Guideline Publications
the number one UK 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. The last couple of years have been challenging for everyone, but throughout that period 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.


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

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.

From first-time builders to competition winners, SAM has something for everyone, showcasing techniques and products, and demonstrating skills and ideas that can turn an everyday model into a show-stopper. Always inclusive, our core modelling content is aimed at all skill levels and disciplines. There is no 'right' way to build a model. We each assimilate skills and ideas to suit our own tastes, and no publication is better attuned to what its readers want and need from a magazine. Make SAM your choice!.

Military Modelcraft International

Military Modelcraft International is the world's leading English-language military modelling magazine. August's issue has features covering all the popular scales and exclusive reference material covering almost a century of armoured warfare. Modellers who prefer British subjects will be delighted by in-depth builds of Gecko Models' new Daimler Mk. 1 armoured car, Thunder Model's Scammell and our cover story, a dynamic LRDG diorama based on an iconic comic-book cover. US armour is covered by a build of Takom's M60A1 in Iranian service and a stunning small-scale diorama entitled 'The Pacific'. Our reference articles cover the Vickers 6-ton tank in Polish service and a photo report from NATO's frontline in Norway during the recent Exercise Cold Response. Finally, we bring you some of best military dioramas from the recent World Model Expo 22.
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 offical number one name in military modelling.
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!
Fantasy Figures International

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', 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. .

Buy our latest issue HERE Download the latest digital edition HERE

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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.

Buy our latest issue HERE Download the latest digital edition HERE

Download the FREE Aug 22 sample HERE

Model Truck World

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.

Model Truck World is the home of scale model haulage.

Download the latest digital edition HERE
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.

Download the latest digital edition HERE
Model Car & Motorcycle World

Model Car & Motorcycle World is the only UK-based magazine to be wholly dedicated to all aspects of your automotive hobby modelling. Inside you will find plastic kits, die-cast building and collecting, and radio control articles all brought to your doorstep in one magazine.

With the latest news and reviews, reports, features and reference material, Model Car & Motorcycle World inspires you to make the best of your hobby in a magazine where cars and motorcycles take centre stage.

Model Car & Motorcycle World's key focus is model building, whether they are plastic, resin or metal. The publication is packed full of articles on regular kits, transkits and scratch builds for you to enjoy, as well as practical articles with hints, tips and techniques on building, as well as painting and finishing. Each issue also contains colour profiles, plans, technical data, drawings, and reference photographs to help in your modellig We also present show reports from the UK and around the world.

Each issue comes with a Model Car Kit starting with the ICM Model T 1913 Roadster Subscribe before 1st November we will send you the full ICM Model kit worth £23.00

We actively encourage your contributions, because we believe this creates a strong sense of comradeship and creates a global family of automotive modellers. For the automotive scale modeller like you, Model Car & Motorcycle World is your home.

Subscribe today 8 issues HERE
Warpaint no 133
Douglas C-47 Skytrain/Dakota By Adrian M. Balch

92 pages * £25.00 * 16 pages Colour Profiles * 150+Images * 4 pages (A3) detailed plans*

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
* Pages of superb colour camouflage drawings and photography
* Complete production list
* Squadrons, units and individual aircraft serials and codes
* Comprehensive specification

Modern Railways Illustrated - Changing Trains by Gary Hatcher

84 pages
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.

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  

Guideline Shows

We run our own shows London Toy Soldier Show 3 times a year March, June & December and London Plastic Modeliing Show March and December. We attend many shows UK, Europe and North America if you would like us to attend or advertise your show do contact us
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