Building the Wingnut Wings AEG G.IV Late in 1/32 Scale

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

$15.00

Written by expert modeller Karim Bibi, this 167-page digital book takes you through building the impressive Wingnut Wings 1/32 scale AEG G.IV Late kit. Karim shows you the building, painting, decalling, and weathering techniques he used to produce his stunning model, including how to produce paint masks to replicate the iconic nose markings.

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Written by expert modeller Karim Bibi, this 167-page digital book takes you through building the impressive Wingnut Wings 1/32 scale AEG G.IV Late kit. Karim shows you the building, painting, decalling, and weathering techniques he used to produce his stunning model, including how to produce paint masks to replicate the iconic nose markings.

The book also includes a 29-page tutorial on painting wood-grain effects on propellors, and a handy 12-page tutorial on the rigging techniques that Karim used on this model. In addition, there’s a 12-page walkaround of the Mercedes D.IVa engine used on the AEG G.IV, and a bonus chapter featuring some period documentation on the engine.

What Our Readers Say

“Put this one in your must-have pile if you’ve ever considered building a Wingnut Wings kit.”
– Mike Swinburne, USA

“Extensive guidebook with many techniques and great photos”
– Jan Gabauer, Slovakia

“…honestly I am impressed. There is excellent photos and some really good hints and tips on weathering, the building of this model is superb. There are a lot of painting and weathering techniques that I will be using on other models, I can see myself referring to this book for years to come.”
– Des Delatorre, Australia

“What an absolutely brillant tutorial! The author uses all of the cottage industries articles which we are growing accustomed to to good effect and shows techniques on how to make the most of them.”
– Jan Hendriks, Netherlands

“This is a real gem and I’ll be making good use of it in very short order as my Kit is inevitably next in the queue for the work bench!”
– Lance Carroll, Canada

“I was able to enlarge the pictures up to 300% without loosing any clarity at all in them. Even if you are building other WNW kits then its worth considering this guide for the hints, tips and tutorials it contains. Highly recommended.”
– Julien Dixon, Britmodeller review

“I can’t recommend this book highly enough. Go grab a copy!”
– Bob’s Buckles, England

“Having purchased two of the WNW AEG’s, this e-book looked too good to pass up. Easily downloaded from KLP’s web store, it comes in an easy to read PDF. Haven’t read the entire book as of yet, but the information and tips gathered from a cursory read this far are brilliant! A definite highly recommended!”
– Military Replicas In Scale, via Facebook

“…this book will undoubtingly satisfy the needs of scale modellers irrelevant of their preferred subjects in this vast hobby…Karim Bibi’s Wingnut Wings AEG G.IV late Build Guide provides a thorough, step by step build for achieving a fabulous finished model kit, through the various detailed steps.”
– IPMS Lebanon review

“The ultimate guide to building this beast – with Aviattic “night lozenge” decals and super-detailed engines…beautifully photographed downloadable reference for the workbench!”
– Richard Andrews, Aviattic

“This isn’t your run-of-the-mill guide for assembling a kit, but more like a master class in techniques that will improve all your future (Great War) builds. The format is beautiful, the photos clear and professional, with the result an enthusiastic “buy” in my opinion.”
– Bill Cross, AeroScale review

“Fantastic book … even If I wasnt going to build the AEG its packed full of useful hints and tips as well as the rigging guide.”
– Andy Daff, England

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Author

Karim Bibi

2 reviews for Building the Wingnut Wings AEG G.IV Late in 1/32 Scale

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    mikeswinburne (verified owner)

    Put this one in your must-have pile if you’ve ever considered building a Wingnut Wings kit. While the subject itself is specific to the AEG with *many* detailed photos along the way, all steps “needed” to build any WWI kit to this standard are well covered including mention and photos of the paints and any aftermarket products used. There’s a multi-page article on how to paint realistic wood propellers, and even having finished about ten WWI kits, this will be useful to further improve my techniques. I’ve followed Karim’s build as he progressed and his build is firmly in the “What the… How did he…?” category of quality and skill. Looking forward to the next one!

    • Kevin Futter

      Thanks, Mike! Glad you like the book, and thanks for your kind comments.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    mscarborough1953 (verified owner)

    People have been referring to the time we 1/32 scale modelers live in as a Golden Age, and rightly so…and particularly for those of us who build models of First World War aircraft. Kits from Wingnut Wings, after market items from companies such as Avaiattic and Gaspatch, and references, on-line and book form, are available to us in numbers that would have seemed inconceivable even a decade ago.

    It seems a new page in specificity has now been turned with a number of excellent tutorial type books dedicated to builds of kits from Wingnut Wings, including Stringbag!, by renowned modelers Flip Hendrickx and Jeroen Veen, which covers builds of seven different kits.

    And now, Karim Bibi has gifted us with Building the Wingnut Wings AEG G.IV Late in 1/32 Scale…167 pages, in digital form, dedicated to the creation of a single model. I believe it is safe to say that Karim’s book takes “how-to” to new heights.

    One major difference between this book and the more mainstream “how-to build” books, is the levels of detail and specificity to which the author goes in explaining his procedures. The step-by-step emphasis is wonderful and incredibly helpful to anyone building the AEG, or any other WWI model. All of his techniques are clearly and thoroughly explained and are supported by superb photos. And, happily, the names of the specific materials used are given. There are also several in-depth, and I mean deep, tutorials on propeller painting and rigging, as well as documentation of the Mercedes engine used in the AEG.

    It is clear that Karim is a gifted model builder who really pushes the envelope on building and weathering techniques. I’m in the middle of an AEG build right now and it’s almost as if Karim is standing over my shoulder and saying, “have you thought of trying this….?”

    Karm Bibi and KLP Publishing are to be congratulated on making this book available. I have no hesitance in heartily recommending this book to all builders of WWI aircraft models, regardless of their skill level. Indeed, I believe any model builder, regardless of genre, would find this book idea generating and inspiring.

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