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  1. The title has been out of print for a while. Best port of call is this link to find out if a book trader still has a copy: https://www.valiant-wings.co.uk/useful-links-13-w.asp
  2. We are head down preparing for Scale ModelWorld right now-our first show in two years. Aside of our books currently in print you can pre-order our new P-51 Mustang book in advance of publication on November 30th. We'll have our ranges of Mr Hobby paint and materials available at pre-increase prices, plus various other materials and accessories. Contributor and Noted Author Steve Evans will be on stand to give advice on best practice and use of modelling materials. For the bargain hunter we'll have some imperfect books that are out of print, a selection of new and second hand kits and some older style Eduard vinyl masks. You'll find us in Hall 1, almost in our usual spot facing Hall 2. See you there.
  3. Airframe Album No 4-The Westland Whirlwind is coming back. Timed to appear with the 1/32 scale Special Hobby kit now on the market, extra content includes a full build of the Special Hobby kit by Steve Evans and a one-off bonus set of 1/48 scale plans as part of the text. Cover price £19.95, but preordering before August 2nd earns you a £1.00 saving on cover price and £2 off postage for direct orders off our site. https://www.valiant-wings.co.uk/pre-order-airframe-album-no4-second-edition-72-p.asp Also our He 219 Bundle deal is back. Order Airframe Album No 1-The Heinkel He 219 and Airframe Constructor No 2-Building The Heinkel He 219 together and save £3.00 on cover price. https://www.valiant-wings.co.uk/he-219-bundle-70-p.asp
  4. Delighted to say that the matter has now been resolved over the telephone and a replacement book will be winging its way on Monday.
  5. Good morning. Just to set the record straight we responded to your query on Wednesday by return as we do with every enquiry. Text of return email as follows: 'We are aware that a few copies were misbound on press and slipped though into our deliveries back in December. These were not visible to us on delivery. As you may guess it is impossible for us to check several thousand copies at once and in any case quality control is in the hands of the printer. All have been replaced by return and we have been compensated by the printer. I was hoping that by February we would have identified all affected copies. Please send me images of the affected pages and we'll get a replacement copy to you.' Our reply may have gone into your spam box so I recommend that you check it just in case. As requested, please send us images of the affected pages and we will get a replacement copy out to you by return. If you can get this done over the weekend your replacement copy will go out on Monday. Please send the images directly to valiant-wings@btconnect.com Hope this helps. best wishes Mark Peacock Publisher
  6. The second edition of our very first book is almost on press. Completely rewritten, redesigned and expanded from 112 to 208 pages. Due out week commencing March 15th. Still time to pre-order . https://www.valiant-wings.co.uk/ekmps/shops/valiantwings/pre-order-airframe--miniature-no1-second-edition-5164-p.asp
  7. Phew! After the mother of all proofing sessions Airframe & Miniature No 16-The Hawker Hurricane is now on press. We have a delivery date of Thursday December 10th, so our pre-order offer will stay live until then. If you haven't ordered yet, here is a link to make life easy: https://www.valiant-wings.co.uk/ekmps/shops/valiantwings/pre-order-airframe--miniature-no16-5047-p.asp
  8. I presume that you mean Libor's excellent Building 1/72 Scale Aircraft?
  9. Did you miss Airframe Album No 7-The Arado Ar 196 first time round? If so, you are in luck. A few copies have been located and these are now available to order from our website at the original price of £15.95 plus P&P. Ignore the 'Out Of Print' banner on the cover. They are there and available. Get in quick. There aren't that many and they will go fast.
  10. Thanks Paul. Received and mailed last week. Stay healthy.
  11. You may be aware that we carry a range of new and pre-owned kits, most of which have been used for reference material for our books and are now surplus to requirements. We have been running a sale on all kit items for the past month. Our pre-owned kit special offer is coming to an end tomorrow and we still have a few left.. It's your last chance to save 50% on rare items that you promised yourself one day.(this includes some hard-to-get CMR Spitfires and Vampires) . The good news is that we have more coming in time for the weekend, and we have extended our new kit offer by another month. Alleviate your lockdown blues and get searching. https://www.valiant-wings.co.uk/kit-special-offers-53-c.asp Finally, did you miss AM12-The Supermarine Spitfire (Merlin-powered) first time round? It is now out of print but we do have a quantity of books that we delivered to us misprinted, affecting PP72-80 of the C&M section. These are available to clear at a very special price, post free. This might make a useful workbench companion as well if you don't want to mess up your perfect copy. Full details are here. https://www.valiant-wings.co.uk/imp-airframe--miniature-no12-4594-p.asp
  12. First, and most important, I hope that you are all remaining healthy. Here at Valiant Wings we are maintaining a business as usual stance. We are continuing to fulfil orders and mail books and other products worldwide subject to local restrictions. We have reduced our regular mailings to once per week to keep within current guidelines and reduce risks to both ourselves and Royal Mail staff. Just check our Facebook page and website home page for any updates. Our next Airframe & Miniature title on the Ju 87 Stuka is now in production and is due to be with us week commencing April 20th. We will be operating with reduced staffing levels so it may take a bit longer than usual to get books into the mail. Please bear with us. If you are on the way to clearing your Shelf Of Doom and need a new project to get your teeth into check out our new and secondhand kit clearance offers. https://www.valiant-wings.co.uk/kit-special-offers-53-c.asp Plus if you missed our Merlin-engine Spitfire book first time round we have a quantity of imperfect books available at a reduced price post free. https://www.valiant-wings.co.uk/imp-airframe--miniature-no12-4594-p.asp Finally, if you are short on tools or materials we can provide them too https://www.valiant-wings.co.uk/tools--accessories-2-c.asp Stay safe. Keep modelling.
