Guideline Publications
the number one publisher of modelling and hobby-related magazines

Guideline Publications is the number one UK publisher of modelling and hobby-related magazines.For over 25 years Guideline Publications has been publishing high-quality magazines and books for the model making community. Over that time, we have aimed to deliver the best editorial content we can, listening to our readers, advertisers and friends in the hobby and developing our titles in partnership with them.

At Guideline Publications we pride ourselves on our integrity and honesty. It is a reputation hard earned and cherished by everyone associated with the company. That is why at Guideline Publications we will not make false claims about how many subscribers we have or how many outlets we sell our magazines through. We will, as we have throughout the pandemic, deliver each and every issue of all our magazines to our subscribers and make them as widely available through the newsstand as we can.

We will continue to support our advertisers with editorial content and to recognise that the best editorial content comes at a price, paying our contributors in full and on time for articles they submit. Our staff - Tom, Kim and all the editorial staff - will continue to be accessible and we will commit to respond to queries and address any issues in a timely manner. Our values as a company have helped us succeed and grow and we look forward to serving the hobby community for many years to come.

With its sector-leading titles, Scale Aircraft Modelling, Military Modelling International and Toy Soldier Collector and Historical Figures, Guideline caters for all hobbyists, whether they be new to the hobby or prize-winning modellers, a dedicated collector or military enthusiast. Guideline continues to expand its portfolio of publications, bringing the trademarks of high-quality photography, well-written and informative text, and accessible design to science fiction and fantasy hobbyists with Fantasy Figures International, truck modellers with Model Truck World, and modellers and collectors of agricultural equipment miniatures with New Model Farmer.
For railway enthusiasts, Guideline also publishes the acclaimed British Railways Illustrated and Railway Bylines. All of Guideline titles combine hobby and modelling content with original research and reference articles penned by internationally recognised experts in their field. Our hobby magazines also feature the latest news and in-depth reviews of the hottest new products, making Guideline Publications the essential companion for the serious hobbyist.

As well as our world-class range of periodicals, Guideline Publications also produces a range of books, including the widely acclaimed Warpaint series. Our Colour Conundrum, Warpaint, Warpaint Armour and other titles all feature the same original research, as well as the high editorial and production standards that are the hallmark of the Guideline Publications' brand.
We work with the leading kit manufacturers, museums, and other institutions, as well as an international team of contributors and highly experienced editors, to ensure our books and magazines continually evolve and maintain their hard-earned reputation for excellence and integrity.

Postal Delays - GROUNDED Please read the below

Royal Mail announced last week after part of their system was hacked that all international parcels were to be grounded until they have resolved the issue.
If you have a parcel that has not yet reached you outside of the UK and your order was placed before Christmas please contact us and we will attempt to track where possible. Please remember there were multiple strikes right up to Christmas, so there are still some delays in some areas.

If your order was placed in January, please bear with us whilst we wait for updates from Royal Mail. No tracking will be available as the Royal Mail won't accept ANY overseas parcels at the moment.

NEW Spring Show Saturday 25th March

On Saturday, 25 March 2023, Guideline Publications will introduce the first of a series of seasonal shows that bring together traders from all the modelling and collecting genres covered by its magazine titles. This will include toy soldiers and historical figures, minia- ture railways, military and aircraft modelling, fantasy and sci-fi figures and models, as well as car, truck and farm models, to name a few. The springtime show will take place at the now established venue for Guideline's shows, Haverstock School in north London.

Any questions please contact Tom Foxon Sales & Marketing Director for Guideline Publications TeL: +44 (0)1582 668411 or +44 (0) 7540153368
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Scale Aircraft Modelling

The latest issue of Scale Aircraft Modelling on sale now.

Well lets start with some good news……. 2023 Begins with a Bang! To celebrate the new year, we're delighted to announce that from our February issues, Scale Aircraft Modelling, Military Modelcraft International, Fantasy Figures International and Toy Soldier Collector & Historical Figures will all be 100 pages from now on. That's more news and reviews and more of the best hobby and reference articles in the business

Our historical and reference pieces are widely respected for the coverage they offer, and collected by readers for their ground-breaking research. Our monthly centre-section offers a one-stop precis of aircraft types based on the old 'Profile' series, but updated with colour artwork and scale drawings, while Colour Conundrum draws on original Air Ministry documentation to offer new ideas for well-covered subjects, often with unique insights into camouflage and markings.

Military Modelcraft International

The latest issue of Military Modelcraft International on sale now.

