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Next in Series: Airframe Extra
- A series with a difference
The second Airframe Extra, ‘The Korean War – The First Jet-vs-Jet Air Battles’, is now available to pre-order (due July) for £7.95.
     
Valiant Wings Publishing are adding more value for the avid aviation enthusiast and scale modeller with the Airframe Extra series. Many active scale modellers like to build subjects based on a theme or historical event. This new series will look at specific areas and events in the history of aerial warfare.
     Each title will cover the history, detail of the protagonists, period photographs and colour artwork from Richard J Caruana. Specific kit builds in all three major scales (1/72nd, 1/48th and 1/32nd) from Dani Zamarbide, Steve A. Evans and Libor Jekl will commemorate each event that we cover.

     The first Airframe Extra, ‘D-Day To VE Day – The Air Battle Over Europe’, is also available.
New Series: Airframe Workbench Guide
- A new format
We are delighted to announce the launch of a new range of practical publications for active scale modellers - Airframe Workbench Guides. This series will help expand modellers’ skills as they tackle new projects.
     The first in this series covers building and finishing 1/72 scale model aircraft. The author Libor Jekl, is a modeller right at the top of his game with the ability to share his techniques and demystify the more complex processes of advanced model construction. Step-by-step images will take the modeller through each process and explain in simple stages how to tackle modelling tasks that can baffle the most experienced of us.
     The first Airframe Workbench Guide, ‘Aircraft Modelling’, is 124 pages, square format with gloss laminated covers and retails at £13.95 per copy.
Out Now! Airframe Detail No.3: The Macchi Mc.202 Folgore
The third title in our Airframe Detail series is our first title to cover a Regia Aeronautica type of interest to scale model enthusiasts and features walkaround pictures of the example preserved in Italy. Whether you are tackling the currently available Hasegawa or Italeri kits this title will be essential reading for you.
      Content includes a wealth of historical photographs; walkaround; period diagrams; detailed study of the structure, equipment and armament; colour profiles and markings detail by Richard J Caruana; and lists of all kits, accessories and decals. 92 pages.

Now Out! Airframe Detail No.2: The Dornier Do 17Z
The second title in our Airframe Detail series covers a very important Luftwaffe type of great interest to scale model enthusiasts. Whether you are tackling the brand new tool Airfix kit, grappling with the old Revell offering in 1/72 scale or hanging on for the 1/48 scale ICM kit this title will be essential reading for you. Content includes a wealth of historical photographs; walkaround; period diagrams; detailed study of the structure, equipment and armament; colour profiles and markings detail by Richard J Caruana; and lists of all kits, accessories and decals. 80+ pages.
Sixth in the Series: Airframe Album No.6: The Fw 189 Uhu
Our sixth title in the Airframe Album series complements our Airframe Detail title on its rival, the Blohm & Voss Bv 141 and will be an essential companion for anyone tackling the MPM, Italeri, Revell, Great Wall Hobby and forthcoming HPH kits.
      Contents include a wealth of historical photographs; walkaround pictures; detailed studies of the structure, equipment and armament; isometric views by Wojciech Sankowski; colour profiles and camouflage detail by Richard J. Caruana; at least 112 pages; lists of all Fw 189 kits, accessories and decals produced in all scales.


224 pages! A&M No.7: Fw 190 Radial-engine Versions
The seventh title in our increasingly popular series is The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Radial-engine Versions (including Fw 190A, B, C, F, G & S) – A Complete Guide To The Luftwaffe’s Butcher Bird by Richard A. Franks. This book contains a massive 224 pages packed with vital information that no active modeller and Fw 190 enthusiast should be without. 
A bonus for the modeller are the 2 sets of fold-out 1/48th scale plans.

Paints & Materials
We stock Gunze-Sangyo Aqueous Hobby Color 
paints and materials for sale at shows. (We are currently unable to send these through the post.) The show listing (left) details our next show/s - hope to see you there!

Airframe Constructor No.2: The He 219 Uhu Airframe Constructor No.2
Our second title in this series, ‘Building The Heinkel He 219 Uhu’ covers the construction and finishing of the 1/32nd scale Zoukei-Mura kit in forensic detail. Daniel Zamarbide takes modellers through how to get the best out of the plastic in the box, with step-by-step guides on creating the perfect model at every stage.
      The techniques employed will have relevance to any modeller looking to put new skills within reach, whatever their preferred scale.  

Hawker Hurricane Mk I Resin Detail Set - upgraded!
only £5.50 (inc vat)
- DH propeller spinner and blades;
- Ejector and fishtail exhausts; NEW
- Improved air intake;
- Improved wheels;
- Pitot tube

This set adds a bit extra to the older tool Airfix Mk 1 Hurricane, including some obvious omissions from the kit. It can also be used with other 1/72 Hurricane kits