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Adelaide Moulding and Casting Supplies

An Adelaide based supplier of casting supplies and other modeller needs

Aeroworks

Based in SA, Aeroworks is a stockist of a large range of kits, publications and detail sets. For a comprehensive stocklist phone 08 8359 7475 or email craig at aeroworks@iprimus.com.au

An Australian producer of decals for RAAF Spitfires and Kitty Hawks. Also produces 'what if' decals.

Albury Hobby Centre

One of Australia's largest hobby retailers'. Enormous range of stock, including all major scale plastic model kits, update sets, books, magazines and equipment.

ARMS Model It

An Australian shop for all of those hobby supplies you are after and more. Moulding & casting supplies, sculpting clays & apoxies, tools, accessories and more.

Barnes

A shop that caters for Moulding and casting supplies. They currently have a shop in both Sydney and Melbourne.

Boomerang Models

An Albury/Wodonga based retailer of model kits.

Brunel Hobbies

A Melbourne hobby shop

Burfitt Australia

A very wide selection of tools that are useful for modelling and many other activities. These include pliers, cutters, files etc.

Capricorn Model House

A Rockhampton based model shop that caters for a variety of interests. 55 East Street Rockhampton, Ph 07 4922 1507.

ClassicSails.com.au

"High quality model ships and model boats. These beautiful wooden replicas are accurate and to scale. Our range of historic ships, many of which have a special connection to Australia, includes tall ships, racing yachts, speed boats, cruise ships and battleships."

Cool Tools

An Australian supplier of high quality tools including air tools, Proxxon vice grips & radius master.

Custom Hobby Decals

Custom decal products and services.
High quality waterslide or vinyl decals, from supplied artwork or artwork we prepare for you.

Please contact Geoff Langridge at geoff@customhobbydecals.com, or phone 0438 597 703.

Dave's Hobby Centre

A hobby shop located in Sawyers Valley Western Australia.

EFD Simply Glues

Glues for the modelling hobby. Specialist in plastic models, model trains, RC models, arts and craft glues. Phone Ian on 02 6922 1187 or email simplyglues@hotmail.com

Empire Hobbies

Figure kits from 54mm to 90mm and Busts of various scales from the world leading manufacturers Seil Models and Young Miniatures who do a large range of Romans, Celts, Samurai's, Civil War, Napoleonic, World War as well as many other periods of History.

A New Zealand based company that produces vacform kits as well as canopies.

Firestorm Models

Australian Diorama bits and figures

Fold It Models Australia

An internet based shop that supplies AFVs, Figures, cars and diorama accessories.

Frontline Hobbies

A Newcastle shop that stocks and delas in a wide variety of hobby items.

Garrison Soldiers

This Brisbane based company stocks a large variety of figure models of various scales from across the world.

Grubby Fingers Aircraft Illustration

A site run by Graeme Molineux for walk arounds, models decals etc mainly for Australian Aircraft.

Hawkeye Models Australia

Producer of excellent resin update sets & decals

Hearns Hobbies

Hearns Hobbies - one of Australia's oldest & most respected model retailers.

High Planes Models

A Singapore based kit manufacturer, specialising in limited run injection moulded kits. 'High Planes Models' produce a wide range of Australian aircraft kits and update sets. Most kits include excellent resin, white metal & vacuformed canopies.

Manufacturer of the only commercially available 1/72 RAAF Canberra B.20 Bomber.

Hobby HQ

Hobby HQ in Melbourne - now stocking dedicated Tamiya products

A New Zealand based manufacter and Retailer of model kits and products. Manufactures Jays Model Kits and Tasman Models kits.

Micro Models Hobbyland

A hobby shop at Hornsby NSW.

Hobby Link Japan

'Hobby Link Japan' - High quality internet mail order service

Hobbyrama

The biggest specialist hobby shop located in south east Queensland. I visit them every time I go to Brisbane (Dave H).

Hobby and Model Centre

Located in Lutwyche, Brisbane, Hobby and Model Centre stocks everything the modeller could want and more!

Hobby Tools Australia

An online shop that caters for all manner of tools and accessories

Hylands Book Shop

A Melbourne CBD based bookshop that caters for Military and Transport history.

A Wodonga based shop retailing aircraft related modeling items.

Kits At War (Dutch decals)

 

KitsAtWar military decal sheets for British and Commonwealth subjects for WWII and postwar modellers, in scale 72 (red label) and 48 (blue label). All sheets are silk screen printed.