Well lets start with some good news……. 2023 Begins with a Bang! To celebrate the new year, we're delighted to announce that from our February issues, Scale Aircraft Modelling, Military Modelcraft International, Fantasy Figures International and Toy Soldier Collector & Historical Figures will all be 100 pages from now on. That's more news and reviews and more of the best hobby and reference articles in the business

Military Modelcraft International is the world's leading English-language military modelling magazine. Each month it is packed with step-by-step build articles, exclusive reference material, and the latest news and reviews from across the hobby. In each issue we bring you the very best armour modelling from across the world, with informative and accessible text and high-quality photography helping you improve your modelling skills and get the most from your hobby.
Toy Soldier Collector & Historical Figures

Toy Soldier Collector and Historical Figures is the world's premiere magazine for all types of aficionados. It is the only print magazine that delivers an engaging blend of features about history with a hobby spin, collecting, and how-to projects from creating dioramas to building and painting model figures combined with in-depth hobby news and reviews of the latest products to march out into the marketplace. We recently celebrated our milestone one hundredth edition, plus the magazine has undergone a stylish makeover to become bigger and better than ever with an unparalleled one hundred pages for readers' enjoyment.
TSC&HF works with the world's leading toy soldier manufacturers as well as smaller producers from across the United Kingdom, Europe, North America and farther afield to bring readers exclusive features showcasing the very best that the hobby has to offer. To achieve a lively and interesting mix of hobby coverage with breadth and depth, our team of expert reviewers, historians, collectors and modellers from around the world explore military and civilian topics ranging from ancient history to modern-day armies, navies and air forces. We spotlight the traditional 54mm/60mm metal and plastics toy soldier markets. We also delve into everything from 28mm wargaming figures to model figure kits in all scales.

We strive to provide our readers with captivating text, eye-popping photographs and dynamic design to cement our place as the hobby's number one magazine in the world.
TSC&HF is the publication no enthusiast can afford to be without because we are as serious about collecting as you are!

For all UK and European subscription enquiries please contact Kim Corkhill, - Tel: +44(0)1582 668411 For North American subscription and trade enquiries please contact Tom Foxon, - Tel: 00 44 75401 53368
Fantasy Figures International

Fantasy Figures International is back! Our special World Model Expo issue features an extended show report and an exclusive interview with American miniature artist Steven Garcia. Our cover story is a stunning post-apocalyptic vignette by the very talented Andrea Ricciardi, while Rochelle Parente paints a Warhammer-inspired tomb guardian dragon. With all this and much, much more, Fantasy Figures International is your essential hobby magazine for miniature painters and sci-fi modellers alike.

Our Sci-Fi coverage is second to none, featuring Gunpla from some of the best-known names in the hobby, as well as Maschinen Krieger and Stars Wars. Our Fantasy painting articles cover classic subjects and post-Apocalyptic modelling. Fantasy Figures International has something for all levels of modellers, from complete newcomers to the hobby to award-winning painters.

Fantasy Figures International is first and foremost about exceptionally painted miniatures. Our showtime reports feature inspirational painting and modelling from the biggest and best shows worldwide. Fantasy Figures International also brings you the latest in news and reviews from the manufacturers who are shaping the future of the hobby.

British Railways Illustrated

Now approaching its 30th year and long known by its cheerful acronym 'BRILL', British Railways Illustrated is known and respected for the depth and quality of its historically-based articles. Focussing on the nationalised and early modernisation era of British Railways from 1948 to the 1970s, any aspect of vintage railway operations is grist to the mill as long as it is well-researched and written. The camera, we are told, never lies, but it can be 'economical with the truth, so BRILL's team of contributors paint a bigger picture, with extended and informed captions bringing to life the classic black and white photography that constitutes the bulk of its content. Featuring a colour cover, 56 pages of text and, typically, 60-70 high quality black and white images, most issues include maps and plans/diagrams where appropriate. 'History with a good helping of nostalgia' is its hallmark with some humour thrown in. .

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FREE Dec 22 sample HERE

Railway Bylines now in its 26th year.

Companion magazine to British Railways Illustrated, Railway Bylines, now in its 26th year, focuses on the backwaters of our railway system, bringing to life long-gone industrial systems, country branches, narrow gauge and mineral lines. With a wide-ranging editorial remit the magazine covers the rolling stock, buildings and infrastructure, and its content is largely focussed on pre-1970s subjects, although material is planned and programmed for its interest and rarity and frequently strays outside these parameters. Featuring a colour cover, 56 pages of text and, typically, 60-70 high quality black and white images, most issues include maps and plans/diagrams where appropriate. The research skills and erudition of our team of contributors ensures an informed and enjoyable read with a light touch that matches its often out-of-the-way and off-beat subjects.s.

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FREE Dec 22 sample HERE

Model Car Truck Motorcycle World ON SALE NOW
Your New Home For Amazing Automotive Modelling & Diecast Collecting!

