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MASTERING OILS 1 OIL PAINTING TECHNIQUES ON AFVS23,95€
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.
English & Spanish. 348 pages. Hard cover.
This book is a result of an extended research on the history and organization of the armoured divisions of the Wehrmacht from its creation in 1935, until the end of World War II. It also covers the different models of AFVs that were a part of the material delivered to these divisions. Included are several organization charts, colour profiles and more than 280 archive photos, many of these previously unpublished. To complete the study, a chapter devoted to uniforms is also incorporated.
Launched under Abteilung502 brand is a perfect tool for modelers, and a precious book for history enthusiast.
English & Spanish. 108 pages. Hard cover.
Although the German Army used only a handful of tanks during the Word War I, they still get a lot of interest from modellers and historians. This publication gives an insight into the tank service in the Germany Army in 1917-1918, and provides a detailed look at the history and painting schemes of the only combat-used tank that had been manufactured in Germany during World War I, the A7V.
A number of captured tanks that had been used by the Germans, are also covered. The book is lavishly illustrated with rare archive photos, numerous colour profiles and scale drawings in 1:35 and 1:87 scale.
PANZERWAFFE TARNFARBEN – CAMOUFLAGE COLOURS AND ORGANIZATION OF THE GERMAN ARMOURED FORCE (1917-1945)26,95€
English & Spanish. 128 pages. Hard cover.
During the Great War, the assault tanks in the German Army merely played an anecdotal role. Due to the restrictions enforced by the Treaty of Versailles, the first training unit for armoured forces wasn’t organised (secretly) until 1933. The existence of the first three Panzerdivisionen of that new German Army was officially revealed in 1935. The armoured troops or Panzertruppen were an independent branch of the Army, with their own command. This allowed concentrating the tanks in divisions so units were capable of significantly strategic deployments. General Heinz Guderian forged both words:
Panzerwaffe to refer to the armoured force and Panzertruppen to identify the elitist armoured troops which would conquer half of Europe in the following years. The evolution of the camouflage schemes painted in tanks and vehicles of German armoured units is analysed in the book along with the organisation of these German units during WWI and WWII and the whole interwar period.
Panther External Appearance & Design Changes65,00€
This 286 page book will be published worldwide making the Panther Book a “must have” for lovers of history. Authors Roddy Macdougall and Martin Block, with the assistance of Panzer Tracks team bring the most comprehensive study of the formidable Panther tank to date. More than ten years of preparation have gone into this book; There are interviews with some of the personnel involved in the development and manufacture of the Panther tank. This is the first book about the Panther tank that includes detailed explanations for each of the assembly plants including specifications, Zimmerit application methods and full colour illustrations of the camouflage painting patterns along with detailed perspective drawings of the specific features.
There are numerous of photographs with a significant number of them published for the first time! This isn’t simply just another book, this is the standard by which all books about the Panther tank will be compared, don’t miss out once they’re gone, they’re gone!
THEIR LAST PATH – IDF TANK WRECKS MERKAVA MK. 1 AND 236,95€
English, 220 pages.
Michael Mass & Kristof Pulinckx
A picture is worth more than a thousand words. This book tells a story through the numerous pictures inside and shows us the details of Merkava tanks on their last journey. The reader is offered with a unique behind the scenes look of decaying decommissioned Merkava Mk. 1 and Mk. 2 tanks. After years of service, they are placed at a closed compound ready to be
scrapped. Michael Mass and Kristof Pulinckx bring you over 250 exclusive, never published before photos, complimented
with state of the art 3D graphic drawings. It’s a must have for IDF enthusiasts and a modeller’s dream if you plan to build a
decaying Merkava tank as never before.
This is brought to you with many details and crystal clear photos.
T-54/5 TO IDF TIRAN 4/5 THE BIRTH OF A BASTARD TANK19,00€
English. 88 pages. Soft cover.
In the Six Day War, some 860 enemy tanks were captured by the IDF, including some 280 T-54/5 tanks. Within a few years, 146 of them were introduced into service as Tiran 4/5. This book tells their story, a story of the only army that introduced a great number of enemy tanks into prolonged service. The Tiran tank did not really suit the IDF’s needs. It was in many ways a bastard tank. However, the IDF creatively tried to take advantage of all that it had to offer. It was used like no other tank—as a low-grade “bonus” reserve tank unit for wartime, as a mine-clearing tank, as a unique tool for special operations, and as an artillery cannon designated for destroying SA-3 anti-air missile batteries. After many alterations, the tanks were eventually incorporated in a Tiran 4/5 brigade, as part of a special tactical task force designed to conduct an armored maneuver in the Egyptian flank.
Abteilung 502 and Desert Eagle Publishing bring us the second volume of the Captured Vehicles in IDF Service Series. A new series for those who build models, love tanks and like history. The series focuses on the widespread and unique use the IDF made of tanks and armored vehicles captured in Israel’s wars with its Arab neighbors. The series is based on academic research, official IDF documentation, and interviews conducted with soldiers and officers who used these vehicles in real time. An amazing book that will surprise you.
1982 – INVASION OF LEBANON (SAMER KASSIS)39,95€
English. 300 pages. Soft cover.
“On 6 June 1982, Israel launched operation “Peace for Galilee”, a large-scale invasion of Lebanon aiming at protecting northern Israel from PLO missiles, artillery and infiltration. Called “al-Ijtiyah, The Invasion” in Lebanon, the operation destroyed PLO infrastructure and altered the conflict map by removing “players” and adding others, complicating the Lebanese Civil War scene.”
This book beautifully narrates the use of tanks and armoured vehicles in some of the most critical chapters of the conflict in Lebanon. Dedicated primarily to modellers and lovers of military history, this book documents the use of various tanks in combat, ranging from the IDF armoured forces to the T-54/55 and some rare versions of the T-34.
The author, Samer Kassis, a seasoned military historian of the Middle East, invites us on a fascinating journey into the recent history of Lebanon, publishing never-seen-before photographs of that moment in time.
The secrets of Leviatan: Sculpting & Painting techniques24,95€
This book under the Abteilung502 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.
*English language, 128 pages.