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Building the Revell He 219 is Now Available!

After a protracted development period, I’m pleased to announce that our latest eBook, Building the Revell He 219A-7 in 1/32 Scale, by renowned UK modeller Iain Ogivlie, is now available!

In this 101-page eBook, Iain tackles the Revell 1/32 scale He 219A-7 kit, finishing it to a superb standard. Along with covering the construction, painting, decalling, and weathering of the model, Iain navigates a simple but ingenious way of correcting the kit’s major flaw: misshapen engine nacelles that are set at an incorrect angle.

Along with Iain’s terrific build, the book also features a a review of the base kit, a selection of photos taken of the real He 219 a NASM, and a set of appendices covering available aftermarket products and reference books.

The book is available from our web shop for 15 Australian dollars.

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Black Friday Sale!

I’m pleased to announce our very first Black Friday sale! From now until midnight, Monday 26 November Australian Eastern Daylight Time (over the weekend, basically, accounting for various timezones), using the coupon code blackfriday at checkout will give you a 20% discount on the contents of your cart. There are no restrictions in terms of which titles are applicable, or how many you can have in your cart (up to one of each).

That coupon code again: blackfriday

Hop over to our shop to take advantage.

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Paul Fisher – $27,000 Raised Now!

The GoFundMe campaign for Paul Fisher has now raised over $27,000 for Paul and his family! Thanks again to one and all for your unrivalled generosity. Here’s the latest update from Paul, as posted on Facebook:

Well…We are beginning to get settled in to our kids home in Centennial, Colorado.Again, a giant thank you to all of you for your help and support.My Mom is securely settled into a very nice little care home only 8 minutes away so we can see her any time, and here’s a picture of what remains of our home of 22 years in Paradise.Going from left to right, you can see the remains of the barn, then the workshop, then the house.So many great memories of friends and family wrapped up here it’s impossible to describe except to say we created the home we wished we’d grown up in.Love to all, Paul

As you can see from Paul’s photo above, the devastation has been total, and Paul and his family have been left with nothing. Please donate if you can, as Paul will need all the support he can get—no amount is too small! Here’s that link again:

https://www.gofundme.com/paul-fisher-fire-relief

Many thanks to everyone who has so generously contributed so far.

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Paul Fisher – $20,000 Raised So Far!

Thanks to the amazing generosity of Paul’s supporters, and the modelling community at large, we’ve managed to raise a staggering US$20,000 to aid Paul and his family in less than 4 days. This is double our initial goal, and an amazing show of support. We’ll continue to accept donations for as long as they continue to come in.

Here’s a brief message from Paul:

Much like the old guy in the Monty Python movie, “I’m not dead yet,” and it’s all thanks to the generosity of you folks, Susy and I {as well as the doggies} are simply overwhelmed , there are no words for how grateful we are for your help.We really did get out with just what we were wearing and an old hard drive…As much as you think you’re prepared, you’re not.

Anyway, we don’t yet know when we can rebuild and get back in harness, but rest assured I will keep you posted.For now, just know how much we appreciate this, and I even told my Mom.

You folks are the Best!

Paul

I’ll post another progress update in the near future.

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Paul Fisher Needs Our Help!

Many scale modellers will be aware of Paul Fisher, who owns and runs Fisher Model & Pattern. Paul has been providing resin kits and conversions to aircraft and car modellers for decades, and is a stalwart of the industry. Sadly, Paul recently lost his house and workshop in the California fires, and his livelihood along with them. In conjunction with the team at Large Scale Planes, I’ve created a GoFundMe campaign to provide Paul with some short-term financial assistance, while he gets back on his feet.

Please click on the link below to donate if you’re able to. Any amount is acceptable!

https://www.gofundme.com/paul-fisher-fire-relief

Thanks to the amazing generosity of so many of Paul’s customers, fans, and supporters, we’ve already raised nearly half of the initial US$10,000 goal in less than 6 hours!

Please help if you can.

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Announcing our Next Book – Building the Revell He 219 in 1/32 Scale!

I’m pleased to announce that our next title focusses on the Revell 1/32 He 219 kit, and is titled—appropriately enough—Building the Revell He 219A-7 in 1/32 Scale. This will be number 3 in our Build Guide series, and is written by well-know UK modeller Iain Ogilvie.

Iain’s expert build not only shows you how to assemble and paint the kit, but also deals with how to fix some tricky issues with the kit’s engine nacelles.

While there’s no set publication date at this stage, work on the book is well under way, and I hope to bring you some more news soon.

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20% Off Sale!

I’m pleased to announce our very first sale! From now until midnight, 8 October Australian Eastern Daylight Time (over the weekend, basically, accounting for various timezones), using the coupon code twentyoff at checkout will give you a 20% discount on the contents of your cart. There are no restrictions in terms of which titles are applicable, or how many you can have in your cart (up to one of each).

That coupon code again: twentyoff

Hop over to our shop to take advantage.

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Free eBook! Building the Revell X-Wing in 1/48 Scale

So, what do you do with content that has intrinsic value, but is hard to include in your existing product line? Create a new product line! This new 16-page eBook sees the advent of a new Build Article Series, which will feature the occasional brief, article-length guide that doesn’t fit any of our usual formats.

And Building the Revell X-Wing in 1/48 Scale, by Steve A. Evans, certainly fits the bill. It’s a targetted, 16-page build of the Revell (ex-Fine Molds) 1/48 scale X-Wing kit, and we’re offering it as a free download. Click on the “Read More” button below to visit the product page and download your copy.

Building the Revell X-Wing in 1/48 Scale

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New Sabre / Birddog Bundle!

Our second book, Building Mac’s Birddog in 1/32 Scale, has just celebrated its first anniversary, so we thought we might bundle it together with its predecessor, Building Brick’s Sabre in 1/32 Scale, and offer them together at a discounted price.

Sabre / Birddog Bundle

Both books are by Eric Galliers, and feature tributes to two fine RAAF airmen, and the aircraft they flew.

Normally $15 each, this bundle can be had for a mere $25!

All quoted prices are in Australian dollars.