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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.
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.
*English & Spanish, 140 pages. Soft cover.
Modeling is an artistic side that combines history or fantasy, skills and art. A very fun hobby, which, like all activities, has a beginning and bases on which to improve until becoming a master. Each two pages comprehend one chapter that will be very useful to know and discover essential aspects of modelling vocabulary and techniques from the basics and that will help the beginner to start in the hobby and the advanced modeler to refresh many concepts.
References of real and very visual photos to understand all concepts. Step by step easy to follow and understand all explanations. Easy section colors to find each chapter fast and easily.
The perfect tool to anyone who wants to get into this hobby.
15% off until 29th April
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
Some modelers are increasingly interested in exploring new fields, and al – lowing themselves some artistic license, why not? This type of vehicle is becoming increasingly important among the many brands for launching news and information on new releases. There has been a boom in this type of modeling, and every time there is a new release it awakens more curiosity among modelers around the world. This book will load the modeler’s mind with original ideas to address alter – native projects. We will see where the concept of Panzer Papers comes from and its differences with the what if models, besides inspiring us with profiles of all kinds. It will feature many of the best modelers in the world using the present techniques and will show us how to make some of these vehicles and will leave nothing different behind.
- English, 208 pages.
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.
English, 80 pages. Soft cover.
AK-Interactive, in collaboration with Desert Eagle publishing, presents the Rust n ‘Dust series, where we combine exclusive reference material with modeling techniques. All with a single purpose: that the modeler can build a vehicle in the most realistic way with a lot of precise material and a small step-by-step guide for each technique. Having good references and knowing what techniques to use is the key for modelers, who will provide you with the necessary tools for success.
The Rust n ‘Dust series of books is created to allow you to study the photos and then implement the techniques shown in your models. In this volume we can see detailed pictures of mud in IDF vehicles and an example of application on a Merkava 1/35 scale.
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
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.