Guideline Publications Press Release

On 20 January 2021 Guideline Publications, publisher of Toy Soldier Collector & Historical Figures, acquired Toy Soldier & Model Figure magazine from Ashdown. Guideline Publications are delighted to announce that they will publish Toy Soldier Collector & Historical Figures, including Toy Soldier & Model Figure in an exciting new formatc

The combined magazine will be reborn bigger and better than ever by being expanded to 100 pages packed with hobby news, reviews, show reports and articles focusing on all aspects of the hobby. Readers can look forward to lots of insightful features about history blended with our hobby, diorama building and other projects, fellow enthusiasts' personal stories, building and painting model figures, and much more!

The magazine will be published six times yearly, with a bonus annual in the works for a total of seven editions annually. Loyal readers can rest assured that their former Toy Soldier & Model Figure subscriptions will be honoured by Guideline Publications. Our much appreciated advertisers can anticipate the incredible value of being showcased in a one-stop destination to reach an even larger audience in nearly 50 different nations around the globe, with increased circulation to newsagents on both sides of the Atlantic and elsewhere.

Guideline Publications are pleased to confirm that Stuart A Hessney will take up the reins as editor of Toy Soldier Collector & Historical Figures from issue 99 (April/May 2021), while David Grummitt remains as Managing Editor of the Guideline Publications' stable of hobby magazines. All editorial queries should be directed in the first instance to Stuart, -

Alan Corkhill, Managing Director of Guideline Publications, said: “The 100-page Toy Soldier Collector & Historical Figures magazine, including Toy Soldier & Model Figure, is an incredibly exciting prospect and promises to serve the Toy Soldier community with high-quality content across all facets of the hobby. We look forward to working with our subscribers, readers, advertisers and friends in expanding the hobby on an international basis. We are delighted that Stuart is joining the Guideline Publications family, bringing his enthusiasm and experience to our editorial team.”

To find out how Toy Soldier Collector & Historical Figures can help grow your business and if you are interested in stocking our magazine please contact Tom Foxon, Sales and Marketing Director, - TeL: +44 (0) 7540153368

For all UK and European subscription enquiries please contact Kim Corkhill, - Tel: +44(0)1582 668411

For North American subscription and trade enquiries please contact Larry Weindorf , - Tel: 717 685 5207

Guideline Publications is the UK's leading publisher of modelling and hobby-related magazines. With a world-class portfolio of titles and an international Social Media presence, Guideline Publications has a dedicated readership that is constantly expanding into new areas. Scale Aircraft Modelling is the UK's best-selling aviation modelling title, covering both modelling and aviation history. Military Modelcraft International is similarly the UK's leading title, covering military vehicle modelling and reference. Fantasy Figures International is the only UK magazine dedicated to fantasy and Sci-Fi modelling. Toy Soldier Collector is the first-choice magazine for collectors of toy and model figures of all shapes and sizes. Guideline Publications have recently acquired two railway titles: the long-established British Railways Illustrated and Railway Bylines, catering to railways enthusiasts of all ages and covering the 'golden age' of British Railways.

All of Guideline's modelling and hobby titles are characterised by a truly international team of contributors. All our titles also feature first-class writing by internationally renowned authors and experts, as well as crystal-clear step-by-step photography to allow our readers to get the most out of their hobbies. Guideline titles are the 'go-to' for unbiased and respected reviews of the latest products and our Social Media presence means we are also first to share news of new releases from across the hobby sector. Guideline Publications also publish a range of books and bookazines, including the world-famous Warpaint aviation series, to complement our magazines.


If you have ordered from us please be assured that we will try to get your orders to you as soon as possible.

The most important thing at present is to keep safe and remain healthy, in both body and mind, and remember that wherever we are in the world we are a community united by our hobby. To thank you for your great support. we would like to offer you a 10% discount off your next shop enter discount code 12018NW. There is a minimum £10 spend and CANNOT be used for subscriptions or single issues sales it is open to all our books, tools and accessories.
Any questions please do not hesitate to contact Tom Foxon Sales & Marketing Director for Guideline Publications TeL: +44 (0) 7540153368 +44 (0)1582 668411


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Scale Aircraft Modelling

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.

Our strong connections to the industry mean we can bring you the latest news and exclusives, and reports from events around the world, including build features of the newest releases.

