Fantasy Figures International is the number one international magazine with content that will both inspire and inform. It covers Sci-Fi and Fantasy, bringing together the best painters and modellers from across the world. Each issue features exclusive step-by-step articles allowing you to get the most out of your hobby.
Our Sci-Fi coverage is second to none, featuring Gunpla from some of the best-known names in the hobby, as well as Maschinen Krieger and Stars Wars. Our Fantasy painting articles cover classic subjects and post-Apocalyptic modelling. Fantasy Figures International has something for all levels of modellers, from complete newcomers to the hobby to award-winning painters.
Fantasy Figures International is first and foremost about exceptionally painted miniatures. Our showtime reports feature inspirational painting and modelling from the biggest and best shows worldwide. Fantasy Figures International also brings you the latest in news and reviews from the manufacturers who are shaping the future of the hobby.
Railway Bylines Magazines RAILWAY BYLINES, now in its 26th year. Colour cover, 56 pages of text and, like British Railways Illustrated, some 60-70 high quality black and white images.
There are maps and plans/diagrams in most issues. Subject matter is wide ranging and the BYLINES in the title is very deliberate; homely branch lines serving villages and country towns, industrial lines serving mills, foundries, works, quarries, mines and ports, together with their often ancient locomotives and their correspondingly elderly and eccentric stock. Both standard and narrow gauge with occasional Irish subjects.
Most frequently portrayed period is the 1950s-1960s before such workings and lines began to disappear, though occasionally earlier eras are covered. Editorial is wide-ranging - buildings, stock, structures, social/human aspects and so on - history/nostalgia with a light touch that matches its often out-of-the-way, off-beat subjects.
BRISTOL SCOUT by Matthew Willis One of the great unsung keystones in the development of aerial combat, the Bristol Scout was originally designed as a racing aircraft. It was used by the RNAS and the RFC as a 'scout', or fast reconnaissance machine, and was one of the first single-seaters to be used as a fighter aircraft.
Designed in the second half of 1913 the first flight was made at Larkhill on 23 February the following year after which it was exhibited at the March 1914 Aero Show at Olympia in London. It was evaluated by the British military in May 1914 at Farnborough and its period of service saw great leaps forward in the design and tactical usage of fighter aircraft, and many of the earliest attempts to perfect forward-firing guns were tested in action using Bristol Scouts.
An RNAS Scout was the first landplane to be flown from a ship, when Flt.Cdr. B.F Fowler flew No. 1255 from the flying deck of the seaplane carrier HMS Vindex on 3 November 1915. The aircraft saw service in both Europe and the Middle East but by mid-1916 was largely relegated to training units. This latest book in the Warpaint series covers the aircraft comprehensively, with an impressive historical text, and a selection of photographs that will be essential for any modeller considering a project.
Author Matthew Willis is well-known for his authoritative books on classic British aircraft, and we are particularly pleased to add this follow-up to his earlier volume on the Sopwith Pup to the series. Artwork is by John Fox
* Complete and detailed history * 1:72nd scale plan * In detail pictures * Kit, decal and accessory list * Pages of superb colour camouflage drawings, colour, and black and white photography * Complete production list * Squadrons, units and individual aircraft serials and codes * Comprehensive specification MORE ABOUT WARPAINT
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.
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 Mosquitoâ€™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 Beaverbrookâ€™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 Naziâ€™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.
Toy Soldier Collector & Historical Figures Issue 99 on sale now
Toy Soldier Collector & Historical Figures is the world's number one magazine for Toy Soldier collectors and model figure enthusiasts of all descriptions. It is the only print magazine available that provides a mixture of historical features, collectors' stories, how-to guides, and, of course, news and reviews of the latest releases in the hobby. Toy Soldier Collector & Historical Figures works with the world's leading Toy Soldier manufacturers, as well as smaller producers from across the United Kingdom, Europe, North America and further afield, to bring you exclusive features showcasing the very best the hobby has to offer.
Our team of enthusiasts, historians, modellers and reviewers cover all aspects of the hobby and all periods from the Ancient World to the armies, navies and air forces of today. Toy Soldier Collector & Historical Figures covers the traditional 54mm/60mm Toy Soldier market, as well as plastic figures from 1/32 to 1/72 scale, as well as model figures in all scales from 28mm. As well as news, reviews and features, Toy Soldier Collector & Historical Figures contains articles on figure and diorama modelling and painting, all designed to enhance your enjoyment of the hobby. With clear photography and clean design, as well as informative and readable text, Toy Soldier Collector & Historical Figures is the magazine that no hobbyist can afford to be without.
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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