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v1.1 of “Building the Special Hobby Tempest Mk V” Now Available & On Sale!

Hot on the heels of the v1.2 update of Building the Wingnut Wings AEG G.IV Late in 1/32 Scale, I’m pleased to announce that Building the Special Hobby Tempest Mk V in 1/32 Scale, by Chuck Sawyer, has now been updated to Version 1.1. And to celebrate, we’ve reduced the price by 25%, from 16 Australian dollars to just 12!

The update itself consists of the addition of a handy Contents page with clickable links, and is in no way an urgent update. Of course, as always, existing purchasers can download the latest version for free, while new purchasers will of course receive the updated version. For more information on how this works, please see my recent article on obtaining free book updates.

So, head on over to our webstore and grab yourselves a bargain! The sale will run until midnight this coming Friday, 22 October.

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Free Book Updates!

While we all love the tactile immediacy of physical books, there’s no denying that digital eBooks have some advantages. Many of these advantages are obvious, but a less obvious one that we make a feature of here at KLP is the ability to update our books and release newer versions. It could be that we missed a typo, or some other error that escaped our attention during the proofing phase—a consequence of what is known in the publishing business as Muphry’s Law. Unlike with traditional print publications, these kinds of errors are trivial to fix and incorporate into an updated edition.

But the best part of all, is that for existing purchasers, these updates are FREE!

A less mundane reason we sometimes update our titles is to take the opportunity to include more content. Sometimes this is due to the natural evolution of our format, with new sections added, or design changes that we can implement in our back catalogue. At other times, we’re able to add new information, photos or other elements that extend the existing content of the book.

Of course, print publishers occasionally do this kind of thing too, but the key difference is that we can release our updated books immediately, rather than years later. But the best part of all, is that for existing purchasers, these updates are FREE! Yes, that’s right: free lifetime updates for any book you’ve purchased. Imagine a print publisher doing that!

Here’s How it Works

Whenever we publish an update to any of our books, we’ll announce it here, as well as our Facebook page, so it’s useful to subscribe to our updates via email if you haven’t already:

In order to be able to download an updated version of a particular book, you need to have purchased it while logged in to your account. The reason for this is that the purchase is then recorded in the Downloads section of your profile, and is made available to you to download at any time. This doesn’t happen if you purchased the book as a guest—even if you already have an account.

Note that you don’t have to go looking for a specific version to download; there will always only ever be one version of each book available, and it will always be the latest. So, when a book gets updated, it replaces the previous version on the website, and when you download it again, it will be the updated version. The orange badges you see on the updated versions on our website are for marketing purposes only, and do not appear on the cover of the published books. In order to verify the version you have, check the Copyright page for the version number and date:

What If I Purchased as a Guest?

If you didn’t have an account at the time of the original purchase, or you forgot to log in prior to purchasing, then you won’t yet have access to a newly-updated book. This is relatively easy to fix, thankfully, but does require a bit of manual handling. Firstly, if you don’t have an account, create one! The benefits by now should be obvious.

Whether you’ve just created your account, or a particular purchase is not showing in your existing account, the next step is to contact me and let me know which book (or books) are affected, and the email address of your account, and I can then manually assign those guest purchases to your account. The next time you log in, they will magically appear in the Downloads section of your profile. Voilà!

It’s worth remembering that this facility is always available, so if you ever lose your existing copy of a book, or need it on a new device, you can simply re-download it at your leisure. And just to be clear: all new purchasers always get the latest version!

Look out for more updated books soon!

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v1.2 of “Building the Wingnut Wings AEG G.IV Late” is Now Available!

With the impending release of Building the Wingnut Wings Albatros D.Va in 1/32 Scale, by Karim Bibi, I thought I’d take the opportunity to update and expand Karim’s earlier title: Building the Wingnut Wings AEG G.IV Late in 1/32 Scale.

The Version 1.2 update includes a new bio for Karim, a new Contents page with clickable links, and the introduction of a new Appendices section covering aftermarket and reference items. This brings it in line with our more recent titles, and adds 13 pages to the book overall.

And for existing purchasers of the book, you can download the new update for free! Long-time customers will already know that we offer free lifetime updates to all our titles whenever they’re released, as long as you didn’t purchase it as a guest (if you did, contact me and we can sort it out). For new purchasers, the price remains the same as it has always been: just 15 Australian dollars. Bargain!

Here’s what some of our readers have said about Building the Wingnut Wings AEG G.IV Late in 1/32 Scale:

“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

“Yes, this is a great book, worth every penny and then some!“
– Tracy Hancock

So, download your updated copy, or head over to our webshop and grab yourselves a bargain!

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“Building the Wingnut Wings Albatros D.Va” Reaches First Draft!

I’m pleased to announce that our next book, Building the Wingnut Wings Albatros D.Va in 1/32 Scale, by Karim Bibi, has reached the first draft stage. This means we’re not more than a few short weeks away from a release date now, and our aim is to have it finished and launched by the end of October. Stay tuned for more news and updates as work progresses. You can subscribe to the blog directly so that you’re notified by email when a new post is made:

And don’t forget our range of existing digital titles at bargain prices, including Karim’s earlier book on building the Wingnut Wings AEG G.IV late kit.

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A New Chapter Begins!

Last Thursday was my last day at the day job, bringing to an end my 18-year I.T. career. Under lockdown conditions, there really wasn’t even anyone to say goodbye to. I did, however, receive this awesome farewell gift from my team mates:

Thanks, lads!

I’d love to say that it will be full steam ahead with KLP Publishing from here on out, but I have the small complication of having to find a new house to contend with. Lockdown here in Melbourne has made the search for a new place almost impossible, and having sold our existing place the day before it came into effect means we’re running out of time. Luckily, we have the option to rent the current place after settlement, which while not ideal, at least means we won’t be homeless.

