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v1.1 of “Building the British Phantoms” Now Available!

Most people I’m sure are familiar with the term Murphy’s Law, and the general concept it represents. In the publishing game, we call it Muphry’s Law, and it seems to have struck again. Eagled-eyed reader Don Harding spotted some duplicated text in our new Phantom book, so we have now corrected this, and released a version 1.1 update.

All new purchasers will automatically receive this new version, while anyone who has already purchased it will be able to download it for free, either from the Downloads section of their account, or using the original link in the order confirmation email.

If you have any trouble accessing the new version, please contact me and we’ll get it sorted out.

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“Building the British Phantoms Volume One” Now Available!

I’m pleased to announce that our latest title, Building the British Phantoms Volume One, is now available!

In this 366-page eBook, Geoff Coughlin—with the aid of a host of contributors—guides you through the specifics of building the FG.1 Phantom in Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, and A&AEE service. With six kits builds, 20 colour profiles, chapters on the Evolution and Key Features of the FG.1, along with an extensive 61-page Walkaround section, this book is an essential resource for anyone wanting to build this particular version of the British Phantom.

Also included is a small gallery of FG.1 model builds, a chapter on special markings, and a list of useful reference resources. Foreword by Ian Black. And all for just 20 Australian dollars!

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

Stay tuned for news about Volume Two!

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“Building the Zoukei-Mura Ki-45” Now On Sale!

The sixth title in our Build Guide Series, Building the Zoukei-Mura Ki-45 Kai Tei in 1/32 Scale, turns 2 today, and to celebrate, we’ve reduced its price by 33% to just 8 Australian dollars for the next 5 days.

In this 97-page eBook, noted modeller and KLP author Jan Gabauer takes you through the building, painting, and finishing of the terrific 1/32 scale Ki-45 Kai Tei kit from Zoukei-Mura. Jan navigates the complexities of the build with aplomb, offering tips for overcoming the particular challenges of this kit. The process is very instructive, and results are quite spectacular!

v1.2 Now Available!

“Just purchased. What a wealth of information! Thank you so much! Worth every penny! The model looks exquisite!“
– Dennis Karpenka, USA

“Great book and mega props to Jan on his build!!  Love it!”
– Derek Brown, USA

“This is the type of publication that the new digital format is made for. If you want a book for a specific build having a digital publication saves you space on your bookshelves. This is clearly a book written by modellers for modellers. The text is clear and concise and the great selection of crisp pictures is welcome, many more than you would get in a printed publication. Highly recommended.”
– Julien Dixon, Britmodeller Review

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

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“Building the British Phantoms Vol. 1” Nearly Ready!

I’m pleased to report that our next title, Building the British Phantoms Vol. 1 by Geoff Coughlin, has reached first draft, and will be ready soon. The book is currently 368 pages, and features six kit builds, 20 colour profiles by Simon Hull, chapters on the Evolution and Key Features of the FG.1, and a 62-page Walkaround of FG.1 XT864.

Revell/Hasegawa 1/48 FG.1 Phantom II XV571 ‘A’ No.43 Squadron, RAF by Nick Turner

A final round of proofing and polishing should see the book ready for release some time in the next few days, so stay tuned for an official announcement!

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Announcing “Building the British Phantoms Volume One”!

I’m pleased to announce that our next title will be Building the British Phantoms Volume One: The FG.1 Phantom II in Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, and A&AEE Service, by renowned UK modeller Geoff Coughlin. As the title implies, this is the first of a three-volume series, with Volume Two covering the FGR.2, and Volume Three focussing on the F-4J(UK) variant.

Volume One will also be the first in our new Modeller’s Monograph Series, and will feature six kit builds, 20 colour profiles, an extensive walkaround of FG.1 XT864, and chapters on the evolution of the British Phantom and key features of the FG.1 Phantom II.

FG.1 XV571 Phantom, Revell 1/48 by Nick Turner

Stay tuned for more news and information regarding this release as development progresses. Together, these three volumes promise to be the definitive one-stop go-to for anyone interesting in modelling the British Phantom.

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“Building Brick’s Sabre in 1/32 Scale” Now On Sale!

