Things have been very quiet of late here at the house of KLP, so I thought it might be prudent to post an update about where things are at, and where they’re heading in 2020.
But first, I feel need to remind everyone that all of our books are indeed digital publications—eBooks in PDF format. There have been a few unfortunate instances in recent times where purchasers have failed to realise this, and I’ve been forced to issue refunds. This results in unnecessary disappointment all around, with the purchaser potentially feeling like they’ve been deceived. This is certainly not our intention! And we’d like to avoid this situation occurring again in the future if at all possible.
For a more detailed explanation about why we chose the eBook path, please see our article Why Digital?
Stepping Down from LSP
Some of you will be aware that I have been the administrator of the Large Scale Planes website and forums since around 2010. While it has been a privilege to serve the LSP community as administrator for the last 10 years, I’ve recently taken the decision to stand down from the position. LSP is a large and very active community, and required anywhere from 20-30 hours per week of my time. This unfortunately left me with insufficient time to work on KLP projects, resulting in a very slow and sporadic release schedule, with books taking far longer to come to fruition than I had planned. As LSP makes the transition to a new leadership regime, and my available time begins to free up, I will be returning to the backlog of book projects with renewed vigour!
Speaking of book projects, there are several in the pipeline already, and a few more potential projects under negotiation. I’ll make the relevant announcements at the appropriate time, but needless to say, I’m looking forward to being able to work on them again, and bring out some more great modelling content.
I’m also open to suggestions for new book topics, so if you have any, you can either email me directly, or leave a comment below. You just never know!
In the meantime, our current catalogue of scale modelling eBooks is still available, so please check them out in our store.
Whenever I find myself in a bit of a modelling funk, and for whatever reason I can’t seem to drag myself to the workbench, I often find it helpful to just grab a kit that’s outside my comfort zone or usual area of interest, and put it together without worrying too much about accuracy or detail. I call this having a modelling holiday, and as often as not I turn to sci-fi subjects for the answer.
Recently I found myself once again in need of such a modelling holiday, and reached into the stash for the Diamond Select Toys 1/8 scale Deadpool figure. It’s a snap-together kit that’s more of a toy than a sophisticated model, but looks the part when completed.
It was certainly good to be back at the workbench again, but now I think it’s time to build some more aircraft!
Just a quick note to let everyone know that I’ve extended our Welcome to 2020 sale by another 24 hours, to accommodate all the possible timezones around our planet. This means it will now finish at the end of the day (midnight) on January 8, AEDST (GMT +11).
Just use the coupon code 2020 at checkout to receive 20% off the total value of your cart.
Thanks to everyone who has supported us during the sale so far—we love your work!
As we leave the 2010s behind, and prepare to enter what we all hope will be another edition of the “roaring twenties”, we’ve decided to celebrate the coming new year and new decade with a 20% off sale.
Simply use the coupon code 2020 at checkout to receive 20% off the value of your cart. Easy!
The sale starts now, and will run until 7 January 2020—so you have an entire week to grab some bargains!
Please visit our webstore to take advantage of the sale:
My family and I returned safely from New Zealand this morning, disembarking from the Golden Princess at Port Melbourne around 8.30am. We had a wonderful trip, and look forward to returning to New Zealand some day to explore more of this wonderful country. I think next time we’ll fly, however!
Below is the only aviation-related photo I was able to take during the trip, taken at the Canterbury Museum in Christchurch:
Thank you all for your patience during my absence!
Tomorrow afternoon my time (24 November 2019), my family and I board the Golden Princess for a 13-day cruise to and around New Zealand. This is our first proper holiday in 20 years! I will have only limited and expensive access to the Internet while I’m away, so consequently I won’t be able to respond to enquiries as quickly as I like to. If you purchase one of our books and have any issues with the process, send me an email as usual, but please allow some extra time for me to get back to you. At worst it will be two weeks, and I thank you in advance for your patience.
See you all in two weeks! Which reminds me, I better go pack…
Scale ModelWorld, held in Telford (UK) every year, is one of the world’s largest model shows, with visitors attending from all over the world, and large contest, vendor, and club sections. As it happens, the 2019 show is happening this coming weekend, November 9 & 10. For many of us who live outside the UK, it’s on our Bucket List of modelling events to attend in our lifeftime. And while I wish I could announce that I will be attending this year, thanks to a collaboration with Large Scale Planes and IPMS(UK) 32SIG, KLP Publishing will at least have a small token presence on the LSP/32SIG table.
Be sure to stop by and see the guys and say hello! Thanks to Dave Langmead for his assistance in bringing this together.
Due to an oversight on my part (mea culpa!), I’ve had to make a small amendment to our newly-launched book, Building the Revell P-51D-5NA in 1/32 Scale. All new purchasers will obviously get the new version, but if you’ve already purchased the book, you can log in to your account and download it from your purchase history.
Before anyone panics, however, be assured that the amendment does not affect the book’s content, and in fact consists of a copyright attribution for Juanita Franzi’s artwork that I forgot to include in the launch version. My apologies to Juanita for this oversight! Thanks to the nature of digital publishing, this becomes a very easy mistake to fix.
Many thanks to everyone who has purchased the book so far!
In this 95-page eBook, Jan 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”.
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.
It’s available now for only 12 Australian dollars!