Guideline Publications publishes Scale Aircraft Modelling, Military Modelcraft International, Fantasy Figures International, Toy Soldier Collector, Railway Bylines, British Railways Illustrated and Railway Model News which is a free 8 page section added to both railway titles. All our magazines are available in print and digital.
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 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updated 31st March 2020
All the staff at Guideline Publications, the editors of the magazines, and the contributors that fill them with modelling content each month are working hard to continue to produce your favourite modelling and hobby magazines in this difficult time. Our small team in Dunstable are still taking your orders and posting out your magazines and books wherever you are in the world.
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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.
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 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!
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, 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 Books 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
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.
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. This second Guideline in Action looks at the US Air Force's recent deployments in support of Atlantic Resolve, US Army aviation assets, and multinational training exercises, as well as the transport and logistics efforts behind the maintenance of the front line squadrons.
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.
Many of these aircraft have been overlooked as 'also-rans' by history and the scale modelling community but an examination of similar types designed for similar roles from various Axis and Allied air forces demonstrates just how much aircraft development kept pace during the conflict, and how despite their clear external differences aircraft designers all over the World were drawing the same conclusions as a result of experience gained in a shooting war.
92 pages plus 4 cover £18.00
NATO Armour 1991-2020):NATO armour from the end of the cold war to today by David Grummitt
The end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 should have signalled a lasting 'peace dividend' for the countries of NATO. Instead within a decade, the 'War on Terror' had refocused military spending away from conventional arms and the armour-heavy formations of the Cold War era. However, as the level of NATO's commitment to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq reduced, Russian aggression in the Crimea and Ukraine led to a renewed emphasis on peer-on- peer warfare and a revival of more traditional forms of armoured firepower.
84 pages plus 4 cover £18.00
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