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The moment of paper panzers, whatif´s, prototypes, oddities, one-offs, and other marvellous vehicles has arrived to Panzer Aces.
In this issue, you will find an insightful display of imagination, technique mastering and colour useful for the highly attractive kits which have popped up on the market.
This 55th issue of Panzer Aces magazine comes plenty of content: Five vehicles are shown with highly detailed images by some of the finest modelers in the World. Easy to understand text and step-by-step guides share the techniques, painting camouflages and weathering effects.
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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 paintjob are very well executed and stand out because of its efficiency and simplicity. Oscar has succeeded in giving this vehicle a captivating finish.
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 paintjob 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.
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.
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.
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 a 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 needs to be singled out. This is another highly instructive article and we hope that you get the most out of it.
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 professional-looking results.
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