Tuesday, May 23

Preview: Accion Press releases PANZER ACES 54 – Modern Warfare Special

Panzer Aces usually show off armour and AFV up until the end of WWII – they have leapt into the future now with a Modern Warfare special in English and in Spanish Languages – Chek out what's inside in our preview of issue #54

Accion Press releases PANZER ACES 54 – Modern Warfare Special

Panzer Aces #54
64 Pages, softcover, portrait A-4 format
Price: 11 €
All Texts In English – Spanish Version Also available
To celebrate the remarkable kits which have popped up on the market about Modern AFV's of recent times, 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 time, the Modelling Lessons chapter is dedicated to a number of ways to paint exhaust tubes.

In spite of the beauty of its lines, the Luchs isn’t a frequent visitor to specialised 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 plenty 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.
And talking about peculiar vehicles, here we have another one: A transport truck with added armouring 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. You will learn a lot from this particular article.
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 camoufl age, but Carlos was determined to recreate it with the desert camoufl age employed in Afghanistan. In
spite of being a diffi cult job, he’s also succeeded in making a camoufl age with a number of very realistic weathering effects.
We certainly don’t see ambulances very often in Panzer Aces' pages, but we’ve certainly never seen one with Chinese colors on an Iraqi vehicle. Additionally, this has been “seasoned” with dirt and corrosion effects which are quite original.
- 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 has succeeded in doing. Precisely because of all of these reasons Panzer Aces decided that you might enjoy having a taste of a seldom seen piece which is quite spectacular in every way.
This time Panzer Aces have offered a number of ways to paint exhaust tubes. The publishers are sure that you will fi nd the way which suits you best and helps
you obtain optimal results. But as usual, you are invited to explore further and develop your own techniques. Certainly, that’s the goal we aspire to reach with this section.
You can get this magazine issue now at the Accion Press Website...