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v2.0 of “Building Mac’s Birddog” Now Available!

I’m pleased to announce that a newly-revised and extended v2.0 of Building Mac’s Birddog in 1/32 Scale: A Scale Tribute to Macaulay “Mac” Cottrell is now available!

This book is one of our oldest, being the second title we published, way back in 2017. We felt it was time to freshen it up a bit. The layout has been fully audited, and many pages have been completely revised to bring them in line with our more recent publications.

And as some of you may be aware, on 26 January this year, Mac was the deserved recipient of an OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia), as part of the Governor General’s Australia Day honours. We’ve included this latest update to Mac’s storied career in the book, including a full transcript of the award text.

Congratulations, Mac!

As a result of these changes, the book’s page count has increased by 16 to 177, but the price remains at a bargain 15 Australian dollars.

Written by master modeller Eric Galliers, this 177-page digital book shows you how he built his award-winning 1/32 scale model of Macaulay “Mac the FAC” Cottrell’s Cessna O-1 Birddog. Using the Roden 1/32 scale kit as a basis, Eric modifies it to represent Mac’s Birddog as he flew it in Vietnam in 1968.

The book also includes Mac’s recollections of his 47 years in the RAAF, along with his citations for the Silver Star and DFC for an action in Vietnam. We’ve also included an exclusive 53-page walkaround, featuring a whopping 95 photos by Rob Fox of Rob Fox Photography.

Existing purchasers are able to access the updated version for free. Simply log in to your account (or use your original download link) and re-download the book from the Downloads section of your profile. If you don’t have an account or the original download link, please contact me and we’ll sort it out. And of course, new purchasers will always receive the latest version.

Stay tuned for more news and updates as they come to hand.

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