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From cam
12-04-2021   (12:57:55)


Scale Aircraft Modelling is the Number one selling Aircraft Modelling magazine, with world-class content. Every month SAM is packed with build features, news, reviews, and in-depth research articles. We cater to every taste in aircraft modelling, from 1/144 to 1/24 and from the earliest days of aviation to contemporary aircraft.

Every month our team of authors from around the world, including many award winning modellers, not only show you the very best in aircraft modelling, but invite you to their bench to show you how and why they do techniques, ,helping the reader to build their arsenal of skills and produce their own scale masterpieces. Their articles are clearly laid out, and easy to follow with step by step text and photos explaining every part of the process and the choices and decisions made by the modeller, as well as things to look out for in the kit, and ways the build can be improved. We include a mix of 'out of the box' builds as well as builds using aftermarket, to show what can be done with any model, at any budget, whilst always striving for a great model for your shelf.
From tom
12-04-2021   (11:00:37)

Westland Whirlwind Mk.I ‘Cannon Fighter’ 1:32
In the days leading to the outbreak of the Second World War, the British Air Ministry issued requirements calling for two types of a new fighter aircraft, a lighter one armed just with machine guns and the other one with heavier cannon armament. To this specifications, the Spitfire and Hurricane machine gun fighters were developed. The requirement for the heavier type led to the creation of the twin-engined Westland Whirlwind fighter. Its production gave a total of over a hundred of examples, and it was just the shortage of the Peregrine power plants that prevented further production. The Whirlwind saw service over the English Channel both in the fighter and ground-attack roles, for the latter the airframes were adapted by the addition of bomb racks and called the FB Mk.I. It was only in 1944 that the Whirlwinds were replaced by Hawker Typhoons.
Our model of the Whirlwind portrays the fighter variety of the type, and comes on ten styrene sprues and one with the clear parts. The decals cater for four machines which sport the earlier green and earth as well as the later grey and green schemes.

a model of this type has never been kitted in 1/32 before
highly detailed model
accurate and well researched decals with a set of servicing stencils



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

We hope very much that the London Toy Soldier Show on Saturday 26 June will take place as planned.
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


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