Scale Aircraft Modelling, always ahead, always looking forward and always delivering the best in Aircraft Modelling, at a market-beating price.
Military Modelcraft International

Military Modelcraft International is the world's number one military modelling magazine. Each month MMI brings you the best in armour and diorama modelling, drawing together under one cover the best modellers from across the world. Their detailed step-by-step articles demonstrate the tips and techniques with which you can lift your own modelling to the next level. From the newest releases to detailing and improving classic kits, there is something for all levels of modeller in MMI. Whether you are a gold-medal winner or a novice new to the hobby, MMI has the builds to both inform and inspire.

As well as exclusive, quality modelling content, MMI features research-based reference articles. Drawing on our team of experts, each month we bring you our Armour in Profile feature, looking at the development and history of a particular armoured fighting vehicle or unit. Illustrated with archival photographs and exclusive colour profiles, these build up into a unique reference resource that you'll want to refer to time and time again. Similarly, our Armour in Action feature includes walkarounds of real vehicles and reports from military exercises and parades from across the world.

MMI is also number for news and reviews, bringing you indepth box reviews and 'on-the-bench' builds of newly released kits and listings of the latest products from manufacturers big and small. Illustrated throughout with the crystal clear photography and accessible step-by-step features, MMI is the indispensable monthly magazine for all military modellers.
Toy Soldier Collector & Historical Figures

Toy Soldier Collector & Historical Figures prides itself on being the "go to" magazine for collectors of toy and model figures of all shapes and sizes. Primarily focused on figures around 1:32nd scale (the traditional collectable "toy soldier" size) the magazine also covers larger kits and smaller (down to 40mm) figures. TSC encompasses in-depth reviews on all recent releases within the hobby of toy soldier collecting, from the “high end” pre-painted museum quality metal figurines through to the unpainted plastic figures still played with today by both children and adults, and of course everything in between.

Whether your interest is to simply collect stunning models straight “out of the box”, or you want to paint your own figures and kits, or even do a little wargaming, then TSC has something for you. Alongside the myriad of reviews and news, written by some of the hobby's most respected reviewers, TSC also features stunning full colour articles covering both military history (illustrated with figures and original photographs) and articles on the history of the hobby, from makers no longer in production and antique figures through to insights on today's manufacturers, retailers and global events/shows.

TSC really is your “one stop shop” for everything military (and civilian/fantasy) figure related!
Fantasy Figures International

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.

British Railways Illustrated
BRITISH RAILWAYS ILLUSTRATED, now approaching its 30th year and long known by its cheerful acronym 'BRILL'. Colour cover, 56 pages of text and, typically, 60-70 high quality black and white images. There are maps and plans/diagrams in most issues. 'History with a good helping of nostalgia' is its hallmark with some humour thrown in; concentrates on the steam and early modernisation era of British Railways, 1948 to the 1970s (diesel and electric) but also features subjects and themes from the 1930s and the Second World War. Locomotives and locomotive workings feature prominently but there are always items on rolling stock, buildings, bridges, track and signalling as well as human/social aspects. Lively letters pages keep the readership involved.

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Modern Railway News

Modern Railway News is the new free digital section offered with British Railways Illustrated and Railway Bylines. The supplement provides a monthly look at various contemporary rail operations presented in the same manner as the magazine content, often reflecting familiar locations, procedures, and equipment, and underlining the continuity of our railway network and allowing fans of the railway as it was to appreciate the diversity and interest that is current today.

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Railway Bylines
RAILWAY BYLINES, now in its 25th 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.

Buy our latest issue HERE Download the latest digital edition HERE

Modern Railway News

Modern Railway News is the new free digital section offered with British Railways Illustrated and Railway Bylines. The supplement provides a monthly look at various contemporary rail operations presented in the same manner as the magazine content, often reflecting familiar locations, procedures, and equipment, and underlining the continuity of our railway network and allowing fans of the railway as it was to appreciate the diversity and interest that is current today.

This issue of Model Railway News is available as a FREE Digital Edition
Please click here to get your FREE digital version

Model Truck World
Model Truck World brings an entertaining mix of plastic kits, die-cast and radio control to your doorstep along with the latest news and reviews, show reports and reference material to enable you to make the best of your hobby.

We aim to develop Model Truck World into the very cornerstone of the truck modelling scene, on a European and international level, with truck models and modellers from all over the globe contributing to our pages, making it a magazine to collect and keep as a comprehensive guide. Each issue brings a dedicated look at the very best models available with a step by step look at how the finished article is achieved in all scales and forms.

Model Truck World includes all styles and ages of truck models including those straight from the box builds to the more involved conversions to mind blowing complete scratch builds on a large scale. We will bring you big rigs to box vans, busses to low loaders, show trucks and those destined for the scrap heap and everything in-between.

