The Victoria Scale Modellers (VSM) Club is an association of like minded hobbyists who have an interest in the collection, construction and display of scale models of all kinds, using styrene (plastic) as the primary medium. VSM is affiliated with the International Plastic Modellers Society of Canada & IPMS USA
Aircraft Resource Center (ARC Air) is a scale modelling website devoted to all types of scale aircraft modelling.....from Biplanes, Props, Jets and Spacecraft.....real or fictional. On this site you will find............
over 11,000 model gallery articles
over 1,000 walkarounds containing thousands of detail photos
over 200 Tools n Tips article with helpful techniques to build better models
An active and friendly Aircraft Modelling discussion boards with almost 14,000 members
Group builds including most aircraft types
Over 4500 product reviews
And a family of helpful modellers from dozens of countries all around the planet
devoted at present to the scales 1:48, 1:35 and larger Military Vehicles from eras WWI to present and some aircraft that have a direct working relationship with ground forces such as helicopters and liaison aircraft.
ou can find here answers & tutorials to all the questions miniature painters and sculptors could have. How to blend colors, how to do a NMM, an OSL, how to sculpt a face, build a diorama... for your 28-54mm miniatures. Tutofig compiles more than 2000 "how to" or step by step, made by impassioned people, in various languages.
Many modellers have their favorite ranges of paint they like to use on their models but seldom do the kit makers include those references implicitly. Now you can, in real-time, see direct comparisons* between over 25 different standards and ranges.
For example, Airfix kit instructions use Humbrol references for painting information but you want to use Testors Model Master on your kit. No problem, simply click to select Humbrol and Testors and you're done. Want it sorted by Testors color number - simply click on the heading and its done.
Built-in color swatch: Many colors have RGB approximations available, click on the row to see a color swatch where available.
Movable columns: Prefer to have the paint name column before the number column - simply drag the columns where you want them. It really is that easy.
My name is José Luis López, welcome to my website. I was born in May 1971 in Madrid, Spain. I´m a Civil Engineer but my real passion is not for bridges or buildings, it is modelling. I started making kits with my father in our living room. I remember long winter Sunday evenings at home watching my father making kits for hours. I ???helped??? him sometimes holding the glued pieces and looking for all those little parts falling on the floor, with virulent and violent fights with the carpet monster as it always tried to eat the pieces! My first kit was a Revell´s kit: a F-104 Starfighter, which I glued and professionally painted with a nice sand color with a superbly executed camo, applied with a green color fluorescent marker??? But it was the first one of a long collection of airplanes, spaceships and tanks! Matchbox, Revel, Frog, Esci, Monogram ??? I was a living modelling machine during those years. At about 16 or 17, girls became more interesting and exciting to me! University, my first work, my wedding with my wonderful and patient wife Marisol, and my two sons made me forget my hobby in an active way. Although I did buy modelling magazines from time to time and visit shops and eventually buy (and store) some kits. Just in 2006, as my kids demanded less time, and thanks to internet websites like Missing Lynx, Armorama, so on, I started to make kits again. But, in my opinion, I did it in the wrong way.
Company Assault Models produces scale models of modern army's soldiers.
Due to hardness in development such figures in high quality, today there is a lack of them on market. We want to change the current situation and expand model line available for collectors to purchase.
Assault Models's products created by skilled professionals who have significant experience.
The trust of our customers is a must for us therefore we paying close attention to product's quality. Clothing, equipment, and armament is adequate to real world ones. Well thought-out figure's division makes it easier to painting. Models are made of quality resin, which makes possible extremely high level of detail unreachable to other materials. Traditionally, the sculptor makes master models manually. To improve the quality of specific elements, we use 3D printing technology, which in our opinion will be dominant in the near future.
I am Andrew Cairns, the owner of A C Models and below you can read a little about how I got into modelling and where my passion for this ???art??? comes from.
I first began modelling as a kid sharing the hobby with my father especially after receiving a block of plasticene one Christmas and modelling little figures.
