Coming soon:  Airframe Album No.4
Second Edition

The Westland Whirlwind

A Detailed Guide to the RAF's Twin-engine Fighter

We are delighted to announce the second edition of our fourth title in the Airframe Album series, perfectly timed for the release of the new 1/32nd scale Special Hobby kit.
    Contents include historical and modern photographs and detail images; period diagrams; data from flight manuals; Isometric views by Wojtek Sankowski; colour profiles by Richard J. Caruana; camouflage and marking notes; walkaround images; Updated - lists of all Whirlwind kits, accessories and decals; New - build of the new 1/32nd scale Special Hobby kit by Steve Evans; New - 1/48th scale plans.


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  1. Save on postage; pre-order before August 2nd and save £2.00 on post and packing, both UK and worldwide!
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Out now:  Airframe Album No.1
2nd Edition

The Heinkel He 219 'Uhu'

A Detailed Guide to the Luftwaffe's Ultimate Nightfighter

We return to where the Airframe Album range started back in 2012 with a second, much expanded edition of our very first title in the series, The He 219 is a popular aircraft modelling subject, confirmed by two reprints of our first edition. Much has changed regarding available knowledge and references concerning the type so it seems right to re-introduce this title in an expanded and revised format.
     The modelling map of the He 219 has changed considerably over the past nine years so this title is a new book partly-rewritten, and expanded from the first edition to contain at least 128 pages packed with vital information that no active modeller and Luftwaffe enthusiast should be without.

Out now:  Airframe Album No.17

The Henschel Hs 129

A Detailed Guide to the Luftwaffe's Panzerjäger

Our seventeenth title in the Airframe Album series is an essential companion for anyone tackling the Zoukei-Mura (1/32nd), Hasegawa (1/48th), 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 Juraj Jankovic; colour profiles by Richard J. Caruana; camouflage and marking notes; lists of all Hs 129 accessories, decals & masks; and kit builds of the Hasegawa 1/48th  Hs 129B-2 & Zoukei-Mura 1/32nd Hs 129B-2/R3 by Steve Evans.

Second Edition: Airframe Detail No.1

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.

Second Edition: Airframe & Miniature No.1

The Me 262

A Complete Guide to the Luftwaffe's
First Jet Fighter

Completely Revised and Updated

Valiant Wings Publishing’s returns to where it all started ten years ago with a much expanded Second Edition of our very first title. This is the sixty-second book that we have published in our ten-year history.
     The modelling map of the Me 262 has changed considerably over the past ten years so this title is a new book - completely rewritten, redesigned and expanded from the First Edition containing 208 pages packed with vital information that no active modeller and Luftwaffe enthusiast should be without.

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 changed 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 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 during 2021.

IPMS/UK SMW 2021 dates have been announced!

For more information visit the IPMS/UK website

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.

Covid-19 Update 

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. Our warehouse is now open to personal callers on a collect and pay by card basis 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  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

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

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.’

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. 

June 1942: Airframe Extra No.10
 
The Battle of Midway
 
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 Midway between the 4th and 7th June 1942. The historical narrative is by Patrick Branly with numerous period images and colour profiles by Richard J Caruana.
     Six 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, 1/48th Academy Vought SB2U Vindicator, Italeri TBF/TBM Avenger and Hasegawa Nakajima B5N ‘Kate’ by Steve Evans.

New 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.

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for most European and International deliveries
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