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“Building the Italeri CF-104 Starfighter in 1/32 Scale” is Now Available!

I’m pleased to announce that our latest title, Building the Italeri CF-104 Starfighter in 1/32 Scale by Chuck Sawyer, is now available!

In this 326-page eBook, Chuck Sawyer builds the Italeri 1/32 F-104G Starfighter kit as a Canadian CF-104, combining it with a modest selection of aftermarket products to produce a stunning model. Along the way, Chuck treats us to tutorials on obtaining a flawless gloss finish, getting the best out of the Alclad range of metallic paints, and how to apply HGW’s tricky Wet Transfer decals.

Along with kit reviews by Dave Williams and our usual array of Appendices, we’ve also included a 65-page walkaround by Gord McTaggart, of the CF-104 that currently resides at The Military Museum in Calgary Alberta, Canada.

Chuck’s build is highly instructive, and will be invaluable to anybody wishing to build the Italeri Starfighter, irrespective of the particular variant they’re building.

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

Note: all our prices are in Australian dollars.

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“Building the Italeri CF-104” Reaches First Draft!

After a protracted development period, interrupted by a major relocation and associated resettling, I’m pleased to report that our next title, Building the Italeri CF-104 Starfighter in 1/32 Scale, by Chuck Sawyer, has now reached the first draft stage. Phew!

Currently at 273 pages and counting, not only does it include Chuck’s fantastic build, but also tutorials on creating a gloss black base for natural metal finishes, getting the best out of HGW’s Wet Transfer decals, and a whopping 65-page walkaround of the CF-104 that currently resides at The Military Museum in Calgary Alberta, Canada.

The book now enters its final development phase, and will be tweaked and polished over the next couple of weeks or so, with a tentative aim of releasing it at the end of the month.

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And while you wait for the Starfighter book, please check out the other fantastic titles in our catalogue!

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Announcing “Building the Italeri CF-104 Starfighter in 1/32 Scale”!

Building the Italeri CF-104 Starfighter in 1/32 Scale

I’m pleased to announce that our next title will be Building the Italeri CF-104 Starfighter in 1/32 Scale, by Chuck Sawyer. Those of you who are familiar with Chuck’s work, or purchased his previous KLP book, Building the Special Hobby Tempest Mk V in 1/32 Scale, will know what to expect from this book: a forensic examination of the kit, combined with clear and detailed notes on how to get the best out of it.

Along with Chuck’s tremendous build, the book will also include a walkaround, by Gord McTaggart, of the CF-104 that currently resides at The Military Museum in Calgary Alberta, Canada. This comprises more than 100 photos! Our usual appendices featuring aftermarket and reference items will also make their customary appearance.

The book is in the initial stages of development, but we’re hoping to be able to release it by the end of January. Stay tuned for more information as it comes to hand! The best way to do this is to subscribe to our blog, so that you’ll be notified by email whenever there’s a new post:

More updates soon!

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Quick v1.3 Update to “Building Brick’s Sabre”

What was I saying earlier about crossing your T’s and dotting your I’s? Turns out, I jumped the gun slightly with the v1.2 update of Building Brick’s Sabre in 1/32 Scale. One of the only two reference books I could find that covered the CAC Sabre turns out to have never actually been published! I got the story directly from the publisher’s mouth to my own ears, but won’t recount it here. Suffice it to say, this has now caused me to update the book yet again, to v1.3!

For sake of both transparency and posterity, I’ve left the entry in question in the book, but suitably amended and explained, should anybody else come across its mention in their searches.

Once again, mea culpa!

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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!