KitCraft is an online scale modelling magazine and knowledge base. Intended to become the ultimate source of modelling tips and techniques from all areas of scale model making. Design & Editorial by Aleksandar Pocuc
3D IN SCALE designs highly detailed, 1:35th
scale, conversion sets for military modeling.
They are made available for sale thru
Shapeways. This 3D printing company is
responsible for production, shipping and service.
Ordering on this website will redirect you to the
Scaledworld.net is a hobby lifestyle website that tries its best to keep you up to date with the latest builds of scale cars/bikes/trucks. Along with our Facebook & Instagram page we also intend to expose the hidden model builders from across the globe in order to make the model building community stronger.
The Eureka XXL company was founded at the beginning of 2002 in answer to a requests of a modeller???s society. Many modellers asked me about items created during my over twenty year old adventure with modelling.
Some of the companies which I offered co-operation in range of distribution my articles were only interested in copying my ideas, I decided to run my own sale as: Eureka XXL ??? Modellers Accessories.
First patent invented on individual needs was hand made tow-cable, used in model M2A2 Bradley made in 1998. After then sets of cables have been upgraded with resin eyelets and the last undertaking was series of accessories useful in building dioramas. The offer of my company is mostly directed to shops and wholesale firms.
I wish all of you lots of satisfaction in using accessories of Eureka XXL company.
Our company was founded in 2009. Today our company produces traditional scale miniatures - 1:48, 1:35, 1:16, 54mm, 75mm, 120mm and busts 200mm historical, WWII, cartoons, fantasy etc. from the resin and white metal.
Welcome to figurementors.com! I imagine a fair few of you will know who I am, my name is Jason Martin aka Redrum. I have previously worked for Figure Painter Magazine and Legion of the Cow, developing my writing skills and finding my ???place??? within this awesome community.
My own ???making??? encompasses sculpture, model-making, painting, graphic work and design. My ???teaching??? involves undergraduate or post-graduate lecturing/tutoring both here (England) and abroad; running my own short courses, whether independently or hosted by institutions; writing instructional books and articles. I am, for example, author of the (fairly successful) book Model-making: Materials and Methods and this WordPress site is meant to be a continuation or an ???update??? of it.
IPMS/USA is the United States Branch of the International Plastic Modelers' Society, whose roots can be traced to the startup of the first IPMS National Branch during the 1960's in Great Britain. In 1964 a US-based modeler applied for a charter to start the US Branch. In the ensuing 4 decades, IPMS/USA has become a 5,000 member, all-volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the modeling hobby while providing a venue for modelers to share their skills in a social setting, along with friendly but spirited competition in the form of local, regional, and national contests and conventions. As this is written, there are over 220 active US chapters (including groups in Canada and the Philippines as well as one "cyber-chapter" existing entirely on the internet). These chapters are organized into 13 geographically-determined Regions, overseen by Regional Coordinators. The IPMS/USA Executive Board, made up of elected and appointed members, serves as the overall governing body for IPMS/USA.
IPMS/Northern Virginia Modelers is a chartered chapter of the International Plastic Modelers Society/USA branch. The chapter, which founded over 15 years ago, was the Chapter of the Year for Region 2 in 1990 and 97, and for all of IPMS/USA for 1990. The chapter boasts a membership of more then 100 members and grows every month. A typical meeting is attended by 75 - 80 members (that's a lot of experience). Membership in IPMS/USA is not required to attend meetings, but is encouraged ("help your society grow"). Our motto and goal is "have FUN modeling."
Dayton Area Plastic Modelers is the oldest continuously functioning chapter of the International Plastic Modelers Society (IPMS) in the United States, having been organized in July, 1968 and receiving its charter in September of that year. DAPM members are a mixture of modelers from all walks of life -- military and civilian, tradesmen, professionals, and retirees.
