September 2016Sabot Publications - M60A2 Main Battle Tank, Vol.1 and Vol.2 In DetailMPA - Canadian EROC Buffalo, Cougar and RG-31
MarchPre-Order Mike Rinaldi's SM.02 S-65 City Tractor and Tank Art 1 3rd Ed.
NovemberAFV Modeller - M4: Modelling the Sherman TankAFV Modeller - Made in Holland
SeptemberCanadian Vehicles in Korea by Don Dingwall
JulyAmmo of Mig Jimenez Publications - Sci-Fi and Fantasy
FebruaryAmmo of Mig Jimenez Publications
Sabot Publications has takes a close look at the US M60A2 main battle tank in a 132 page black and white book. The walk-around book includes lots of "in action" photographs, many of which were taken during maneuvers in German between 1978 and 1980. These photos show good detail of the markings and stowage and give a sense of how the tank looked while deployed. There are also several small sections of "in detail" photographs that focus on the main gun, the interior and a series showing a turret being pulled off the tank.
The M60A2 in Detail volume 2 is the second part in a two-part series on the short-lived but highly interesting U.S. Army missile-firing main battle tank. This book contains hundreds of full color photographs in 60 pages of the vehicle in the field in Germany between 1978-1980, and another 60 pages of walk around detail shots. These two volumes area must-have for the Dragon, Academy and the AFV Club 1/35 scale model kits of this tank.
Modeler Photo Assistant Publications takes 64 colour pages to examine the Canadian Forces EROC Buffalo, Cougar and RG-31 Engineering Vehicles.
Mike Rinaldi's wildly popular TANKART 1 German Armor is being reprinted in its 3rd edition. If you missed this excellent, clear and informative book, pre-order it now.
Mike's new 'Single Model' series of books focuses in depth on his work on one model. It is important to note that the SM Series books are Limited Editions with single print runs only, Mike will not be reprinting any SM series books.
The second book in the series is SM.02 S-65 City Tractor. Mike builds, paints and weathers the excellent and readily available 1/35 Trumpeter S-65 Stalinetz (05538) tractor kit. There are two versions of this kit covered inside the new book. Do not miss this chance to learn from this master modeller. Mike's books stand out because of his ability to show and explain all the steps of his process in clear detail.
AFV Modeller Publications bring us a book on modelling the Sherman tank. This is a portfolio of thirteen diverse modelling projects all based on the U.S. M4 tank. Well respected award winning modellers from around the World explain in detail the methods and materials used to achieve their stunning Shermans. The high quality presentation of the models is further enhanced by archive photographs and an up to date kit and accessory guide.
AFV Modeller Publications showcases some of the very best Dutch military vehicle, figure and diorama modellers with high quality photography and presentation. Each of the authors covers their personal thoughts on the hobby and guides us through the featured projects offering an insight to the techniques they use and historical inspiration.
Canadian Vehicles in Korea, Don Dingwall. 210 pages, over 300 illustrations, 8 1/2 x 11 inches, hard cover, from Service Publications.
For the first time a book dedicated to the soft-skin ad armoured vehicles used by the Canadian Army in this seldom studied conflict. Supported by a comprehensive text that provides an overview of the acquisition, use and disposal of Canadian, US and British vehicles used in training at Fort Lewis and in combat (and combat support) in Korea. Based on official photos, supplemented by photographs from private collections, the vehicles are arranged in a logical and chronological sequence.
As an added bonus, the author has provided War Establishment graphics for every unit, Arm of Service numbers, graphics for each unit showing vehicle names and more.
This book will become the definitive work on the topic and will be of interest to vehicle historians hobbyists.
Mig Jimenez has a treat for big mecha builders and fantasy modelers.
In Combat – Painting MechasSince quite a few decades, robots and other big Sci-Fi war machines have been one of the most popular subjects throughout Asia and the rest of the world. The Japanese company Bandai popularized this fascinating world with their GUNDAMS which is followed today by many modelers. For those MECHA lovers out there, this book provides different, highly realistic painting and weathering techniques in detailed step-by-step articles full of useful tricks and tips. An indispensable book to learn how to give realistic finishes to your models. A 92-page book in full color with lots of pictures and an amazing style.
Written by:Mig Jimenez, Oishi Modeler, Luca Zampriolo, Chulho Yoo and Daniel Morcillo.
The Rise Of FantasyA unique and amazing book written by the renown fantasy modeler Juan J. Barrena (JJ). 112 pages of frenetic step-by-step, full of countless painting and construction techniques, showing amazing examples of highlighting and shadow techniques, life-like wooden, water and metals textures, painting sea beasts, mythological characters and many more. A wide collection of examples and subjects in just one highly-quality printed book. Includes color guides, mixes and materials with a detailed description of the processes, from the simplest to the most complex techniques. A fascinating one-of-a kind book which can be of interest to any modeler, not just fantasy painters.
Mig Jimenez is publishing a line of books and magazines that will help you explore and improve on various weathering techniques or bring little known paint schemes to your project without sacrificing accuracy.
The Weathering MagazineThe only magazine in the world devoted exclusively to the weathering effects and paint in general for all kinds of modeling. This issue is dedicated to water and moisture. The best modellers in the world will offer a repertoire of exceptional examples and they explain with detailed step by step process, all the newest tricks and techniques to get your models represent similar conditions. From ships at offshore to tanks out of the water or crossing rivers, seaplanes, standing water, streams and much more. TWM is a collectible magazine, 64 pages, printed on high quality glossy paper and full of useful items for any field of model. Available in 7 different languages, this is the most international magazine in the world.
The most life like natural landscapes in scale of the most known combat environments. Trees, rocks, water, beaches, snow, and ice are depicted as never before in 112 pages and more than 400 high quality pictures. The culmination of exhaustive research of the products available on the market in order to achieve the maximum realism in the shortest time.
This book explains in depth in an educational and visually easy to follow format, how to apply various light effects on your models, including the famous modulation technique. Through its 106 pages, hundreds of photos and numerous diagrams show how to obtain more from your models and give them more life and personality. To do this the authors Javier Soler and Mig Jimenez explain 4 different ways of painting lighting effects on our models: color modulation, zenithal light, spot light, and illumination by panels.
In this book you will find all the inspiration you need to make original Soviet vehicles with a wide and never seen variety of colors, effects, and camouflage. Through 80 pages this book discovers that the Soviets vehicles of the Second World War were not only painted green. Here you have more than 180 profiles which are strictly based on historical photos, many of them never seen before, in which the colors have been studied in depth. The book includes in depth information for each of the vehicles shown as well as a technical introduction to the Soviet paint, its chemistry, and its application, obtained from sources from former USSR countries. This is the definitive guide to the colors in the Soviet period from 1935 to 1945.
Reference materials will help you hone your craft and ensure your work is historically accurate. Hornet Hobbies has a vast selection of books and magazines that will augment each of your projects, or just feed your curiosity and expand your knowledge. Ensure you get the monthly magazine of your choice by adding your name to our list of subscribers.
Magazines are a great source of inspiration and education. Keep current with the latest copies or pick up some of those hard to find back issues. Or find the historical reference or walk-around book that will tell you exactly what the colour and markings were of that tank or plane that you are planning to build. There is also a large selection of train publications that will have you laying out tracks in the finest scenery. From time to time we are lucky to find and offer you vintage, collectible or hard to find publications. Locked away inside are the knowledge, tradition and history of our hobby that often gives us insight into the methods and trends of today. We always get excited when we find one of these treasures.If there is a title you're after, and we don't have it in the shop, we will try to get it in for you. Just contact us, and we'll be pleased to help you find what you're after.
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