Kiwi Resins

An NZ manufacturer of conversions and other items.

Make Your Mark Art Supplies

A supplier of easy to use casting and moulding products.

The Military Workshop

A Brisbane based company, catering for a wide range of military modelling interests - including books, art, videos/DVD's & referece material.

The modellers choice

Specialising in quality resins from TMC competition, Isra Cast, Jaguar, FM, Eagle, Detail Master Etch sets etc

Micro-mark

This is an US based online company that specialises in small tools for modelling.

Millstone Hobbies

Millstone hobby products is an Australian owned  family business that produces a local product of various subjects in several scales, at an affordable price. Millstone is constantly developing and increasing our range of new items for hobby enthusiasts, so if you don’t see it here contact us and we may be able to produce that something specific.

Model Art Australia

Australia's only native scale modelling magazine - now published in full colour

Models and Hobbies 4U

This Boronia, Victoria based shop stock a good range of R/C, plastic models, Scalextric and other hobby interests/accessories.

Model Kits online

"We have a very user-friendly site, offering fast service at competitive prices. There is detailed information and good images that could prove useful to model builders of all the kits we have on offer. In coming months we are expanding our range considerably, and will also be offering a big range of armour."

Model Boats and Ships Australia

Specialising in large scalekits from fibreglass huls and resin fittings to wood plank on frame with vac formed parts and resin fittings.

Modellers Shipyard

A shop that specialises in all items relating to modelling ships.

Modelnerds Model Kits

An online 2nd hand kit business.

Model Sports

A sydney based shop that sells a huge selection of hobby items, including model airplanes,  radio controlled vehicles, plastic model kits, radio controlled boats, accessories and much more

Mouse House Enterprises

Mouse House Enterprises, Australia publishes books and sells other products that relate to Australian and Israeli Military vehicles. This includes an extensive range of conversion sets for AFV's.

A publisher of Military publications including the new Mirage IIIO publication by Darren Mottram and Paul Mason.

Naked Army

Producers of 1:6 scale Australian Figures.

NKR Models

An Australian based mail order company, renowned for exceptional postage & despatch times ! Imports Eastern european models for very good prices.

One Stop Hobbies

A Wagga Wagga based shop that does Mail Order.

Online Hobbies

A webstore that caters for the model boat builder and we ship world wide. They are based in Italy and at the moment, stock the whole Amati and Victory Models product range at very reasonable prices. Not only do we sell the products, we also offer expert help and advice throughout the building process for the customers.

Australian producer of aircraft and ship models as well as resin accessories. Also a stockist of Scaledown F-11 conversions and upgrades.

Peters Planes

An Australian supplier of 1/144 scale model aircraft.

The Parts Box

1/24 - 1/25 Custom models car parts for hot rod, nostalgia, drag racing etc cars.

Perma-Grit Tools

A Victorian based company that has numerous Tugsten Carbide abrasive tools that cut, sand and shape a variety of materials.

Platypus Publications

Located in Glenbrook NSW, stockist of Aircraft and AFV reference books from Japo, Wing Master, Steel Master, Mushroom Publications etc as well as model kits by AML, Mach2, JB and DOC. Ph 02 4753 6148 between 10am - 7pm.

Red Roo Models

Producer of excellent resin update sets, decals & modelling publications

Ronnel's Hobbies

A Sydney based bookshop that carries a range of military publications

Runway13

This ACT based business supply a range of fine airbrushing and hobby products at prices that are unique in the industry.

Sandle Hobbies

On-line modelling specialist with a focus on ship models with a complete range of White Ensign range, Gold Medal Models, Toms Modelworks, Eduard PE etc.

The Sandpaper Man

The Sandpaper Man is the online store of our abrasive business that has been established for 22 years.

We supply quality sandpaper in minimal quantities at reasonable prices for everyone from industry down to the home hobbyist.

Scale Automobilia

Specialist in car and truck models, resin bodies, conversion sets, decals and Diecast models. Also Aircraft and other kits.

Scaledown

An Australian producer of resin parts for mainly F-111 aircraft.

Seacraft Gallery

A Sydney based producer of hand made, museum quality wooden ships, cars, aircraft and variety of other items.

Showcase Models Australia

An online Victorian Hobby Shop that is realeasing a 1/35 Bushmaster IFV.

