Guideline Publications publishes Scale Aircraft Modelling, Military Modelcraft International, Fantasy Figures International, Toy Soldier Collector, Railway Bylines and British Railways Illustrated which are available in print and digital versions. We produce our specialist 'Warpaint' books and associated books Aircraft and Armour along with many bookazines. We have our own shows - London Toy Soldier Show and London Plastic Modelling Show
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PRESS RELEASE November 2019
Guideline Publications are pleased to announce the acquisition of British Railways Illustrated and Railway Bylines from Irwell press on the 1st November 2019 to increasing our portfolio to ensure that Guideline Publications continues to expand.

The New titles incorporated are:

British Railways Illustrated Magazine
Railway Bylines

These two titles will fit perfectly offering the very best in specialist publications, Scale Aircraft Modelling, Military Modelcraft International, Toy Soldier Collector, Fantasy Figures International and Warpaint Books .
We are pleased to confirm that George Reeve Design & Commercial and Chris Hawkins Editor of both titles will remain with Guideline Publications in their current positions. This will ensure a smooth transition from Irwell press to Guideline Publications of both titles. We have added veteran railway photographer and modeller Gary Hatcher to the editorial team as Associate Editor for both titles. From the December issue both publications will increase by 8 pages with a new section 'Model Railway News' in recognition of the many readers who use both titles as sources of reference and inspiration for their model railway projects.
Alan Corkhill Managing Director for Guideline Publications Limited “We are delighted with the addition of these new titles which fit very well into our current portfolio of magazines and books. I would like to thank the directors of Irwell Press George Reeve and Chris Hawkins for agreeing to work with us on a smooth and effortless transition of their titles to Guideline Publications.”
George Reeves Director of Irwell Press “When we decided to sell we wanted to make sure that the titles would flourish under the ownership of Guideline Publications and we are delighted with this news which will strengthen and guarantee the longevity and success of British Railways Illustrated and Railway Bylines.”
Any questions please do not hesitate to contact Tom Foxon Sales & Marketing Director for Guideline Publications tom@guidelinepublicaitons.co.uk +44 (0)1582 668411 +44 (0) 7540153368

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Scale Aircraft Modelling

Scale Aircraft Modelling is the only title on the newsstand to address the needs and issues of the modern age, providing a focused and essential content that is aimed to complement rather than compete with internet access.
The magazine presents preview material, features and full build reviews with a cross section of modelling, historical and reference. SAM makes best use of its pages with original research, thoughtful and incisive editorial, and an all-embracing approach to the hobby that invites readers to 'look what you can do' rather than 'look what we can do'.

Printed on high quality stock the magazine offers a unique 8-page 'subscribers section' that adds even more to the busy content of a magazine that recognises white spaces belong only at the North Pole, that a magazine is bought to be read, and that readers wanting only to look at big pictures of models will find them online rather than paying a cover price.
More content equates to more value, and more value has enabled us to buck the trend and increase our sales despite the most pessimistic predictions from non-print media. That's why SAM is the best all round scale aviation modellers magazine.
Military Modelcraft International

The modelling industry has been in constant evolution over the past fifteen years, and the advent of the Internet has played a significant role in linking modellers from all corners of the globe. Traditional print media needs to evolve along with the hobby and no other magazine is more aware of this fact than Military Modelcraft International. In the past three years, MMI has managed not only to reinvent its print personality, reaching new standards in print quality, design and writing, but has also established itself as the world's fastest-growing and most exciting armour modelling magazine. What's more it has also established itself as a serious on-line social media presence as well.
Experience and Vision
Military Modelcraft International boasts over 63,000 fans on Facebook. Reaching in excess of 80,000 individuals per week through Facebook, MMI can provide massive exposure to your products and services. With a reputation for quality and a team of highly talented international modellers, including the likes of Anthony Guarderas, Ken Abrams and Luciano Rodriguez, contributing top-quality builds and reviews, MMI offers the ideal marketing solution by combining the best that traditional print media has to offer with the progressive nature of the Internet experience.
Toy Soldier Collector International

