Thursday, December 5

New books & tools from AK Interactive this December

Ever-expanding with new and adopted products, AK Interactive has a lot of new bits for you to look at in December, we have several of them in our handy preview...


in December from AK Interactive

AK LEARNING 10: MASTERING VEGETATION IN MODELING
9,95€
English / Spanish languages
84 pages. Softcover.
9,95€
The artists that have taken part in this book show you all aspects, tricks and secrets involved to make vegetation in dioramas. Follow this essential guide in form of simple step by step processes and learn useful information that any kind of modeller, beginner or advanced, will find interesting for their projects on dioramas and vignettes in any scale.
This book is profusely illustrated with step by step photos and descriptive text explaining in depth the secrets of creation vegetation and environments and the materials and tools involved.
This is another essential issue of AK Interactive's Learning Series books, which have already become a classic within the history of modelling. Become a vegetation expert!




1982 – INVASION OF LEBANON 
By SAMER KASSIS
SKU: ABT608
English. 300 pages. 
Softcover.
39,95€
“On 6 June 1982, Israel launched operation “Peace for Galilee”, a large-scale invasion of Lebanon aiming at protecting northern Israel from PLO missiles, artillery and infiltration. Called “al-Ijtiyah, The Invasion” in Lebanon, the operation destroyed PLO infrastructure and altered the conflict map by removing “players” and adding others, complicating the Lebanese Civil War scene.”
This book beautifully narrates the use of tanks and armoured vehicles in some of the most critical chapters of the conflict in Lebanon. Dedicated primarily to modellers and lovers of military history, this book documents the use of various tanks in combat, ranging from the IDF armoured forces to the T-54/55 and some rare versions of the T-34.
The author, Samer Kassis, a seasoned military historian of the Middle East, invites us on a fascinating journey into the recent history of Lebanon, publishing never-seen-before photographs of that moment in time.



MODELING T54 – T55 MINIART
English / Spanish Languages
176 pages. Semi-hard cover.
27,95€
MiniArt’s first collaboration with AK-Interactive brings this fantastic book backed by the quality and originality of both brands. This book covers the scale models of this iconic tank, and the new MiniArt mod-els, showing 6 extensive and amazing step-by-step articles, and numerous curiosities of the different versions and evolutions. A book that a modeller can ́t miss even if you are not a fan of this tank.
The T-54 and T-55 are a family of tanks designed in the Soviet Union, descendants of the armoured vehicles used during the II WW by this ancient power. The T-55 is a sibling of the T-54 which was developed from this with a series of important modifications and that saw the light in 1955. 
Basically, it is actually an improvement of the T-54 which was decided to change its name for some reason, but that retains so much of the initial design that it should have been a T-54 with its bullet corresponding to the revised version. 
One of the most important improvements offered by the T-54/55 with respect to the old tanks was the incorporation of the 100mm cannon that some units of the T-44 already introduced. The hull is formed by welded plates and the tower is made of cast iron … This is how the best modelling book oriented to these iconic tanks begins.


DAK – GERMAN AFV's IN NORTH AFRICA
English / Spanish. 
196 pages. Semi-hard cover.
28,95€
From the beginning, the Afrikakorps was wrapped in a halo of romanticism The extreme wear DAK vehicles sometimes saw in the desert environment turn these models into an object of desire for many modellers who want place them in their showcases. This unit operated for two years reaping great military successes, and also defeats, in command of the charismatic general Erwin Rommel.
With this publication, you can enjoy not only the work of some of the best modellers but to learn their tricks to bring your models further on.
Extensive guide with comprehensive step-by-step processes and high quality photographs to be able to observe them as if we were in front of the piece.



STURMGESCH√úTZ (1940-1945)
English / Spanish Languages
118 pages. 
Hardcover.
24,50€
This work is a study on the development and organization of Wehrmacht assault cannon units since its creation, in 1940, until the end of World War II. 
The uniforms and characteristics of the main models of cannon and assault shells are also studied, as well as some of the support vehicles that were part of the material that was delivered to these units. 
The book contains illustrations and photographs, many of which they had not published so far.



DOUBLE SIDED SPONGE (SEMI-GLOSS EFFECT / FINE POLISHING)
4,90€
Practical sanding sponges, triangular finishing, to reach the most difficult corners. Its two faces have a different grain for the most demanding finishes. Semi-gloss and polished effect.



SIDE CUTTER
SKU: AK9012
4,90€
Oblique cutting pliers, suitable for extracting parts from the sprues with precision and cutting soft wire (copper or alpaca) of maximum 1mm thick. The design of its handle allows a comfortable grip.



HAND DRILL PRECISION PIN VISE (0.2MM – 3.4MM)
SKU: AK9006
9,90€
Precision hand drill made of aluminium alloy and lacquered in black with the brand logo, valid for drill bits from 0.2 to 3.4mm. A very practical, precise and very efficient tool for all types of holes in the models or in any craft and jewellery work.



CUTTER – CUTTING TOOL
SKU: AK9011
9,50€
Precision cutter with 20 Replacement Blades. The metal handle has a non-slip grip surface and is lacquered in black with the AK logo. It is comfortable, lightweight and easy to control. It contains a safety hood to protect the blade and prevent accidents. The blades are extremely sharp and durable.
Size of the grip surface: 36mm.



PRECISE STRAIGHT TWEEZERS
SKU: AK9008
2,80€
Precision straight tweezers made of stainless steel.
Anti-static effect tip.
All of these products are now for sale on the AK Interactive website...