The Club originates from the western Mojave Desert region where most of the club members reside. This region consists of Boron, California City, Mojave, Tehachapi, North Edwards, Edwards Air Force Base, Rosamond, Lancaster, Palmdale, Ridgecrest and Apple Valley. AVG got its start in the mid 1990's by a small group of modelers who were originally meeting at various locations throughout Palmdale, Lancaster, and Edwards AFB. Eventually, the clan grew enough in size to seriously consider forming a new Chapter of IPMS Region 8. IPMS AVG is a unique melting pot where quite a few members are from aerospace, associated with the USAF, NASA, and major defense contractors.
Las Vegas IPMS provides an atmosphere where modelers can show their work, as well as a place where people of like interests can meet, discuss and share information about all modeling subjects. We have a common interest and welcome modelers of plastic subjects of any type, style, theme or scale.
IPMS London is a chapter of International Plastic Modelers´ Society Canada. As such, we are dedicated to promoting plastic modeling and providing a forum for modelers to meet and exchange ideas, information, and stuff. We meet on the second Wednesday of the month from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the Westmount Public Library located at 3200 Wonderland Road South in London Ontario.
IPMS Fort Crook is a club consisting of scale modelers who get together once a month to trade ideas and just have fun. We meet at 6:30 P.M. on the THIRD Wednesday of each month at the NRD Headquarters located at 154th and Giles Road.
IPMS/Houston is a chapter of the International Plastic Modeler???s Society (established in 1965) located in Houston, Texas. It is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is the enhancement, promotion, and enjoyment of the hobby of fine-scale modeling.
CMSM hosts the annual TigerCon Modeling Contest and Vendor Show in Columbia Missouri. This event is open to all modelers from the Missouri region. You do not have to be an IPMS member to enter your model. With over 40 modeling categories there are many opportunities to win an award. The judging follows IPMS Rules and is for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each category with "No Sweeps". There are also two additional prizes for "People's Choice" and "Best of Show".
The Butch O'Hare Chicago Chapter of the International Plastic Modelers Society (IPMS) was inspired by the accomplishments and heroism of Edward Henry "Butch" O'Hare. The original members of the organization therefore decided to take his name in memorial. Our membership consists of a diversity of ages, professions and backgrounds. We welcome all those who have any level of interest or skill in modeling to explore our web site and visit us at our monthly meeting. The meeting is held the second Friday of each month at 7:30 pm at
St. Paul's United Church of Christ
5739 Dunham Rd.
Downers Grove, IL.
We are a small group of guys (although women are certainly welcome) who have an interest in scale modeling. We come from all walks of life, and all points of the compass. If you have an interest in scale modeling, come join us.
We don't specialize or promote any type, form, or genre of modeling. We have members who only build aircraft, we have members who build aircraft and armor, we have members who build Sci-Fi, and we have members who specialize in figures. We currently only have one member who kind of dabbles in cars, but we'd love to have more. We even have members who can recall the days they actually had hair as more recent than the last time they built a model!
The South West Area Modelers of Plastic are builders of aircraft, auto, armor, figure,
ship, sci-fi and warhammer scale models.
Every January, we host the Calcasieu Model Contest and Exposition, CALMEX. On
that Saturday we transform the Managan Center in Westlake, Louisiana in to the
state's largest hobby shop.
IPMS Fort Crook is a club consisting of scale modelers who get together once a month to trade ideas and just have fun. We meet at 6:30 P.M. on the THIRD Wednesday of each month at the NRD Headquarters located at 154th and Giles Road.
The Craig Hewitt Chapter has been an active IPMS sanctioned club since forming in 1991. The club has an active membership of about 60 members from throughout Arizona, modeling in a wide variety of areas. Subjects include aircraft, armor, automotive, ships, real spacecraft, sci-fi or figures. Some members enjoy learning the history of a particular subject, others enjoy perfecting techniques for construction and painting. And they are all happy to share what they have learned. All you have to do is ask.
