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Early December: Airframe Extra No.4
- A series with a difference
The fourth Airframe Extra, ‘Battle of Taranto – Judgement Day’, is now available to pre-order for £7.95.
Valiant Wings Publishing add 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 looks at specific areas and events in the history of aerial warfare.
     Each title covers 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 three Airframe Extras, ‘D-Day To VE Day - The Air Battle Over Europe’, 'The Korean War - First Jet-vs-Jet Air Battles' and 'Battle of Britain - Their Finest Hour' are also available.

Airframe Album No.8 out now!
The de Havilland Hornet and Sea hornet

- A Detailed Guide To The RAF & FAA’s Last
  Twin-engine Fighter

The eighth title in the Airframe Album series is an essential companion for anyone tackling the HPH (1/32), Trumpeter (1/48) and the Special Hobby and Frog kits in 1/72 scale. This series of books offers everything that modern modellers want when they are tackling a specific subject.
     Contents include a wealth of historical photographs; period detail images during production and service use; 3D isometric views by Wojciech Sankowski; colour profiles by Richard J. Caruana; at least 144 pages in total; lists of all Hornet/Sea Hornet kits, accessories and decals produced in all scales; kit builds of the Special Hobby 1/72nd Sea Hornet NF Mk 21 by Libor Jekl and the Tumpeter 1/48th Hornet
F Mk 1 by Steve Evans.
Prize Draw Winner:
- Airframe & Miniature No.2 Second Edition - S Weston (UK) - who wins an Airfix 1/24th scale Typhoon kit!
Airframe & Miniature No.2:
The Hawker Typhoon
Second Edition
- Updated & Expanded
Our next title in the ever-popular Airframe & Miniature series will be an updated, revised and expanded edition of The Hawker Typhoon – A Complete Guide To The RAF’s Classic Ground-Attack Fighter by Richard A. Franks.
     This second book in our much acclaimed series has been out of print for over a year. With new Typhoon kits now available in 1/72nd and 1/24th scales and with a 1/24th scale ‘Car Door’ version coming from Airfix in 2016, it seemed right to make this book available once again.
     In addition to the original contents it will contain:
  • Extra pages of walk-around images and technical diagrams
  • Extra 1/72nd full kit builds by Steve A. Evans of the Brengun and new-tool Airfix kits. These have been specially commissioned for the book.
  • A specially commissioned build of the 1/24th scale Airfix kit by Daniel Zamarbide.
  • An extra 48 pages of content in total
  • Specially commissioned new front cover artwork by Jerry Boucher

Out now! Airframe Album No.7: The Arado Ar 196
The seventh title in the Airframe Album series is now available - The Arado Ar 196 - A Detailed Guide to the Eye Of The Kriegsmarine by Richard A. Franks. This series offers everything that modern modellers want when they are tackling a specific subject.
      Contents include a wealth of historical photographs; walkaround pictures; detailed studies of the structure, equipment and armament; 3D isometric views of prototype and production machines; colour profiles and camouflage notes; at least 100 pages; lists of all Ar 196 kits, accessories and decals produced in all scales.
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.
3rd in Series: 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.

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