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AK Interactive

Tanker Techniques: Extreme Rust Book Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2015 Title Tanker Techniques: Extreme Rust
Author Multiple Publisher AK Interactive
Published 2015 ISBN N/A
Format 136 pages, softbound MSRP (Euro) 9€


Here is the first title in AK Interactive's new series: Tanker Techniques. This series will have a new installment each quarter and focuses on different aspects of painting and weathering tanks, armored vehicles and even non-military vehicles. Each of the articles in these titles will feature the same well-illustrated format to showcase new techniques as well as old/reliable techniques for achieving specific results. Each of these titles will be around 100 pages and printed in your choice of eight different languages: English, French, German, Russia, Spanish, Czech, Chinese (Mandarin), and Hungarian.

This first title covers rust - how to achieve different types of rusting effects on your model. The projects/techniques covered are:

  • Steel Oxidation
  • Rusty Warrior Loewe Super Heavy Tank
  • Garden of Rust (Char B)
  • Cargo Van Extreme Oxidation
  • Burned Rust Effects IDF M51 Sherman
  • BRDM Left to Rust
  • Rats and Dust
  • M4A2 Monument of Rust
  • Rust Reference
  • Rusting Ironworks on Buildings
  • Painting Dirty Rusty Spare Tracks
  • Unearthed T-34
  • Heavy Duty Container
  • Lebanese Scrap Yard
  • School of Techniques
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Map of Products Suitable for Rust Techniques
  • Gallery of Rust
  • Interview at the Rusty Beach

Unlike other titles from AK Interactive, this reference doesn't take a subject from beginning to end. Instead the authors focus on different ways of developing degrees of rust and the variety of techiques out there to achieve convincing results. You can get many new ideas for tackling different projects from scanning through this title and how to use the variety of rust-related products out there (and when).

Titles like these are very inspirational and while they may not cover a subject of interest to you, the techniques presented here are very much usable with any armor, AFV, or soft-skin combat vehicle. You'll want to add Tanker Techniques: Extreme Rust to your workbench reference library!

Definitely recommended!

My sincere thanks to AK Interactive for this review copy!