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Quick Update of “Building the Zoukei-Mura Ta 152H”

Just when you think you’ve dotted all your T’s and crossed all your I’s, along comes life with a lesson in humility! While reviewing the recent update to John Kim’s Building the Zoukei-Mura Ta 152H in 1/32 Scale, I noticed that some text had become obscured by graphics in a couple of places. This obviously needed to be fixed, so fix it I have, and now present v1.3 for your downloading pleasure. Of course, new purchasers will automatically receive this latest version.

Mea culpa!

If you’ve not bought this fantastic digital title yet, check it out in our store below:

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v1.5 of “Building the Revell P-51D-5NA” Now Available and On Sale!

I’m pleased to announce that our title, Building the Revell P-51D-5NA in 1/32 Scale, by Jan Gabauer, has now been updated to v1.5. And to celebrate, we’ve reduced the price to just 9 Australian dollars for the next 5 days!

The update itself consists mainly 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.

Here’s what some of our readers have said about this book:

“lovely e book, just like all the others, highly recommended.”
– Aaron Scott, UK

“great publication – not to mention a fantastic model by Jan – on how to get the best out of the kit, very nice artwork also.”
– Andrew Birnie, UK

“Got the book, great source of inspiration!”
– Raphael Jumentier, France

So, head on over to our webstore and grab yourselves a bargain! The sale will run until midnight Thursday, 27 October.

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v1.2 of “Building the Zoukei-Mura Ki-45” Now Available and On Sale!

I’m pleased to announce that Building the Zoukei-Mura Ki-45 Kai Tei in 1/32 Scale, by Jan Gabauer, has just been updated to v1.2. And to celebrate, for the next few days, we’ve reduced the price to just 9 Australian dollars!

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.

Here’s what some of our readers have said about this book:

“Just purchased. What a wealth of information! Thank you so much! Worth every penny! The model looks exquisite!“
– Dennis Karpenka, USA

“Great book and mega props to Jan on his build!!  Love it!”
– Derek Brown, USA

So, head on over to our webstore and grab yourselves a bargain! The sale will run until midnight Tuesday, 25 October.

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v1.2 of “Building the Zoukei-Mura Ta 152H” Now Available & On Sale!

I’m pleased to announce that Building the Zoukei-Mura Ta 152H in 1/32 Scale by John Kim has now been updated to v1.2. And to celebrate, for the next five days, we’ve reduced the price to just 12 Australian dollars!

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 Monday, 25 October.

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v1.3 of “Building the Revell He 219” Now Available & On Sale!

We continue with our efforts to update our books with the v1.3 release of Building the Revell He 219A-7 in 1/32 Scale, by Iain Ogilvie. And to celebrate, for the next five days we’ve reduced the price to just 12 Australian dollars!

This new update introduces a new Contents page with clickable links, and eight new pages of photos featuring the fully-assembled He 219 at the Udvar-Hazy Center, an annex of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, plus a few minor tweaks along the way.

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.

Here’s what readers have to say about this book:

“I then purchased your eBook and it is outstanding!  Of all the reference I have on the He 219, this was a great addition on the building aspect.”
– James Fullingim, USA

“…the book is fantastic!”
– Juan Benitez

“This is clearly a book written by modellers for modellers. The text is clear and concise and the great selection of crisp pictures is welcome. Highly recommended.”
– Julien Dixon, Britmodeller review

So, head on over to our webstore and grab yourselves a bargain! The sale will run until midnight this coming Saturday, 23 October.

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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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Free Book Updates!

While we all love the tactile immediacy of physical books, there’s no denying that digital eBooks have some advantages. Many of these advantages are obvious, but a less obvious one that we make a feature of here at KLP is the ability to update our books and release newer versions. It could be that we missed a typo, or some other error that escaped our attention during the proofing phase—a consequence of what is known in the publishing business as Muphry’s Law. Unlike with traditional print publications, these kinds of errors are trivial to fix and incorporate into an updated edition.

But the best part of all, is that for existing purchasers, these updates are FREE!

A less mundane reason we sometimes update our titles is to take the opportunity to include more content. Sometimes this is due to the natural evolution of our format, with new sections added, or design changes that we can implement in our back catalogue. At other times, we’re able to add new information, photos or other elements that extend the existing content of the book.

Of course, print publishers occasionally do this kind of thing too, but the key difference is that we can release our updated books immediately, rather than years later. But the best part of all, is that for existing purchasers, these updates are FREE! Yes, that’s right: free lifetime updates for any book you’ve purchased. Imagine a print publisher doing that!

Here’s How it Works

Whenever we publish an update to any of our books, we’ll announce it here, as well as our Facebook page, so it’s useful to subscribe to our updates via email if you haven’t already:

In order to be able to download an updated version of a particular book, you need to have purchased it while logged in to your account. The reason for this is that the purchase is then recorded in the Downloads section of your profile, and is made available to you to download at any time. This doesn’t happen if you purchased the book as a guest—even if you already have an account.

