MODELLING GERMAN WWII ARMOURED VEHICLES

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Modelling German Wwii Armoured Vehicles

Author : Robin Buckland
ISBN : 9781785005169
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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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
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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

Modelling And Painting World War Ii German Military Figures

Author : Michael Farnworth
ISBN : 9781785004841
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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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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Modelling The Paper Panzers

Author : Mike Rinaldi
ISBN : 1849088144
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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.
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Modelling Armoured Vehicles

Author : Gary Edmundson
ISBN : 9781849089654
Genre : History
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ALSO AVAILABLE TO BUY AS AN E-BOOK. Designed to appeal to all armour modellers from the beginner to the veteran this book details all the steps involved in creating a realistic and attractive model armoured vehicle. Each chapter is illustrated with a range of models covering the whole spectrum of armour modelling, including World War II armour as well as more modern subjects. The authors also cover techniques and subject areas in which they individually excel, highlighting the different tools and approaches required for each individual discipline. Lavishly illustrated with over 250 images, this book contains all the detailed, step-by-step information you need to become an expert armour modeller.
Category: History

How To Model World War Ii German Armor

Author : Carl McLaughlin
ISBN : 0890244197
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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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.
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Modelling The Challenger 1 And 2 Mbt And Variants

Author : Graeme Davidson
ISBN : 9781780964898
Genre : History
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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
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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.
Category: History

Sturmgesch Tz

Author : Thomas Anderson
ISBN : 9781472817532
Genre : History
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First established in 1940, the Sturmgeschütz assault guns were purpose-built vehicles intended to support the infantry during the phase of attack and breakthrough of enemy positions. During the eastern campaign the Sturmgeschütz proved to be potent tanks destroyers, able to reliably defeat even T-34 and KV heavy tanks. Cheaper and quicker to produce than the German Panzers, it was deployed widely and with great success forming an integral part of armoured units, particularly in the final desperate days of the war when tank production could not keep up with the needs of the war effort. Drawing on original material from German archives and private collections, and replete with over 200 images, this book tells the thrilling story of the Wehrmacht's unsung workhorse in the final years of World War II.
Category: History