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Blenheim MkI & MkIf - Modeller's Photographic Archive Number 1

About this title...


Red Kite are proud to announce the first in a new series of books aimed directly at modellers and artists.

The Modeller's Photographic Archive series is essentially a 96 page A4 landscape photo book format using the very best original wartime images from various private collections. The landscape format allows the publishers to reproduce images as much as 60cm across (24") when on a double page spread, a huge increase compared to standard A4 portrait publications. Also included are a 'walkaround' section, notes on camouflage and markings, squadron details and then a profile section where 13 different aircraft are profiled with accompanying photos.

Using only wartime photos, this series of books will prove invaluable to historians, modellers and artists alike, providing the clearest window yet on each aircraft type.

Part one of the MPA series covers the Bristol Blenheim MkI and MkIf. There have been many publications on the Blenheim over the years but most concentrate on the MkIV long nosed version. This is the first book devoted to the MkI and the authors have managed to discover some wonderfully crystal clear photos from the archives to illustrate this unsung hero of the RAF.

Click on the sample pages below for an idea of what the book is all about.

Sample pages from this title:

Additional information:

Weight (kg)
A4 landscape 297mm x 210mm
96 pages - printed in colour throughout
approx 150 wartime photos
Book Jacket
Red Kite
Mark Postlethwaite

Mark is one of the world's leading aviation artists, with his work
hanging in major collections and museums worldwide. He has been a
professional aviation artist for over 25 years and during his career has
flown in a variety of front line military aircraft including the
Harrier, Hawk and Tucano, as well as vintage types such as the BE2c and
the FE2b down in New Zealand. He has also contributed to several TV
documentaries and even won the top prize on the old TV game show $64,000
Question with Bob Monkhouse answering questions on the Battle of
Britain. Mark has produced over 150 cover paintings for Osprey
Publishing over the years and in his early career was published by Air
Vice Marshal J E 'Johnnie' Johnson's fine art business. He has a broad
knowledge of WWII aviation with a particular focus and passion for RAF
Bomber Command.

Alan Price

Alan Price is a scale modelling enthusiast with over 40 years experience. He has been building models and writing about them for Airfix Model World Magazine and Model Airplane International Magazine for almost ten years. In 2015 he ran a twelve month long series in Model Airplane International on the aircraft of the Battle of Britain, which has long been a particular area of interest. A lifelong aviation enthusiast he has worked in the military aviation business for most of his career.

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