Toy Soldier Collector International is THE magazine for fans of 40-70mm figures, whether military or civilian, gloss or matte we have it covered. Our team of global writers from as far a field as Singapore, Australia, the USA, and of course Europe, cover every aspect of figure collecting, from high end museum quality painted metal figures to 'paint your own' metal and resin kits, as well as the ever popular plastic 'toy soldier'. Not only does TSCI cover everything new in the world of miniature figures but we also focus on the best of the past with in-depth features on famous figures and brands from the past 120 years of the hobby, including regular auction updates to keep readers up to date on on what is selling globally and for how much.
TSCI also prides itself on being a true historical resource with plenty of military history based articles which are illustrated with not only original photographs and paintings but also dioramas of figures that recreate the important moments in history.
Now in our 14th year the magazine continues to go from strength to strength with both strong newstrade sales as well as direct subscriptions and not forgetting the TSCI website and Facebook pages which often feature their own content separate to that of the printed publication.
We are proud to have always been, and will continue to be, a magazine produced by toy soldier collectors for toy soldier collectors!
Fantasy Figures International OUT NOW

New concept in modelling magazines: Fantasy Figures International the only magazine to bring you the best from the worlds of historical and fantasy figure modelling, the various genres of Sci-Fi.

Drawing on talent from across the world, each issue will feature the best-painted miniatures, as well as providing inspiration and information for your own projects. From the team that brings you Military Modelcraft International, Fantasy Figures International will include extensive step-by-step articles, interviews with leading hobbyists, show reports, modelling galleries and in-depth reviews of new releases in the genres of figure, fantasy and Sci-Fi modelling.

High-quality photography will allow you to marvel and admire miniatures in detail, while the text will give you tips to help you to improve your painting and modelling skills and expand your own hobby ambitions.

Whether it's the combat suits and crawlers of the Maschinen Krieger universe, the dark visions of post-apocalyptic modellers, or the more traditional historical figure painting, Fantasy Figures International will have something for every hobbyist interested in first-rate modelling and truly inspirational miniatures.
British Railways Illustrated
   
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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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Railway Bylines
   
Available now from Guideline Publications
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.
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Warpaint Book Series

Designed with both the aircraft enthusiast and the model maker in mind, the Warpaint titles try to establish as near as possible a comprehensive and accurate account of a single aircraft type within one set of covers.
* 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

New Titles now available to buy!
 
OUT NOW: Aviation in Profile & Military in Profile

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

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.

Armour in Profile: Armoured Fighting Vehicles of the United States Army, 1945-2018  contains profiles of five armoured fighting vehicles that have shaped the strategy and tactics of the United States Army since the end of World War II. From the battlefields of the Korean Peninsula and the jungles of Vietnam, to the plains of Central Europe and deserts of Iraq and Kuwait, these vehicles are iconic of American military might. Beginning with the M47 and M48 Patton tanks, replacements for the M4 Sherman, it goes on to examine the M60 tank and the mighty M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank, a vehicle that is expected to serve as the principal weapon of the U.S. Army for at least another two decades. As well as these main battle tanks, it profiles the 'King of Battle', the M109 self-propelled howitzer, another relic of the Cold War continuously updated to meet the challenges of warfare in the twenty-first century. Finally, the book looks at the 'REFORGER' exercises held in the 1970s and 80s, at the height of the Cold War, and which moved thousands of U.S personnel and vehicles to Germany on an annual basis.

68 pages plus 4 cover  £11.99 Warpaint Profile & Line Drawings Specials No1 By Jan Polc New from Guideline is this innovative collection of artworks and scale drawings culled from the famous Warpaint series and collected in a single volume presenting eight iconic US military aircraft types from the Second World War Warpaint has grown into one of the most authoritative and comprehensive encyclopaedias of military aviation in print today. Compiled by artist Jan Polc Warpaint in Armour ARMOUR IN THE WESTERN FRONT OUT NOW By David Grummitt Warpaint Armour is an exciting new series by Guideline License Publications & Acrylicos Vallejo. Each title will cover an important conflict or period, looking at the tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles that shaped pivotal moments in the history of modern warfare. Illustrated throughout with archival images and specially commissioned colour profiles.

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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 in 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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