The SM Series will follow a new standardized format from RSP, which is a smaller and lighter scaled-down version of the famous TANKART books. The new format size is 6.5" x 7.5", traditional perfect-bound with a minimum of 96-pages in length (some special editions will be longer in page length). Each book is wrapped with a special linen stock that is completely unique to the hobby world for a softcover publication, and the interior paper is an eco-friendly 30% Post Consumer Waste recycled uncoated stock that gives these new books a great tactile feeling.
The SM Series launches with a most unusual and unique project, 1/35 FichtenFoo's Fantastical Fish-shaped Submersible -- for a few good reasons. One of the main goals for these new SM titles is the further expansion of RSP into the larger hobby as a whole. Science Fiction, Aviation, Construction Equipment and RailRoading projects, even Racing subjects will be presented throughout this new on-going series, plus they will also cover Military subjects too, often singular models not destined for other RSP titles. The books are open to All Scales - All Eras - All Subjects, which allows the series author Michael Rinaldi to tackle a greater variety of topics and finishes unlike anything he has attempted before. A core premise of the new series is to explore and redefine artisitic and creative finishes for each subject. The first 10 SM Series titles will include science fiction robots/mecha/Gundam, WWII aircraft, civilian trucks, even a WWI gun just to list a few...so much cool stuff is coming. It will be a fun ride!