July 2019 Newsletter

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See us at the Port Macquarie Model Expo
13th and 14th of July, Panthers Auditorium, Settlement City.


If you have only just signed on for our Defence Model Supplies Newsletter, then welcome aboard!
You may be reading this after picking up a copy at the Port Macquarie Model Expo, held over the weekend of the 13th and 14th of July. Hopefully you enjoyed the look around some of the spectacular model ships, aircraft, armour and trains. Hopefully you enjoyed seeing some of what we have in our little shop in Uralla.   

Having nearly 50 years of experience in modelling and over 20 years full time professional modelling for the Defence industry and Department of Defence, we like to think we know what we are talking about when it comes to model materials and kits.  
If there is anything we can help you with, don’t hesitate in getting in touch with us and we can see what we can do for you in obtaining a certain kit, part or finishing materials.   Our email and web address is at the bottom of this newsletter or why not come for a drive up to picturesque Uralla and stop in and visit our shop.


We have recently taken delivery of a new range of Tamiya spray paints.  We first off received the full “TS” range of Tamiya sprays and in the last fortnight received the full “AS” range of model aircraft sprays.   These are all displayed in the one large stand at our shop.   
We are also gradually bringing on board Model Craft tools.  These are a range of hobby knives, blades, tools and sanding materials.  They are also have a great selection of fine masking tapes to compliment the already popular Tamiya masking tapes in 1,2 and 3mm wide, ideal for working around curves.

Click here to see our new products - there is a new section on the front page with New and back in stock product to jump easily to what's new.



Also arrived are a number of new kits in store, including the Academy Model 1:48 scale F-111C with RAAF markings, Airfix 1:48 scale Walrus amphibian as carried on RAN Cruisers during WW2 and Trumpeter 1:35 scale CH-47D CHINOOK.  Of great interest to us was the Trumpeter 1:32 scale F/A-18F Super Hornet kit which now include RAAF markings for those wishing to build the RAAF version.   We also received a restock of Aoshima’s Thunderbird kits for the Sci-fi buff. 


We also received a good restock of other kits in all sorts of scales including some, Trumpeter’s 1:35 scale ASLAV-25 and ASLAV-PC, Meng MALE V WW1 tank and the Meng Kids World War Toon tanks.    
Also in the restock was the range of Academy Da Vinci kits.  These beautifully done educational kits are ideal for the kids and those wishing to get into the hobby.  They don’t require glue and are already coloured so no painting is required and “they work”.   Everything from Catapults, paddle boat, working clocks and timers.    They are very popular and fun to build.   Great for school projects also.      
If you are after something a little bit bigger, then you can’t go past the Trumpeter 1:16 scale US M1A2 SEP Main Battle Tank.   Trumpeter released an earlier version of this kit which included markings for Australian Army versions.  This version is a much better version of this kit for those wishing to build the Australian tanks.  It includes the extra Bustle on the rear of the turret, tank telephone box on the rear as well as the Blue Force Locator box on the side of the turret.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t have the Australian decals, but this should not be a too big a problem for those wishing to do one.


A good selection of ship kits from Tamiya, Trumpeter and Italeri also arrived in the past weeks including Tamiya’s 1:350 scale USS ENTERPRISE CVN-65, MISSOURI and BISMARK.   More of Tamiya’s beautiful 1:350 scale ships will be coming in future shipments.  And from Trumpeter we received the Graf Spree and the modern SORYU Class submarine in 1:350 scale.  From Italeri comes the PT-109 and Vosper 74’ Motor Torpedo Boat 77 both in 1:35 scale.   These can, with a little work be converted for Radio Control.   



Unfortunately, no news yet on the re-issue of the 1:35 scale Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle as we do get asked about this kit a lot.   Originally released by Show Case Models these has been talk of this being picked up by another company to re-issued but so far nothing seems to have come of this and the Kinetic Models version hasn’t seen the light of day as yet.   
Of interest to those doing RAAF subjects, future releases include a 1:72 scale C-17A Globemaster III from Kinetic Models and the Wing Nut Wings from New Zealand’s, Avro Lancaster in 1:32 scale which will include markings for RAAF and RNZAF versions as well as all the necessary parts to do not only the B1 and B111 versions but also the Dam Buster aircraft.    Exciting times ahead for those wanting to do some big kits.   
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