Note that you don’t have to go looking for a specific version to download; there will always only ever be one version of each book available, and it will always be the latest. So, when a book gets updated, it replaces the previous version on the website, and when you download it again, it will be the updated version. The orange badges you see on the updated versions on our website are for marketing purposes only, and do not appear on the cover of the published books. In order to verify the version you have, check the Copyright page for the version number and date:

What If I Purchased as a Guest?

If you didn’t have an account at the time of the original purchase, or you forgot to log in prior to purchasing, then you won’t yet have access to a newly-updated book. This is relatively easy to fix, thankfully, but does require a bit of manual handling. Firstly, if you don’t have an account, create one! The benefits by now should be obvious.

Whether you’ve just created your account, or a particular purchase is not showing in your existing account, the next step is to contact me and let me know which book (or books) are affected, and the email address of your account, and I can then manually assign those guest purchases to your account. The next time you log in, they will magically appear in the Downloads section of your profile. Voilà!

It’s worth remembering that this facility is always available, so if you ever lose your existing copy of a book, or need it on a new device, you can simply re-download it at your leisure. And just to be clear: all new purchasers always get the latest version!

Look out for more updated books soon!

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v1.2 of “Building the Wingnut Wings AEG G.IV Late” is Now Available!

With the impending release of Building the Wingnut Wings Albatros D.Va in 1/32 Scale, by Karim Bibi, I thought I’d take the opportunity to update and expand Karim’s earlier title: Building the Wingnut Wings AEG G.IV Late in 1/32 Scale.

The Version 1.2 update includes a new bio for Karim, a new Contents page with clickable links, and the introduction of a new Appendices section covering aftermarket and reference items. This brings it in line with our more recent titles, and adds 13 pages to the book overall.

And for existing purchasers of the book, you can download the new update for free! Long-time customers will already know that we offer free lifetime updates to all our titles whenever they’re released, as long as you didn’t purchase it as a guest (if you did, contact me and we can sort it out). For new purchasers, the price remains the same as it has always been: just 15 Australian dollars. Bargain!

Here’s what some of our readers have said about Building the Wingnut Wings AEG G.IV Late in 1/32 Scale:

“I can’t recommend this book highly enough. Go grab a copy!”
– Bob’s Buckles, England

“Having purchased two of the WNW AEG’s, this e-book looked too good to pass up. Easily downloaded from KLP’s web store, it comes in an easy to read PDF. Haven’t read the entire book as of yet, but the information and tips gathered from a cursory read this far are brilliant! A definite highly recommended!”
– Military Replicas In Scale, via Facebook

“Yes, this is a great book, worth every penny and then some!“
– Tracy Hancock

So, download your updated copy, or head over to our webshop and grab yourselves a bargain!

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“Building the Wingnut Wings Albatros D.Va” Reaches First Draft!

I’m pleased to announce that our next book, Building the Wingnut Wings Albatros D.Va in 1/32 Scale, by Karim Bibi, has reached the first draft stage. This means we’re not more than a few short weeks away from a release date now, and our aim is to have it finished and launched by the end of October. Stay tuned for more news and updates as work progresses. You can subscribe to the blog directly so that you’re notified by email when a new post is made:

And don’t forget our range of existing digital titles at bargain prices, including Karim’s earlier book on building the Wingnut Wings AEG G.IV late kit.

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“Building the Zoukei-Mura Ta 152H in 1/32 Scale” is Now on Sale!

Tomorrow is the first anniversary of the 7th title in our Build Guide Series, Building the Zoukei-Mura Ta 152H in 1/32 Scale by John Kim. To celebrate, for the next 5 days, we’ve reduced the price by 30% to just 10 Australian dollars!

In this 166-page eBook, John Kim takes you through the building, painting, and finishing of the terrific 1/32 scale Ta 152H kit from Zoukei-Mura.

Zoukei-Mura released two variants of the kit: an initial Ta 152H-1 kit, and a follow-up Ta 152H-0 release with refined tooling. Wanting to build a Ta 152H-0, but not being able to find the correct kit, John decided to take the earlier Ta 152H-1 release and backdate it to H-0 configuration. John takes us through not only the simple panel line modifications required for the backdating process, but also his building, painting, and weathering processes to produce the terrific model you see in the book.

The book also includes contributions from Jerry Crandall, Claes Sundin, and Richard Caruana, along with the usual appendices covering aftermarket products, decals and masks, and reference titles.

And as with all our books, should any updates be required, anyone who purchased the a prior version gets lifetime free access to all subsequent updated versions! All new purchasers will of course receive the updated version automatically.

So, jump on over to our webstore and grab yourself a bargain!