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Announcing “Building the Airfix Sea King HU.5 in 1/48 Scale”!

I’m pleased to announce that the next title in our Build Guide Series will be Building the Airfix Sea King HU.5 in 1/48 Scale by Geoff Coughlin. Geoff’s immaculate build of the new Airfix kit is sure to be both instructive and inspirational.

In the meantime, Building the Trumpeter P-47D Razorback in 1/32 Scale is due for imminent release, so please stay tuned for more news, updates, and announcements as they come to hand!

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KLP Publishing in 2024

With 2023 now drawing to its inevitable close, I thought I’d take a moment to look forward to the year ahead and see what we have in store for 2024. We do have several very interesting projects that are not far enough along to make any public statements about just yet, but as soon as it’s appropriate to do so, I’ll make those announcements separately.

But of our confirmed, scheduled projects, first cab off the rank is John Kim‘s Building the Trumpeter P-47D Razorback in 1/32 Scale:

This is currently undergoing proofing and revision, and should be available by the middle of January.

Next up will be Geoff Coughlin‘s build of the new Airfix 1/48 Sea King for Build Guide Series No. 21:

Work will be getting under way on this one shortly!

There’s a strong possibility that one of our unnamed projects will come next, and it will be closer in style to our Phantom series than a straight modelling guide. Failing that, it will most likely be a book that was actually planned for 2023, but failed to make the release schedule:

The recent news that Zimi Model plans to re-release the Kitty Hawk range should see the Texan/Harvard kits available once again (if not already), and Chuck Sawyer‘s build guide will be the perfect companion. (Note that the cover is subject to change prior to publication.)

The release schedule for the rest of 2024 is less certain, and largely dependent on when various projects come to fruition. But look out for a Build Guide on the Wingnut Wings Fokker D.VII series by Gary Boxall, a second volume of sci-fi & fantasy builds by Jason Gares, at least one more Build Guide from John Kim, and others covering the ICM 1/32 Yak-9 and Zoukei-Mura 1/32 Skyraider.

We also have other projects under negotiation or development, that—again—aren’t quite ready for a public unveiling. But stay tuned for all our usual announcements and updates as they come to hand!

As for 2023, we managed to publish the following seven new titles:

Many thanks to all our customers for a great year in 2023, and I wish you all a Happy New Year for 2024!

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v1.3 of “Building the Hasegawa Fw 190D-9” Now Available!

Every now and then I have the misfortune of discovering an error or flaw in one of our books. Such was the case today with Build Guide Series No. 17, Building the Hasegawa Fw 190D-9 in 1/32 Scale, by John Kim. It seems that a few images in the Appendices didn’t make it through the PDF production stage for some reason. These have been restored now, and along with some additional layout and typographical updates, this has culminated in the immediate availability of v1.3!

Not only that, but as part of our current Christmas Sale, it’s also available for 20% off by using the coupon code XMAS23 at checkout.

This update is free for all existing purchasers, so if you’ve already bought and downloaded the book, we encourage you to grab it again by simply re-downloading it—either from your account if you have one, or by using the original download link in your order confirmation email. If you don’t have either of those things, please contact me and we’ll sort it out. New purchasers will always receive the latest version.

Stay tuned for more news soon!

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“Building the Trumpeter P-47D” Reaches First Draft!

I’m pleased to announce that our next title, Building the Trumpeter P-47D Razorback in 1/32 Scale by John Kim, has reached the first draft stage. It’s now undergoing revision and proofing, but should be ready for its official launch in the next couple of weeks.

In the meantime, check out John’s other KLP titles, all of which are currently 20% off using the coupon code XMAS23 at checkout.

Stay tuned for more information and updates!

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Christmas Sale 2023!

Christmas 2023 is now upon us, and we figured it was excuse enough to squeeze in one more sale for the year! So from now until midnight on Christmas Day (AEDST), you can receive 20% off the total of your cart by using the coupon code XMAS23 at checkout.

Here’s that coupon code again:

XMAS23

With 27 eBook titles available, there’s plenty of choose from!

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So, head on over to our webstore and grab yourselves a bargain! And stay tuned for upcoming news of our next release.

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“Building the Revell Me 262B” Now On Sale!

The 11th title in our Build Guide Series, Building the Revell Me 262B-1/U1 Nachtjäger in 1/32 Scale by John Kim, turns two today. And to celebrate, for the next seven days, we’ve reduced the price to just 12 Australian dollars!

In this 246-page eBook, John Kim 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.

And as with all our books, should more aftermarket products or reference titles be released, or we discover errors that need correcting, we will update the book accordingly. 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, run on over to our webstore and grab yourselves a bargain!

Work on John’s next title for KLP Publishing, Building the Trumpeter P-47D Razorback in 1/32 Scale, is well under way, so stay tuned to more news and information on that front soon!

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“Building the ICM Tiger Moth” Now Available!

I’m pleased to announce that our latest eBook title, Building the ICM D.H.82A Tiger Moth in 1/32 Scale by Max Williams, is now available for immediate purchase and download!

In this 260-page eBook, Max tackles the ICM 1/32 Tiger Moth kit, wrestling it into submission with a number of aftermarket additions and scratch-built improvements.

Max combines forensic attention to detail, an intimate knowledge of the subject, and finely-honed modelling skills to produce a terrific model. His build commentary is littered with detailed photographs of the real thing, and his insights are invaluable to anyone aspiring to build the ICM Tiger Moth kit.

Along with Max’s terrific build, we’ve also included his detailed comparison of the three extant Tiger Moth kits in 1/32 scale, and an extensive walkaround of Tiger Moth ZK-BEF by Zac Yates.

The book also features our usual Appendices listing aftermarket products and reference materials.

All this for just 17 Australian dollars! Bargain. Grab your copy now!

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Announcing “Building the Trumpeter P-47D in 1/32 Scale”!

I’m pleased to announce that the next title in our Build Guide Series (No. 20, in fact), will be Building the Trumpeter P-47D Razorback in 1/32 Scale by John Kim. Work has been begun, with a loose aim to have it ready by the end of the year, so stay tuned for more news and information as it comes to hand!

In the meantime, look out for the imminent release Build Guide Series No. 19, Building the ICM D.H.82A Tiger Moth in 1/32 Scale!

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Telford Sale–20% Off This Weekend!

IPMS(UK) is once again holding Scale ModelWorld in Telford this weekend, and we will once again have a small presence there on the LSP/32SIG stand. And while we can’t attend in person, we thought we’d join in the fun anyway and have a 20%-off sale this weekend only! Just use the coupon code TELFORD23 at checkout to receive 20% off the value of your cart.

That coupon code again:

TELFORD23

The sale starts now, and ends at midnight on Monday, AEDST.

So if you’re attending Scale ModelWorld in Telford this weekend, please drop by the LSP/32SIG stand in Hall 3 (by the main entrance and cafe). I’ll have my token presence there, even though I can’t make it in person. Maybe next year!

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“Building the ICM Tiger Moth” Reaches First Draft!

I’m pleased to report that our next title, Building the ICM D.H.82A Tiger Moth in 1/32 Scale by Max Williams, has just completed the first draft stage. And thanks to Zac Yates, we’ve been able to incorporate a bonus 47-page Walkaround of Darren Luff’s Tiger Moth ZK-BEF. The book now enters its final editing and revision phase, with an expected release sometime next month (November).

Stay tuned for an official release announcement, as well as other news and updates as they come to hand.