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.

Patrick Adams


Patrick Adams passed away Sunday evening due to acute heart failure. Our condolences are with the family at this time. A full tribute will appear in TSC&HF issue 116 to Patrick his life and the substantial contribution to the toy soldier hobby Patrick Adams made.

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Spring Show Saturday 22nd March 2024 - Camden London

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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!





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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 now 6 issues per year!!! & 100 pages
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 February 24- Modern Railway News 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.

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FREE Nov 23 sample HERE

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


Despite the abundance of scale model magazines on the marketplace it has been years since a dedicated title for automotive subjects was available. Model Car Truck & Motorcycle World showcases kit builds, conversions, and super-detailing projects covering all types of automotive subject, focusing on plastic construction kits, but also includes items of news and reviews for those interested in die cast and collecting.

The magazine presents step-by-step builds of cars, trucks, and motorcycles, with plenty of hints and tips on how to get the best out of your hobby, with a round up every issue of new items coming on to the marketplace.






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FREE digital sample HERE


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.

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Warpaint no 141 - PRE ORDER
Vickers Viking,Valetta & Varsity In Military Service

56 pages * £19.00 * over 12 pages Colour Profiles * 200 Images *detailed plans*

The Vickers VC.1 Viking was a British twin-engine short-range airliner derived from the Vickers Wellington bomber and built by Vickers-Armstrongs Limited at Brooklands near Weybridge in Surrey. After the Second World War, the Viking was an important airliner with British airlines, pending the development of turboprop aircraft like the Viscount. The Valetta was a military derivative of the Viking developed in transport and training variants for the Royal Air Force, while the Varsity was a versatile twin piston-engined aircraft developed from the Viking and Valetta but with a tricycle undercarriage and ventral pannier for bomb-aimer training, among other changes. It was brought into RAF service in 1951 for crew training as a replacement for the Wellington T.10.

This Warpaint relates the history of all three types, focussing on the military operators, as per the series title. It is profusely illustrated by 125 top quality photographs, nearly all in colour, from the author's extensive photograph archive and supported by excellent colour profiles and 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

Colour Conundrum no 3 84 pages

Guideline Publications is pleased to announce the third 'Colour Conundrum Compendium'.

This volume collates two groups of articles, the first dealing with the RAF's 'exotic' Tropical Land and Sea Schemes and colours from 1933-1945, while the second deals with the unusual RAF Photographic Reconnaissance Schemes and colours from 1939-1945. As with Compendium No.2, this volume contains new material that has not been previously published in Scale Aircraft Modelling. These two new Conundrums contain material that dovetails into the Tropical Land and Sea Schemes section in such a way that the result is a volume containing more information on the development and possible use of these schemes than has ever appeared in any one place before.

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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