This area will cover all sorts of model making and sites that cover the manufacture and making of models. My main interest is Second World War military items however there are many other subjects covered.  

Model making sites are always of interest to me. If you know of any good ones please send me  the details.

 
  • 1/9th scale motorcycles: These models are superb. Covering the early sixties motorcycles and all are made in metal. The detail is excellent making a very realistic model. The Triumph Trophy pictured on the heading is one of these models with a 50p piece to scale it. The last time I visited the site the models were unavailable so keep looking back as they are worth the wait.
  • All Nerd Review is a model and toy review site. A good site with many reviews of movie models etc.
  • Gremlynz is a model and figure importer with good range and supply.
  • Historex Agents: This Dover based company are agents for large amounts of excellent figures and vehicles. The also handle the Verlinden range which I have been very happy to make. Detail is always my main concern and Verlinden are supreme.
  • Italeri:  The Italian equivalent to Tamiya. Again a great variety of kits offering superb detail. Take yet another trip.
  • Hobby Japan: hobby link japan - j linkis a web-based mail-order business based in Japan run by an American. You can buy Japanese kits directly from Japan at good prices. They seem to have everything so if these kits are your interest then take a look here.
  • MVM Models on line: This site is different offering Anime figures as well as other kits. They have links to other Anime sites that are worth a visit, but as with all third party links I cannot always know what they link to. Be wary!. Anime model links: 
 
  • Squadron: Formed by modellers in the late 1960's, Squadron Mail Order is the oldest and most reliable mail-order firm in the United States specializing in military models, books and modelling supplies. For over 30 years we have scoured the world to find and present the finest quality and greatest variety of modeling supplies to the modelling fraternity
  • Small Scale Scene: As a regular magazine column, Small Scale Scene has appeared within Military Modelling Magazine here in the UK since January 1986. This is the author site and is very informative.
  • The Toy Collector: David Payne is a friend of mine and this is his site. He sells Britain's Di-cast figures mail order and always at a good price.
  • The Outer Reaches was opened in Canada by two people who love action figures and other sci-fi memorabilia. They don't just sell to collectors, they ARE collectors themselves! Their main goal is to provide our customers with top-quality toys at very competitive prices and to get it to you with superior packaging and shipping.
  • Tamiya: The Japanese model firm that broke the mold of p[lastic modelling. Superb detail is the key and for years their standards have been excellent. Take a trip to their site to see what I mean
  • VLS is the foremost source for scale models in the world. Now in our 19th year, we have an unparalleled reputation for customer service. We are the major U.S. source for armor, figures, accessories, and aftermarket products. VLS stocks more than 17,000 scale model items, including aircraft, car, truck, and ship kits. We carry a huge variety of books, magazines, paints, decals, tools, airbrushes, putties, and glues.
  • Verlinden Productions: Their models are generally made in resin with white metal additions. The end result is superb. Detailing of the smallest part is always meticulous. Great models and the site is worth a visit to see what I mean. 
Model Armour
  • SVSM Museum walkarounds is a superb part of the SVSM site covering all that would interest modellers and historians alike. Great sections on armour. There are also areas for members models and model shows. A great site for a casual visit.
  • AMPS stands for the Amour Model Preservation Society. AMPS's main function is as a modelling club, it is definitely a different type of modelling organization compared to IPMS or other mainstream groups. The purpose of AMPS is to foster a knowledge and appreciation of the history of armoured vehicles, through examination of preserved examples located in both museums and private collections, in miniature through modelling. To this end, AMPS publishes a 28-page journal called "Boresight" six times a year. This journal covers reviews, tips, articles on preserved vehicles, and comparisons of models and related items.The Armour Model Preservation Society has an excellent site on the hobby. Well worth a visit.
  • ArmorAma is first and foremost a community site. Whether you decide to become an active participant in the sites activities or a silent lurker, we hope that you find something on the site that can help with your pursuit of the hobby.
  • AFV Modelling Magazine A new independent magazine for AFV modellers and enthusiasts. Published in colour throughout, large format photographs clearly illustrate the work of some of the most talented modellers in the world. Thanks to Luke Browell for this link.

  • Armoured Engineer This website is intended to provide a photo reference resource primarily for military vehicle modellers and those interested in the development of specialist armoured vehicles. It is NOT an official military engineer website.
  • MIL-MOD, The U.S. Army Modelling Site  After having more than 150 publications in European and American magazines, I thought it would be a nice idea to start a website. The aim of this website may be clear:
    a website especially for the military modeller of U.S. Army Military Equipment
    including U.S. Military Equipment used by Allied Forces

 

Model Armour
  • Panzer Museum in 15th scale is an Encyclopaedia of 1/15 & 1/16 scale armoured models planned to represent the vehicles used by the German Wehrmacht 1939-1945 in Museum quality showcase and exhibition.
  • Scale Model Index offers a wealth of information on scale model collecting and dealerships.
  • Precision model co is a Belgian company which produces high quality model kits in resin in 1/35 scale. Our main concern is to release an item of excellent quality and until now the critics of several known magazines and enthusiastic hobbyists prove that we've succeeded in our goal till now
  • Metal Scale Models This site contains scratch-build models, references of Sherman tanks, interior pictures of a M24 Chaffee, details of the ford GAA tank engine and lots more.
  • R C Armour is dedicated to radio controlled model armour. great pictures and a good link site
  • Warning another Panzer Site covers WWII armour modelled in Lightwave 3D, giving superb pictures of each variant. This site offers other modellers a reference point for details and colour schemes. Great to visit.
  •  World War II Model maker is a WWII modelling site including discussion forums, model and bench top galleries as well as articles and tons of original WWII reference photographs.
  • War tanks is an excellent site offering numerous items in 1-48th scale
  • Web Links on line is one of the largest model based, data base on the web with over 10,000 links in over 125 different categories.

 

 

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