The way wargame painters approach their projects is different from other fields, such as historic model making. This collection Learning Wargames consists of several volumes for wargaming enthusiasts, both for those who want to make the leap to the tabletop profile, as well as those who are looking to further improve their painting or to make showpieces. Each book focuses on a specific theme and provides the reader with a wide range of knowledge and techniques to help their skills. This second volume is dedicated to ships with complex finishes.
This reference work provides a nice chronological overview of the camouflaged uniforms of the Waffen-SS in the period from 1936 to 1945. This book is intended for military modelers, developers of military history games, militaria collectors, historians and readers interested in military history and camouflage in general. The book begins with the history of Waffen-SS camouflage and how Prof. Dr. Otto Schick observed nature before developing his dramatic and unique camouflage patterns. It shows the special rank insignia designed to distinguish officers and non-commissioned officers without disturbing the camouflage effect. A schematic overview presents every uniform piece that ever existed in Waffen-SS camouflage, with the starting date of the different patterns that appeared on each specific uniform piece. Full-color photographs show all major SS camouflage patterns in detail on both their autumn and spring sides. All the colors used are described in detail. The 388 pages of this book contain 1095 color photos of original Waffen-SS camouflage pieces, 160 original black-and-white photos and 3 original color photos. Some of the original pieces and original photos in this book are published for the very first time, including the original camouflage coverall of a well-known Knight’s Crossholder!
The Vietnam War (1945-1975) was one of the most important conflicts of the 20th century, not only for the countries involved, but also internationally. It was a battle between two very different ideologies and two very different military strategies. With over 240 official and private photos, it commemorates the material, experiences and sacrifices of a generation of American cannoneers. Sections describing some of the widely used, but lesser known mechanized artillery, heavy artillery, artillery helicopters, howitzers and mortars of the conflict are included. A color profile section with more of 200 illustrations from some of the most important USMC and US Army artillery units is also included.
English 96 pages. Soft cover. The way wargame painters approach their projects is different from other fields, such as model making. The difference lies in the balance between time and quality, as it is common to have to paint a large number of miniatures. Some figures, such as characters or vehicles, receive special care and work, as they are unique pieces in the armies and many painters strive to make them stand out from the rest of the figures. However, when a traditional wargame painter decides to improve his skills and reach the tabletop profile, he faces several recurring challenges. These include assimilating a lot of techniques, learning to use new products and tools, paying more attention to detail, among others. This path, while rewarding in terms of results, also requires effort and sacrifice. This collection consists of several volumes for wargaming enthusiasts, both for those who want to make the leap to the tabletop profile, as well as those who are looking to further improve their painting and, occasionally, to make showpieces. Each book focuses on a specific theme, from vehicles to characters, and provides the reader with a wide range of knowledge and techniques to help hone their skills.
English, 88 pages. Soft cover. In this new installment of the AK Learning series, we are going to see how animals play an important role in a scene, either as an element to help identify scale, to help tell a story or simply as an individual figure. Animal figures can be commercial references or animals made by us for the occasion from a variety of materials. Whether they are common animals or exotic, dangerous, even extinct species, we will always need references before starting the project and, above all, when approaching the painting process. This theme of animals would be enough for many volumes of the series but we have decided to synthesize it in this number 14 and let you apply these techniques to other animals, adapting the colors and studying real references.
This book is the fruit of nearly ten years of research and the opening of a new era in this field. This is the first art based on evidence, in full accordance with military historical precision, the subject of paint and camouflage programs used by the Royal Hungarian Honvéd Air Force with military historical precision. Translated into the language of numbers: the author analyzed the remains of 30 different aircraft; and if we put together the reviewed and edited documents, dated official letters, recipes, color samples, these are nearly 25 meters from the original documents. They would make a tall tower. So the reader is in control of the outcome of this historic quest for truth - with solid facts and evidence backed up from various quarters.
In this book you will find advice and explanation of all techniques and processes which you need to master painting of fantasy figures, provided by the master Arnau Lázaro. This guide through the world of fantasy figures is a unique book, full of impressive works, tricks and examples used to demonstrate the secrets of miniature painting from the basic pillars to the most complex techniquesas like OSL, volumes, NMM, etc. Now we put this knowledge in your hands to allow you to become a high level painter.
This 200 page book will contend a excellent combination from historical stories and modeling about the Battles in Hungary 44/45 The historical stories written by Swedish fellow modeler and historian Mirko Bayerl are all linked on diorama’s I have build about this subject. A separate chapter will be devoted to Mirko’s latest masterpiece Diorama! Unique unpublished wartime photo’s, illustrations made by artists Felipe Rodna and Ron Volstad will enhance the book.