Our very first title, Building Brick’s Sabre in 1/32 Scale: A Scale Tribute to K.J. “Brick” Bricknell, by Eric Galliers, turns 5 today! To celebrate, for the next 5 days we’ve reduced the price by a massive 33% to just 10 Australian dollars.

“…this is what a model book should be like in this format…”
– John Svendsen, Australia

“…it’s excellent. Not only a great how to, but a lot of back story of the Aussy Sabre and the pilot. That said, the real good part is the customer service.”
– Chuck Cook, USA

“This is a book written by modeller for modeller and it shows. The text is clear and concise and the pictures crisp. The additional history and words from the pilot really do add to the story of the aircraft. Highly recommended.”
– Julien Dixon, Britmodeller review

So head on over to our webstore and grab yourselves a bargain!

And stay tuned for the imminent announcement of our next project…

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“Building the Fly Arado Ar 234 in 1/32 Scale” Now On Sale!

The fifth title in our Build Guide Series, Building the Fly Arado Ar 234 in 1/32 Scale, turns two today. To celebrate, for the next four days, we’ve reduced the price by a massive 33% to just 10 Australian dollars!

In this 156-page eBook, Kent Karlsen builds not one, but two examples of the Fly Arado 234 kit in 1/32 scale.

The feature build sees Kent take kit 32008, add a ton of scratch-built detail, and then construct an amazing airfield maintenance diorama, in a scene that might have occurred at ‘Fliegerhorst Grove’ air base, in post-surrender Denmark.

For his second build, Kent converts kit 32003 into the V6 four-engine prototype, complete with figures and a Sd.Kfz.2 Kettenkrad from Zoukei-Mura.

So jump on over to our web store and grab yourself a bargain!

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“Building the HpH Fw 189 ‘Uhu’ in 1/32 Scale” Now On Sale!

No. 2 in our Build Guide Series, Building the HpH Fw 189 ‘Uhu’ in 1/32 Scale turns four today, and to celebrate we’ve temporarily reduced the price to just 5 Australian dollars!

In this 74-page eBook, Jan Gabauer tackles the impressive mixed-media 1/32 scale Fw 189 kit from HpH Models. Jan navigates the complexities of the build with aplomb, offering tips for working with resin assemblies, and overcoming the particular challenges of this kit.

The sale ends at midnight on Monday.

And don’t forget that we’ve just launched our latest title, Building the Kitty Hawk HH-60G Pave Hawk in 1/35 Scale, by Pete Fleischmann.

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“Building the Kitty Hawk HH-60G in 1/35 Scale” Now Available!

I’m pleased to announce that our latest title, Building the Kitty Hawk HH-60G Pave Hawk in 1/35 Scale, is now available!

In this 186-page eBook, Pete Fleischmann takes the Kitty Hawk 1/35 scale HH-60G Pave Hawk kit, and combines it with aftermarket parts, resin figures, and some scratch-building, to produce an outstanding airborne rescue vignette, complete with a wounded Afghan solider being winched aboard. Pete takes you through the build process step-by-step, with plenty of useful tips on painting and detailing the model. There’s also a separate 24-page section in the book where he shows you how he produced the figures.

Pete’s build is highly instructive, and will be invaluable to anybody wishing to build the Kitty Hawk Pave Hawk. It’s available from our web store for just 15 Australian dollars.

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

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“Building Large Scale Sci-Fi & Fantasty Models” Now on Sale!

Our massive tome on building large scale sci-fi & fantasy models, entitled Building Large Scale Sci-Fi & Fantasy Models oddly enough, turns one tomorrow, so we thought we’d celebrate with a nice 25% discount for the next three days!

In this 473-page eBook, Jason Gares (renowned author, modeller, and host of the recently-retired Video Workbench YouTube channel) compiles a terrific series of articles he originally wrote for the now-defunct Sci-Fi and Fantasy Modeller magazine.

The book’s flagship feature kicks things off with a massive 80-plus page build article on Jason’s fantastic Star Wars vignette, These ARE the Droids You’re Looking For.

The seven articles that follow it cover a terrific range of sci-fi and fantasy modelling, including building and painting figures, making bases, building resin kits, and doing your own resin casting.

So until midnight Monday, you can grab a copy of this great title for just $15 Australian dollars! Now that’s a bargain.

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