|Dimensions||10 x 10 x 10 cm|
AK Real Colors
|Dimensions||10 x 10 x 10 cm|
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.
Metallics have always been a difficult task for modelers. It doesn’t matter which modelling branch you choose, at some point you will find yourself in front of a metal piece/part which, of course, you want to finish as realistic as possible. There exist many ways to achieve a metal finish, from the use of enamels, towards waxes and bare metal sheets. Inside these two volumes dedicated to metallics, the talented artists from the AK Interactive Learning Series take you on a journey through the difficult tasks of mastering metallics. In this first second we will show you how to understand metallic paints and how to apply them properly with the right products over figures of all types. Also we cover techniques and share tips which come in handy when you are stuck. We will see examples applied on warhammer, historical or Sci-fi figures.
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.
Metallics have always been a difficult task for modelers. It doesn’t matter which modelling branch you choose, at some point you will find yourself in front of a metal piece/part which, of course, you want to finish as realistic as possible. There exist many ways to achieve a metal finish, from the use of enamels, towards waxes and bare metal sheets. Inside these two volumes dedicated to metallics, the talented artists from the AK Interactive Learning Series take you on a journey through the difficult tasks of mastering metallics. In this first volume we will show you how to understand metallic paints and how to apply them properly with the right products over vehicles. Also we cover techniques and share tips which come in handy when you are stuck. We will see examples applied on aircrafts, engines, Sci-fi vehicles, afv’s and details on all kinds of models.
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.
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.
First issue of the AK-Interactive collection´s Learning Series.
This volume dedicated to paint different types of wood, planes, ships, tools, accessories, etc. The necessary techniques for all kind of modelers. Through its pages we will discover how to work with several products to get different types of finishes in wood. An essential tool for beginer and advanced modelers.
Tracks and Wheels is the third release from the already famous AK-Interactive Learning Series. The extremely talented artists within this book, take you on a journey through every aspect of painting and weathering tracks and wheels guiding you through their styles and approaches. Follow along as they teach you the methods and skills they’ve developed over time, by explaining the how and why of weathering and environmental effects. Also explained is the affect they have on our scale models and perhaps more importantly, the manipulation of the colors used, and the tricks to getting the most out of them in scale model painting.
Second volumen of AK- Interactive Learning Series collection.
A deep look on these armored troops and its paint. In this book, we find a detailed guide on how to paint these uniforms, from the classic black uniform to camouflaged clothes and going through the painting of several heads. An extensive text explaining different techniques and styles to achieve good results on panzer crew colors during WW2. Includes, historical introduction, descriptive text of these units, a military ranks chart, as well face painting schemes and a photo gallery to use it as reference.
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.