Welcome to the General Robert L. Scott Chapter of the International Plastic Modelers' Society. We are open to all scales and subjects, and welcome any new tips & ideas. We would like to extend an open invitation to anyone interested in scale modeling to attend our meetings.
Started in 1970 IPMS-RT welcomes all types of modelers and all ages. Our 50 or so members build all types of models and come from all walks of life. Four of the original members are still on the roster! Bring a model to Show and Tell or bring your current project. Share tips and make lifelong friends.
Our meetings are informal and relaxed. We have in-club contests and sometimes we have How-to's and guest speakers. We are modelers who get together and talk about the hobby we love so dearly. Please join us...
This club is made from a group of hobbyists. This club is made for those of you out there that have creative minds! This club will help encourage people to have lot's of creativity and patience. We will try to give lots of help and encouragement to everyone!
The Grand Junction Scale Modeler???s Society was founded in 1975 at Hobby Hut here in Grand Junction, Colorado. GJSMS is a Region 10 chapter of IPMS/USA. If you enjoy modeling please join us at one of our two monthly meetings and see what we???re up to?
I would like to welcome you to IPMS Hamilton's website. IPMS Hamilton is proud to be a chapter of IPMS (International Plastic Modeling Society) Canada. This unique society was founded in 1963, with Canada coming on board in 1964. Our club received its charter in 2006 and we have been growing ever since. We are a diverse group of model enthusiasts who enjoy modeling subjects from military aircraft to cars. Amongst our members is a broad range of skills from beginners to experts, as we welcome all participants. Each year our club hosts one of the largest events in scale modeling in Canada known as HeritageCon.
We are a group of people from the Greater Toronto (Canada) area whose common bond is the joy of building scale plastic models. Whether you???re just starting out, have come back to the hobby after a long absence, or are an experienced modeller, you???ll find people with similar interests to share your masterpieces and discuss plastic models and the subjects they are based on.
Welcome to the Salt Lake City chapter of the International Plastic Modelers Society!
We welcome all modelers of any genre or medium. The term 'plastic' is only traditional.
Aircraft of all eras
Military Vehicles and Armor
Dioramas and Vignettes
Mad Dog modelers
We???re a group of motivated model maniacs with interests that span the spectrum of scale modeling. IPMS Boise is a chartered chapter in Region 7 of IPMS USA. Our objective is to foster partnership in modeling activities.
The International Plastic Modellers' Society was founded in Great Britain in 1963, by modellers, for modellers. It was originally called the British Plastic Modellers' Society, but soon expanded into a truly International body. Members of all ages and abilities are welcome and build anything from basic kits to complicated scratch built models often using plastic as the primary medium but resin, white metal and card are also well represented. The Society will be celebrating its 50th year in 2013.
Over the years a network of branches has been built around the country where many of our members meet on a regular basis to share their knowledge and the fun of kit building. Many of our branches organise local model shows where branches and other clubs put on stunning displays of all types of models. The shows are supported by specialist traders so provide a wonderful opportunity to stock up on kits, accessories and books. There are presently over 80 local IPMS Branches scattered about Great Britain. Within the membership are now over 70 Special Interest Groups (SIGs). SIGs are organisations like Branches but focused on a modelling subject rather than a geographical location. They cover a huge range of interests including aviation, cars, ships, armour, figures, science fiction, campaigns, and Services and so on.
With over three thousand members in the UK alone the breadth of knowledge that can be tapped into is huge and The Technical Advisory Service helps members get the most from that knowledge. The Society provides other services such as the Decal and Instruction Sheet Banks and we publish a full colour magazine six times a year where all of the content is written by members.
Each year in November the Society hosts the biggest and best model show in the World at Telford in Shropshire, Scale ModelWorld which attracts thousands of visitors every year. The competition alone had over one thousand models on display last year. Many other countries now have their own IPMS organisations, many of whom display at Telford which brings a truly international flavour to the event.
