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This book looks at the new AFV Churchill kits that have been on sale since the publication of Osprey's 2005 Churchill modelling book. Focuses on building and finishing in addition to tips and techniques to make building easier. Includes articles by well known modellers Kristof Pulinckx, Roman Volchenkov,  Jim Guld and Sean McConnell.  With free decal sheet - While stocks last
Price: £23.00
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Modelling Churchills Book 1
This magazine begins with a brief introduction to tanks of WWI and features look at the Renault F15 Light Tank, French tank St Chamond and the Mark IV Female Mariechen. Includes a camouflage profile guide with technical colour information, colour table and colour profiles.
Price: £13.99
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The Weathering Special World War 1
Full colour modelling book that covers giant suits of armour, piloted by humans - Science Fiction Mechas. Brings together a selection of different sytles and views on how to paint and give live to these Mechas, with explanation on techniques used  applying painting effects of extreme wear
Price: £17.99
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In Combat Painting Mechas
This lavishly illustrated book covers the variety of armoured cars used by Czech forces during World War I, and the Russian Civil War, as well as its post-World War II use in Italy and Slovakia. Along with details of armoured car design, manufacturers, construction, and variants, the book covers Czech armoured unit formations and their extensive operational use during the First World War. Special sections cover vehicle camouflage and markings, technical specifications, and uniforms and biographies of noted personalities.
Price: £33.50
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Czechoslovak Armored Cars in the First World War and Russian Civil War
The dramatic story of the American battle for Aachen, the first city on German soil to fall to the Allies in World War II. The book chronicles the six weeks of hard combat for the city, culminating in eight days of fighting in the streets and details the involvement of some of the U.S. Army's finest units, including the 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One), the 30th Infantry Division (Roosevelt's SS), and the 2nd Armoured Division (Hell on Wheels)
Price: £19.99
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Aachen The U.S. Army's Battle for Charlemagne's City in WWII
French text. La Pin-up du mois, Studebaker US6, Jeep allumeur 24V, La Renault FT a l'export
Price: £6.99
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Tank & Military Vehicles No.23 Mai/Juin 2015
VW Type 82 Kubelwagen (1940-45)/VW Type 128/166 Schwimmwagen (1942-44)
Examines the development of these military utility vehicles with a close-up look at their design and features including the engine and transmission.
Price: £22.99
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Haynes Enthusiasts Manual VW Kubelwagen/Schwimmwagen
This book covers all aspects of the half-track's development and use, from early concepts to its deployment across the world during WWII.  Describes in detail the M2 Scout Car, M2, M3, M5 and M9 series of vehicles including development, training and combat. Also includes extensive appendices, featuring detailed technical specifications, registration number data, Military Work Order (MWO) illustrations, TO&E and detailed scale drawings of selected types in addition to a colour section of period photos, manufacturer's adverts plus much more.
Price: £40.99
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The Military Machine, Volume One U.S. Half-tracks  The development and deployment of the U.S. Army's half-track vehicles
This study looks at the evolution of German Panzer colours and camouflage markings from pre-war to the end of WWII. Each colour profile includes some explanatory accompanying text. Includes the pre-war period (1927-1937), the Polish campaign, the Low Countries and France, North Africa, the Eastern front, the Italian campaign, the Western Front and the Battle for Germany
Price: £19.00
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Spotlight On Panzer Colours of the III Reich
This monograph devoted to the early versions of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 looks at origins and development with particular coverage of changes made in its first prototypes,  A-D variants and their sub-variants. The book also features short chapters on Bf 109 Ds in Swiss service and camouflage and markings of early Bf 109s.
Price: £25.99
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Monographs Special Edition in 3D (3) Messerschmitt Bf 109 Early Versions
Covers design, development and operational history with each variant comprehensively described including changes made in its sub-variants and special modifications. Looks in detail at combat use in the Spanish Civil War, Poland, the Balkans and Russia together with the Western Campaign and Battle of Britain
Price: £17.99
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Kagero Monograph 60 Dornier Do17/Do215
Contains images of German bomber aircraft during the Blitz on Britain in the second world war. images cover the entirety of the Blitz and also depict losses across Britain during this period
Price: £14.99
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Images of War Luftwaffe Bombers in the Blitz 1940-1941
This book describes the A-50's design history and career and profiles types such as the Ilyushin/Beriyev A-50 Mainstay-A/B the 'aircraft 976' Mainstay-C and the KJ-2000 Mainring. Includes a review of available kits, colour and black and white photos and colour profiles.
