Guideline Publications
the number one UK publisher of modelling and hobby-related magazines


Guideline Publications is number one UK publisher of modelling and hobby-related magazines. For over 25 years Guideline Publications has delivered the best editorial content we can, listening to our readers, advertisers and friends in the hobby and developing our titles in partnership with them.

With its sector-leading titles, Guideline Publications caters for all hobbyists, whether they be newcomers or prize-winning modellers, dedicated collectors or military and aviation enthusiasts. Our trademarks of high-quality photography, well-written and informative text, and accessible design also feature in our newer titles, Fantasy Figures International, Model Car Truck Motorcycle World, and New Model Farmer. For railway enthusiasts, Guideline Publications also publishes the acclaimed British Railways Illustrated and Railway Bylines. Guideline Publications' magazines are the essential companion for the serious hobbyist.

As well as our world-class range of periodicals, Guideline Publications produces a range of books, including the widely acclaimed Warpaint series. All our titles feature original material written by internationally acclaimed hobbyists, historians and enthusiasts. We pride ourselves on the high editorial and production standards that are the hallmark of the Guideline Publications' brand. We work with the leading kit manufacturers, museums, and other institutions, as well as our international team of contributors and highly experienced editors, to ensure our books and magazines continually evolve and maintain their reputation for excellence.

We pride ourselves on our integrity and honesty. It is a reputation hard earned and cherished by everyone associated with the company. Our values as a company have helped us succeed and grow, and we look forward to serving the hobby community for many years to come.

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Scale Aircraft Modelling In the face of a changing marketplace SAM has proved once again that it is the first, the best, and the most obvious choice for aircraft modellers. Our historical and reference pieces are widely respected for the coverage they offer, and collected by readers for their ground-breaking research. Our monthly centre-section offers a one-stop precis of aircraft types based on the old 'Profile' series, but updated with colour artwork and scale drawings, while Colour Conundrum draws on original Air Ministry documentation to offer new ideas for well-covered subjects, often with unique insights into camouflage and markings.

From first-time builders to competition winners, SAM has something for everyone, showcasing techniques and products, and demonstrating skills and ideas that can turn an everyday model into a show-stopper. Always inclusive, our core modelling content is aimed at all skill levels and disciplines. There is no 'right' way to build a model. We each assimilate skills and ideas to suit our own tastes, and no publication is better attuned to what its readers want and need from a magazine. Make SAM your choice!




Military Modelcraft International is the world's leading English-language military modelling magazine. Each issue is packed with step-by-step build articles, exclusive reference material, and the latest news and reviews from across the hobby. We bring you the very best armour modelling from across the world, with informative and accessible text, and high-quality photography helping you to improve your modelling skills and get the most from your hobby.

Military Modelcraft International covers the whole history of armoured warfare from the Western Front to the battlefields of today. Each 100-page issue features articles ranging from complex scratch-built projects to builds designed to help newcomers to the hobby. Stand-alone models, vignettes and dioramas all feature, covering the entire spectrum of the armour modelling hobby. Working with leading model manufacturers and paint companies, our step-by-step features by some of the best-known names in the hobby will provide you with a bank of modelling knowledge enrich to your hobby experience.

Military Modelcraft International boasts over 60,000 followers on Facebook. Our international print and digital community is constantly expanding, making Military Modelcraft International the world's number one name in military modelling.

Toy Soldier Collector & Historical Figures is the world's premiere magazine for hobbyists with a broad range of interests. Every high-quality, 100-page edition is filled to the brim with the latest hobby news, insightful reviews of new releases, fascinating historical features, stories shared by collectors from around the globe, how-to tips, and coverage of special events,

We work with premier manufacturers as well as smaller enterprises from the United Kingdom, Europe, North America, and elsewhere to review new products and keep our readers abreast of the latest hobby news.

Expert enthusiasts also delve into everything from chronicling the history of all kinds of toy soldiers to building and painting model figures, wargaming, creating scenery and dioramas, and a whole lot more all colourfully illustrated by vibrant photographs. The TSC&HF team is highly dedicated to always delivering an informative, entertaining, and unparalleled magazine while serving to bring our far-flung fellow hobbyists together because we are as serious about collecting as you are!

