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Modelling German Wwii Armoured Vehicles

Author : Robin Buckland
ISBN : 9781785005169
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 77.90 MB
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Modelling German WWII Armoured Vehicles is an essential reference for wargamers and modellers who build and paint World War II German armoured vehicles. It provides extensive information on the vehicles, describing what was used and when, and how the vehicles evolved and were adapted to perform specialised functions. Photographs of vintage vehicles have been included to enable the creation of realistic models. This new book encourages both young and old to get into the fascinating hobby of modelling military vehicles. It provides a history of German Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs), looks back at early AFV models and the development of the hobby over the last 50 years. It provides detail on how to assemble plastic, resin and metal models, including etch brass detailing, and covers colours and markings, plus the various paints you can use to finish your models. A practical guide to the techniques used in accurately modelling World War II German armoured vehicles in any scale, fully illustrated with 195 colour images.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Modelling British World War Ii Armoured Vehicles

Author : Tom Cole
ISBN : 9781785005480
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 88.53 MB
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This new book will be an essential reference for modellers and wargamers who build and paint World War II British armoured fighting vehicles. It provides extensive information on different types of vehicles, describing when they were used, by whom and for what purpose. In addition, the many modifications made to vehicles during the war are included, with guidance on how to create these for models. The step-by-step building and painting guides illustrate vehicles in 1/35, 1/72 and 1/76 scale. This book features models, often with a comparison of models from different manufacturers, for the following: M3 Grant Mk1, including a North African version; Cromwell Mk IV; Royal Marine Centaur; Cavalier Observation Post; Sherman M4A1 and Crab; Crusader III AA Mk 1; Matilda; Morris and Guy Quads; Bedford QLs; Scammell Pioneer Heavy Artillery tractor conversion; Anti-tank guns, e.g. the 'Pheasant', field guns, anti-aircraft guns, etc and, finally, figures which include uniform painting guides. The author has been a keen military modeller for many years and has a particular passion for British & Commonwealth forces of WWII. It is superbly illustrated with 335 colour photographs.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Ardenas 1944

Author : Antony Beevor
ISBN : 9788498928518
Genre : History
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El sábado 16 de diciembre de 1944 Hitler inició su “última jugada” en los bosques nevados de las Ardenas. Su intención era realizar un ataque por sorpresa que, avanzando hacia Amberes, dividiese los ejércitos aliados e hiciese posible infligirles una severa derrota: un nuevo Dunquerque que cambiase el curso de una guerra que había llegado a una situación angustiosa, con los ejércitos soviéticos avanzando en suelo alemán. El ataque, en el que intervendrían dos ejércitos blindados, se complementaba con la actuación en la retaguardia de un comando de soldados alemanes, con uniformes y vehículos norteamericanos. Como hiciera en Stalingrado, Beevor consigue aquí combinar una visión épica de la que fue la mayor batalla de la guerra en el frente occidental –una batalla librada en condiciones extremas, que llegó a implicar a un millón de hombres y en la que los dos bandos cometieron crímenes brutales- con una aproximación directa al heroísmo, el miedo y el sufrimiento de los seres humanos.
Category: History

Modelling The Paper Panzers

Author : Mike Rinaldi
ISBN : 1849088144
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 76.93 MB
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The allure of the 'Paper Panzer' has long fascinated fans of World War II German armor modeling. The thought that there were literally hundreds of designs that never went beyond the drawing board, let alone the prototype stage, piques the curiosity of modelers and opens up a whole realm of 'what-if' possibilities, filling the void between historical fact and science fiction - and area that is becoming increasingly popular in kit form. The efforts of the German military to create an endless stream of armour concepts dates back to well before the war, before the Nazi party even. In 1933 there existed a very formalized process for the development and adoption of armored vehicles that followed a very rigid set of processes. However, by 1939, as the war began to increase in intensity, the relevant parties within the German armor community veered from both reason and sound tactical doctrines in an effort to incorporate numerous aspects of mechanical and armament technology in a near-obsessive drive to produce ever-superior tank designs. As armour plates grew thicker and thicker, and guns became larger and larger, the powers that be in the myriad of engineering studios, military hierarchy and the technical bureaucrats of the German war machine poured more and more energy into developments that ultimately wasted enormous resources and diverted both men and material away from more realistic endeavours. The aftermath of this internal arms race is what modellers term the "Paper Panzers". These designs, (many only ever being seen in the drawing stage - hence the name), illustrated every class of tank design imaginable - from super lightweight 5-ton recon tanks all the way up to a massive 1,000-ton super-heavy tank designs that utilized the turret of an un-built battleship, with everything in between. Some of these concepts were turned into reality in the form of full working prototype form, and it is this group that is of particular fascination to the modeling community. In recent years, this interest has seen a steady stream of mainstream kit manufacturers providing the market with styrene injected kits (in addition to the ever present resin kit makers releases) of many of the more popular designs, including the infamous E-series of armoured vehicles that was designed to replace the whole range of German armour.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Modelling And Painting World War Ii German Military Figures

