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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.

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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.

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v1.1 of “Building the Zoukei-Mura Ta 152H” Now Available!

I’m pleased to announced that we’ve just released Version 1.1 of our most recent build guide, Building the Zoukei-Mura Ta 152H in 1/32 Scale, by John Kim. This update is actually only very minor, featuring a few tiny layout tweaks and adjustments. That’s it!

Being a digital publication means this kind of update is very easy to do, and we will continue to update all our books in this fashion any time it becomes appropriate or necessary.

This new update is free to download for anyone who has already purchased this book. If you have an account with us, simply log in and download a new copy of the book from Downloads section of your account. Otherwise, the download link contained in your original purchase notification email should still be valid.

If neither of these scenarios applies to you, and you’d still like to download your updated copy, create a customer account here on the website, and then contact me so that I can associate your purchase with your new account. Once that is done, you can log in and download it from your purchase history.

And of course, if you haven’t purchased Building the Zoukei-Mura Ta 152H in 1/32 Scale at all yet, you’re more than welcome to do so! And what’s more, we’ve temporarily discounted the purchase price from 15 Australian dollars to 12! This price will be valid for 7 days from today, before returning to its original price, so jump in for a bargain while you can!

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v1.1 of “Building the Zoukei-Mura Ki-45” Now Available!

I’m pleased to announced that we’ve just released Version 1.1 of our build guide, Building the Zoukei-Mura Ki-45 Kai Tei in 1/32 Scale, by Jan Gabauer. This update is actually only very minor, featuring a few tiny layout tweaks and adjustments. That’s it!

Being a digital publication means this kind of update is very easy to do, and we will continue to update all our books in this fashion any time it becomes appropriate or necessary.

This new update is free to download for anyone who has already purchased this book. If you have an account with us, simply log in and download a new copy of the book from Downloads section of your account. Otherwise, the download link contained in your original purchase notification email should still be valid.

If neither of these scenarios applies to you, and you’d still like to download your updated copy, create a customer account here on the website, and then contact me so that I can associate your purchase with your new account. Once that is done, you can log in and download it from your purchase history.

And of course, if you haven’t purchased Building the Zoukei-Mura Ki-45 Kai Tei in 1/32 Scale at all yet, you’re more than welcome to do so! And what’s more, we’ve temporarily discounted the purchase price from 12 Australian dollars to 10! This price will be valid for 7 days from today, before returning to its original price, so jump in for a bargain while you can!

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v1.2 of “Building the Fly Arado Ar 234” Now Available!

I’m pleased to announced that we’ve just released Version 1.2 of our build guide, Building the Fly Arado Ar 234 in 1/32 Scale, by Kent Karlsen. This update is actually only very minor, featuring a few tiny layout tweaks and adjustments. That’s it!

Being a digital publication means this kind of update is very easy to do, and we will continue to update all our books in this fashion any time it becomes appropriate or necessary.

This new update is free to download for anyone who has already purchased this book. If you have an account with us, simply log in and download a new copy of the book from Downloads section of your account. Otherwise, the download link contained in your original purchase notification email should still be valid.

If neither of these scenarios applies to you, and you’d still like to download your updated copy, create a customer account here on the website, and then contact me so that I can associate your purchase with your new account. Once that is done, you can log in and download it from your purchase history.

And of course, if you haven’t purchased Building the Fly Arado Ar 234 in 1/32 Scale at all yet, you’re more than welcome to do so! And what’s more, we’ve temporarily discounted the purchase price from 15 Australian dollars to 12! This price will be valid for 7 days from today, before returning to its original price, so jump in for a bargain while you can!

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v1.4 of “Building the Revell P-51D” Now Available!

I’m pleased to announced that we’ve just released Version 1.4 of our build guide, Building the Revell P-51D-5NA in 1/32 Scale, by Jan Gabauer. This update is actually only very minor, featuring a few tiny layout tweaks and adjustments. That’s it!

Being a digital publication means this kind of update is very easy to do, and we will continue to update all our books in this fashion any time it becomes appropriate or necessary.

This new update is free to download for anyone who has already purchased this book. If you have an account with us, simply log in and download a new copy of the book from Downloads section of your account. Otherwise, the download link contained in your original purchase notification email should still be valid.

If neither of these scenarios applies to you, and you’d still like to download your updated copy, create a customer account here on the website, and then contact me so that I can associate your purchase with your new account. Once that is done, you can log in and download it from your purchase history.

And of course, if you haven’t purchased Building the Revell P-51D-5NA in 1/32 Scale at all yet, you’re more than welcome to do so! And what’s more, we’ve temporarily discounted the purchase price from 12 Australian dollars to just 10! This price will be valid for 7 days from today, before returning to its original price, so jump in for a bargain while you can.

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v1.2 of “Building the Revell He 219” Now Available!

I’m pleased to announced that we’ve just released Version 1.2 of our build guide, Building the Revell He 219A-7 in 1/32 Scale, by Iain Ogilvie. This update is actually only very minor, featuring a few tiny layout tweaks and adjustments. That’s it!

Being a digital publication means this kind of update is very easy to do, and we will continue to update all our books in this fashion any time it becomes appropriate or necessary.

This new update is free to download for anyone who has already purchased this book. If you have an account with us, simply log in and download a new copy of the book from Downloads section of your account. Otherwise, the download link contained in your original purchase notification email should still be valid.

If neither of these scenarios applies to you, and you’d still like to download your updated copy, create a customer account here on the website, and then contact me so that I can associate your purchase with your new account. Once that is done, you can log in and download it from your purchase history.

And of course, if you haven’t purchased Building the Revell He 219A-7 in 1/32 Scale at all yet, you’re more than welcome to do so! And what’s more, we’ve temporarily discounted the purchase price from 15 Australian dollars to 12! This price will be valid for 7 days from today, before returning to its original price, so jump in for a bargain while you can!