Solid Solutions

Offer a complete range of mould making and casting materials. We can supply off the shelf Polyurethane Systems, Silicone Rubbers, Latex Rubbers, Polyester Resins, Fibreglass Materials, Epoxy Resins, Low Melt Metals, Alginate, Waxes, Release Agents and associated products. Solid Solutions offers a one stop trade sales centre for all moulding and casting needs with emphasis on savings through bulk purchases.

Southeast Hobbies

A Victorian based hobby shop that gives discounts to all Defence Personnel and nominated Model Clubs.

Southern Sky Models

A Perth based shop that specialises in Australian Military, Civil and Historical model kit supplies. This includes: AFC, RAAF, RAN, FAA and AAAC.
email: southernskymodels@bigpond.com or Ph: 08 9379 1001

Stanbridges

A general hobby shop with over 80,000 items available based in Perth WA. There are specialist staff in all areas of the shop with two mechanics in the radio control area.

Tamiya Model Magazine

'Tamiya Model Magazine International' - Subscribe here (please mention this site when ordering)

Ventura Publications

A New Zealand company that produces Decasl, kits and publications. The site also has a number of interesting photos of NZ and Australian etc aircraft.

C J Vogler and Son

A well established shop in Ipswich QLD, carrying a wide variety of model kits, railway, decals and paints. email to gwvogler@bigpond.net.au Ph: 03 3281 1440.

The Victorian Hobby Centre

A hobby shop based in the city of Melbourne that carries a large range of models and accessories.

1st Floor, 21A Swanston St Melbourne 3001
Ph: 03 9650 4817 Fax: 03 9650 1025

Zed Hobbies

A Melbourne based mail order hobby shop.

 

Webzines

Aviation of Japan

A site dedicated to information and discussion about the history of aviation and aeroplanes in Japan and the Far East.

Aircraft Rescource Centre

This is a Canadian based website and offers an excellent insight into basic & advanced aircraft modelling. The site offers excellent access to all types of resource material

Aeroscale Modelling Community

This is part of a whole set of sites for all kinds of scale modelling.

European Modeller

"a friendly community of modellers with this site, interested primarily in modelling and also building lasting friendships. The site will be informal, but with the intention of not deliberately trying to offend. "

Fine Scale Modeler Magazine

A North American (USA) publication. This magazine is published every month and includes a variety of well presented subject matter and comprehensive reviews.

Gib's Models pages

Calum Gibson's page of models, a big variety of well made models.

Helikit news

A site for the helicopter fan. Has a discussion board and a monthly update with reviews of helicopter kits, update sets and references.

HobbyNet

Great site

Hyperscale

Possibly the World's largest & most popular modelling website. Owned and operated by Mr. Brett Green, this site is mandatory viewing for the serious modeller !

Internet Modeller

A high quality internet based 'webzine' offering the reader comprehensive reviews and other essential modelling information. Published once a month, this site is of the highest quality and is another must see !

A blog for 1/144 scale models

A site with reviews and forums for NZ based modellers and those interested in NZ.

Large Scale Planes

A site for those interested in model aircraft in LARGE scale ie 1/32 and up.

Military Miniatures Magazine

A site for Collectors of Figures and Vehicles in 1:72 Scale

A New Zealand based site that does reviews on WWII models

Missing Lynx

A high quality website owned by 'Osprey Publishing' which concentrates mainly on AFV & other armour related modelling.

Model Kits.com

A model kit website that features articles for modellers of all
ages. The site features reviews, how-to's, tips and general information
about model kits, figures, rc, and model rockets.

Modelling Madness

A site for all types of modelling. Has a great deal of reviews and a discussion board.

Motties Aircraft Picture Pages

Darren Mottram's - Aircraft Picture Pages. This site holds some stunning images of Australian Defence Force aircraft - most photographs' having been taken by present and ex- servicemen

Perth Military Modelling Site

An excellent Western Australian based website operated by Mr. Terry Ashley. The site relates mainly to AFV's and features a most comprehensive 'Links' page - this site is a must see !

Ross Moorehouse's website

Ross's website that has a good variety of models on display.

Scale Aircraft Modelling

'Scale Aircraft Modelling' is a U.K. based publication concerned with all aircraft related modelling matters. Each issue contains valuable colour reference material.

