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v1.1 of “Building the Special Hobby Tempest Mk V” Now Available & On Sale!

Hot on the heels of the v1.2 update of Building the Wingnut Wings AEG G.IV Late in 1/32 Scale, I’m pleased to announce that Building the Special Hobby Tempest Mk V in 1/32 Scale, by Chuck Sawyer, has now been updated to Version 1.1. And to celebrate, we’ve reduced the price by 25%, from 16 Australian dollars to just 12!

The update itself consists of the addition of a handy Contents page with clickable links, and is in no way an urgent update. Of course, as always, existing purchasers can download the latest version for free, while new purchasers will of course receive the updated version. For more information on how this works, please see my recent article on obtaining free book updates.

So, head on over to our webstore and grab yourselves a bargain! The sale will run until midnight this coming Friday, 22 October.

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“Building the Special Hobby Tempest” is Now Available!

I’m pleased to announce that our latest eBook title, Building the Special Hobby Tempest Mk V in 1/32 Scale by Chuck Sawyer, is now available!

In this book, Chuck undertakes a forensic examination of the Special Hobby Tempest Mk V kit, and uses the Barracuda resin nose upgrade set to enhance the model. He leads you through all the pitfalls of construction, and of integrating the resin nose and propellor into the kit. We’ve included tutorials on decanting spray cans for airbrushing, achieving a flawless, high-gloss base coat, and working with HGW’s Wet Transfer decals.

Chuck’s build is highly instructive, and will be invaluable to anybody wishing to build the Special Hobby Tempest. Below are some teaser sample pages to whet your appetite!

All this for a meagre 16 Australian dollars!

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“Building the Special Hobby Tempest” Reaches First Draft Stage!

I’m pleased to announce that our next eBook title, Building the Special Hobby Tempest Mk V in 1/32 Scale, by Chuck Sawyer, has reached the first draft stage. It’s now in the process of review, revision, and refinement, and should be ready for release some time in the next few weeks.

In this book, Chuck undertakes a forensic examination of the Special Hobby Tempest Mk V kit, and uses the Barracuda resin nose upgrade set to enhance the model. He leads you through all the pitfalls of construction, and of integrating the resin nose and propellor into the kit. We’ve included tutorials on decanting spray cans for airbrushing, achieving a flawless, high-gloss base coat, and working with HGW’s Wet Transfer decals.

Chuck’s build is highly instructive, and will be invaluable to anybody wishing to build the Special Hobby Tempest. Below are some teaser sample pages to whet your appetite!

Stay tuned for more information and an official release announcement!

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KLP Publishing in 2021

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 was a difficult year for all of us. But anecdotal reports have suggested that the scale modelling hobby has experienced increased uptake and participation, as people seek fulfilling ways to pass the time during various lockdowns and restrictions. This, at least, is fantastic news.

2020 was also a good year for KLP Publishing—our best yet, in fact, with three new books published, updates to the existing catalogue, and strong and growing sales. As a consequence, we have a growing number of prospective projects in various stages of development and planning, some of which will bear fruit in 2021. I normally don’t like to announce or discuss book projects publicly until they’re firmly under way, but I thought I might break that rule and give a sneak preview of some of the things that may see the light of day this year!

Building the Special Hobby Tempest Mk V in 1/32 Scale

This title has already been announced, and work is beginning in earnest as I type. Chuck Sawyer’s build is amazing, and I’ll be working hard to make sure that the book is, too.

Another of Chuck’s exceptional builds is also in the queue:

And another one from John Kim:

Something a little different:

And some hints of things to come…

No guarantees are given for any of the above six projects yet, but I’ll certainly be working to ensure they all come to fruition!

And if you have any suggestions for future eBook projects that you’d like to see, please drop me a line or leave a comment, and I’ll add them to the list for consideration.

Here’s to a happy, prosperous, and (eventually) pandemic-free 2021!

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Announcing “Building the Special Hobby Tempest in 1/32 Scale”!

I’m pleased to announce that the next eBook release from KLP Publishing will be Building the Special Hobby Tempest in 1/32 Scale, by renowned modeller Chuck Sawyer. Chuck has built many outstanding and award-winning models, some of which have graced the pages and cover of FineScale Modeler magazine.

In this new Build Guide, Chuck takes Special Hobby’s decent but challenging 1/32 Hawker Tempest Mk V kit, combines it with a resin nose upgrade set from Barracuda Studios, along with some judicious detailing, and turns out yet another masterpiece.

We’re planning to have Building the Special Hobby Tempest in 1/32 Scale available by the end of Q1 2021—and with good luck and hard work, sooner than that!

Stay tuned for more news and updates as they come to hand.