Tuesday, September 27

Preview: September's newest products from AK Interactive...

AK interactive has some great new reference & paint for your Japanese tanks, new plastic, tools and resin stock for wargaming in amongst their September new items in our preview...
Preview: September's products from AK Interactive...

JAPANESE ARMOR IN WORLD WAR II
SKU: AK549
Bilingual (English and Spanish). 
136 pages. 
Semi-hard cover.
Price: 24,95€
In modern modeling, some of the best model companies are located in Japan: Tamiya, Hasegawa, Aoshima, Fine Molds, Pit-Road, Bandai, etc. lt is not strange that Japanese vehicles occupy a part of their catalog, to satisfy the demand of their local market. In the rest of the world, there is also a growing interest in Japanese vehicle models, mainly in Europe and the United States. Other brands with large sales in the Asian country have not neglected their offerings of Japanese vehicles either.
The Japanese theme in figures, airplanes, cars, ships and military vehicles is present in any model store around the world. The Japanese identified their vehicles with a “Type” number, coinciding with the year in which it was put into service according to the Japanese calendar, far example 2595 (1935 according to the Western calendar). Following the “Type” number, they were assigned a name, consisting of the tank’s category designation, followed by the correlative letter of the Japanese alphabet.
There were a multitude of vehicles, and in this publication we are going to see some of the more interesting ones from the modeling point of view, as well as some very useful techniques to make the models.
Contents:
TYPE 95 Ha-Go
TYPE 97 Shinhoto Chi-Ha
TYPE 97 Te-Ke
TYPE 89 Chi-Ro
TYPE 2 Ka-Mi
TYPE 4 Ka-Tsu
TYPE 4 Ho-Ro
TYPE 98 Shi-Ke
TYPE 1 Ho-Ni


WWII JAPANESE ARMY AFV COLORS
SKU: AK11774
Price: 15,60€
A 3rd Generation acrylic paint set featuring the six basic camouflage colours used for painting vehicles of the Imperial Japanese Army during the World War II and the preceding conflicts in the late 1930s. Until 1942, multicolour camouflage patterns consisting of IJA Khaki (base color) or IJA Tea Brown (also used as a base color according to some sources), IJA Earth Brown and IJA Green or IJA Dry Grass were in use. In the 1930s, the camouflage patches were additionally bordered with black lines. In the early WWII period, the camouflage patterns were sometimes supplemented with wavy cruciform bands centred on the top of the vehicle that had been applied with IJA Dry Grass or a bright yellow color.

From 1942 until the end of war, the camouflage schemes usually consisted of IJA Dry Grass (base color), IJA Earth Brown and IJA Grass Green.
This set contains:
AK11435, IJA KHAKI (Field Drab)
AK11906, IJA TEA BROWN
AK11902, IJA GREEN
AK11112, IJA EARTH BROWN
AK11905, IJA DRY GRASS
AK11310, IJA GRASS GREEN (Olivgr├╝n Opt.2)


"AKPACK59"
SKU: AKPACK59
Combo pack contains:
Japanese Armor -In World WAR II book + 
WWII Japanese Army AFV Colors -Limited Edition paint set.
BUY THEM IN A PACK AND SAVE 10%


AK Interactive's new Styrene range...
Various thicknesses, shapes and range at this link
AK's basic line of sheets, profiles and calibrated rods allow the modeler to tackler any challenge in the construction of his models. Styrene has excellent forming characteristics and bonds quickly and permanently. It is easily cut using the "mark and break" method.


TUBE CUTTER
SKU: AK9308
Tube cutter for diameters from 3 to 28 millimetres (1/8 “to 1- 1/8”). Intended for cutting plastic. Can cut copper, brass and aluminum, but the life of the blade will be reduced.

Cutting wheels made out of high quality hardened alloy steel.
Easy to use by spinning the head of the tool.
Long lasting tool.


AIR CONDITIONING- SCENOGRAPHY WARGAME SET
SKU: AK1351
 100% POLYURETHANE RESIN COMPATIBLE WITH 30-35MM SCALE
Price: 11,95€
Air conditioners have been decorating the facades of many buildings for decades. This set consisting of 4 facade units and a roof machine together with 7 duct elements will allow you to liven up any building.
AK WARGAME SERIES
Compatible with 30-35mm scale.
100% plyurethane resin.
Supplied unpainted.

You can see more about these products on the links supplied and more of them on the AK Interactive Website