As a model club, we would be no where if we didn't have those trusted shops and websites that we visit, get inspiration and drool over those lovely kits.... so we have decided to share the joy and post the links on here. ;)
www.affinitymodels.co.uk Affinity Models is a shop based in Longton, Stoke on Trent. Tim, the owner, stocks a wide range of paints, tools, storage solutions for your man cave, and models- including aircraft, AFV, civilian vehicles, figures (both in smaller scales, for adding on to a diorama, and larger scales). A veritable trove of delights for the modeller.
https://www.modelhobbies.co.uk/shop Model Hobbies is a website-based company from Stoke on Trent, which has a HUGE range of models, paints, and tools. You can explore this website for hours, however it is laid out in a organised and thoughtful manner, so no frustration is created, just jealousy from seeing all those beautiful kits that you want..
https://www.emodels.co.uk/ Another Stoke on Trent based company, this one has both website and shop, however, it is not one you can wander around. E-models has a warehouse, with a counter and they will bring your goodies to you, it is advisable to check that the stuff is in stock before a trip there. Staff are friendly and if you need to compare a few items they are happy to help you out.
http://www.morningstarminis.com/ This company is the brainchild of one of our members, Matt. Matt is passionate about figures and busts, especially of the classic cult movie (usually horror) variety. Figures and busts here are unusual, and varied, but all look fantastic, and casting is of a beautifully high standard every time! Matt is still expanding his ranges, so keep an eye on this company as it continues to grow.
http://www.blackpyramid.co.uk Black Pyramid is primarily a wargaming site, however, don't let that put you off. The team at Black Pyramid also stock a range of busts sculpted by Steve Leadley, and have a lovely range of 28mm (1/56th to us modellers) figures and scenery that includes a TARDIS, Sherlock Holmes and Watson. Looking for the unusual? give it a peek...
www.ipmsuk.co.uk A link here to the IPMS UK website, this is jam packed with information on clubs, SIGs and other modelling news.
www.themodellingnews.com Does exactly what it says on the tin...or rather URL... this little gem contains modelling news, views and reviews. If you're always looking for the next new thing to take your fancy, this might just be for you.