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AK Interactive

Tanker Techniques: Damage Inc. Book Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2016 Title Tanker Techniques: Damage Inc.
Author Multiple Publisher AK Interactive
Published 2016 ISBN N/A
Format 106 pages, softbound MSRP (Euro) 9€


Here is the latest installment in AK Interactive's how-to series: Tanker Techniques. This title covers battle damage, wear and tear, crash/imact damage, and more. The projects/techniques covered are:

  • IS-7 Stalin's Heavy Hitter
  • Tiger I, The Bully of the Class
  • Focus - Battle Damage Process
  • Grilled 'Grille'
  • Lost in Laos
  • T-72B-1 Putin's Hammer
  • K.O. KV!
  • The Last Horse
  • Damage Inc. Reference
  • School of Damage Inc.
  • At The Workbench

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 damage using a 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 weathering-related products out there (and when).

Take the T-72B article, this model doesn't depict a destroyed or battle-damaged tank per se, but one that has been driven through some rough country as well as through obstacles during its use in the second Chechen action. Damage can range from subtle to catastrophic depending on the story you wish to tell and this edition has lots of techniques to consider.

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: Damage Inc. to your workbench reference library!

Definitely recommended!

My sincere thanks to AK Interactive for this review copy!