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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
I’m pleased to announced that Jan Gabauer’s Building the HpH Fw 189 ‘Uhu’ in 1/32 Scale is now available!
This 66-page eBook sees Jan tackle the impressive mixed-media 1/32 scale Fw 189 kit from HpH Models. The majority of the kit parts are cast in polyurethane resin, augmented with turned metal and photo-etched parts, paint masks, and HGW ‘wet transfers’. A set of HGW ‘fabric’ seat belts is also included, making for a complex kit and a potentially challenging build.
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 process is very instructive, and results are quite spectacular!
The book is available as a downloadable PDF for just 8 Australian dollars (AUD$8). Click on the link or image above to visit the product page and purchase the book.
I’m pleased to announce that the next title in our Build Guide Series will feature the 1/32 scale Fw 189 kit from HpH Models. Entitled Building the HpH Fw 189 ‘Uhu’ in 1/32 Scale, and written by Jan Gabauer, this eBook will take you through the build process for this complex multi-media kit.
Jan’s build is exceptional, and shows just what can be achieved with the right approach.
Please stay tuned for more news on this release in the coming weeks!
As we know, nothing in this world is perfect—least of all the process of publishing a book! Feedback from readers and contributors has led to some further refinements of the new Spitfire book, and this has resulted in v1.4 now being available. New purchasers will receive this latest version by default, but existing owners can also update their copy by re-downloading the book (please see the article Purchasing and Downloading Our Books for more information).
Hopefully there won’t be a v1.5!
As Murphy’s Law would have it, now that Peter Castle’s new Spitfire book is out, one particularly diligent reader has identified a number of typos in the original release (well, three to be exact). These were very minor, but I felt it was important to correct them—this being one of the benefits of digital publishing!
I’ve now uploaded a new version of the file, which is what new purchasers will receive from now on. If you’ve already purchased the book, you can simply re-download the newer version using the link in your original download email. If you no longer have that email, please see our article Purchasing & Downloading Our Books for more information on how to obtain the file.
I’d like to thank Paul Monforton for bringing these errors to my attention.