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Big Kev

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About Big Kev

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    Head Honcho, KLP Publishing
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  1. KLP New Online Publisher

    Thanks for the kind words of support, Julien! I'm pleased to say that the Birddog book is now available also: https://www.klp.com.au/product/building-macs-birddog-in-132-scale/ Within its 131 pages are Eric's terrific build of the Roden Birddog kit, modified to match Mac's aircraft as he flew it in Vietnam in 1968, along with Mac's own recollections of his 47 years in the RAAF, his citations for the DFC, and an exclusive 53-page, 95-photo walkaround of VH-FXY. And just like the Sabre book, it's only 15 Aussie pesos (that's 15 Australian dollars). Kev
  2. Thanks for the review, Julien! Much appreciated. Kev
  3. KLP New Online Publisher

    I'm pleased to report that I've finally been able to obtain an exclusive walkaround for the Birddog book from Rob Fox of Rob Fox Photography: The photos feature Rob's own Birddog, VH-FXY. Look out for a launch announcement soon! Kev
  4. Me too, Des, hence my post. Kev
  5. Des, my original post that you referenced had nothing to do with advertising in model mags. It was a post about my endeavours with KLP Publishing, and the steps I'm taking to address some of the issues raised in this thread. My entire post was replaced by a moderator with the phrase "No traders/advertising". No notification or warning, either. Kev
  6. KLP New Online Publisher

    So, the cat is out of the bag, and the first of our Build Guide Series has been announced: More details can be found on our website or Facebook page. Kev
  7. KLP New Online Publisher

    I just thought I'd post an update to this, showing the cover for our second book, Building Mac’s Birddog in 1/32 Scale: A Scale Tribute to Macaulay “Mac” Cottrell: I was hoping to have the book ready by now, but there's a delay while we arrange a photo shoot for some more walkaround content. Watch the website or our Facebook page for updates. I thought I'd also take this opportunity to post a teaser image from one of our upcoming titles in the Build Guide Series: Anyone care to guess what it is? Kev
  8. Monogram 1/48 FM-2 Conversion

    Thanks, Martin! I have the Sword and Hobby Boss FM-2 kits in the stash, too, so I should tackle them some day. They'd look pretty neat in a trio with this one, I reckon! Kev
  9. Monogram 1/48 FM-2 Conversion

    Thanks, Den. The process of replacing all those images is a pain, for sure! But I figure, if no one does it, then the modelling Internet has just suffered its first mass-extinction event, and that would be a real shame. So I'm putting my money where my mouth is, I guess. Kev
  10. Monogram 1/48 FM-2 Conversion

    Apologies for dredging up this relatively ancient thread, but I've been working through the process of un-Photobucketing my build threads, and have just finished updating this one. All the image links now point to ImageShack. I thought I'd also add a couple of better photos that I took since finishing this build, as I think they show off the model better: It's still one of my favourite builds, even after all these years. And no, I never did get around to repeating it in 1/32 scale - though I still intend to! Thanks as always for looking in. Kev
  11. KLP New Online Publisher

    Thanks for the plug, Mike! The Sabre book is 15 Aussie pesos (that's 15 Australian dollars for anyone north of the border), and is downloadable in PDF format. We're hoping to get the Bird Dog book out in the next few weeks, and it will be similarly priced. We've got a number of future titles planned, spread across three distinct series: The Build Guide Series, the Build Special Series (our first two books), and the Technique Series. Our books feature large font sizes to accommodate those of us with aging eyesight, and large format photos, with no more than three per page. The books are in PDF format, and can be read on any device that supports it. If you have any comments or questions, fire away! Kev
  12. It's expected in 2016, but probably Q4 at the earliest. Kev
  13. Having problems viewing pictures - Imgur.com?

    It's not a BM problem. It's either an issue with the image hosting site, or the network path between you and them (the route, technically). There's nothing you can really do about it. Kev
  14. 'Insert URL' freezes my computer

    With Microsoft, it's all about whether, and to what level of compliance, they implement industry standards. Even when they do purport to support a particular industry standard, there's always some Microsoft-only tweak or variance added that breaks it for everyone else. That pretty much sums up every version of IE since v6 (which is when the browser space started to retreat from being the wild west, and vendors began to collaborate on establishing some standards). Kev