Price: £16.99
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Flightcraft 6 Ilyushin/Beriyem AV-50 The Soviet Sentry
This book describes the development and service history of the Sukhoi-Su-15 and includes colour reference schemes, review of available kits and line drawings.
Price: £16.99
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Flightcraft 5 Sukhoi Su-15 The Boeing Killer
De l'operation Watchtower a l'operation Ga-Go. French text, this book is lavishly illustrated with archive photos and colour profiles. This first volume offers a comprehensive history of the Guadalcanal air campaign covering the period from August 7th to October 10 1942.
Price: £54.00
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Guadalcanal Cactus Air Force Contre Marine Imperiale Tome 1
A modeller's guide to 30 variants of the C-130 Hercules this book contains 48 drawings of Hercules variants and details, 64 colour and black & white photos; and reviews of 13 kits in three scales. Also includes a serial number listing, a review of operators, aircraft on display, and references
Price: £29.99
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Modeler's Guide to the Hercules Part 1: YC-130 to EC-13E
Contains more than 600 high quality photos of the Draken in service with the air arms of Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Austria, Informative texts covers technical and operation history of the Draken and a serial list includes data on delivery, wing codes, retirement and fate for all Drakens. A brief unit histories include badges for all Draken users
Price: £43.00
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Nordic Airpower 6 Saab 35 Draken The Ultimate Portfolio
The complete guide for aircraft scale modellers - Building; Weathering; Techniques. A thorough guide through the numerous stages involved in aircraft modelling. Chapters include assembly, preparation and materials; Painting Guide; Techniques; Interior (seats, instrument panels, cockpits, pilots, structures); Exterior Details (propellers, wheels and landing gear, landing gear doors, weapons and fuel tanks, exhausts, walkways, engines); Camouflage, Painting and Weathering (WWI, WWII, Jet Age; Special Finishes and Markings; Aircraft Scenes and a Photo Gallery
Price: £47.99
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Aircraft Scale Modelling FAQ
This book covers the seaplanes of Sablatnig, Kaiserliche Werften, Lübeck-Travemünde, LTG, and Oertz. With photos, colour profiles and scale drawings.
Price: £30.00
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German Seaplanes of WWI Sablatnig, Kaiserliche Werften, Lübeck-Travemünde, LTG, and Oertz
Brief history of the USS North Carolina which contains an extensive collection of 3d graphic illustrations and a pull out section of line drawings
Price: £18.99
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Super Drawings in 3D The Battleship USS North Carolina
A history of Irish National Army coastal landings that were carried out against Republican forces from July through December 1922. It provides details on each of the landings including specific landing sites, the ships used to transport the troops, the number of troops, armoured cars and artillery involved, casualties, major personalities who participated, and objectives achieved.
Price: £25.00
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Irish Coastal Landings 1922
Scratchbuilt 1:1 Jawas! Studio Scale Tie Fighter; Alien Kane Exclusive; Studio Scale Chili Dog TIE Bomber; 1:72 Viper Mk VII and Cyclon Raider plus much more
Price: £25.00
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The Raid on Zeebrugge 23rd April 1918 as seen through the eyes of Captain Alfred Carpenter VC
Contains the usual diverse range of articles devoted to the design, development and service history of the world's combat ships. Combines original research, new book reviews, warship notes, an image gallery and features articles such as The Battleships of the Patrie Class; Post-war Weapons in the Royal Navy; The Tragedy of the Submarine Mariotte, Known as the 'Toothbrush'; and Developments in Modern Carrier Aviation
Price: £40.00
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Warship 2015 37th Volume
Submarine history for the enthusiast, a plethora of archive black and white previously unpublished photos, from archives, private collectors and well known experts in the field. This edition includes U-18 1943; U-223 1943; U-52 1941/42; U-382 1943/44; U-68 1941; U-2524, U-3514, U-2502 1945; U-622, U-221 plus much more
Price: £17.99
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U-Boot im Focus Edition No.12

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