IPMS-CH is the Swiss branch of the International Plastic Modellers' Society (IPMS) and has local branches across Switzerland. If you like to build models or are interested in trying it for the first time, the IPMS-CH has members of a similar age, with similar interests and with similar skills to yourself. Find out about membership by contacting your local branch of IPMS.
We meet the first Monday of each month at HobbyTown in Shreveport Louisiana from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Bring your project to show or maybe you would like someone to assist you with your model. No matter what, we would like to see you there. Young people are welcome also.
We meet the third Monday of each month (except September) at the First Baptist Church of Benbrook in Southwest Fort Worth, Texas. Meetings are held in the fellowship room in the southwest corner of the church's complex. The meetings begin with a social period starting at 6:30 PM. The formal meeting starts at 7:00 PM and lasts until about 8:30 PM.
Our club congregates plastic modelers from Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming along the I-25 corridor; mainly from Longmont, Loveland, Fort Collins, Greeley and Cheyenne.
We build plastic models of armor, cars, airplanes, ships and figures but we are open to try any other kit or media that we think is fun to assemble.
IPMS - Niagara Frontier is a group of people from the Western New York area who enjoy the hobby of scale model building. We have about 100 members with 40+ attending each monthly meeting. Our club meets at 7:00pm on the third Monday of every month at The Knights (formerly the Knights of Columbus), 2735 Union Rd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227
A branch of IPMS(UK) we are a club for modellers and those interested in modelling in Birmingham and surrounding areas, we welcome people of all abilities to attend our meetings on the third Sunday of each month - please see "About IPMS Birmingham" page for venue details and times.
Southern Maine Scale Modelers is an IPMS club but you do not need to be a member of the IPMS to Join. We are an eclectic group of modelers building cars, tanks, planes and everything in between.
Southern Maine Scale Modelers enjoy building models and we are not rivet counters. We share a common theme that is shared by many of our sister clubs, that model building is a hobby and should be fun "We don't nitpick".
Houston Automotive Modelers Society (HAMS) is a diverse group of individuals in the Houston, Texas, area who enjoy the hobby of building model cars, trucks and motorcycles. We meet once a month on the near west side of Houston, just outside Loop 610, to show off our latest creation, talk modeling, and just have a good time. The club was founded in the mid-1980s and is a member of the International Plastic Modelers Society (IPMS).
Model Military International will cover scale models relating to all aspects of hardware used in ground based warfare, including tanks and AFVs, trucks and softskins, artillery, infantry equipment, emplacements of all kinds and even military helicopters.
David Doyle's earliest published works were occasional articles in enthusiast publications aimed at the historic military vehicle restoration hobby. This was a natural outlet for the avid collector, whose collection includes 10 Vietnam-era vehicles. By 1999 this grew to include regular features in leading periodicals devoted to the hobby both domestically and internationally, appearing regularly in US, English and Polish publications.
IPMS/USA Mid-Carolina Swamp Fox Modelers
Founded in 1973, IPMS/USA Mid-Carolina Swamp Fox Modelers serves modelers in the Midlands of South Carolina. Through the years IPMS/Mid-Carolina has taken part in or presented countless contests, displays and other events, and was honored in 2012 as Region 12 Chapter of the Year. Learn more at ipmsmidcarolina.com.
AK Interactive USA is an American enterprise established by Iain Hamilton in 2010 in New Haven, Connecticut. AK Interactive USA is the official delegation of AK Interactive Spain, originally created by Fernando Vallejo. AK Interactive USA provides sales, customer care, and a wide variety of service to all North American shops, dealers, and modelers. Designed to eliminate the issues of shipping and currency exchange faced when buying from Europe, we will also be designing future projects for the American market. You will find all pricing in U.S. dollars and all orders ship within 24 hours from within the United States.
Extreme realism made possible with differenced formulations (non an only product type in many colors..)
Fast and easy application, due to the most innovative waterbased resin formulations
Short drying time
Many different use possibilities for each product, availing many different results
A progressive layering is possible, with full control of weathering intensity. Difficult to get wrong also for abslute beginners.
