Guideline Publications is the number one worldwide publisher of modelling and hobby-related magazines. With over 25 years of experience in hobby publishing, Guideline has built a world-class reputation for excellent editorial content and has an established international readership of many thousands across its titles. 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.
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Scale Aircraft Modelling
This latest issue of SAM includes the usual mix of modelling and reference with an in depth look at the Douglas DC-2 in 'Aircraft in Profile' and new research on Battle of Britain Spitfire colours from Paul Lucas in 'Colour Conundrum'. Build features cover the major scales with HobbyBoss' SA-2, Italeri's BR.20, AZ Models' Chipmunk, and a pair of Luftwaffe prototypes from RS in 1/72. In 1/48 Bill Clark converts an Airfix Meteor to a PR.10 while Jim Howard sticks with the classic British theme with a 1/32 Matchbox Sea Venom converted to a FB.4 in Suez markings. Coverage includes new kits, classic's from the stash, and hardy perennials, with hints tips and 'How To' in every feature and for all skill levels.
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 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 to improve your modelling skills and get the most from your hobby.
Military Modelcraft International covers the whole history of armoured warfare from the Western Front in World War I to the battlefields of today. Its feature articles cover the main modelling scales from 1/72 to 1/16 and they range from complex scratch-built projects to builds designed to help newcomers to the hobby. Stand-alone models, vignettes and dioramas all feature in our pages, covering the entire spectrum of the armour modelling hobby. Working with leading model manufacturers and paint companies, our step-by-step features bring alive the benches of some of the best-known names in the hobby providing you with a bank of modelling knowledge that will enrich your hobby experience.
Military Modelcraft International boasts over 60,000 followers on Facebook. Our international print and digital community is ever expanding, making Military Modelcraft International the world's number one name in military modelling.
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!
To find out how Toy Soldier Collector & Historical Figures can help grow your business and if you are interested in stocking our magazine please contact Tom Foxon, Sales and Marketing Director, - email@example.com TeL: +44 (0) 7540153368
Fantasy Figures International is the number one international magazine with content that will both inspire and inform. It covers Sci-Fi and Fantasy, bringing together the best painters and modellers from across the world. Each issue features exclusive step-by-step articles allowing you to get the most out of your hobby.
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'.
Colour cover, 56 pages of text and, typically, 60-70 high quality black and white images. There are maps and plans/diagrams in most issues. 'History with a good helping of nostalgia' is its hallmark with some humour thrown in; concentrates on the steam and early modernisation era of British Railways, 1948 to the 1970s (diesel and electric) but also features subjects and themes from the 1930s and the Second World War. Locomotives and locomotive workings feature prominently but there are always items on rolling stock, buildings, bridges, track and signalling as well as human/social aspects. Lively letters pages keep the readership involved.
RAILWAY BYLINES, now in its 26th year.
Colour cover, 56 pages of text and, like British Railways Illustrated, some 60-70 high quality black and white images. There are maps and plans/diagrams in most issues. Subject matter is wide ranging and the BYLINES in the title is very deliberate; homely branch lines serving villages and country towns, industrial lines serving mills, foundries, works, quarries, mines and ports, together with their often ancient locomotives and their correspondingly elderly and eccentric stock.
Both standard and narrow gauge with occasional Irish subjects. Most frequently portrayed period is the 1950s-1960s before such workings and lines began to disappear, though occasionally earlier eras are covered.
Editorial is wide-ranging - buildings, stock, structures, social/human aspects and so on - history/nostalgia with a light touch that matches its often out-of-the-way, off-beat subjects.
Model Truck World is the only magazine to combine all aspects of the hobby, bringing plastic kits, die-cast building and collecting and radio control to your doorstep along with the latest news and reviews, show reports, and reference material to enable you to make the best of your hobby.
Model Truck World's key focus is model building whether they are plastic, resin or metal. Inside, the publication is packed full of articles on regular kits, transkits, and scratch-builds, plus practical articles with hints, tips and techniques on building as well as painting and finishing. Each Issue contains colour profiles, plans, technical data, drawings, and reference photographs. We also present model show reports from the UK and, where possible, around the world.
With a truly international readership, we actively encourage reader contributions, leading to a strong sense of ownership and loyalty, and creating a global family of truck modellers.
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.
When the prototype Douglas DC-3 - actually a DST Douglas Sleeper Transport first flew from Clover Field, Santa Monica, California on Sunday 17 December 1935, Donald Wills Douglas never imagined that the production run would total more than 10,000, with more licence built in Russia and Japan, let alone many would be still be flying 86 years later, the C-47 being perpetuated by turbo-prop conversions, seeing the type probably still fly-ing to see its 100th anniversary! Arguably the most famous transport aircraft of all time, the DC-3 and C-47 has been operated by just about every country in the world in service with their airlines and military air arms. This Warpaint has not skimped on the colour schemes and markings used by military operators, the C-47 being named by the USAAF as the Skytrain and the RAF and Commonwealth countries as the Dakota, both names being adopted worldwide. This lavish and extensive Warpaint by author Adrian Balch in-cludes over 300 photographs of military C-47s, nearly all in colour, accompanied by 10 pages of colour profiles by artist Sam Pearson making this the most comprehensive refer-ence to colours and markings for modellers and historians on the type to date.
* Complete and detailed history
* Scale plans
* In detail pictures
* Kit, decal and accessory list
* Pages of superb colour camouflage drawings and photography
* Complete production list
* Squadrons, units and individual aircraft serials and codes
* Comprehensive specification
Guideline Publications publish a range of books and bookazines, including the world-famous Warpaint aviation series, to complement our magazines.
Modern Railways Illustrated - Changing Trains by Gary Hatcher
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80 pages plus 4 cover
The UK railway scene is currently undergoing a dramatic change, as poignant for the many who have engaged with it in recent years as was the transitional period of the 1960s when steam gave way to diesel and electric. With hundreds of new trains finally coming into service we are witnessing the beginning of the end for the second generation of DMUs and EMUs, and faces and numbers that had become familiar friends are once more finding their way to the scrapyards, to the regret of thousands of enthusiasts and spotters who have followed them over the years. But despite this, the railway remains a vital and fascinating refuge, full of interest for new generations of railway children to whom a 'Deltic' or a 'Royal Scot' may be an exciting curiosity, but may not necessarily be as essential as copping a Nova 3, or getting that last Class 150/1 for haulage.
The railway didn't end in 1969, any more than it did in 1948 or 1923, or indeed 1993. It's just changed a bit and moved on, and it takes very little effort of will to move with it.
The articles and photographs presented here are snapshots taken over the last few years from a collection I started building to record the transition from second to third generation, and are intended to convey my love of, and enthusiasm for, the subject matter, something I encounter on platform endings and at lineside locations wherever I go.
Available 21st May 2022 Models for Ukraine Compiled by Chris Meddings
72 pages plus 4 cover