  13. Owing to cancellation of the Poole Vikings show you won't be seeing us there. Currently Modelkraft 2020 is still on and that will be our next appearance. We'll keep you posted. In the meantime, if you live in the MK, NN, CB, PE and SG postcode areas you can always pay us a visit to stock up on Mr Hobby and other materials that you can't get through the post. as well as pick up any of our books and more besides. You can contact us via our Facebook page, email or via our website www.valiant-wings.co.uk. Contact us in advance for directions and if you have any specific paint needs as it takes 48 hours for us to get stock in if we are short. We are normally at our warehouse on Mondays and Thursdays from 2-4pm and can open up for you at weekends. If you are making the trip it is worth taking in The Model Box in Barton-Le Clay and Osbornes in Rushden-both different but excellent shops to visit. There is also the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden not too far away.
  14. Owing to yours truly undergoing replacement knee surgery three weeks ago we won't be attending this years's Halifax show. However you'll be able to get our books from either Avid Reader or Aviation Book Centre who will be exhibiting there. We plan to be be back on the show circuit in time for Cosford in April.
  15. Will you be attending HaMex 11 in Hanslope this Sunday? Looking for that elusive kit, accessory or book bargain? We might be able to help you. Valiant Wings will be exhibiting there. We use the event to clear kits, accessories and book ‘seconds’ stock. In particular we will have: A number of cover damaged book titles at just over 50% off RRP. Quickboost and Valiant Wings accessories to clear at 50% off marked prices. Eduard vinyl masks at 25p each, or any 10 for only £1! New and secondhand/classic kits at around £10 and under. These include some rare aircraft kits and Airfix Napoleonic soldier sets. If you are modelling in a budget, come and see us and pick up a few bargains. Plus the bacon rolls are very good. See you there. http://www.hamex.co.uk/
  16. Are you coming to Scale Modelworld this weekend? If so, come and find us in Hall 1. We'll have all our books currently in print, including the brand new second editions of our two Fw 190 books. It will also be an excellent opportunity to stock up with a wealth of Mr Hobby paint, materials and tools in time for the holiday modelling season. We'll have the biggest stock of these items that we have ever carried at the show. We are also clearing our accessories stocks at bargain prices and we'll have a few interesting kit bargains too. See you there. https://ipmsuk.org/ipms-scale-modelworld/
  17. Heading to the Shropshire Model Show on Sunday? Then come and find us nestling under the port wing of the Me 262 in Hangar 3. We have all books in print, an opportunity to pre-order Airframe Album No 15 and an expanded selection of Mr Hobby products. See you there.
  18. Airframe & Miniature No 4-The Hawker Tempest arrived with us on Thursday is now available. All pre-orders were mailed out the same day. https://www.valiant-wings.co.uk/airframe--miniature-no4-second-edition-30-p.asp We have just announced our next Airframe Album title, The Gloster/A.W. Meteor, due out in April. We are taking pre-orders for this now. Order before April and get £1.00 off cover price and £2.00 off postage. https://www.valiant-wings.co.uk/pre-order-airframe-album-no15-3197-p.asp
  19. Model Aircraft is now being published by MA Publishing. the title was sold to the son-in-law and daughter of the owner of SAM Publications. Tim Upson-Smith is now Associate Editor.
  20. Who's going to Halifax on Sunday? If you are, drop by our stand. You can pre-order the second edition of Airframe & Miniature No 4-The Hawker Tempest (due out end of the month), grab a copy of our new Airframe Detail title on the Ta 154, stock up on Mr Hobby paint and materials and grab an accessory or kit bargain. See you there.
  21. Chris, all pre-ordered copies were mailed yesterday. Everyone in the UK should have theirs before Saturday.
  22. Our fourteenth Airframe Album title - The Bristol Beaufighter - A Detailed Guide To Bristol's Hard-Hitting Twin is now available and will be on sale from our stand in Hall 1 at Scale Modelworld over the weekend. We'll also have copies of our books in print and a few copies of a couple of titles that have been out of print for a while. If you need to stock up on GS paint and materials, Aizu and Tamiya tape and tools we've got plenty of those. We are clearing all our accessories with most items 40% off marked prices. Plus we will be selling off a number of kits acquired for our book titles. See you there.
  23. The business was sold to a company called Chapel Rowe Ltd in Preston. They are still trading as The Aviation & Military Book Centre and it is business as usual. Contact is Alan Parkinson. Tel no is 01772 701301. Hope this helps.
  24. If you are going to the Huddersfield Model Show on Sunday, drop by and see us. We've just replenished our stock of Mr Hobby paint, materials and Aizu tapes, plus you can get a copy of the reprinted Airframe & Miniature No 8 and preorder our revised Airframe Album title on the Sea Fury. It will also be your last chance to grab the only remaining copies of four books that have just gone out of print. See you there. http://www.huddersfieldscalemodelshow.co.uk/index.php
  25. Who's going to the Coventry show this Sunday? We've just expanded our accessories line and now have 70 Quickoost items available, initially for sale at shows though they will make it onto the website soon. Plus we have increased our paint and materials stock from Gunze. Our latest Airframe & Miniature book -The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Radial-engine versions - has just been announced and is now available to pre-order off the website. It will be available from the end of July. Plus we are reprinting Airframe & Miniature No 3 as it has been out of print for a year. See you there.
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