Fantasy Figures International is the number one international fantasy and sci-fi hobby magazine with content that will both inspire and inform. It covers modelling, gaming, miniature painting and collecting with features from leading hobbyists worldwide. Each 100-page issue features exclusive step-by-step articles allowing you to get the most out of your hobby.

Our sci-fi coverage features Gunpla from some of the best-known names in the hobby, as well as Warhammer 40K, Maschinen Krieger and Stars Wars. Our miniature painting articles cover classic subjects and step-by-step painting guides. Fantasy Figures International has something for every hobbyist, whether you are a gamer, painter or collector.

Our showtime reports feature inspirational painting and modelling from the biggest and best shows worldwide, while our media section looks at crossovers between the hobby and popular culture. Fantasy Figures International also brings you the latest in news and reviews from the most exciting manufacturers, making it the indispensable magazine for all hobbyists.




British Railways Illustrated

Now approaching its 30th year and long known by its cheerful acronym 'BRILL', British Railways Illustrated is known and respected for the depth and quality of its historically-based articles. Focussing on the nationalised and early modernisation era of British Railways from 1948 to the 1970s, any aspect of vintage railway operations is grist to the mill as long as it is well-researched and written. The camera, we are told, never lies, but it can be 'economical with the truth, so BRILL's team of contributors paint a bigger picture, with extended and informed captions bringing to life the classic black and white photography that constitutes the bulk of its content. Featuring a colour cover, 56 pages of text and, typically, 60-70 high quality black and white images, most issues include maps and plans/diagrams where appropriate. 'History with a good helping of nostalgia' is its hallmark with some humour thrown in. .


Buy our latest issue HERE Download the latest digital edition HERE

FREE Digital issue Modern Railway News HERE



Railway Bylines now in its 26th year.


Companion magazine to British Railways Illustrated, Railway Bylines, now in its 26th year, focuses on the backwaters of our railway system, bringing to life long-gone industrial systems, country branches, narrow gauge and mineral lines. With a wide-ranging editorial remit the magazine covers the rolling stock, buildings and infrastructure, and its content is largely focussed on pre-1970s subjects, although material is planned and programmed for its interest and rarity and frequently strays outside these parameters. Featuring a colour cover, 56 pages of text and, typically, 60-70 high quality black and white images, most issues include maps and plans/diagrams where appropriate. The research skills and erudition of our team of contributors ensures an informed and enjoyable read with a light touch that matches its often out-of-the-way and off-beat subjects.

Buy our latest issue HERE Download the latest digital edition HERE

FREE Nov 23 sample HERE

Model Car Truck Motorcycle World
Your New Home For Amazing Automotive Modelling & Diecast Collecting!

Automotive subjects have always been a popular, and indeed a fast-growing part of the plastic scale modelling and diecast collecting genre. And yet, despite there being numerous scale modelling titles available, it has been a long while since automotive modellers have had their own place. So, welcome to Model Car, Truck and Motorcycle World, the only magazine dedicated to, and specifically designed for car, truck and motorcycle modellers, as well as diecast model collectors. Our pages are packed with superb plastic kit builds, how to guides and step-by-step projects covering all automotive subjects. There are also plenty of hints and tips on how to get the most out of your hobby, be this cars, trucks or bikes, with help of some of the best modellers from around the world.

Then there is the News Centre, where you can find an up to date look at new kits and accessories, see what is happening in the world diecast collecting, and also get reports from model shows around the globe. The magazine also has a new reader friendly style, using an expansive layout with clear images and concise text, that puts you the modeller at the heart of every page. So be sure to make Model Car, Truck and Motorcycle World your go-to magazine for the very best in auto-modelling and collecting.





Model Farmer & Commercial Machinery World

Model Farmer & Commercial Machinery World is the UK's best magazine for collectors of agricultural equipment models in all scales, focusing on all age groups from kids to serious adult collectors.

Each issue keeps the reader up to date on releases and announcements from the various model manufacturers and kit producers, both for agricultural and construction related themes and actively welcomes our readers to contribute stories about their collection, or specific projects that they have undertaken. Filled with diecast model reviews, giving the lowdown on the latest replicas to hit the market along with show reports from the UK and Europe covering some of the biggest and most recognised events.

