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To celebrate the remarkable kits which have popped up on the market about Modern AFV, Panzer Aces launches a special issue.
Peculiar vehicles are shown with highly detailed images, text and step-by-step guides share the techniques, painting camouflages and weathering effects.
This new issue has 64 pages in full colour, with the following content:

  • German Spahpanzer Luchs A2
    In spite of the beauty of its lines, the Luchs isn’t a frequent visitor to specialized publications, shows or contests. Fortunately there are always modellers with an excellent taste and know how able to rescue such gems from the mists of forgetfulness. There is also a great deal of guts on this kit, because we’re not all capable of running the risks of doing a mud and dirt job like the one Fabrizio has done. The piece also has an undeniable charm, which is the fruit of the contrast between these effects and its NATO camouflage.

  • MTVR
    And talking about peculiar vehicles, here we have another one: A transport truck with added armour which is by itself quite a “refreshing” piece. Other than the seldom seen subject of this article we also greatly appreciate how Pablo has achieved such a realistic appearance for his vehicle, using methods and means which are all quite simple and available to most modellers. I’m sure that you will learn a lot from this particular article.

  • Panzerhaubitze 2000 (PZH2000)
    We’re used to seeing every once in a while an outstanding kit of this self-propelled piece of artillery painted with the traditional NATO camouflage, but Carlos was determined to recreate it with the desert camouflage employed in Afghanistan. In spite of being a difficult job, he’s also succeeded in making a camouflage with a number of very realistic weathering effects.

  • YW-750 Armoured Ambulance
    We certainly don’t see ambulances very often in our pages, but we’ve certainly never seen one with Chinese colours on an Iraqi vehicle. Additionally, this has been “seasoned” with dirt and corrosion effects which are quite original. This kit is the way we’ve chosen to introduce Jean-Jacques to our magazine.

  • 9A52-2 Smerch
    You really have to muster large doses of patience and a lot of guts in order to assemble a kit like the Smerch. It is never easy to deal with kits in this size and make them look attractive, realistic and cool looking like Domingo Hernández has succeeded in doing. Precisely because of all of these reasons we decided that you might enjoy having a taste of a seldom seen piece which is quite spectacular in every way.

  • Modelling Lessons
    This time we offer a number of ways to paint exhaust tubes. We’re sure that you will find the way which suits you best and helps you obtain optimal results. But as usual we invite you to explore further and develop your own techniques. Certainly that’s the goal we aspire to reach with this section.
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These are great reference pieces. I especially find the Luchs section interesting as I get ready to build Revell Germany's 1/35th kit. I've got close-up pics that I took at the Munster Panzer museum but don't know what time period that particular vehicle represents. Books and references like this make all the difference!
MAY 27, 2017 - 08:19 PM
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