Author : Michael Farnworth
ISBN : 9781785004841
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 85.60 MB
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The step-by-step building and painting guides in this book illustrate figures in scales from 1/150 to 1/32, which equates to wargame figures sizes from 10mm to 54mm. There are painting recipes featured for twenty- five uniforms covering the main branches of the Wehrmacht. These are: Afrika Korps; Fallschirmjager (parachutists); Feldgendarmerie (military police); Gebirgsjager (mountain troops); Heer (army); Panzer (tank crews); Waffen SS and U-boat crew. Preparation and assembly of white metal and plastic figures is covered in detail, and tutorials include techniques for building a wargames army quickly. Foreword by Rick Priestley it will appeal to all historical wargamers, particularly those interested in WWII and those interested in diorama making and figure modelling. Gives painting recipes for twenty-five uniforms covering the main branches of the Wehrmacht. The latest materials and techniques are covered which will benefit beginners as well as experienced modellers. Superbly illsutrated with 291 colour images.
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German Early War Armored Fighting Vehicles

Author : George Bradford
ISBN : 0811733416
Genre : History
File Size : 83.36 MB
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Contains fine scale drawings of German AFVs covering the time period of the Blitzkrieg across Europe through the greatest tank battle in history, Kursk. Multiple angles provide a level of detail for the 8-wheeled Armored Car, Sd. Kfz. Panzer I Tank, Sd. Kfz. Panzer II Tank, Sd. Kfz. Panzer 35 T Tank, Sd. Kfz. Panzer IIIm Sd. Kfz. Armored Halftrack, and dozens more.
Category: History

How To Model World War Ii German Armor

Author : Carl McLaughlin
ISBN : 0890244197
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 57.85 MB
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This book offers many helpful techniques for creating German armored vehicles from the World War II era. Covers numerous aspects of superdetailing models: weathering, airbrushing, creating figures and dioramas, and much more! By Carl McLaughlin.
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German Military Vehicles Of World War Ii

Author : Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage
ISBN : 9780786462520
Genre : History
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This volume presents a cross-section of the most common transport vehicles produced and used by the German army. Tanks plus auxiliary vehicles such as cars, motorcycles, vans, ambulances, trucks and tractors made it possible for the troops to keep moving. These lightly armored or unarmored vehicles—aka “soft skins”—operated behind the front lines, maintaining supply lines, connecting armies with their home bases, and ultimately determining the outcome of battle. Beginning with the development of military vehicles in the early 1930s, this volume discusses the ways in which this new technology influenced and, to some extent, facilitated Hitler’s program of rearmament. Nomenclature, standard equipment, camouflage and the combat roles of the various vehicles are thoroughly examined. Individual vehicle types are arranged and discussed by the following classifications: cars and motorcycles; trucks and tractors; half-tracks and wheeled combat vehicles. Accompanied by well-researched, detailed line drawings, each section deals with a number of individual vehicles, describing their design, manufacture and specific use.
Category: History

Modelling The Challenger 1 And 2 Mbt And Variants

Author : Graeme Davidson
ISBN : 9781780964898
Genre : History
File Size : 48.74 MB
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Introduced to the British Army in 1983, Challenger Main Battle Tanks have served operationally in the Balkans and both Gulf Wars, where their firepower, protection and shock action were instrumental to the success of British forces. In addition to the familiar gun tanks, the Challenger family encompasses the Rhino Armoured Repair and Recovery Vehicle (ARRV), highly modified Desert Challenger 2s operated by the Royal Army of Oman and the radical Falcon 2 being developed by the Jordanian Army. This book covers a wide range of these variants, with each chapter presenting a different build using colour photos to illustrate scratch-building, painting and weathering techniques across a variety of skill levels.
Category: History

Small Scale Armour Modelling

Author : Alex Clark
ISBN : 9781849088763
Genre : History
File Size : 27.67 MB
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Since the mid-1990s, small-scale armour modelling has seen a great resurgence in popularity, mostly due to model manufacturers in Germany and the many smaller companies that have started selling add-ons and accessories. Using a highly visual, step-by-step approach, this book covers all of the major aspects of small-scale armour modeling, including construction, painting, finishing and presentation. Covering World War II armour, modern vehicles and everything in-between, this book is the ultimate guide for those who appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of small-scale armour models.
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