Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was a difficult year for all of us. But anecdotal reports have suggested that the scale modelling hobby has experienced increased uptake and participation, as people seek fulfilling ways to pass the time during various lockdowns and restrictions. This, at least, is fantastic news.
2020 was also a good year for KLP Publishing—our best yet, in fact, with three new books published, updates to the existing catalogue, and strong and growing sales. As a consequence, we have a growing number of prospective projects in various stages of development and planning, some of which will bear fruit in 2021. I normally don’t like to announce or discuss book projects publicly until they’re firmly under way, but I thought I might break that rule and give a sneak preview of some of the things that may see the light of day this year!
Building the Special Hobby Tempest Mk V in 1/32 Scale
This title has already been announced, and work is beginning in earnest as I type. Chuck Sawyer’s build is amazing, and I’ll be working hard to make sure that the book is, too.
Another of Chuck’s exceptional builds is also in the queue:
And another one from John Kim:
Something a little different:
And some hints of things to come…
No guarantees are given for any of the above six projects yet, but I’ll certainly be working to ensure they all come to fruition!
And if you have any suggestions for future eBook projects that you’d like to see, please drop me a line or leave a comment, and I’ll add them to the list for consideration.
Here’s to a happy, prosperous, and (eventually) pandemic-free 2021!