Possibility to remove errors with water, or soapy water within an hour.
Actual research and techology are waterbase oriented, and our philosophy intends to follow this path, that represents the future.
Finally, all these creations will be produced and distributed by myself under a new brand.
With this change I now have complete freedom to control and improve all aspects of production and service,
ensuring that our customers receive the finest products and service in the world.
A new stage begins, which continues the same path of providing ideas and solutions to my fellow modellers.
I want to thank all of you who have shown your unconditional support during this time of transition.
The Battle of Modeling is not finished yet and we will continue to supply the ammunition.
The decals are of water slide type (aka wet transfers), printed by a print shop with more than 10 years of experience of these kind of decals. All decals have individual thin carrier film.
All markings are made using photos as references, to get the actual realistic look on the markings.
Letters and numbers are all made from scratch, instead of using computer fonts, also handwritten names, numbers or slogans are never mirrored if it appears on both sides on a tank.
The instructions are printed in colour and shows the placement of the markings to the model, and also the color scheme and camo used.
If you need to contact me, Johan, send an email to;
Alexander Glass store!
Releasing products which makes our customers able to master scale modelling challenges as fast, easy and professional as possible, that is what our job is all about. Uschi´s products are based on my own experience as an award winning scale modeller. We never will release a product that doesn´t meet the requirements mentioned above.
Celticwerks Casting Source is owned by Steve Reid. It came into being as a result of the collaboration of modelers on the South Shore Massachusetts with friends from The Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
We want this to be an enjoyable site for hobby enthusiasts, artists, collectors and any type of creative minds. We believe in the visual culture, no matter where you come from, if you like what you see... you are welcome here.
Fantasy is a vast territory to explore, but we truly believe the success of this adventure called Mproyec is as probable as greater is its fellowship. So if you like what we do, take your place and we will enjoy the journey together.
Kit Form Services or KFS for short was set up in March of 1987 by me, Howard Whitehead, a former commercial vehicle mechanic & REME soldier with 20 years experience `on the spanners`. My modelling background is much like that of most modellers, I started as a boy of 6 years old with my first Airfix Spitfire & well, things just snowballed from there.
The company is still, as it always has been, a one man operation. Initially the work of KFS revolved solely around the building of commission models for customers in the road transport industry. It was not long before I started to identify a definate lack of available conversion parts to make the Italeri & Revell kits (the basis of most of my commission built models) more accurate & realistic.
MicroWorld Games, LLC is a company created by fellow hobbyist with one goal in mind serving other hobbyist. Our website is a work in process endeavor; please accept our apologies as we update our site. If you are interested in any specific product and cannot find it here, send us a line at email@example.com We will try to find it for you no strings attached.
M&T Supply Company is an eCommerce exclusive business. We do not have a traditional 'bricks-n-mortar' store, but we're here for you 7 days a week via our MFPilot.com International website.
Mike Fallon, our owner, is a 2nd generation hobby shop businessman who literally grew up in his parent's local hobby shop which was founded in 1969. After purchasing the family business in 1981, he later closed his 'bricks-n-mortar' store to focus on a bigger international customer base via the Internet.
The MFPilot.com website is a specialized marketplace for the modeler who likes aviation and open-wheel racing models, along with professional, museum-quality model building tools and supplies. We ship over 4,000 small orders annually, with over 40% of those shipped to International customer's workbenches around the world.
Bob Sanchez has been in or around the military all his life. He was an "Air Force Brat" for most of this time and credits his mom with getting him addicted to plastic modeling and airplanes. At the age of 10, Bob's mom came home with a Revell 1/32 scale P-51B and signed him up for the Military Book Club. From that point on, he was hooked!
Fos Scale Models is owned and operated by Doug Foscale. Doug was born and raised in New York City and followed an art education in architecture and graphic design. He also finds creative outlets through painting, photography and video. Doug now lives in Rhode Island with his wife Amy and their two horses.