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v1.1 of “Building Large Scale Sci-Fi & Fantasy Models” Now Available!

I’m pleased to announce that version 1.1 of our most recent title, Building Large Scale Sci-Fi & Fantasy Models by Jason Gares, is now available! This version features an updated bio from Jason, and is free to download for all existing purchasers of the book. New buyers will automatically receive the latest version! All our books come with free lifetime upgrade support, which means that if you purchase any of our books, you’re entitled to download any updates that get released free of charge, in perpetuity.

For existing purchasers, you can either use the download link available in your original order confirmation email, or log in to your KLP account and download it from the Downloads section of your profile. If you’ve lost the email and don’t have an account, please see the article Purchasing and Downloading our Books for information about how to rectify this.

For new buyers, use the link below to visit our store and make your purchase:

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“Building Large Scale Sci-Fi & Fantasy Models” is Now Available!

I’m pleased to announce that our latest eBook title, Building Large Scale Sci-Fi & Fantasy Models by Jason Gares, is now available!

In this 473-page eBook, Jason Gares (renowned author, modeller, and host of the recently-retired Video Workbench YouTube channel) compiles a terrific series of articles he originally wrote for the now-defunct Sci-Fi and Fantasy Modeller magazine.

The book’s flagship feature kicks things off with a massive 80-plus page build article on Jason’s fantastic Star Wars vignette, These ARE the Droids You’re Looking For.

The seven articles that follow it cover a terrific range of sci-fi and fantasy modelling, including building and painting figures, making bases, building resin kits, and doing your own resin casting.

  1. THESE ARE THE DROIDS YOU’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR
  2. HULK SMASH
  3. LOST IN SPACE
  4. MARS ATTACKS
  5. MOON BASE
  6. PROMETHEUS
  7. THE TIME MACHINE
  8. TOURNAMENT CHALLENGE

This digital title is available in two editions: Standard and Signed. If you choose the Signed edition, Jason will send you a signed and personalised digital certificate via email upon completion of your order. (Please be aware that this option requires some manual handling, so a allow a little time for Jason to do his thing.)

All this for just 20 Australian dollars, or $23 for the Signed edition! Go grab a copy now.

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First Draft of “Building Large Scale Sci-Fi & Fantasy Models” Complete!

I’m pleased to announce that the first draft of our next eBook title, Building Large Scale Sci-Fi & Fantasy Models by Jason Gares, has been completed! While this may sound like it’s only the halfway point, Jason and I have in fact been refining the book iteratively, which means that it only has a little way to go now, before it’s ready for launch. The page count currently sits at 475, making it our second-largest title so far!

Give us a couple of weeks to make any final adjustments, and we’ll be able to unleash it onto an unsuspecting populace!

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“Building Large Scale Sci-Fi & Fantasy Models” Reaches 400 Pages!

Our next eBook title, Building Large Scale Sci-Fi & Fantasy Models by Jason Gares, has just reached 400 pages! This book is in its final stages of production, and all going well, should be available in the next 2-3 weeks. It features eight of Jason’s excellent sci-fi and fantasy projects, including a flagship article on Jason’s award-winning Bandai Star Wars Droids vignette.

Stay tuned for the official launch!

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“Building Large Scale Sci-Fi & Fantasy Models” Passes 300 Pages!

Work continues apace on our next title, Building Large Scale Sci-Fi & Fantasy Models, by Jason Gares—so much so that, with two full builds still to be incorporated, the book has just passed the 300-page mark! The final page count is uncertain, but does look to be in excess of 400 at this stage.

The latest completed articles feature sculpting a Moon base, and painting a resin ‘Engineer’ bust from the movie Prometheus.

Stay tuned for more update and an official release announcement!

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“Building Large Scale Sci-fi & Fantasy Models” Reaches the Halfway Mark!

Our next eBook Build Guide title, “Building Large Scale Sci-fi & Fantasy Models”, by Jason Gares, has reached the halfway point in its production, with four of the eight build articles having now been completed. We’re aiming to complete the remaining four ready for release by mid-year. Stay tuned for more news and information as the book develops, but in the interim, please enjoy some sample pages from the articles finished so far:

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Announcing “Building Large Scale Sci-Fi & Fantasy Models”!

It is with great pleasure that I announce our next eBook title, Building Large Scale Sci-Fi & Fantasy Models. This book is written by Jason Gares, of Video Workbench fame, and will feature no less then eight builds of sci-fi & fantasy figures and models.

This book is the distillation of a series of build articles that Jason wrote for the now-defunct Sci-fi & Fantasy Modeller magazine.

We start with Jason’s awarding-winning vignette of Star Wars droids, featuring kits from Bandai:

Next up is the Dragon Models Hulk kit:

This is followed by a Lost in Space diorama from the Lunar Models resin kit, entitled “Invaders from the Fifth Dimension”:

Our fourth build features the rare Quarantine Studios unpainted Mars Attacks statue:

Next, we pivot slightly while Jason explains how to create and cast a Moon base:

Returning to large scale figures, Jason paints an ‘Engineer’ bust from the movie Prometheus, sculpted by Apikitt L. Highway:

Moving away from figures yet again, our second-to-last feature showcases the Masterpiece Models Time Machine kit, from the 1960 film:

And finally, we round the book out with a boutique sculpture from Spyda Creations, called Tournament Challenge:

Stay tuned for more news and information as work progresses! We estimate that the book will be ready some time in Q2, 2021.