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“Building Brick’s Sabre” Now on Sale!

Tomorrow is the 4th anniversary of our very first title, Building Brick’s Sabre in 1/32 Scale: A Scale Tribute to K. J. “Brick” Bricknell. And to celebrate, we’ve reduced the price of book by 30%, to just 10 Australian dollars! The sale is valid for the next five days only.

Written by master modeller Eric Galliers, this 106-page digital book shows you how he built his award-winning 1/32 scale model of K.J. “Brick” Bricknell’s CAC Sabre. Using the Italeri 1/32 scale F-86F kit as a basis, Eric modifies it to the Avon-powered configuration employed by CAC-built RAAF Sabres, to produce an exquisite replica of Brick’s Sabre as he flew it in 1963.

The book also includes anecdotes from Brick himself, from his time flying the CAC Sabre with the RAAF, along with 37 walkaround photos of the real thing, taken by Mark Jessop and Peter Chrismas, of Aviation Spotters Online.

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

So, head on over to our store and grab yourself a bargain!

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Peter Castle’s Scratch-built 1/18 Hawker Fury

Every so often, a model build comes along that completely blows your socks off, and seems to take the state of the art to new heights. KLP author Peter Castle has, in my opinion, achieved such a feat with his newly-completed scratch-built Hawker Fury in 1/18 scale. It might seem like hyperbole to make such an assertion—and I’m sure objectively there are models out there that rival Peter’s Fury—it remains true that Peter’s build is rare and exceptional achievement, as the photos below will attest.

And if that’s not enough to blow your mind, check this out:

The good news is that Peter and I will be collaborating to bring you this model in our Build Special Series, which will cover his build in the kind of forensic detail you’ll be familiar with if you’ve purchased his previous book, Building Race #80 Spitfire Mk XIVe in 1/18 Scale:

Peter’s Fury has been added to our production schedule, but with a few projects ahead of it, the publication timeline is not certain at this stage. Please stay tuned for more news and information as it comes to hand. You can even subscribe to the blog to receive update notifications via email:

Until then!

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v1.3 of “Building Mac’s Birddog” Now Available!

I’m pleased to announce that our second eBook, Building Mac’s Birddog in 1/32 Scale: A Scale Tribute to Macaulay “Mac” Cottrell, has been updated to Version 1.3. This new version introduces a 4-page addendum to Rob Fox’s original walkaround section, which includes new photos and information about his aircraft’s time in service.

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 Mac’s Birddog in 1/32 Scale at all yet, you’re more than welcome to do so!

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v1.2 of “Building Mac’s Birddog” Now Available!

I’m pleased to announced that we’ve just released Version 1.2 of Building Mac’s Birddog in 1/32 Scale: A Scale Tribute to Macaulay ‘Mac’ Cottrell. This update is actually only very minor, featuring a few tiny layout tweaks, and fixing some typos. 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 Mac’s Birddog in 1/32 Scale: A Scale Tribute to Macaulay ‘Mac’ Cottrell 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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v1.5 of “Building Race #80” Now Available!

I’m pleased to announced that we’ve just released Version 1.5 of Building Race #80 Spitfire Mk XIVe in 1/18 Scale. This update is actually only very minor, featuring a few tiny layout tweaks, and fixing some typos. 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 Race #80 Spitfire Mk XIVe in 1/18 Scale at all yet, you’re more than welcome to do so! And what’s more, we’ve temporarily discounted the purchase price from 22 Australian dollars to 18! 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 Mac’s Birddog” Now Available!

I’m pleased to announce that our second eBook, Building Mac’s Birddog in 1/32 Scale: A Scale Tribute to Macaulay “Mac” Cottrell by Eric Galliers, has now been updated to version 1.1!

First published in September of 2017, we’ve now added Iain Ogilvie‘s review of the Roden kit, and some appendices at the rear of the book detailing available aftermarket items and reference books.

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 an applicable new product is released, or we find an error somewhere.

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 your purchase history. 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 Mac’s Birddog in 1/32 Scale at all yet, you’re more than welcome to do so!