Coming August: AM No.19

The P-38 Lightning

A Complete Guide to the 'Fork-tailed Devil'

The P-38 Lightning is a popular aircraft type with modellers and has recently been the subject of several new toolings in all scales. Our latest book goes some way towards unpicking the different variants and colourful schemes.
    This nineteenth book in our much-acclaimed series contains 256+ pages packed with vital information that no active modeller and USAAF enthusiast should be without.
    Contents include: walk-around images and technical diagrams; camouflage and markings; modelling information; historical photographs; profiles by Richard J. Caruana; 3D isometric views by Wojciech Sankowski; kit builds by Steve A. Evans; 1/48 scale plans.


Special Pre-order Offer - save £3.00!
  1. Save on postage; pre-order before August 16th and save £2.00 on post and packing, both UK and worldwide!
  2. Save on cover price; pre-order before August 16th and save £1.00 on RRP!

Available now: AA No.18

The Fairey Firefly

A Detailed Guide to the Fleet Air Arm’s Versatile Monoplane

Our eighteenth title in the Airframe Album series is an essential reference for any FAA enthusiast tackling the Trumpeter (1/48), Special Hobby and older kits in 1/72nd scale.
    Contents include: historical photographs and detail images; period diagrams; data from flight manuals; Isometric views by Juraj Jankovic; colour profiles by Richard J. Caruana; camouflage and marking notes; walkaround images; lists of all Firefly kits, accessories and decals; detailed build of the 1/48th scale Trumpeter Mk I by Steve Evans.

AM No.5 & AM No.11

Bf 109 Second Editions

A Complete Guide To The Luftwaffe's Famous Fighter

These books in our much-acclaimed series have been out of print for a while now. With new Bf 109 early and late-series kits now available in all scales, plus a mass of associated accessories and decals, it seemed right to make these books available once again.

  • Updated and expanded plus new kit builds
  • New kit assessments
  • AM5 Bf 109 Early Series now 232+ pages
  • AM11 Bf 109 Late Series now 256+ pages

Italian customers
Royal Mail have been advised by Poste Italiane that severe delays are being experienced in processing postal items due to serious IT problems in Italian customs. This is affecting all postal shipments from outside the EU. If you have an order currently in transit you can expect long delays. Until these IT issues can be ironed out it may be weeks before your package is processed by customs and delivered by Poste Italiane. Our apologies but this is completely out of our hands.

Airframe & Miniature No.2 Third Edition

The Hawker Typhoon

A Complete Guide To The RAF’s Classic
Ground-Attack Fighter

The latest title in the ever-popular Airframe & Miniature series is an updated and revised third edition of The Hawker Typhoon.
     New content includes: updated kit reviews; extra walk-around images; a 1/24 scale build of the Airfix ‘Car Door’ Typhoon kit by John Wilkes; updated Appendices listing kits, accessories, masks and decals.

EU customers
We've been notified by Royal Mail that currently there are delays to mail to some EU countries, particularly Italy and Poland, caused by customs officials getting to grips with new VAT rules affecting imports from outside the EU.
We really do strongly advise that for now, you select a tracked mailing option, NOT EU Priority, when buying our books. Your package may not get there quicker but at least you'll know where it is. In the meantime we ask anyone affected to be patient.

Airframe Detail No.1 Second Edition

The Bv 141


A Technical Guide

Our first title in this series proved popular and sold out quite quickly. Many who missed out on it first time round have been asking to see it back. The Bv 141 is an esoteric Luftwaffe type but nonetheless one of great interest to scale model enthusiasts.
     Whether you are tackling the recently tooled Hobbyboss 1/48 scale kit or grappling with the old Airfix offering in 1/72 scale our first Airframe Detail title is essential reading.

Customers in the USA and Rest Of World countries

Owing to ongoing delays with mail going overseas we are looking at sending some high value/heavier weight packages over 2kg by courier. When placing your order please provide a contact telephone number. Customers in Canada, please note that there is a Royal Mail weight limit of 2kg for mail handled by them so please provide a contact number in any case.
     We still strongly advise ALL overseas customers to purchase tracked or signed postage options appropriate to your country while mail services remain under pressure. You can check which service is applicable to your country at Royal Mail.

Customers in the European Union - what has changed?
It is business as usual for our custmers in the European Union:

  • We are currently not making any changes to mailing prices to the EU.
  • Our mailing systems have been in place since October 2018, so are compliant with international mailing requirements. Your books will be mailed as normal.
  • The only difference that you will see is a UK customs sticker on your book package.
    We have been mailing books all over the world for over ten years, so it's just an extension of what we do already.
  • The agreement between the UK and EU provides for a tariff-free trading environment so there are no extra levies on goods from the UK
  • You may be liable for VAT and customs charges on goods sent from the UK. The current threshold is €22. This is being scrapped in July 2021. At present there is no consistency being applied by individual EU countries. Generally our books do not seem to be attracting much attention from the authorities
  • We already supply a number of book outlets in the EU. Feel free to check them as an alternative source of supply out under the 'Useful Links' tab at the top of our home page

Keep watching for our new titles.

Paints & Materials
We can send Mr Hobby paint and materials by UPS to UK addresses only. As each shipment is subject to a Hazardous Goods surcharge we recommend that you buy in bulk for cost efficiency. This may be useful for clubs or modelling groups wanting to share costs. Unfortunately we cannot supply outside the UK. Please note that paint and materials classified as Hazardous Goods must be ordered separately from books, kits and other accessories.
     Paints and materials are also available at shows and to callers at our warehouse. Personal visitors to the warehouse are welcome - please call in advance to check that we have your preferred colours or materials in stock.

Payment by Card
Owing to the increased usage of Klarna and Paypal we have removed our Barclaycard epdq payment gateway. You will still be able to pay for goods by card using Klarna or Paypal. Simply select the payment method that you prefer and follow the prompts.

Attention all customers from Brazil. Customs regulations in your country state that every address label must have a unique CPF code. Please provide this in your address information when placing your order.’

Klarna payment method available 

Klarna Checkout is a complete integrated payment solution, and a simple alternative if you don’t want to use or are unable to use Paypal. You can use Visa, Mastercard or direct bank transfer. There’s no registration needed and no login or passwords. Klarna works with mobile devices and there is a 14 day deferred payment option.
     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.

Tracked or Signed options available 
for most European and International deliveries
- to make use of these services just select the required option during checkout.