So, as I venture into the great unknown, I’d like to once again sincerely thank you all for the support you’ve shown me so far, and hope that you can continue to do so into the future!

My next task will be to get Karim’s excellent Albatros book over the line.

Stay tuned for more news and updates!

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“Building Mac’s Birddog” is Now on Sale!

Tomorrow marks the fourth anniversary of the release of our second title, Building Mac’s Birddog in 1/32 Scale: A Scale Tribute to Macaulay ‘Mac’ Cottrell. To celebrate, we’ve reduced the price to just 12 Australian dollars for the next 5 days!

Written by master modeller Eric Galliers, this 160-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.

Check out what our readers have to say:

“Outstanding book! love it”
– Raphael Jumentier, France

“…it is surely the best source to build a Vietnam war O-1! Highly recommended!”
– Thierry Laurent, Belgium

“I went through the whole book and I have to confirm that it is the top class product
there is everything – perfect build, interesting story and quality walkaround photos”
– Jan Gabauer, Slovakia

“The Bird Dog book is excellent, got the Roden kit, and it’s been very helpful.”
– Graeme Buckley, New Zealand

“This is clearly a book written by modellers for modellers. The text is clear and concise and the great selection of walkaround pictures crisp. The words from the pilot really do add to the story.”
– Julien Dixon, Britmodeller Review

“The download is superb, tons of photos, a great model build and a terrific price too. Well done to all involved.”
– Bruce Crosby, UK

So, nip on over to our webstore and grab yourself a bargain!

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We’re Having a 20% Off Sale!

To celebrate our recent announcement about taking KLP Publishing from a part-time endeavour to a full-time one, we’ve launched a week-long 20% off sale on our entire catalogue! Simply use the coupon code twentyoff at checkout to get 20% off the value of your cart.

That coupon code again:


The coupon code expires on 13 September, so head on over to our webshop and grab yourselves some bargains! Note: the prices shown below are pre-discount, and in Australian dollars.

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Changes at KLP!

I started KLP Publishing back in 2017 while I was taking a year off work to look after my wife, who had been diagnosed with breast cancer at the very beginning of that year (it was a very tense Christmas break while we awaited test results, I can tell you). Happily, my wife fully recovered, and I returned to my day job in early 2018. Since that time, KLP has been run as a part-time venture, attended to in my free time, around work and family commitments. Despite this, we’ve still managed to release 11 titles in four years (plus a free download). Now, the time has come for a change.

As of 30 September 2021, I will be finishing up at my day job, and from then on, committing myself to KLP Publishing full time. This is an exciting and also a very daunting step, but with a growing backlog of projects in the pipeline, and many more things I’d like to achieve with the business and with the hobby, it feels like a natural and overdue evolution.

Of course, I’ll still need your support! And I’d like to thank every member of the KLP customer base for your terrific support to this point—I couldn’t have made it this far without you! But with the stakes about to become exponentially higher, and the risks very much more real—not just for me, but also my family—I would love for that support to continue, and to grow. So if you’ve been contemplating purchasing any of our eBook titles, and haven’t so far, please mosey on over to our web store and check out our catalogue:

And if you have any suggestions for titles you’d like to see, or just general feedback that you’d like to provide, please leave a comment on this post, or contact me directly!

See you all on the other side.

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“Building the Zoukei-Mura Ta 152H in 1/32 Scale” is Now on Sale!

Tomorrow is the first anniversary of the 7th title in our Build Guide Series, Building the Zoukei-Mura Ta 152H in 1/32 Scale by John Kim. To celebrate, for the next 5 days, we’ve reduced the price by 30% to just 10 Australian dollars!

In this 166-page eBook, John Kim takes you through the building, painting, and finishing of the terrific 1/32 scale Ta 152H kit from Zoukei-Mura.

Zoukei-Mura released two variants of the kit: an initial Ta 152H-1 kit, and a follow-up Ta 152H-0 release with refined tooling. Wanting to build a Ta 152H-0, but not being able to find the correct kit, John decided to take the earlier Ta 152H-1 release and backdate it to H-0 configuration. John takes us through not only the simple panel line modifications required for the backdating process, but also his building, painting, and weathering processes to produce the terrific model you see in the book.

The book also includes contributions from Jerry Crandall, Claes Sundin, and Richard Caruana, along with the usual appendices covering aftermarket products, decals and masks, and reference titles.

And as with all our books, should any updates be required, anyone who purchased the a prior version gets lifetime free access to all subsequent updated versions! All new purchasers will of course receive the updated version automatically.

So, jump on over to our webstore and grab yourself a bargain!

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“Building the Revell P-51D-5NA in 1/32 Scale” is Now on Sale!

Next Monday represents the second anniversary of the release of our eBook, Building the Revell P-51D-5NA in 1/32 Scale, by Jan Gabauer (and it’s also my birthday!). To celebrate, for the next 4 days, we’re discounting the book from 12 Australian dollars to just 9!

In this 97-page eBook, Jan Gabauer builds, paints, and weathers the new Revell 1/32 P-51D kit to produce an excellent rendition of Major Richard A. Peterson’s “Hurry Home Honey”.

Jan combines the kit with some selected aftermarket detail sets to make the model both more detailed and more accurate.

Jan’s excellent build is well worth studying, and is documented here for your viewing pleasure.

The book features not only Jan’s terrific build guide, but also artwork by Juanita Franzi, a review of the kit itself, and an extensive set of appendices covering applicable aftermarket products and reference works.

And as with all our books, should more products or reference titles be released, we will update the book accordingly. Anyone who purchased the pre-update version gets lifetime free access to all subsequent updated versions! All new purchasers will of course receive the updated version automatically.

So, pop on over to our store and grab yourself a bargain!