. In this book we present some of those challenges.

     

    Simply essential for the modeller of military vehicles

  • Modelling Full Ahead 3: Bismark & Tirpitz

    AK249

    17,95

    English, Spanish. 88 pages. Softcover.

     

    Volume 3 of the Modelling Full Ahead series is devoted to the famous German battleships Bismarck and Tirpitz. This new publication brings you extraordinary detailed step by step articles on building the 1/350 scale Tirpitz kit from Revell, 1/350 scale Bismarck kit from the same manufacturer, and 1/400 scale Bismarck from Heller. A fantastic guide for the naval modeler on these iconic models which will allow you to discover new tricks indispensable for building the miniature warships.

    Get on board of this incredible trip through history and modeling by the hand of some of the best naval modelers of the world.

  • Soviet War Colors Profile Guide

    AK270

    21,50

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    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.

  • D.A.K. Profile guide

    AK271

    21,50

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    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.

  • WWI The First Mechanized War

    AK273

    29,50

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    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.

  • MIDDLE EAST WARS 1948-1973 VOL.1 Profile guide

    AK284

    20,95

    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.

  • Arab Revolutions & Border Wars Vol.III

    AK286

    27,95

    New profile book. Whether you like Arab vehicles, you make models or not, you should take a look at this super-book with lots of inspirational profiles, with information, anecdotes, etc.

    You can buy this book as a sole volume or to complete the collection with other volumes of the Arab Wars. This book covers the vehicles from last 30 years in different armies.

    Regular Arab Armies as Moroccan Army, Algerian Army, Lybian Army, Sudan Army and SLPA Vehicles, Egyptian Modern Army, Syrian Army, Iraq Army, Yemen Army,Turkey Army and the interesting and rare vehicles from Arab Rebel Armies as Peshmerga Vehicles, Kurds Vehicles, Daesh Vehicles and other surprises.

     

    Language: English 148 pages.  Volume 3

     

  • Abandoned: Little treasures

    AK287

    23,95

    English, 136 pages. Softcover.

     

    As the title suggests, Abandoned is a book that offers you detailed descriptions of how to create models of various abandoned objects. Following the concept of the best sellers Extreme Reality, we release this new super-book. The best modelers from around the world share their scratch-building, painting and extreme weathering techniques in richly illustrated step-by-step articles. Amongst the subjects covered, you will find a tank, an aircraft carrier, a WWI airplane, a sci-fi vehicle, a tractor, a building, and a few others. This book shows us how realism can be achieved in scale modeling and will be a good experience for our next projects, 136 pages of quality modelling!

     

    THE BOOK INCLUDES:

    • Tiran 4 Tank
    • Broken Ambitions. Amagi, Kure Harbour, 1946
    • AEG G.IV
    • Game Over
    • Paper Compressor
    • Star Wars AT-AT
    • Stalinets S-65 Tractor
    • Rail Station
  • REAL COLORS OF WWII for AIRCRAFT

    AK290

    54,95

    Only available English language. Limited & Numbered book.

     

    The Real Colors for aircraft models could not be introduced without releasing a special book devoted to this subject. Renowned researchers Maciej Góralczyk, Gerald T. Högl, Jürgen Kiroff, Nicholas Millman and Mikhail V. Orlov teamed up in order to produce the most up-to-date reference book on the aircraft colors of the main WWII adversaries: Germany, United States, Great Britain and Soviet Union.

    The resulting study is a comprehensive guide to the colors and camouflage schemes, presented on 292 pages and illustrated with 42 color profiles, several document reprints, and 390 b/w and color photos, many of which are very rare. Included is the latest information on the Luftwaffe’s late war colors, which have been reproduced as scale colors on the basis of the original paint factory recipes by Gerald T. Högl and Jürgen Kiroff. For the very first time, the unparalleled research on the Soviet Air Force colors done by Mikhail V. Orlov is introduced to the non-Russian readers. Nicholas Millman’s archival research brings us accurate reproduction and description of the colors used by the USAAF, US Navy and RAF/FAA.

    This book is a true must-have for anyone with even a slight interest in WWII aircraft colors.

  • 1945 German Colors. Camouflage Profile Guide

    AK403

    18,50

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    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.

  • CHINESE POWER

    AK666

    34,00

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    Do you think Chinese tanks and models are not interesting?

    Wait to see this book …

    Until now is the most complete, detailed and exhaustive study about PLA for modelers ever done.

    This book is not only having historians in mind but also for modelers and readers that can be interested to know something more about the Chinese army power. After reading this book many modelers will have much more interest in building a Chinese vehicle as next model.

    Through its pages we will discover not only the power and main weapons of the Chinese PLA since its origins, but also the way to paint them, showing different techniques and camouflages for the Chinese vehicles.

    The kits which appear in this book, belong to the main Chinese brands, and makes this book the perfect guide not only for modelers and enthusiasts of Chinese tanks and its strange and exotic camouflages but also for any modelers that want to have a reference book.

    Modelers and historians like Adam Wilder, Kristof Pulinks, Lukasz Orczyyc-Musialek, Lester Plaskitt, Sven Frich, Zach Sex, Gordon Arthur, Lei Xu, Verlag Jochen,Chris Jerret, Oscar Ebrí, Brian Murdoch or David Bocquelet give us an idea of the quality of this publication that until now is the most complete, detailed and exhaustive study about PLA for modelers ever done.

    Only in English language.

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