Historic military book with numerous photos and 220 profiles. The fifteen years after the Second World War saw the technology of tank design advance by leaps and bounds, resulting in the concept of the Main Battle Tank (MBT). This book by MP Robinson and Dick Taylor examines the history of the first Western Main Battle Tanks designed in that period. The discussion of these weapons in the context of the 1960-1975 period includes the evolution of successful and unsuccessful designs. The tank and MBT development programs pursued by the United States and its NATO allies, as well as by neutral Switzerland and Sweden, are documented and described in detail. The emergence of 105mm and larger guns capable of being mounted in tanks in the 30-55 ton range became a catalyst for the disappearance of the old medium and heavy tank classifications- and for even more ambitious developments following the Yom Kippur War of 1973. Each army’s interpretation of these advances and the contrasts in Western MBT design priorities are examined in hundreds of photos and color profiles.
The third installment of the Learning Wargames series is dedicated to land vehicles and ships. This collection is made up of several volumes for wargame enthusiasts, whether they are looking to make the leap to the tabletop profile, improve their painting or make showpieces. Each book focuses on a specific theme and provides the reader with a wide range of knowledge and techniques to help hone their skills. 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.
Adam Wilder manages to capture a dynamic range of detail and weathering effects on the military vehicles he finishes. He does this using a succession of stages and layers. This is perhaps the most important characteristic of Adam’s work. Throughout this book, Adam will show how layers allow the modeler to obtain much more of a striking, realistic-looking result. The reader will see with numerous step-by-step photos and accompanying text how he uses these layers to display, demonstrate, and explain his detailed assembling methods and painting techniques when modeling armored fighting vehicles. The steps displayed in this book will make a useful guide for all types of modelers covering the construction, super-detailing, painting, and weathering phases of an armor model. Adam loves the effects and details that can be captured with 1/35th scale armor modeling. In this volume, he uses four models, along with the stowage and crew members on them, as a basis to explain his layering methods. Everyone interested in the hobby of armor modeling will clearly understand how to reproduce these timeless techniques. We all know that different environments and terrain affect the appearance of vehicles operating in them. Therefore, the characteristics of the intended terrain are very important when weathering static armored fighting vehicles. The season of the year in which a replica is supposedly positioned allows us to use the elements of earth, water, air, and even fire together to obtain an abstract succession of textures and tones. These textures and tones help us to add both feeling and depth to a model allowing one to present effects in every corner and on each detail, creating a finished result that makes ourselves and others want to stop, observe, and enjoy again and again. We are all very passionate about Adam’s work. His armor modeling accomplishments are always full of features showing another reality that our senses can only perceive as art in which every detail counts. This book is a “must-have” for anyone interested in the hobby of armor modeling.
The Northern-African theatre of operations meant new challenges to both parties, mainly because of the weather and the rough environment. The units could not act far from their supply bases. Right from the start a ‘movement war’ was fought, with constant offensives and counterattacks. The forces, the tanks and the softskinned vehicles got often stuck, short of fuel and supplies.
This is the English language version. For most modelers, this hobby means using commercial kits. Once you master different techniques, you start looking for ways to customize your models, to make them look different or build parts from scratch. Scratch building offers us the opportunity to make a unique model and becomes a style of modeling that is enjoyable in its own right. This book of Learning Series collection shows ideas on how to conceive and plan your projects, and ways to approach them, focusing especially on the use of styrene.
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 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.
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, 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.
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.
Content: 1. SCENES WITH ACCESSORIES 2. SCENES WITH WATER 3. CIVILIAN SCENES AND STREET ART 4. SCIENCE FICTION SCENES 5. URBAN SCENES 6. MILITARY SCENES 7. AVIATION SCENES
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.