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First Draft of “Building the Fly Arado Ar 234” is Done!

I’m pleased to inform you that the first draft of our next book, Building the Fly Arado Ar 234 in 1/32 Scale, has just been completed. The book is currently sitting at 156 pages, and features two builds of the Fly 1/32 Arado Ar 234 kit by Kent Karslen, along with a brief kit review, and appendices containing lists of applicable aftermarket products.

In the book’s first build, Kent super-details the kit—including engines from the Trumpeter Me 262—and places it in a superb diorama setting that includes a base made from real concrete!

For the second build, Kent converts the Fly kit to the 4-engine V6 prototype. This involved carving and moulding new engine nacelles, narrowing the fuselage and canopy, and scratch-building a take-off dolly. Posed with the Zoukei-Mura Kettenkrad and some crew figures, it makes for a striking model indeed!

The final release date and pricing are yet to be determined, but the revision process from here on out shouldn’t take too long. Please stay tuned for further updates as they come to hand!

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Introducing Kent Karlsen!

We’re currently about half-way through the first draft of the new Arado Ar 234 book, so I thought it might be a good time to introduce the author himself: Kent Karlsen. Please check out Kent’s new author profile on our website:

Kent’s fabulous Fly 1/32 Arado Ar 234B-2/N diorama—one of the two builds in his upcoming book for KLP Publishing.
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Announcing “Building the Fly Arado Ar 234 in 1/32 Scale”!

I’m pleased to announce that, after an 8-month hiatus, work has finally begun on our next title: Building the Fly Arado Ar 234 in 1/32 Scale, by Kent Karlsen. Kent builds not one, but two examples of the Fly 1/32 Ar 234 kit, turning one into the V6 4-engine prototype, and the other into a fantastic Ar 234B-2 maintenance diorama.

Mechanics and ground crew are busy at work in Kent Karlsen’s terrific Ar 234B-2 maintenance diorama.

The book’s bonus build sees Kent replace the kit’s Jumo engines with BMW 003 units, before adding an additional pair of BMW engines to produce the V6 prototype.

Kent’s terrific Ar 234A V6 conversion of the Fly kit, complete with Kettenkrad from Zoukei-Mura.

The book will detail how Kent tackled both of these builds, including all the aftermarket products used. Speaking of which, there will be our usual appendices that list all of the aftermarket products available, along with decals, paint masks, and relevant reference books.

Building the Fly Arado Ar 234 in 1/32 Scale is due for release some time in late Q2 or early Q3 2020 as an eBook only. Check back here regularly or subscribe to our blog for updates, sample pages, and a definitive release date!