Plastic model kits will be featured in the magazine, with In the Box articles showing the contents of each kit before model building experts take over to highlight their build and painting techniques. Conversions and modifications to existing models will give a taste of the skills of hobbyists to create that one-off exclusive model with How To tutorials covering various weathering approaches. Find out about other collectors and their collecting habits with the Collector Profile stories providing interesting insights into the mind of a collector.

There is a growing range of remote-control models being produced, both from model manufacturers and custom builders so we will endeavour to look into what is currently available along with reports on converting static models into remote control vehicles.


Warpaint no 143
Boeing B-29 and B-50 Superfortress
120 pages * £25.00 * over 12 pages Colour Profiles * 300+ Images *detailed plans*
Having launched the signature bomber for use in the European Theatre, Boeing embarked on a voyage into the unknown. Bringing together numerous untried technologies the Boeing Aircraft Company launched its most significant bomber, the B-29 Superfortress. Although beset by development problems and having suffered the loss of the prototype and its Chief Test Pilot Eddie Allan, the company pushed on to create the first long-range strategic bombers.

Once the Pacific Islands had been captured the B-29 Bomb Groups began bombing raids on the Japanese Home Islands. On the other side of the Himalayas further bomb groups launched attacks against targets in Japan. As combat experience grew the focus turned to destroying as much as possible of its production facilities, mainly by firebombing areas known to have these targets. And then the world changed forever. The use of two atom bombs against Hiroshima and Nagasaki had shown the power of the atom. When the Japanese finally surrendered the Cold War arrived to take its place. War in Korea followed, being the swan song for the B-29 while its younger sibling, the B-50, assumed the mantle of Strategic Defence, a position it held until the B-47 Stratojet arrived.

One of the largest aircraft of World War II, the B-29 remained in service in various roles throughout the 1950s, being retired in the early 1960s after 3,970 had been built. The Royal Air Force flew the B-29 with the service name 'Washington from 1950 to 1954' while the re-engined B-50 Superfortress Lucky Lady II became the first aircraft to fly around the world non-stop, during a 94-hour flight in 1949. The Soviet Union produced 847 Tupolev Tu-4s, an unlicensed reverse-engineered copy of the B-29. This latest in the essential Warpaint series offers a comprehensive look at the famous bomber in all its guises, with history, development, service details, and colour artwork and scale plans by Sam Pearson
* Complete and detailed history
* Scale plans
* In detail pictures
* Pages of superb colour camouflage drawings and photography
* Complete production list
* Squadrons, units and individual aircraft serials and codes
* Comprehensive specification

Imperial Armour - Modelling AFV's of the Japanese Army 1939 - 2020 84 pages - On Sale Now

Since the 1930s the armed forces of Japan have deployed a wide range of armoured fighting vehicles from diminutive tankettes to modern, state-of-the-art Main Battle Tanks. This new 84-page book from Guideline Publications and the team that bring you Military Modelcraft International presents a series of step-by-step guides and reference articles on Japanese AFVs from 1939 to the present day. Using kits from Dragon, Finemolds and Tamiya, some of the best modellers from the MMI stable go through construction, detailing, and painting and weathering, while in-depth reference articles look at Japanese armour in World War II and today. As well as collecting and reimagining some of the best features on the topic from MMI over the past decade and more, the book has new content that will both inspire and inform anyone wanting to tackle their own Japanese armour project.

Colour Conundrum no 3 by Paul Lucas 
84 pages

Dambusters and the Lancaster 
84 pages

Colour Conundrum no 2 by Paul Lucas 
84 pages

Modern Railways - Changing Trains by Gary Hatcher 
84 pages

Colour Conundrum By Paul Lucas 
84 pages

Northern Powerhouse by Ian Edmondson  
84 pages plus 4 cover  

After the Apocalypse By David Grummitt, 
80 pages plus 4 cover  

Camouflage & Markings no1: RAF Fighters 1945 - 1950 UK based Author Paul Lucas 
96 pages plus 4 cover  

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