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Our warehouse will close for the Christmas holidays on December 20th and will re-open on January 8th.
Out Now: Airframe & Miniature No.11:
The Messerschmitt Bf 109 - Late Series
(F to K including the Z Series)
Valiant Wings Publishing’s eleventh title in the well-established Airframe & Miniature series is The Messerschmitt Bf 109 Late Series (F to K including the Z Series) - A Complete Guide To The Luftwaffe’s Famous Fighter by Richard A. Franks.
     The Messerschmitt Bf 109 is one of the most popular aircraft modelling subjects around. Our latest book goes some way towards unpicking the bewildering choices of variants and schemes available. This second volume follows our first volume covering the early versions published in 2013.
     This eleventh book in our much-acclaimed series will contain 240 pages packed with vital information that no active modeller and Bf 109 enthusiast should be without.
     Contents include technical information; walk-around images and diagrams; camouflage and markings; model builds; colour side views by Richard J. Caruana; 3D isometrics by Wojciech Sankowski;  fold-out 1/48th scale plans by Jacek Jackiewicz;.and kit builds by Libor Jekl, Steve A. Evans and Dani Zamarbide.

Biplane Fighter: Airframe Album No.12
The Gloster Gladiator
- A Complete Guide To The RAF's Last Biplane Fighter
Now 128 pages!
Owing to a wealth of material, much never seen in print before, AA No.12 is now 128 pages in size.
For our twelfth book in the Airframe Album series we have rung the changes and gone with our first biplane subject. This series of books offers everything that modern modellers want when they are tackling a specific subject.
    
Our twelfth title in the Airframe Album series is an essential companion for anyone tackling Gladiator kits in all scales and complexity from the old Pyro/Inpact 1/48th and Frog or Heller 1/72nd scale kits to newer offerings from the likes of Silver Wings (1/32nd), Roden (1/48th) or the new tool Airfix example (1/72nd).
     Contents include a wealth of historical photographs; period detail images and diagrams; 3D isometric views of prototype and production machines by Chris Sandham-Bailey; colour profiles by Richard J. Caruana; at least 128 pages; lists of accessories and decals; kit build of the Silver Wings 1/32nd example by Steve A. Evans.
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     Please note that we have now removed telephone payment from the list of options but if you prefer to pay by card over the ‘phone, just call us on +44 (0) 1234 273434.
Air War Over Italy: Airframe Extra No.8
- A series with a difference
The eighth title in the much-acclaimed Airframe Extra series: ‘Air War Over Italy – 3rd September 1943 to 2nd May 1945', is now available to pre-order at £9.95 plus post and packing.
     Many active scale modellers like to build subjects based on a theme or historical event. This series looks at specific areas and events in the history of aerial warfare.
     
Covers the historical aspects of the aerial conflict over Italy from the Allied landing at Salerno on the 3rd September 1943 through to the surrender and cessation of fighting by all Axis forces in Italy on the 2nd May 1945. The historical narrative is by Patrick Branly with numerous period images. There are over 70 colour profiles by Richard J Caruana.
     AE08 features 6 specially commissioned kit builds:
1/72nd Ju 88A-4, 1/48th P-39 Airacobra and 1/32nd Macchi C.205 Veltro by Steve A. Evans;
1/72nd Spitfire Mk IXc, Fiat G.55 Serie I and Baltimore Mk V by Libor Jekl.

     The first seven Airframe Extras, 1: ‘D-Day To VE Day’, 2: 'The Korean War', 3:'Battle of Britain', 4: 'Battle of Taranto', 5: 'The Spanish Civil War', 6'Continuation War' and 7'The Suez Crisis' are also available.
Now 208 pages: Airframe & Miniature No.10: The de Havilland Mosquito
Part 2: Fighter Variants (inc Sea Mosquito)
The modelling map in relation to the Mosquito has changed dramatically over recent years and much more reference material is now available. The time is therefore right to bring out new titles that comprehensively bring modellers and enthusiasts up to date with the type.
     This tenth book in our much acclaimed series contains 208 pages packed with vital information that no active modeller and Mosquito enthusiast should be without.
     Contents include technical information; walk-around images and diagrams; camouflage and markings; model builds; colour side views by Richard J. Caruana; 3D isometrics by Wojciech Sankowski; kit builds by Libor Jekl, Steve A. Evans and Dani Zamarbide; fold-out 1/48th scale plans.
 
