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  • MODELLING FULL AHEAD 1 / KNOX & BALEARES CLASS

    15,95

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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.

  • MODELLING FULL AHEAD SPECIAL 1/ LEXINGTON´S FINAL BATTLE

    15,95

    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.

  • MODELLING FULL AHEAD 2 NEW ORLEANS CLASS

    17,95

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    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.

  • PANZERDIVISIONEN

    59,00

    English & Spanish. 348 pages. Hard cover.

     

    This book is a result of an extended research on the history and organization of the armoured divisions of the Wehrmacht from its creation in 1935, until the end of World War II. It also covers the different models of AFVs that were a part of the material delivered to these divisions. Included are several organization charts, colour profiles and more than 280 archive photos, many of these previously unpublished. To complete the study, a chapter devoted to uniforms is also incorporated.

    Launched under Abteilung502 brand is a perfect tool for modelers, and a precious book for history enthusiast.

  • Pantera Apariencia Externa & amp; Cambios de diseño

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    ABT601

    65,00

    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!

  • T-34 AND THE IDF THE UNTOLD STORY (MICHAEL MASS / MA’OR LEVY)

    ABT709

    19,00

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    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.

  • SPOILS OF WAR

    ABT710

    19,90

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    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.

     

  • M-ATV Book

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    AK097

    13,90

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    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 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.

  • 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.

  • MAGACH 3 IDF PATTON M48 (M48A3)

    DEP-26

    34,95

    This book by Michael Mass and  Adam O’Brien is perfect for the modelers who build the Magach 3 (M48A3) in service with the IDF between 1964 and 1977.

  • SPECIAL Luftwaffe Gallery 1 – JG 26 ‘The Abbeville Boys’

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    LUGA JG 26

    32,95

    Author: Erik Mombeeck

    In the Luftwaffe Gallery series, this expanded special edition is devoted to JG 26, the famed ‘Abbeville Boys’ or ‘Abbeville Kids’ of RAF and USAAF legend. This superb new title provides an unparalleled view of air combat in the skies of Britain and France, from dog-fighting between Messerschmitts and Spitfires during the campaign in the West and the Battle of Britain, to fighter bomber missions over southern England, to the Allied invasion of Normandy and the desperate sorties flown by the unit’s Fw 190s against the huge USAAF bomber streams.

     

    On 96 pages, you’ll find 28 superb colour profiles created by Thierry Dekker, over 240 photographs and newly translated personal accounts.

  • SPECIAL Luftwaffe Gallery 4 – JG 5 ‘Fighters of the Midnight Sun’

    LUGA JG 5

    32,95

    Authors: Erik Mombeeck, Maciej Góralczyk

    This new volume is devoted to JG 5 ‘Fighters of the Midnight Sun’. Nothing predestined young German fighter pilots to fly and fight among the grandiose landscapes of Norway, Finland or Lapland with their hostile climates. Many of them would find their last resting places in the storm-tossed icy waters of the Arctic Sea or the snow-covered plains of the tundra. Who even now knows that the defeat of the Wehrmacht was precipitated by the failure to conquer Europe’s northern-most small territory?

     

    This latest Luftwaffe Gallery ‘special issue’ tells the story of this fighter Geschwader and its numerous aces on 96 pages, filled with rare and newly translated first person accounts, over 240 photos (many previously unpublished) and 32 specially commissioned artworks that had been created by Janusz Światłoń.

  • SPECIAL Luftwaffe Gallery 3 – JG 54 ‘The Green Hearts’

    LUGA JG 54

    32,95

    Authors: Erik Mombeeck, Maciej Góralczyk

    JG 54 was perhaps the most fascinating fighter Geschwader of the Luftwaffe, not least for modellers. This is in large measure due to the variety of non-standard colour schemes worn by the unit’s Bf 109 and Fw 190 fighters as well as the diversity of its emblems and insignia displayed both early and late in the war.

     

    On 96 pages of this latest Luftwaffe Gallery ‘special issue’ we highlight the story of this fighter Geschwader through rare and newly translated first person accounts, 207 photos of which many are published for the first time, and 32 specially commissioned profiles that had been created by Thierry Dekker.

     

  • SPECIAL Luftwaffe Gallery 2 – JG 77 ‘Fighting on Every Front’

    LUGA JG 77

    32,95

    Author: Erik Mombeeck

    Several factors characterise the history of JG 77: the diversity of its origins, the fact that the Geschwader fought on all fronts, flying the Messerschmitt Bf 109 throughout (except for a very brief interlude on Macchi 205), the striking number and quality of its insignia and the fact that it had in its ranks a large number of the leading fighter aces.

     

    Through newly translated personal accounts, over 230 photos and 31 colour profiles, we tell the story of this unit on 96 pages of this ‘special issue’ of Luftwaffe Gallery.

  • Luftwaffe Gallery Vol.3

    LUGA VOL 3

    19,90

    Author: Erik Mombeeck

     

    This book has 56 pages and features six fascinating articles:

    1. Emblem Gallery I: The Zylinder Hut/Top Hat emblem (with Many Souffan)
    2. Camouflage Gallery: JG 54 snakeskin pattern paint schemes (with Maciej Góralczyk)
    3. Colour Gallery: Luftwaffe liaison – Supporting operations in the desert
    4. Emblem Gallery II: JG 53 Jabostaffel in Sicily
    5. Equipment Gallery I: Seenot! Down in the drink (with Yves Empain)
    6. Equipment Gallery II: Langnasen Dora 9 (with Kees Mol, James Crow, Maciej Góralczyk and Neil Page)

     

    These are lavishly illustrated with more than 80 photos, including many in colour, and 33 colour profiles that had been created by Thierry Dekker.

  • Luftwaffe Gallery Vol.4

    LUGA VOL 4

    19,90

    Author: Erik Mombeeck

    Luftwaffe Gallery No.4 offers six interesting articles:

    1. Emblem Gallery: Luftwaffe aircraft eagle emblems
    2. Camouflage Gallery: Paint schemes of III./JG 3, spring 1942
    3. Equipment Gallery I: Metal pennants
    4. Colour Gallery: The Ju 87
    5. Equipment Gallery II: Pilot victory sticks, part 2
    6. Marking Gallery: The tail band colours of III./JG 6 (by Kees Mol)

     

    All gathered on 56 pages, lavishly illustrated with 28 colour profiles and more than 100 photos, including many in colour!

     

  • Military vehicles in Lebanon

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    TREBIA 1

    26,00

    In the 90 pages of their book the modeler will find hundreds of interesting photos full of information and inspiration. In this tragic civil war period there could be seen a large variety of vehicles in use by the different factions displaying many different camouflage schemes. This book will also be of great help not only for a model or diorama set during this period in Lebanon, but it will be a useful reference for ideas in other areas of the Middle Ease such as Syria, Iraq, Egypt or Iran. This book is a necessary resource for modern era warfare enthusiasts.

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