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“Building the Revell He 219A-7” Now On Sale!

Today marks the third anniversary of the release of Build Guide Series No. 3, Building the Revell He 219A-7 in 1/32 Scale, by Iain Ogilvie. And to celebrate, we’ve reduced the price to just 12 Australian dollars for the next 7 days!

“I then purchased your eBook and it is outstanding!  Of all the reference I have on the He 219, this was a great addition on the building aspect.”
– James Fullingim, USA

“…the book is fantastic!”
– Juan Benitez

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

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KLP in 2022!

With 2021 coming to a close, I thought I’d look ahead to next year, and give everyone a sneak peak at some of our plans for 2022. It will be our first year running KLP Publishing as a full-time operation, and as our sole source of income. While the latter notion is a tad daunting, it gives us the opportunity to push forward with more book releases more often, including potentially branching out into new areas that we haven’t touched on previously.

One of the first and most important events happening for KLP in 2022 is that we’ll be moving into new digs mid-January! This will be a major operation, as we attempt to dismantle and move two decades’ worth of accrued ‘stuff’, and settle into new and unfamiliar surroundings. It will be worth the pain and disruption, however, as our new location will be a much better base of operations than our current one.

The first title for publication in 2022 will be Chuck Sawyer’s magnificent CF-104 build of the Italeri Starfighter:

This is planned for a January release, but may possibly be delayed by the move. Stay tuned!

Next cab off the rank is planned to be Pete Fleishmann’s amazing vignette featuring the Kitty Hawk 1/35 scale HH-60G Pavehawk:

And yes, that is Pete’s model in the cover image! We’re hopeful for a first-quarter release for this one.

Modeller’s Monograph Series

The BIG news for 2022, however, is that we will be collaborating with Geoff Coughlin of Scale Modelling Now on a 3-volume series covering British Phantoms, entitled, oddly enough, Building the British Phantoms.

This 3-volume set will spearhead our new Modeller’s Monograph Series, with Volume 1 slated for release in early Q2. It will feature a balanced mix of real aircraft and modelling content, with the aim being to produce a one-stop-shop for modellers interested in building a British Phantom. The series will cover the FG.1, the FGR.2, and the F-4J(UK). I’ll post more news about this as the project develops. As ever, stay tuned!

But Wait, There’s More!

Other projects in the queue for 2022, but without a set place in the schedule, include Chuck Sawyer’s Kitty Hawk 1/32 scale Harvard/Texan, and Peter Castle’s amazing Hawker Fury scratch-build in 1/18 scale (cover images subject to change):

Cover image subject to change
Cover image subject to change

We also have a number of other projects in development that may or may not see the light of day in 2022, but we’ll confirm those as they come to fruition. Some may falter and fall by the wayside, while others might more realistically be expected in 2023. One thing’s for certain, however, and that is that 2022 is going to be a big year, and we look forward sharing our news and releases with you as the year ahead unfolds. Make sure you subscribe to our blog to be notified of all the latest updates as they happen:

And for those of you who celebrate Christmas, I wish you all the best of the season!

See you all next year!

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Christmas Sale—20% Off!

I’m pleased to announce that we’ve just launched our end-of-year Christmas sale! By using the coupon code XMAS21 at checkout, you’ll receive 20% off the total value of your shopping cart. The sale runs until midnight on Christmas eve, December 24, so head on over to our webstore and grab yourselves a bargain!

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Announcing “Building the Italeri CF-104 Starfighter in 1/32 Scale”!

I’m pleased to announce that our next title will be Building the Italeri CF-104 Starfighter in 1/32 Scale, by Chuck Sawyer. Those of you who are familiar with Chuck’s work, or purchased his previous KLP book, Building the Special Hobby Tempest Mk V in 1/32 Scale, will know what to expect from this book: a forensic examination of the kit, combined with clear and detailed notes on how to get the best out of it.

Along with Chuck’s tremendous build, the book will also include a walkaround, by Gord McTaggart, of the CF-104 that currently resides at The Military Museum in Calgary Alberta, Canada. This comprises more than 100 photos! Our usual appendices featuring aftermarket and reference items will also make their customary appearance.

The book is in the initial stages of development, but we’re hoping to be able to release it by the end of January. Stay tuned for more information as it comes to hand! The best way to do this is to subscribe to our blog, so that you’ll be notified by email whenever there’s a new post:

More updates soon!

