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  • Aircraft scale modelling F.A.Q.


    380 pages, more than 2.500 images.
    This book is a compilation of aircraft scale modelling techniques, step by step guides with hundreds of colour pictures for WWI, WWII, cold war and modern aircraft, showing a wide range of painting and weathering techniques. All aspects of aircraft modelling are covered in a way that is both easy to understand and follow. From tools, and how to use various materials, to camouflage painting, markings, engines, pilots, etc. This is a must have for aircraft modelers. F.A.Q. is a compendium of the main techniques used in aircraft modelling, explained from a beginner level, through to the most complex of tasks. Created by world famous modeler, Daniel Zamarbide, and aided by the most prominent aircraft modelers in Europe. A perfect tool for aircraft modelling enthusiasts

  • aces high magazine issue 4 the mediterranean


    En este cuarto número de Aces High, tratamos con el Teatro Mediterráneo de Operaciones (MTO) durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Teniendo en cuenta que sería imposible cubrir los aviones de todas las naciones que lucharon en esta área, en una solo revista, esta vez hemos decidido centrarnos en los aparatos de la Luftwaffe y de la RAF. Hemos elegido las máquinas más emblemáticas utilizadas por los mejores pilotos: un Spitfire Mk.Vb, con su distintivo filtro Vokes tropical; Un Kittyhawk Mk.I, llevando la famosa marca de tiburón en el morro de sharkmouth; Un Bf 109 F-4 trop, terminado como el montaje del as legendario, Hans-Joachim Marseille; Un Beaufighter Mk.VIF, con un esquema de caza ligeramente más inusual en el desierto, y un Bf 110 E-2 trop, que sirvió como avion de combate, bombardero y ataque terrestre. Para complementar nuestras construcciones de aviones, incluimos artículos paso a paso que le muestran cómo pintar una figura de un piloto, y un camión semioruga.
    Contenido :
    _ Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VI F
    _ Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 Trop.
    _ Messerschmitt Bf 110 E-2 Trop.
    _ Kittyhawk Mk.I
    _ Spitfire Mk.Vb Trop.
    _ Hans-Joachim Marseille. Figures.
    _ Desert Maultier.

  • F.A.Q. 2


    The third edition of our best-seller, first published by AK four years ago, and available in a limited edition now. Considered as the modelling bible for military vehicles, containing all the modern techniques that you need, to raise your modelling to the very highest level. This title is suited for beginners and the advanced modeller alike.
    The book has 320 pages, more than 1500 colour photographs.



    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.



    We are sure that Tanker will herald a new global benchmark for scale modelling magazines. Each quarterly issue of Tanker has a dedicated theme; focusing on amazingly realistic paint schemes and finishes, and showing you how to accomplish them. We have the very best of modelers from around the world, showing you how to master the latest techniques; additionally, original techniques that have not only brought us to where we are today, but techniques that have stood the test of time are demonstrated.

    Content :
    _ Steel oxidation.
    _ Rusty Warrior Löwe Super Heavy Tank.
    _ Garden of Rust.
    _ Burned Rust Effects IDF M-51 Sherman.
    _ BRDM Left to Rust
    _ Rats and Rusts.
    _ Rust Reference.
    _ M4A2 Monument of Rust.
    _ Rusty Ironworks on Buildings.
    _ Painting Dirty Rusty Spare Tracks.
    _ Unearthed T34
    _ Heavy Duty Rusty Container.
    _ Lebanese Scrap Yard.
    _ School Of Techniques.
    _ Tips and Tricks.
    _ Map of Products for Rust Techniques.
    _ Gallery of Rust
    _ Interview at the work bench: Ruben González

  • ACES HIGH ISSUE 5 Vietnam


    In this fourth issue of Aces High, we deal with the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) during WWII. Bearing in mind that it would be impossible to cover the aircraft of all the nations which fought in this area, in just one issue, we have this time decided to focus on just Luftwaffe and Royal Air Force subjects. We have chosen the most iconic machines used by the greatest pilots: a Spitfire Mk.Vb, with its distinctive Vokes tropical filter; a Kittyhawk Mk.I, wearing the famous sharkmouth nose marking; a Bf 109 F-4 trop, finished as the mount of the legendary ace, Hans-Joachim Marseille; a Beaufighter Mk.VIF, with a slightly more unusual desert night-fighter scheme, and a Bf 110 E-2 trop, which served as fighter, bomber and ground attack aircraft. To complement our aircraft builds, we include step-by-step articles which show you how to paint a pilot figure, and a half-tracked truck.
    Content :
    _ Bristol Beaufighter Mk.VI F
    _ Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 Trop.
    _ Messerschmitt Bf 110 E-2 Trop.
    _ Kittyhawk Mk.I
    _ Spitfire Mk.Vb Trop.
    _ Hans-Joachim Marseille. Figures.
    _ Desert Maultier.

  • 4 X 2


    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.



    Issue 02 sets the bar higher than the first issue! With 104 pages dedicated to more amazing armor, with reference sections, specialized techniques, product map, and our section school of techniques. Each quarterly issue of Tanker has a dedicated theme; focusing on amazingly realistic paint schemes and finishes, and showing you how to accomplish them. We have the very best of modelers from around the world, showing you how to master the latest techniques; additionally, original techniques that have not only brought us to where we are today, but techniques that have stood the test of time are demonstrated.

    Content :
    _ Extra Armor article
    _ Battlefield Taxi BMP-2.
    _ Uparmored Krupp Protze.
    _ Lebanese M-113 Field Modification.
    _ Zombie Slayers
    _ Apocalyptic Vehicles.
    _ Buik Max.
    _ Marder on Steroids
    _ Tracks as Extra Armor
    _ Painting Impacts
    _ Sandbags with magic Sculp
    _ School Of Techniques.
    _ Tips and Tricks.
    _ Map of Products for Rust Techniques.
    _ Gallery of Armour.
    _ Interview at the work Bench. David Parker.



    There have already been 6 issues of our magazine dedicated to military aircraft, and we are now seen as one of the best aircraft magazines worldwide for modelers and critics. Under the editorship of Daniel Zamarbide and his team of collaborators, in this edition we will take you directly back to the The Battle of Britain. The magazine contains artwork from Romain Hugault, and many detailed articles of the highest quality, with clear photography. Within its pages we cover one theme in each issue and all techniques with the theme.
    Content :
    _ Heinkel He 111H . Der Adler tag.
    _ Hurricane Mk.I Death or glory.
    _ Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1/B Devils in Yellow.
    _ Junkers JU 87B Stuka The trumpeters of Jericho.
    _ Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I Live to fly, fly to live.
    _ Typhoon FGR4 Battle of Britain then and now.
    _ Five minutes after the tea. Figure.
    _ RAF 10 HP Austin Tilly.



    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.

  • Trainspotting


    208 pages.
    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.



    The 7th issue of our aircraft magazine. This time Daniel Zamarbide and his cooperators show us all the tricks and possibilities of metallic colors through high quality articles, like the P-51 Mustang and the MIG 21, other not so well known as the F-101 Voodoo and the B-26 Marauder, and the known by few F-9-F Panther from Korea made by Daniel Zamarbide himself. Along with illustrations from Romain Hugault. The metallic colors will have no secret for you.
    Content :
    _ B-26C “Maraurder”. The flying barracuda.
    _ Mig 21 MF. Magyar Silver Arrow.
    _ P-51 D Mustang. The mighty Mustang.
    _ F-9-F “Panther”. Blue Tail Fly.
    _ F-101 C “Voodoo”. Voodoo one-o-wonder.
    _ Techniques in detail painting and weathering metal auxiliary tanks.



    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.



    In this issue the Aces High team brings us a special theme, CAPTURED! The newest issue is dedicated to captured enemy aircraft put into service. As is always the case here at AK, using the latest techniques, Dani Zamarbide shows us how to put an American P-51 Mustang into service with the German Army. Included in this issue are new sections such as a historical gallery, tips & tricks and many easy to do techniques. Another top hit release from the best aircraft modeling magazine!

