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“Building the Airfix F6F-5 Hellcat” Reaches First Draft!

I’m pleased to announce that our next title, Building the Airfix F6F-5 Hellcat in 1/24 Scale by Chuck Sawyer, has now reached the first draft stage, and is on schedule for publication in the next two weeks. I appreciate that “first draft” sounds like “half way”, but in reality, the book only needs a few tweaks and some spit and polish at this point.

Chuck Sawyer’s immaculate build of the big Airfix Hellcat.

Stay tuned for a release announcement soon!

In the meantime, there’s plenty in our existing catalogue to keep you going:

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Announcing “Building the British Phantoms Volume 2”!

I’m pleased to announce that work has begun on the follow-up to Volume 1 of our Phantom series, and will be entitled Building the British Phantoms Volume Two: The FGR.2 in RAF Service. Geoff Coughlin again delivers in style, with 11 kit builds, 26 colour profiles by Simon Hill, Walkarounds of both FGR.2 XV424 and the Martin Baker Mk 7 ejection seat, and chapters on both the evolution and key features of the FGR.2 in RAF service. If you’ve seen Volume One, then you know what to expect—only, Volume Two will be even bigger!

Our launch target is the second half of January 2023, with some wiggle room to allow for the vagaries of the Christmas holiday period.

And if you haven’t checked out Volume One yet, it’s available from our webshop for a mere 20 Australian dollars.

Stay tuned for more news and information as it comes to hand!

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v1.2 of “Building the Airfix Buccaneer S.2C in 1/48 Scale” Now Available!

With the new Airfix 1/48 Buccaneer being a relatively recent kit, new aftermarket products are being developed and released for it on a regular basis. Most recently, Eduard has updated its range to include some photo-etch and mask sets for the new kit, so we’ve updated our book, Building the Airfix Buccaneer S.2C in 1/48 Scale, to include them.

In this 115-page eBook, renowned UK modeller Geoff Coughlin takes you through the building and painting of this new kit. Along with Geoff’s terrific build, we’ve also included some colour profiles by Simon Hill, an overview of the kit itself, and a set of ordnance-related bonus photos.

This v1.2 update is free for all existing purchasers—simply log in to your account and re-download the book from the Downloads section of your profile, or alternatively, use the download link in your original order confirmation email if you still have it. If you don’t have an account and no longer have the original download link, please contact me and we’ll sort it out.

All new purchasers will of course receive the updated version automatically.

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v1.1 of “Building the Airfix Buccaneer S.2C in 1/48 Scale” Now Available!

With the subject of our latest title being such a new kit, we always knew that we’d need to publish updates to keep pace with the various aftermarket products being announced or released for it, but we didn’t expect to be doing so quite so soon! In fact, along with adding a new aftermarket item, we’ve also corrected a few errors that crept into the copy, resulting in this new Version 1.1 update.

As ever, this is a free update for existing purchasers, and new purchasers will of course always receive the latest version.

Stay tuned to our blog for news, information, and updates as they come to hand!

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“Building the Airfix Buccaneer S.2C in 1/48 Scale” is Now Available!

I’m pleased to announce that our newest title, Building the Airfix Buccaneer S.2C in 1/48 Scale is now available!

Airfix’s 2022 release of a new-tool Buccaneer S.2C in 1/48 scale has been welcomed by modellers around the globe, and in this 112-page eBook, renowned UK modeller Geoff Couglin takes you through the building and painting of this new kit. Along with Geoff’s terrific build, we’ve also included some colour profiles by Simon Hill, an overview of the kit itself, and a set of ordnance-related bonus photos.

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.

All this for just 15 Australian dollars! So head on over to our webstore and grab yourselves a bargain.

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Announcing “Building the Airfix Buccaneer S.2C in 1/48 Scale”!

I’m pleased to announce that our next title, Building the Airfix Buccaneer S.2C in 1/48 Scale by Geoff Coughlin, is currently in development. Along with Geoff’s terrific build of the new Airfix kit, the book will feature a brief kit review, some technical notes about the Buccaneer, along with some colour profiles by Simon Hill.

The release date is uncertain at this early stage, though development is not expected to be protracted, so stay tuned for more news and updates as they come to hand.

And don’t forget Geoff’s current book, Volume One of Building the British Phantoms:

More news soon!

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v1.3 of “Building the British Phantoms” Now Available!

Yes, you read that right! Hot on the heels of the v1.2 release of Building the British Phantoms Volume One, Simon Hill, our esteemed provider of profiles, spots an error in one of his contributions. Well, you know the drill: the error has been corrected, and v1.3 is now available!

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. All you need to do is re-download the book to obtain the updated version.

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

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v1.2 of “Building the British Phantoms” Now Available!

I’d like to thank yet another eagle-eyed customer in the form of Rick Godden for spotting a couple of typos in our new book, Building the British Phantoms Volume One. These have been corrected, and Version 1.2 is now available.

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. All you need to do is re-download the book to obtain the updated version.

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

We’ll be announcing our next title shortly, so please stay tuned!

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“Building the British Phantoms Volume One” Well Received!

Our latest title, Building the British Phantoms Volume One by Geoff Coughlin, represents our most successful book launch to date. And the feedback has been equally positive:

“All I can say is wow! When combined with the Richard Ward book on British phantom units, you have everything you need to build a decent FG.1”
– Paul Pendleton-Brown, UK

“…just started to go through it and it’s excellent!”
– John Laidlaw, USA

“Just bought a copy, it’s a whole new world in aircraft restoration in model form. 366 full color pages full of high resolution photos for only 20 Australian dollars. Bravo”
– Yoav Efrati, Israel

“Bought it the day it was released and it’s brilliant mate. Well done”
– Paul Harrison, Australia

“I have just started reading the Phantom book and WOW, I really like it. Thanks for putting it together, it will be a fantastic reference for anyone building the FG.1. I can’t wait to get the next volumes!”
– Don Harding, Singapore

“Just purchased it… If it isn’t already thought of as The gold standard for how these “how to model” guides should be done in the future, well, it needs to be !”
– Bruce Anders, Australia

This bodes well for the future of the series. If you haven’t purchased your copy yet, it’s available from our webstore for just 20 Australian dollars.

Volume Two is a work in progress, but will be delayed somewhat while Geoff recovers from some shoulder surgery. Stay tuned for news on other titles very soon, however!

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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.