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v1.6 of “Building the Revell P-51D-5NA in 1/32 Scale” Now Available!

I’m pleased to announce that Building the Revell P-51D-5NA in 1/32 Scale, by Jan Gabauer, has now been updated to v1.6! The update includes a revision of the Kit Review section to make mention of Revell’s latest release of the kit, and a few layout tidy-ups.

As always, this update is free for existing purchasers, while new purchasers will get the latest version automatically. And best of all, for the next week, we’ve reduced the price to just 10 Australian dollars!

“Got the book, great source of inspiration!”
– Raphael Jumentier, France

“It is the perfect reference for building the Revell P-51D-5NA.”
– Mitko Nikitov, Aeroscale review

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

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“Building the Revell Me 262B-1/U1 in 1/32 Scale” Now Available!

I’m pleased to announce that our latest Build Guide, Building the Revell Me 262B-1/U1 in 1/32 Scale, by John Kim, is now available!

In this 246-page eBook, John builds the Revell 1/32 Me 262B-1/U1 kit to his usual excellent standard, offering plenty of hints and tips for construction and painting along the way. In our most detailed Build Guide yet, John combines the kit with some carefully selected aftermarket parts to produce a superb model that will serve as a great reference for your own builds.

Along with John’s terrific build, we’ve also included some fabulous artwork by James Bentley, accompanied by some historical notes by Mark Proulx, and our usual appendices covering aftermarket and reference options.

All this for just 16 Australian dollars! So hop on over to our webstore and grab your copy now.

Note: all our prices are in Australian dollars.

Sample Pages

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v1.1 of “Building the Wingnut Wings Albatros D.Va” Now Available!

Our latest title, Building the Wingnut Wings Albatros D.Va in 1/32 Scale, by Karim Bibi, has only been available for two weeks, but has already received a substantial update! One aspect of Karim’s build that isn’t really covered in the book is the rigging, so we’ve brought across the 12-page rigging tutorial from the AEG G.IV book, and incorporated it into the Albatros book. Consequently, the book moves to v1.1 and 197 pages!

As always, this update is free to download for all existing purchasers, as long as you purchased it while logged into your account. If you didn’t, contact me directly to have this resolved. And if you haven’t created an account, do that first, and then get in touch. I will add the purchase to your account, and it will then be available to download from the Downloads section of your profile.

And of course, new purchasers will always receive the latest version of any book they buy.

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Printed Books?

As the old saying goes, where there’s a will, there’s a way! KLP customer Jan Hendricks has taken the unusual (and expensive!) step of having two of our books (Building the Wingnut Wings Albatros D.Va in 1/32 Scale and Building the Wingnut Wings AEG G.IV Late in 1/32 Scale) commercially printed and bound.

And I must say, they look quite impressive!

We’ll be looking into the viability of some print-on-demand services next year. But my question for you guys is this: what would you be willing to pay for physical, printed copies of our books?

Please leave a comment here, on our Facebook page, or even contact me directly, and share your thoughts on this idea. I’d love to hear them!

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v1.4 of “Building the Revell He 219A-7 in 1/32 Scale” Now Available!

I’m pleased to announce that Building the Revell He 219A-7 in 1/32 Scale, by Iain Ogilvie, has just been updated to v1.4. This new update includes four new pages of aftermarket items, along with a few tidy-ups to the layout and typography. So, it’s not an urgent update, but free to all existing purchasers! And new purchasers will of course always receive the latest version.

And to celebrate, for the rest of November, we’ve discounted this one by a massive 30% to just 10 Australian dollars!

“I then purchased your eBook and it is outstanding!  Of all the reference I have on the He 219, this was a great addition on the building aspect.”
– James Fullingim, USA

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

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“Building the Revell Me 262B-1/U-1 in 1/32 Scale” Reaches First Draft!

I’m pleased to report that our next title, Building the Revell Me 262B-1/U-1 in 1/32 Scale by John Kim, has now reached the first draft stage! We’re currently on track to have the book ready by Christmas, and it’s already clocking in at over 200 pages, minus the appendices. Price will likely be 16 Australian dollars.

If you haven’t already, subscribe to the blog for more news and information as it comes to hand:

In the meantime, don’t forget our just-launched title, Building the Wingnut Wings Albatros D.Va in 1/32 Scale:

That should keep you going!