    Content :

    _ P-51B Mustang. The wild horse from Zirkus Rosarius.
    _ Pfalz D.III A. The unlucky german
    _ JU 87 D-3 “Stuka”. Un der new management.
    _ Mig 21 F-13 “Fishbed”. James Bond Mig 007
    _ Fw 190A5. The blue hunter
    _ Sukhoi SU-25. The gulf war escape
    _ VW Type 166 Schwimmwagen. The swimming beetle.
    _ Profiles & Gallery



    Are you ready for the fourth issue of Tanker Techniques Magazine? The overwhelming worldwide success of our quarterly magazine has propelled us forward to the next issue. Aptly named Damage Inc. the fourth issue showcases damage, and how master modelers recreate it utilizing a wide range of products and the latest techniques. As with all other issues, detailed explanations for the correct application of these effects are provided; the techniques presented in Tanker Techniques are universal, easily applied to other models, not just tanks. If you haven’t already, start your collection now; create a library of useful techniques, and effects. Are you drawn to the technical side of our hobby? Are you secretly a rivet counter? If so, this is the must have magazine; each issue is packed with detailed information, galleries, interviews and more. Much more than a magazine. You won’t be disappointed!

    Content :
    IS-7 Stalins Heavy Hitter
    Tiger I. The Bully of the Class
    Focus. Battle Damage Process
    Grilled Grille
    Lost in Laos
    T72B1 Puttins Hammer
    K.O. KV!
    The Last Horse
    Damage Inc. Reference
    School Of Techniques.
    Tips and Tricks.
    Gallery of Damage.
    Interview at the work Bench. Lester Plaskitt



    Tanker is the most specialized magazine in the world, devoted entirely to painting techniques painting and weathering techniques of military vehicles. In this issue we focus on mud. We will show through different tutorials, and sbs articles how to implement these techniques and how to translate to your models. Again the best modelers in the world showing us their tricks and techniques. You will learn through high quality photos and step by steps many new ways to use different products to recreate realistic mud in your vehicles. Printed for collecting in high quality format, TTM is a collectible resource packed with useful techniques and inspiration.

    Content :

    Mud introduction article.
    _ BT-7 (1935) Wet and Dry Layered Mud
    _ T26E4 Pershing. Projected Mud by Tracks
    _ German T-70. Winter Mud
    _ BMP-2 Chechen War. Mud Texture Combined
    _ Winston Churchill. Mud & Moisture
    _ Pixelpower Type 90. Subtle Mud and Splaters
    _ FT-17 France 1940. Integration of Vehicles in a Muddy Terrain
    _ Rasputitsa. How to Make a Muddy Road
    _ Battle Taxi Ram Kngaroo. Scenery with Mud
    _ School Of Techniques.
    _ Tips and Tricks.
    _ Gallery of Mud.
    _ Interview at the work Bench. Chris Jerret

  • dioramas f.a.q.


    560 pages.
    Our best title ever!!!
    Finally available. This is a complete guide for building dioramas, vignettes and environments. This book gives away all the secrets of the master modeler Rubén González. You will find detailed information on how to make any kind of terrain, weather effects such as snow, rain, desert and anything you can think of. The most complete and ultimate guide to cover all those difficult tasks that often arise when trying to figure out how to build dioramas. For sure a must-have for the modeling world. A book for the modeling history.

  • aces high issue 09 hellicopters


    The ninth issue of Aces High magazine deals with a very special subject that had never received such extensive coverage before: modelling the military helicopters. Our contributors had again prepared a number of interesting articles, revealing dozens of tips and tricks that will help you to deal with various problems that you may possibly encounter during various stages of your own builds.
    Content :
    -History of military helicopter I. From beginnings to Vietnam war.
    -OH-58D Kiowa Warrior. Army combat explorer.
    -AH 64A Apache The indian of the US Army.
    -Sikorski MH-53J Pave Low III . The venerable Jolly Green gigant.
    -UH-1H Huey . Warhorse in Vietnam
    -AH-1Z Viper. The Zulu Cobra.
    -H-34 US Marines. The rescue moster.

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