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v1.1 of “Building Large Scale Sci-Fi & Fantasy Models” Now Available!

I’m pleased to announce that version 1.1 of our most recent title, Building Large Scale Sci-Fi & Fantasy Models by Jason Gares, is now available! This version features an updated bio from Jason, and is free to download for all existing purchasers of the book. New buyers will automatically receive the latest version! All our books come with free lifetime upgrade support, which means that if you purchase any of our books, you’re entitled to download any updates that get released free of charge, in perpetuity.

For existing purchasers, you can either use the download link available in your original order confirmation email, or log in to your KLP account and download it from the Downloads section of your profile. If you’ve lost the email and don’t have an account, please see the article Purchasing and Downloading our Books for information about how to rectify this.

For new buyers, use the link below to visit our store and make your purchase:

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

This week marks the first anniversary of our book, Building the Zoukei-Mura Ki-45 Kai Tei in 1/32 Scale, by Jan Gabauer. To celebrate, for the next five days, we’ve reduced the price of the book by 25% to just 9 Australian dollars!

In this 96-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!

Also included is a brief tutorial on Jan’s paint chipping technique, along with the usual appendices covering aftermarket products and reference titles.

And as with all our books, should any updates be required, 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, head on over to our store and grab yourself a bargain!

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Ronny Bar Added to Our Partners Page!

Hot on the heels of adding renowned illustrator Claes Sundin to our Partners page, I’m pleased to announced the addition of his equally renowned colleague Ronny Bar. Ronny is well-known for producing most of the profile artwork for Wingnut Wings kits, and contributed to our first title in the Build Guide Series, Building the Wingnut Wings AEG G.IV Late by Karim Bibi.

Ronny is available via his Facebook page, and you will also see his excellent work in our upcoming title, Building the Wingnut Wings Albatros D.Va, also by Karim Bibi.

As with all of our partners, it’s great to have Ronny aboard!

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Claes Sundin Added to Partners Page!

Many of you will be well aware of the name Claes Sundin as a top-class and high-profile aviation illustrator, most well-known for his exquisite series of Luftwaffe aircraft profiles. I was lucky enough to be able to enlist Claes’ talents for Build Guide Series No. 7, Building the Zoukei-Mura Ta 152H in 1/32 Scale, by John Kim. I’ve now added Claes to our Partners page, under the banner of his company Centura Publishing, and look forward to working with him again on future publications!

You can also check out Claes’ profile artwork for Ta 152H-0 “White 7” in our eBook on building the Zoukei-Mura 1/32 scale kit:

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Albatros Book to Include Ronny Bar Artwork!

I’m pleased to announce that our next title, Building the Wingnut Wings Albatros D.Va in 1/32 Scale, by Karim Bibi, will include all-new profile artwork by Ronny Bar. Ronny has redrawn these profiles from scratch especially for this title, as the original artwork he did for Wingnut Wings was lost in a computer crash. Thanks, Ronny! I’ve attached a low-resolution teaser sample to whet your appetites.

Be assured that the examples that appear in the book will be much higher resolution, and without the watermark!

Stay tuned for more news and information as the book develops, either via our Facebook page, or by subscribing via email to the blog:

More news soon!

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KLP is Moving to a New Server!

Hot on the heels of migrating our sister site, Scale Model Paint Masks, over to a new server, we’re going to be following suit with the KLP Publishing website. This is a bit of a delicate operation, with a lot of boxes to tick, and will unfortunately necessitate some downtime. The length of this downtime will vary depending on where you are in the world, and how long the DNS (server address) changes take to propagate to your corner of the Internet.

I’ll post an update when the process is complete, and apologise in advance for any inconvenience this disruption may cause. It’ll be worth it, though, as once the migration is done, the KLP website should be faster and even more reliable.

See you on the other side!

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“Building Brick’s Sabre” Now on Sale!

Tomorrow is the 4th anniversary of our very first title, Building Brick’s Sabre in 1/32 Scale: A Scale Tribute to K. J. “Brick” Bricknell. And to celebrate, we’ve reduced the price of book by 30%, to just 10 Australian dollars! The sale is valid for the next five days only.

Written by master modeller Eric Galliers, this 106-page digital book shows you how he built his award-winning 1/32 scale model of K.J. “Brick” Bricknell’s CAC Sabre. Using the Italeri 1/32 scale F-86F kit as a basis, Eric modifies it to the Avon-powered configuration employed by CAC-built RAAF Sabres, to produce an exquisite replica of Brick’s Sabre as he flew it in 1963.

The book also includes anecdotes from Brick himself, from his time flying the CAC Sabre with the RAAF, along with 37 walkaround photos of the real thing, taken by Mark Jessop and Peter Chrismas, of Aviation Spotters Online.

And as with all our books, should any updates be required, 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, head on over to our store and grab yourself a bargain!

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Peter Castle’s Scratch-built 1/18 Hawker Fury

Every so often, a model build comes along that completely blows your socks off, and seems to take the state of the art to new heights. KLP author Peter Castle has, in my opinion, achieved such a feat with his newly-completed scratch-built Hawker Fury in 1/18 scale. It might seem like hyperbole to make such an assertion—and I’m sure objectively there are models out there that rival Peter’s Fury—it remains true that Peter’s build is rare and exceptional achievement, as the photos below will attest.

And if that’s not enough to blow your mind, check this out:

The good news is that Peter and I will be collaborating to bring you this model in our Build Special Series, which will cover his build in the kind of forensic detail you’ll be familiar with if you’ve purchased his previous book, Building Race #80 Spitfire Mk XIVe in 1/18 Scale:

Peter’s Fury has been added to our production schedule, but with a few projects ahead of it, the publication timeline is not certain at this stage. Please stay tuned for more news and information as it comes to hand. You can even subscribe to the blog to receive update notifications via email:

Until then!

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“Building the Fly Ar 234” Now on Sale!

Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the release of our fifth Build Guide, Building the Fly Arado Ar 234 in 1/32 Scale, by Kent Karlsen. To celebrate, for the next three days, we’ve discounted this title by 30% to a mere 10 Australian dollars!

In this 154-page eBook, Kent 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.

And don’t forget our most recent release is still available!

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Announcing “Building the Wingnut Wings Albatros D.Va in 1/32 Scale”!

I’m pleased to announce that the next title in our Build Guide series will be Building the Wingnut Wings Albatros D.Va in 1/32 Scale, by returning KLP author Karim Bibi. Those of you who have bought Karim’s previous Build Guide, Building the Wingnut Wings AEG G.IV Late in 1/32 Scale, will not only know the impressive quality of his work, but also have an inkling of what to expect from his new book.

Karim’s finished Wingnut Wings 1/32 Albatros D.Va

Work has begun on this new title, so stay tuned for more news and updates as they happen! You can always subscribe to our blog to receive update notifications by email:

And don’t forget our most recent title, Building Larges Scale Sci-Fi & Fantasy Models by Jason Gares, which is a rare departure from aircraft subjects for us: