Coming soon: Airframe & Miniature No.12
Second Edition - The Supermarine Spitfire
Part 1 (Merlin-powered) including the Seafire

Updated & Expanded including:

  • Foreign Service
  • Assessments of all the new kits since the first edition, including Airfix, Eduard, Tamiya & Revell
  • A build of Eduard’s new tool 1/48
    Spitfire Mk I kit
  • Now 272 pages!
  Special Pre-order Offer - save £4!
  1. Save on postage; pre-order before January 31st 
    and save £2.00 on post and packing,
    both UK and worldwide!
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    January 31st and save £2.00 on RRP!

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 changes after January 1st?
It is business as usual for our customers 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 you should not get any surprises when you receive your package.

Keep watching for our new titles during 2021.

Out now: Airframe & Miniature No.16
The Hawker Hurricane

The sixteenth book in our well-established Airframe & Miniature series is The Hawker Hurricane - A Complete Guide To The Famous Fighter by Richard A. Franks. This will be the sixtieth book that we have published in our ten year history.
     The Hurricane is a very popular aircraft modelling subject and our latest book goes some way towards unpicking the choice of variants and schemes that apply to the type.
      Contents include: technical information; walk-around images and technical diagrams; camouflage and markings; model builds and modelling information; photographs including wartime images; colour side views by Richard J. Caruana; 3D isometrics by Juraj Jankovic; full kit builds by Libor Jekl & Steve A. Evans; a set of 1/48 scale plans; 272+ pages.

160 pages! The Me 410 Hornisse
Airframe Album No.16
- A Detailed Guide To The Last Zerstörer

Our sixteenth title in the Airframe Album series is an essential companion for anyone tackling the HpH Model (1/32nd), Monogram, Meng (1/48th), Fine Molds/Eduard, Italeri and older kits in 1/72nd scale.
     Contents include a wealth of historical photographs and detail images; period detail images during production and service; data from flight manuals; isometric views by Wojciech Sankowski; colour profiles by Richard J. Caruana; camouflage and marking notes; lists of all Me 210/310/410 accessories, decals & masks; and kit build of the Meng 1/48th Me 410B-2/U4 by Steve Evans.

IPMS/UK SMW 2021 dates have been announced!
For more information visit the IPMS/UK website

Out Now: Airframe Detail No.9
The Westland Lysander

Our ninth Airframe Detail title is The Westland Lysander 
- A Technical Guide by Richard A. Franks.

The Westland Lysander remains a subject of interest to enthusiasts and modellers alike. It has been kitted in most scales over the years and now it seems right to produce a title on this particular type.
      Contents include period detail images; technical information; walk-around images of preserved examples; colour profiles by Richard J. Caruana; and a full detailed build of the new Dora Wings 1/72 scale Mk III (SD) kit by Libor Jekl. Now 112 pages plus covers.

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.

Important Announcement Regarding
International Postage Charges

Royal Mail prices are changed from 1 July 2020 - please read here

224 Pages: Airframe & Miniature No.15
The Grumman F6F Hellcat

Our fifteenth title in the well-established Airframe & Miniature series is The Grumman F6F Hellcat: A Complete Guide to the Famous American Naval Fighter by Richard A. Franks.
     This book contains at least 224 pages packed with vital information that no active modeller and Hellcat enthusiast should be without.

     Contents include technical information; walk-around images and diagrams; camouflage and markings; modelling information; colour side views by Richard J. Caruana; 3D isometrics by Wojciech Sankowski; and specially commissioned extensive full kit builds in four scales by Libor Jekl, Steve A. Evans & John 'Tigger' Wilkes.

Covid-19 update - week commencing 2/11/2020

It is still business as usual at Valiant Wings Publishing. However, we are taking appropriate measures to minimise risk to recipients of our books and other products. While current restrictions apply for England our new warehouse is still open to personal callers  on a collect only basis (one visitor at a time) on Monday and Thursday afternoons and at other times on request. Please call 07963 956221 in advance, 
     So far mail continues to be collected, transported and delivered in the UK. The good news is that Royal Mail have resumed deliveries to most of the countries previously on suspension. However customers may still experience long delays, the length of these being down to air cargo capacity and how well local services are operating It is worth checking your own country’s postal service website to check on status for your postcode area.

Royal Mail Posting Updates

     With Christmas looming we very strongly recommend that overseas customers, particularly those in Latin American countries, Canada, South Africa, and  Eastern Ukraine, use Tracked, Signed or Tracked & Signed services appropriate to your country during this time so that you can monitor progress with your purchases. Both mail and courier services are going to be under strain over the festive season so our best advice is order in good time and specify some form of tracked service.. Here is a link for you to check which service is appropriate for your country.

Royal Mail Xmas Posting Dates

Thank you very much for continuing to buy our books. Please stay safe and healthy.

240 Pages: Airframe & Miniature No.14
The Junkers Ju 87 Stuka

Our fourteenth title in the well-established Airframe & Miniature series is The Junkers Ju 87 Stuka - A Complete Guide To The Luftwaffe's Famous Dive Bomber by Richard A. Franks.
     The Stuka is a very popular aircraft modelling subject and our latest book will go some way towards unpicking the bewildering choice of variants and schemes that apply to the type.
    This book contains 240 pages packed with vital information that no active modeller and Stuka 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 Juraj Jankovic; and kit builds by Libor Jekl and Steve A. Evans.

Flying Wing: Airframe Detail No.8
The Horten Ho IX/Ho 229
(including the Gotha Go 229)

- A Technical Guide
The eighth title in the Airframe Detail series. This series of books offers everything that modern modellers want when they are tackling a specific subject.
     This title includes historical photographs and technical diagrams; period detail images during production and testing; Detailed walkaround images of the world's only surviving example; colour profiles by Richard J. Caruana; lists of all Ho 229 kits and accessories produced in all scales; kit build of the 1/72nd Ho 229 from Zoukei-Mura by Libor Jekl.

Payment by Card  Owing to the increased usage of Karna 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. New 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.’

Updated & Expanded!

The third and seventh books in our much-acclaimed series had been out of print for a while. With new Fw 190 kits now available, it seemed right to make these books available once again. AM3 Second Edition: Fw 190D Ta 152 is now 176 pages and AM7 Second Edition Fw 190 Radial-engine Versions is now 240 pages; both include new kit assessments and builds of newly-tooled kits. Order both books in our Focke-Wulf Bundle Offer and save £3!

Changes to Online Payments 
Starting in October 2019, all purchases by EU customers will require two-step authentication. The aim is to reduce fraud and make online payments more secure. More details to follow.

Back in stock!

Airframe & Miniature No.10: The de Havilland Mosquito – Part 2: Fighter variants (inc. Sea Mosquito) now available separately and as a Bundle with Part 1 - save £3.00.
     This 208 page title brings modellers and enthusiasts up-to-date with the type. Airframe & Miniature No.8: The de Havilland Mosquito - Part 1 covering the bomber and photo-reconnaissance versions is also available.

June 1942: The Battle of Midway
Airframe Extra No.10
- A series with a difference

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 battles in the air and at sea over and above Midway between the 4th & 7th June 1942. The historical narrative is by Patrick Branly with numerous period images; colour profiles by Richard J Caruana.
     AE10 features 6 specially commissioned kit builds:

1/72nd Airfix Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat, & Nakajima B5N2 ‘Kate’ and Hasegawa Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless by Libor Jekl, plus the 1/144th Sweet A6M2b Zero and 1/48th Academy Vought SB2U Vindicator, Italeri TBF/TBM Avenger and Hasegawa Nakajima B5N ‘Kate’ by Steve Evans.

192 pages: Airframe Album No.15
The Gloster/A.W. Meteor
- A Detailed Guide To Britain’s First Jet Fighter

Our fifteenth title in the Airframe Album series is an essential companion for anyone tackling the HK Model (1/32nd), Tamiya, new tool Airfix (1/48th), Dragon, Special Hobby and older kits in 1/72nd scale.
     Contents include a wealth of historical photographs; period detail images during production and service use; detail images of preserved examples; 3D isometric views of prototype and production machines by Wojciech Sankowski; colour profiles by Richard J. Caruana; 192 pages; lists of accessories and decals; kit builds of the new tool Airfix 1/48th FR Mk 9 by Steve Evans and the Dragon 1/72nd F Mk I by Libor Jekl. 

Back in stock!
A Limited Edition reprint is available of Airframe Constructor No.2: Building the Heinkel He 219 Uhu – A Detailed Guide to building the Zoukei-Mura 1/32nd kit.
     An Updated & Expanded Airframe & Miniature No.9 Second Edition: The Dornier Do 335 Pfeil – A Complete Guide To The Luftwaffe's Fastest Piston-engine Fighter, available to order now.​​​​

New payment method available 
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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.

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