Scale Spot

Nice images

Tamiya Modelling Magazine

An English publication - 'Tamiya Model Magazine International' is a high quality modelling magazine which caters for a variety of modelling interests. It is a monthly publication and is renowned for superior photography & quality of models. (Please mention you saw this link here if subscribing or writing to TMMI)

A model club that meets monthly and has it's quarterly journal AERO-TORQUE and other info at their site www.warbirdsamg.com 

 

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Reference

The A-4 Alley

Calum Gibson's page devoted to the A-4 in both the RAN and RNZAF.

Australia Defence Force — Force Extraction Cleaning Manual

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A Defence publication that is accessible to the public that shows a great deal of detailed images of a great variety of Defence Equipment.

ADF Serial numbers

An Australian based site that has a very comprehensive listing of all aircraft used by the RAAF, Navy and Army. The lists cover aircraft by serial numbers as well as numerous other areas. Also has a link for New Zealand based aircraft.

Anzac Steel

A site dedicated to ANZAC armour and vehicles

Australian War Memorial

The AWM has one of the best collections of photos and information in Australia..

Boomerang Flight

A site devoted to the Australian Boomerang

B-24 LIberator Squadrons of Australia

A series of newsletters about the B-24 SQNs of Australia.

Steel-Thunder

A site dedicated to the Centurian tank in Australian serice.

Captain Edies Fairey Firefly page

A site about the Fairey Firefly WB518.

Cybermodels

A British site that has a number of very useful aircraft walk arounds.

Model warships

As the name suggests, this site is all about model warships

Military factory

A site that has a comprehensive coverage of cockpit photos, mainly modern acft from memory.

Miniature Photography Guide

A good site for those modellers that would lke to improve their model photography. It cove all aspects in simple to understand pages.

Digital Deskstop Studio Photography

A more extensive and in-depth guide to digital photography.

Darren Mottrams Aircraft Pictures Pages

Darren Mottrams site is devoted to Australian military aircraft with a great number of photos of aircraft.

Digger History Website

A site that contains information on the equipment used by Australian Forces and an unoffical history of the ADF.

RAAF Huey

A UK based site that covers the RAAF Huey

Seawings

The largest flying boat reference web site in the world and the home of the flying boat - in detail - on the web; specialising in providing information for the scale modeler in the form of historic photographs, plans and articles detailing the construction of 1/72nd scale models of various types, together with close-up photographic 'walk-rounds' of some of the surviving examples and many other reference details. Includes discussion forum.

This nationally recognized Museum is dedicated to the preserving and displaying of photographs, memorabilia, vehicles and aircraft that accurately detail the history of Australian involvement in the Vietnam War from 1962 to 1972.

Located on Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia – a popular tourist location – the Museum was officially opened by the Victorian Premier, Mr Steve Bracks MP on the 9th March 2007. From it’s initial concept – a Land rover and trailer touring Australia – equipment, photos and stories were donated and added to the collection.

Wings over New Zealand

A discussion forum that covers New Zealand aircraft.

A reference site for Zew Zealand aircraft

WWI colours

A site that covers the colours of WWI aircraft

 

Other sites

QMHE

The site of the Queensland Model and Hobby Expo. The Facebook page

The site of the West Australian Scale Modelling Expo.

This is the web site for the artwork that features occasionaly on this web site by Noel Barnes.

Australian Society of World War One Aero Historians

Since 1962, the Australian Society of World War One Aero Historians has provided a Sydney based forum for World War One aviation enthusiasts. The Society publishes an annual Journal and quarterly newsletters, and in addition it engages in a varied program of meetings, outings, talks, and other activities.

Australian Model Expo (Vic)

Model Expo 2012 is a showcase of everything that encompasses plastic modelling. A National Open plastic model competition is conducted during the Expo and covers nearly all categories including Aircraft, AFVs, Cars, Trucks, Science Fiction and Figures. Junior and intermediate modellers are also catered for with their own competition Categories.
Kit distributors and retailers will show latest releases along with model club displays.

South Australia Plastic Modellers Association

SAPMA is Adelaide’s scale model club and host of the annual SA Scale Model Expo. SAPMA is open to all modellers, regardless of interests and standards. Our member’s interests span all branches of the hobby from armour to aircraft, cars to ships, and science fiction. We hold monthly meetings to discuss modelling, “How To” demonstrations, swap & sell, special interest group theme projects, and display our latest creations in a very informal atmosphere.

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