Tracked or Signed options now available
for most European and International deliveries
- to make use of these services just select the required option during checkout.
Suez Crisis: Airframe Extra No.7
- A series with a difference
The seventh title in the much-acclaimed Airframe Extra series: ‘The Suez Crisis – Empire's End’, is now available at £9.95 plus post and packing.
     Many active scale modellers like to build subjects based on a theme or historical event. This series looks at specific areas and events in the history of aerial warfare.
     
Covers the historical background prior to the conflict and aerial operations by all sides from 28th October to the ceasefire on 7th November 1956. The historical narrative is by Steve A. Evans with numerous period images. There are colour profiles and top-views by Richard J Caruana.
     AE07 features 7 specially commissioned kit builds:
1/48th Meteor NF Mk 13, N.A. P-51D and Republic RF-84F Thunderstreak by Steve A. Evans; 1/72nd Meteor F Mk 8,
Sea Hawk FGA Mk 6 and Piper Cub by Libor Jekl; and 1/72nd Il-28 Beagle by Steve A. Evans.

11th in Series: Airframe Album No.11
The Fieseler Fi 156
- A Complete Guide To The Luftwaffe's Versatile Storch (Including Post-war Production)
First off the blocks for 2017 is the next title in the Airframe Album series from Valiant Wings Publishing. This series of books offers everything that modern modellers want when they are tackling a specific subject.
    
Our eleventh title in the Airframe Album series is an essential companion for anyone tackling the Hasegawa (1/32nd), Tristar (1/35th), Esci or Tamiya (1/48th), Academy or Airfix/Heller kits in 1/72nd scale.
     Contents include a wealth of historical photographs; period detail images and diagrams; 3D isometric views of prototype and production machines by Chris Sandham-Bailey; colour profiles and camouflage and marking notes by Richard J. Caruana; at least 100 pages; lists of accessories and decals; kit builds of the Smer (ex-Heller) Fi 156C and a conversion of the Academy Storch to a K-65 Čáp in 1/72nd by Libor Jekl, plus the Tamiya 1/48th example by Steve A. Evans.
9th in Series:
Airframe & Miniature No.9:
The Dornier Do 335 Pfeil

- A Complete Guide To The Luftwaffe's Fastest
Piston-engine Fighter

This ninth book in our much-acclaimed series contains
144 pages packed with vital information that no active modeller and late WW2 Luftwaffe enthusiast should be without.
     Contents include technical information; walk-around
images and diagrams; camouflage and markings; colour side views by Richard J. Caruana; 3D isometrics by Wojciech Sankowski; specially commissioned kit builds by Libor Jekl and Steve A. Evans and Dani Zamarbide of the 1/72nd scale Revell (ex-Dragon) Do 335A-1, 1/48th scale Tamiya Do 335A-12 and 1/32nd scale HK Models Do 335B-2 kits; specially commissioned front cover artwork by Jerry Boucher; a set of fold-out 1/48th scale plans.
4th in Series: Airframe Detail No.4
The Supermarine Swift
- A Technical Guide
We start 2016 with the fourth title in our expanding Airframe Detail series of books for the avid aviation modeller and enthusiast. Scale modellers have never had it so good. Right now all manner of historic aircraft types can be built in the popular scales. However, for the serious modeller and enthusiast, references can be scarce or hard to find for many of these interesting types. Valiant Wings’ new Airframe Detail is addressing this; providing a one-stop reference guide for anyone wishing to model certain aircraft.
     A wealth of historical photographs; period walkaround pictures; period diagrams from original flight manuals; a detailed study of structure, equipment and armament; colour profiles and camouflage and marking detail by Richard J Caruana; lists of all kits, accessories and decals.
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.

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!