We are simply the home of model haulage

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New Model Farmer & Commercial Machinery World
The New 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 Books Series

The Warpaint series offers a one-stop reference work on a given aircraft type, encompassing a complete and comprehensive history of the development, introduction and service use of its subject. The authoritative historical chapters are accompanied by high quality colour profile artwork, scale drawings, and a walkaround section.

Warpaint focuses on aircraft that are no longer in regular service, or whose remaining useful life will not see any significant modifications. The series has now run to 128 books covering subjects ranging from First World War fighters to Cold War jets, and includes a diverse range of bombers, transports and liaison aircraft.

Widely regarded as one of the essentials for any aviation library, the expanding Warpaint series continues to inform and inspire both the modeller and the general aviation enthusiast.
* Complete and detailed history
* 1:72nd scale plan
* In detail pictures
* Kit, decal and accessory list
* Pages of superb colour camouflage drawings and photography
* Complete production list
* Squadrons, units and individual aircraft serials and codes
* Comprehensive specification

Guideline Publications

Apart from our Warpaint book we publish a range of Aviation and Military Books - Combat Colours, Camouflage & Markings aviation and military plus Airfile Publications. This series of books has the exceptional editorial and production quality along with the expertise of our authors you demand from Guideline Publications

OUT NOW: Northern Powerhouse

NEW Northern Powerhouse by Ian Edmondson  'Northern Powerhouse' is the first in our railway bookazine series and showcases the lineside photography of Ian Edmondson. Born and raised next to the old Lostock Hall shed, Ian's dedication to getting 'that one shot' has led him to travel the North of England seeking out locations that have enabled him to combine the best of the spectacular scenery of Yorkshire, Cumbria, and his native Lancashire, with the most interesting and unusual of the freight and passenger workings that thread through the area. Often rising before dawn and driving for hours to stake out a single freight working, Ian's passion both for the trains and the landscape around them finds focus in this remarkable collection of images that showcase not only his commitment and passion, but also reassures us that the railway lines that called out to the likes of Ivo Peters and Eric Treacy are still there, and have plenty to offer if we only know when and where to look. It is the author's hope that this collection - presenting images of contemporary workings in locations still current - will assist and inspire other enthusiasts to go out and find for themselves the best that Britain's railways still have to offer .
84 pages plus 4 cover  £11.99

Aircraft in Profile is a monthly section occupying the centre pages of Scale Aircraft Modelling magazine providing an initial 'first step' in researching an aircraft type, and is aimed at those readers who have had little previous interest in its subject, rather than those with expert knowledge. The section outlines the history and development of its chosen type providing a context for a modelling project, while the plans and drawings are designed to expand upon this and we hope we hope will be of use or interest to both modellers and aviation enthusiasts alike Volume Two is out now US Navy and AirForce subjects following a number of requests to provide the material in book form.

Atlantic Resolve: Nato's show of strength in Europe 2014 -2020 by Gary Hatcher  Atlantic Resolve is a response to Russia's actions in Ukraine, mainly the war in Donbass, and is funded under the European Reassurance Initiative. The US took several immediate steps to demonstrate solidarity with NATO, such as augmenting the air, ground and naval presence in the region, and enhancing previously scheduled exercises. The US is taking measures to improve NATO military plans and defence capabilities, and remains committed to maintaining a persistent presence in Central and Eastern Europe.
84 pages plus 4 cover  £11.99

Fall of Iron: Light and Medium Boombee Aircraft of WW2 by Gary Hatcher andChris Meddings  Fall of Iron is the first in a series of compendium volumes covering military aircraft with a focus on some of the less well-covered subjects. The series is designed to offer a brief one-stop historical reference combined with colour artwork and is aimed primarily scale modellers but offers plenty for the general aviation enthusiast too. This first volume looks at some of the twin-engined medium bombers of World War Two and includes a selection of profiles written by Richard Mason, as well as a ground-breaking piece of research on the early B-25 Mitchell by Brian Derbyshire that offers an incisive look into the business of wartime mass-production and the vast number of changes to the ensuing airframes brought about as a result of ongoing combat experience. Other aircraft covered include the rarely discussed Tupolev SB-2, the Mitsubishi G4M Betty, Bristol Blenheim, Savoia-Marchetti SM.79, Petylyakov Pe-2 and the Handley Page Hampden.

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Guideline Shows

We run our own shows London Toy Soldier Show 3 times a year March, June & December and London Plastic Modeliing Show March and December. We attend many shows UK, Europe and North America if you would like us to attend or advertise your show do contact us
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For The Historian is a portal run by Lawrence Weindorf from Gettysburg PA supplying books, magazines and miniatures for the modeling enthusiasts.

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