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Big Kev

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  1. I'm glad to hear that Neil is responding to someone at least. I don't have a problem with the delay on the kits, but I do have an issue with the sheer lack of communication. People have paid good money to reserve kits (in my case, it wasn't even made clear that I was reserving one - I honestly thought they were ready to be shipped), and deserve to be kept in the loop. Not doing so just creates confusion and bad feelings all round. Since I can no longer get a refund, I have no choice now but to wait it out and see what happens. Kev
  2. I placed an order late September last year, and my last communication with Neil was in early October. Nothing since, despite a couple of attempts. I've also been following along on Facebook. Discouraged, I just tried to get a refund via PayPal, but was declined due to being past the 180-day limit. Get a refund while you can, folks! Should AeroModl ever come good, you can always make your purchase then. Kev
  3. I’m pleased to announce that our latest eBook title, Building the Special Hobby Tempest Mk V in 1/32 Scale by Chuck Sawyer, is now available! In this book, Chuck undertakes a forensic examination of the Special Hobby Tempest Mk V kit, and uses the Barracuda resin nose upgrade set to enhance the model. He leads you through all the pitfalls of construction, and of integrating the resin nose and propellor into the kit. We’ve included tutorials on decanting spray cans for airbrushing, achieving a flawless, high-gloss base coat, and working with HGW’s Wet Transfer decals.
  4. Looks like John's original image for his Me 262 build has disappeared, but the forum software wouldn't let me update it with a working link, with a crazy error about it being too long since the comment was posted. Kev
  5. I'm quite late on this one, but I wanted to chime in and congratulate you on a really fine build. It's quite inspiring! Kev
  6. Thanks for the review, Julien! Note that we've just updated this title to version 1.1: Kev
  7. I've just updated this one to version 1.1: This entails just a few minor layout tweaks, and is a free download for all existing purchasers of the book. For new purchasers, we've temporarily reduced the price from 12 Australian dollars to just 10! The next 7 days only, so run over to the website and grab yourself a bargain! Most of our other books are currently discounted, too. Kev
  8. Howdy folks, I just wanted to announce that the latest Build Guide from KLP Publishing is now available. In this 95-page eBook, Jan Gabauer builds, paints, and weathers the new Revell 1/32 P-51D kit to produce an excellent rendition of Major Richard A. Peterson’s “Hurry Home Honey”. The book features not only Jan’s terrific build guide, but also artwork by Juanita Franzi, a review of the kit itself, and an extensive set of appendices covering applicable aftermarket products and reference works. The book can be purchased for download from o
  9. Do you have any photos of the finished model, Noel? Kev
  10. In this 66-page eBook, Jan Gabauer tackles the impressive mixed-media 1/32 scale Fw 189 kit from HpH Models. The majority of the kit parts are cast in polyurethane resin, augmented with turned metal and photo-etched parts, paint masks, and HGW ‘wet transfers’. A set of HGW ‘fabric’ seat belts is also included, making for a complex kit and a potentially challenging build. Jan navigates the complexities of the build with aplomb, offering tips for working with resin assemblies, and overcoming the particular challenges of this kit. The process is very instructive, and results are quite specta
  11. I'm pleased to announce that Peter Castle's Building Race #80 Spitfire Mk XIVe in 1/18 Scale is now available! This 565-page eBook features Peter's award-winning conversion of the HpH Models 1/18 Seafire 47 to represent a Spitfire XIVe—specifically, Race #80, as flown by James McArthur in the Tinnerman Air Races at Cleveland, Ohio, on September 4th 1949. Peter rebuilt much of the airframe, scratch-built most of the detail parts in aluminium and brass, and covered the model in aluminium litho-plate for an authentic natural metal finish. Peter's model won the National Se
  12. Thanks once again for your review, Julien! This one is proving very popular, but luckily, I'm never likely to run out of copies! Kev
  13. Hot on the heels of Julien's review of our Birddog book, I'm pleased to announce that our latest title has just been released: Building the Wingnut Wings AEG G.IV Late in 1/32 Scale The price is $15 AUD (Australian dollars), and can be purchased from the link above. The product page also contains some additional sample pages for you to try before you buy. Cheers, Kev
  14. Thanks for the review, Julien! Your kind words are much appreciated. Kev
  15. 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).
  16. 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
  17. 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
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