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Civil Aircraft Modelling Discussion by Era


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Work in Progress - Armour

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Armour Related Subjects


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large Scale AFVs (1:16 and above)

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The Rumourmonger

In memory of Matt Roberts - aka The Rumourmonger.

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Freightdog Models

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Relish Models

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Pheon Models

WWI modellers now have a new company specifically producing products for them. The first range is of top quality decals in all three major scales - tell us what you'd like to see!

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Aeroclub Models

Manufacturer of aircraft kits and accessories in white metal, Resin, vacuformed and injected plastic

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Scale-Model-Kits.com

Online shop with worldwide shipping of plastic scale model kits mainly of ex-USSR brands like Ace, Amodels, Ark, ICM, Miniart, Roden, Skif, UniModels, Toko and other

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Frome Model Centre

Based in Frome Somerset & serving the model community world wide. A huge stock of kits from Airfix to Zvezda. Paints accessories & consumables. R.C. Railways & War Games, etc.

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Danny Coremans' company, producing decals, books and much more.

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Mirage Hobby

The polish manufacturer of plastic model kits, decals, accessories and figures. Scales: 1/35; 1/72; 1/48; 1/350; 1400. Main types: Airplanes, Armours, Ships.

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AdAstraMasks

A new company producing paint masking products in all scales. For markings that look painted on because they are.

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Air-Craft.net

Online suppliers of Airbrushing Equipment, compressors, abrasives, adhesives, craft tools, fillers, knives, masking and paint- from manufacturers like Harder & Steenbeck, Werther, Tamiya, Swann Morton, Olfa, Micro-Mesh, 3M, Zap, Olfa, Flex-I-File and more.

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MJW Models

WWII and Post WWII Aircraft kits and Accessories. Specialists in Eduard products

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The Captains Store

We aim to provide products for Scifi model and prop builders of all levels of experience, from Fully built and painted models right down to parts and detailing kits, along with reference blueprints and images to support your builds.

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Creative Models Ltd

UK Importers, wholesalers and distributors of plastic model kits, diecast, paints, pigments, tools and glues.

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RAM Models

A Source for all your modelling wants, and producers of walkaround CDs for modellers

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NeOmega & Vector Resin

Info, comment and news about these top quality Russian manufacturers.

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Vingtor Decals

Norwegian based manufacturer of aircraft decals

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Sprue Mart

Sprue Mart pulls together the tools and stuff you need to construct and finish your kits

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Models R Go

A UK-based, online model shop specialising in Aircraft Model Kits, Building Materials and Custom Accessories.

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Kagero Publishing

Polish publishing house specialising in military history. Producer of many book series, decals and magazines, including the highly acclaimed 3D titles.

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Hornbeam Models

Revell, Airfix, Italeri, Hobbyboss and Eduard kits far below retail prices! We stock all scales.

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AirFramed

Bespoke Lead edged glass display cases, complete with base made to order

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SLC Models

Family run internet based modelling shop specialising in decals, resin and etch brass sets.

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fantasy Printshop

Screen Printers of custom water slide decals (transfers) with a Minimum run of 25 x A4 sheets

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British Forces Models

Scale model kits by Airfix, Revell, Italeri, Orangehobby, Dragon Models. A family-run business, owned and operated by ex-RAF technician.

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T7 Models

An independent trader in modelling goods based in Truro and at events around the west country

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Wonderland Models

Selling scale models from the major manufacturers at competitive prices.

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Red Roo Models

A small Australian company providing high quality resin, decals and books with a mainly Australian theme

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Battlefleet Models

BattleFleet Models product line consists of 1:700 and 1:350 scale resin ship models, auxiliary vessels, docks, dock related items and ship accessories for you the ship modeller

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StoryModels.com

Accessories that make the difference . UK based online shop with worldwide shipping.

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Taurus Models new sets - Au... - last post by David_StoryModels

MPM Production

A Czech based manufacturer of scale model kits, mainly under the brand names of MPM, Azur,
Special Hobby and others, with CMK as a sister company. Established 1989

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Scale Model Shop Ltd

Online supplier of AK Interactive, Vallejo, Albion Alloys and more at discount prices

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Gizzmo Heaven

UK based online retailer selling a wide variety of Revell Model Kits, Paints and Accessories with free UK delivery.

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Alliance Model Works

Manufacturers of PE, resin, machined parts, decals for Ships, Armour, Aircraft and Figures. Full multimedia Ships, Ship & armour detail sets, painting stencils, Dynamic Props for aircraft, and a new range of figures.

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Sphere Products

Design & manufacture a range of paint storage racks, workstations, transit cases and display stands to suit most modellers needs. Also 3D CAD design services & non-metallic laser cutting and engraving.

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The Real Model Shop

A traditional model shop stocking many brands from all over the world including Meng, Hobbyboss, Eduard, Cast-Off, MiniArt, Trumpeter and many more.

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Thunderbird Models

Thunderbird Models Ltd, a UK based online model shop formed in 2010, owned by repatriated Canadian Andy Bannister, is now producing the former “Whiskey Jack” line of decals which caters mainly for Canadian civilian aircraft; bush planes, airliners, RCMP aircraft etc.

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Hypersonic Models

Aftermarket manufacturer and retailer of resin, decal, paint mask and reference products. The main focus is on Cold War aircraft subjects in 1:48 scale.

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Bagheera Productions

Bagheera is working to make fine resin additions and modifications for aircraft and armor, we will also be carrying some of the fine lines of products such as True Earth, Master Barrel , Schatton Barrel etc.

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Valiant Wings Publishing

We publish a range of books with avid aviation modellers in mind – the Airframe & Miniature, Airframe Album and Airframe Constructor Series. Every active aviation modeller should have our books by their workbench.

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More Fw 190 content online - last post by markp58

Blackbird Models

A Sheffield based company producing our own decal and resin range. Also we have our online store and import many esoteric ranges.

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Telford 2014 releases - last post by Pin

Tirydium Models

Producing a range of lighting kits and bases for Sci-Fi and other models, as well as lighting components

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BSG Lighting Kits Range Exp... - last post by Madmonk

Ultimate Modelling Products

We specialise in superior building, painting and weathering products for modern modellers of all skill levels, helping you achieve better results with your scale modelling projects.

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Hobby Paint'n'Stuff

Supplying AKAN paints and other useful consumables from Finland.

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New Zvezda kits in stock - last post by Hobby Paint N' Stuff

Models4Hobby

One of the UK's largest suppliers of models and collectibles at competitive prices.

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website developments - last post by models4hobby

Canuck Model Products

Specializing in Canadian content, water slide decal sheets and resin accessories to produce Canadian models. We also offers full screen print services to other decal manufactures using a printing shop dedicated to the purpose of screen printing for the hobby industry.

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Stormfront Models

Selling brand new Airfix, Italeri & Revell kits - as well as many other brands, plus a selection of unusual pre-owned kits, a model building service and our own decal brand. Come and pay us a visit!

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Unique 1/72 Spitfire kits f... - last post by stormfrontmodels

Precision Ice and Snow

Precision Ice and Snow manufacture and supply materials which can be used to replicate ice, snow & arctic conditions for all scale models & diorarmas on scales 1:160th up to 1:16th scale.

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AJ Aviation - Jan & Tony

A cornucopia of model kits/accessories/books. We are a friendly family business near Heathrow, serving aviation modellers for many years.

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SBS Model - Hungary

We produce resin upgrades for Aircraft models and AFV-s and also full kits.

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