Monday, September 11

A preview of paper panzers in print? Issue 55 of Panzer Aces goes all what-if in brilliant form...

It's always great to see a Panzer Aces special edition coming out, and this latest, no #55, features a popular subject of the "Paper Panzers" of Germany in WWII.  These tanks never saw service - but that does not stop modellers interest in this genre. Let your mind roam free in this preview of  no#55 in this series...

A new special edition of "Panzer aces"

Panzer Aces #55 Special - "Paper Panzers" 
(English)
Referenceno# PA-EN-0055
64 Pages, A-4 format
11,00 €
It is time for the new release of issue no# 55 from PANZER ACES. Accion Press' latest issue covers the popular modelling moment of paper panzers, what-if's, prototypes, oddities, one-offs, and other marvellous vehicles. In this issue, you will find an insightful display of imagination, technique mastering and colour used for the highly attractive kits which have popped up on the market.

Five vehicles are shown with highly detailed images by some of the finest modellers in the World. Easy to understand the text and step-by-step guides share the techniques, painting camouflages and weathering effects.

Contents of Issue #55
2.- WAFFENTRAGER KRUPP STEYR
14.- E-25
26.- MAUS
34.- E-100
48.- WAFFENTRAGER ARDELT.
60.- MODELLING LESSONS

2.- WAFFENTRAGER KRUPP STEYR
This is one of those vehicles known only by three or four extant photographs of which two units were made at most. In this article, you will find an easy albeit laborious method for making a highly attractive circular camouflage scheme. Both the assembly and paint job are very well executed and stand out because of its efficiency and simplicity. Oscar has succeeded in giving this vehicle a captivating finish.
14.- E-25
This is a mid-run AFV from the Entwicklung series. David has made a few improvements which can be easily duplicated by anyone interested, adding a lot of interest to this kit. In this case, the highlight of this article resides in the paint job, and all the techniques and processes which David clearly explains: lights, hairspray technique, camouflage executed with masking, paint chips, dirt, splashes... He not only explains this clearly, he also shows us a highly attractive kit. We're sure that you will learn a lot from him.
26.- MAUS
This magnificent kit comes from the other end of the world. Such spectacular kits are quite uncommon. Kreangkrai makes a tantalizing display of imagination, technique mastering and colour. The result is this incredible Maus. As you know only two units were made and only one of these had an armed turret. This incredibly talented author was forced to leave historical fidelity aside in order to avoid choking his inspiration and he gives us this visual delight of a Maus in the "what if" domain which we hope that you'll enjoy as much as we did.
34.- E-100
The older brother of the Paper Panzer saga has fallen into the hands of José Brito. Expert hands like his' have gotten the most out of this beast. This article is quite interesting because José has made two different turret versions. As usual, he has placed his vehicle in a simple, yet beautiful diorama, full of different elements and small details which are quite relevant. Here you'll find all his "secrets" perfectly well explained with text and pictures. This is without question, well-rounded work.
48.- WAFFENTRAGER ARDELT.
In spite of the consensus against works with more than one author, Xavi and Michel decided to unite their talents to create this project. We can readily see how much fun they had with it. Xavi took care of the assembly and Michel painted this kit. This is also a latter vehicle made in very few units, and very little information is found dealing with it. However, its attractive lines and its uncommon shapes make this a highly attractive piece for many modellers. Even if the part dealing with its assembly isn't very long, the assembly work wasn't easy and the painting section has been dealt with here step by step. The weathering and micro painting work need to be singled out. This is another highly instructive article and we hope that you get the most out of it.
60.- MODELLING LESSONS
This time, we're dealing with how tracks can be painted. This is a crucial feature on AFV's and sadly many modellers don't pay enough attention and effort to it, failing to match the work made here with the work made on the rest of the vehicle. We show here two different approaches that will lead you to a similar result.


You can get this magazine issue now at the Accion Press Website...