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From tom
15-04-2021   (14:12:37)

Convair B-36D Peacemaker

Convair B-36D/F/H/J Peacemaker - American ten-engine strategic heavy bomber, developed from the earlier B-36B. The main difference was the installation of four additional General Electric J-47 jet engines with a thrust of 5,200 lbf each (23kN), which significantly improved basic characteristics such as speed and range. In the history of aviation, this was almost the only case of building a multi-engine aircraft with mixed power plants.
This feature gained it the slogan "Six turning, four burning".

With later modifications, its radar equipment was significantly improved and also its protective weapons optimized.
The combat service of the more than 300 aircraft built lasted until 1959, when they were completely replaced by the famous Boeing B-52 Stratofortress. None of them ever took part in any of the military conflicts of its time, but the B-36 rightly justified its name as the main preserver of peace in the world in the first decade of the Cold War.





From tom
08-04-2021   (16:54:41)





Latest News from Thomas Gunn
WOW337 De Havilland Mosquito 'Hairless Joe'

During WWII, scarcity of strategic materials such as metals, rubber, oil, lubricant, etc, forced engineers to be more creative in order to find alternative ways of keeping armament production unabated. In an age of all-metal fighter/bomber aircraft, engineers in Great Britain, Germany, Japan, and Russian developed capable warplanes made from wood. The most famous and successful wooden warplane was the de Havilland Mosquito. It was originally designed as an unarmed bomber using non-strategic material for construction.

The Mosquito’s excellent wooden design gave it lightweight and high-speed manoeuvrability. The Mosquito excelled in all the roles that it was given to fulfil, including low- to medium-altitude fighter bomber, photo-reconnaissance, night fighter/bomber, maritime strike aircraft and transport.
The initial project was nearly cancelled due to Lord Beaverbrook’s lack of conviction for the wooden wonder, however Geoffrey de Havilland persisted and in 1941 the Mosquito was by then the fastest operational aircraft in the world.

The Mosquito was often flown in special raids, such as the attack on Amiens Prison in early 1944, and precision attacks against military intelligence, security, and police facilities (such as Gestapo headquarters). On 30 January 1943, the 10th anniversary of the Nazi’s seizure of power, a morning Mosquito attack knocked out the main Berlin broadcasting station while Hermann Goring was speaking, taking his speech off the air. The Mosquito flew with the RAF and other allied air forces operating in just about very theatre during WW2.

From tom
08-04-2021   (16:22:07)

model 139WC/WSM/WT ‘ 'Chinese, Siamese and Turkish Service' ’


In the 1930s, the Martin model 139 became the paragon for a modern twin engined bomber aeroplane of all metal construction. Beside seeing service with the US Army Air Force, the type also found its way to air forces of several other countries. Various versions of the Model 139 bomber aeroplanes flew with the military of the Netherlands East Indies, Argentina, Turkey, Siam and China where the Martins flew missions against Japanese invaders and even penetrated Japanese mainland to drop propaganda leaflets. The Siamese Martins took part in the war with France.
The kit offers four sprues with styrene parts, one clear plastic sprue and photo-etches. The decal sheet caters for two Chinese Martins, one as flown in Siam and one from Turkey.

Finely detailed model
Never kitted before in this version
Pre-cut painting masks available separately, item no. M72008



From cam
08-04-2021   (11:38:19)



The Largest Toy Soldier Show in Europe

The Show will now take place on Saturday December 5, 2021.
We will of course continue to monitor and follow government advice.
For the Show we have booked extra space to ensure that everyone can be accommodated in line with Social Distancing regulations.

There are over 150 trader tables: King & Country, W Britain, Thomas Gunn, First Legion, John Jenkins Designs and Black Hawk, plus many other traders.
Click the Exhibitors tab to see the full list.

Andrew Stevenson and his team from Replica Metal Soldiers will be showcasing their spectacular new Wargaming display.
There will be free valuations from James Opie - C&T Auctioneers.

There is FREE trader parking and FREE visitor parking.

Opening times:
Early bird: 9:30 - 10:30 (£10)
10:30 - 14:00 (£6.00)
14:00 - 16:00 (£4.00)

For trader reservations and tickets
tom@guidelinepublications.co.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 1582 668411


From Tom Foxon
08-04-2021   (11:32:00)

Guideline Publications, the UK's leading publisher of modelling and hobby-related magazines with manyyears' experience in the publishing industry, are delighted to ANNOUNCE THE NEW HOME FOR

New Model Farmer and Commercial Machinery World
New Model Truck World


With our editorial expertise and reputation for publishing quality magazines with exceptional editorial content and superb production values, these titles fit perfectly within the existing Guideline Publications portfolio. We are pleased that some of the existing editorial team will be joining Guidelines Publications and with their expertise we are confident that these titles have a very bright future and will grow to be the leading titles in their area.

These new magazines complement our existing portfolio of publications:
Scale Aircraft Modelling, Military Modelcraft International,Fantasy Figures International,Toy Soldier Collector International, British Railways Illustrated, Railway Bylines

Guideline Publications also has a rapidly expanding range of books, including the market-leading Warpaint aviation series, and bookazines.

The first issue of Model Truck World will be available on the UK newsstands, including WHS High Street stores, in January 2021 and the first issue of Model Farmer and Commercial Machinery World will be available in February 2021.
We will confirm shortly the exact dates of publication.
Guideline Publications will also take over the existing website and Facebook pages so please do check these for further updates, as well as this website and Social Media.

Managing Director of Guideline Publications, Alan Corkhill states
I am delighted to expand our range of magazines in these difficult and challenging times. I welcome the editorial team who are joining us, as well as existing and new advertisers and subscribers to Guideline Publications.

If you would like to receive further information on any of our titles, want to explore advertising opportunities, or wish to contribute to any of our titles please do get in touch.

Tom Foxon Sales & Marketing Director tom@guidelinepublications.co.uk +44(0) 7540153368