Guideline Publications' exciting new title, Model Car, Truck, Motorcycle World, launched at Scale Model World - copies now available on the newsstands The magazine will be available through WHS, McColls, Easons, and Barnes & Noble, as well as 1000s of independent retailers across the UK, Europe and ROW. The magazine has some great offers and the ICM Model T 1913 Roadstar plastic model kit, worth £23.00, is available free with issues 1 to 3.

With the high editorial standards that Guideline Publications are known for, Model Car, Truck & Motorcycle World will include kit builds, scratch-building projects, tips on painting and weathering, collector stories, reference material, radio-control, and, of course, news and reviews of the latest releases in automotive modelling and diecast collecting..

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New Model Farmer & Commercial Machinery World

The New Model Farmer & Commercial Machinery World is the UK's best magazine for collectors of agricultural equipment models in all scales, focusing on all age groups from kids to serious adult collectors.

Each issue keeps the reader up to date on releases and announcements from the various model manufacturers and kit producers, both for agricultural and construction related themes and actively welcomes our readers to contribute stories about their collection, or specific projects that they have undertaken. Filled with diecast model reviews, giving the lowdown on the latest replicas to hit the market along with show reports from the UK and Europe covering some of the biggest and most recognised events.

Plastic model kits will be featured in the magazine, with In the Box articles showing the contents of each kit before model building experts take over to highlight their build and painting techniques. Conversions and modifications to existing models will give a taste of the skills of hobbyists to create that one-off exclusive model with How To tutorials covering various weathering approaches. Find out about other collectors and their collecting habits with the Collector Profile stories providing interesting insights into the mind of a collector.

There is a growing range of remote-control models being produced, both from model manufacturers and custom builders so we will endeavour to look into what is currently available along with reports on converting static models into remote control vehicles.

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Warpaint no 136
Warpaint 136 Airspeed Oxford and Consul by William Harrison

52 pages * £18.00 * 10 pages Colour Profiles * 150+Images *detailed plans*

With more than 8,750 built the Oxford was a well thought-out design that was based on their Airspeed Envoy, a similar shaped twin-engine executive air-craft that was used in the early 1930s but the more advanced design of the Oxford suited the military requirement for a three-seat training aircraft. The Oxford was a low-wing cantilever monoplane of advanced design and was produced for the training of pilots in handling modern, multi-engine bomber aircraft. Wooden construction was employed throughout making for a simpler design and easier repairs. Provision was made for instruction in pilot train-ing, aerial photography, navigation, aerial photography, and bombing train-ing. An Armstrong-Whitworth gun turret could be installed for training in aeri-al gunnery. After the War the Consul was conceived as a small airliner, chief-ly converted from ex-military Oxfords with more than 160 rebuilt. These quickly sold to potential airline operators and were eventually used in many countries, some changing hands four or five times. The Oxford and the Con-sul were relatively safe flying machines and with thousands of bomber pilots undertaking their flying training in the type it played a major part in the RAF's war effort, and is widely regarded as a design the manufacturers could be proud of. This book is written by William Harrison with artwork by Sam Pear-son.

* Complete and detailed history
* Scale plans
* In detail pictures
* Pages of superb colour camouflage drawings and photography
* Complete production list
* Squadrons, units and individual aircraft serials and codes
* Comprehensive specification


Colour Conundrum Compendium No. 2 By Paul Lucas

84 pages
Guideline Publications is pleased to announce the second 'Colour Conundrum Compendium'. With this further release the Author focuses on three themes: the RAF in the Second World War, the Post War Fleet Air Arm, and related products of the United States' aviation industry that are intertwined with both the other subject areas. To this has been added a completely new chapter on the B-17Cs of 90 Sqn in 1941, which along with the 4 pages of updates presenting new findings on some of the subjects, makes for an additional 12,000 previously unpublished words. Quoting extensively from primary sources, the articles also provide valuable insight into the organisation and administration of the air force, and the many thousands of documents and memos that passed from office to office behind the scenes, providing background and understanding that add depth and focus to a model, as well as an opportunity to understand why a specific colour scheme may have been either selected or rejected. With original research based on surviving records in the National Archive at Kew the aim of these articles is to throw fresh light upon some old questions, to challenge some long held views on aircraft camouflage and markings, and to pose new questions that had arisen as a result of the research to which the answers were not yet known.84 pages £23.00

Special offer buy Volume 1 & Volume 2 for just £33.00

Modern Railways - Changing Trains by Gary Hatcher 
84 pages

Colour Conundrum By Paul Lucas 
84 pages

Northern Powerhouse by Ian Edmondson  
84 pages plus 4 cover  

After the Apocalypse By David Grummitt, 
80 pages plus 4 cover  

Camouflage & Markings no1: RAF Fighters 1945 - 1950 UK based Author Paul Lucas 
96 pages plus 4 cover  

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