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Model Supplies Australia

We Stock a Wide Range of Model Supplies in Australia

Building replicas of defence vehicles and other vessels is a unique hobby to pursue; however, you must have reliable model supplies in Australia. Whether you’re searching for model moulds or model brushes, you need a steady source. Defence Model Supplies is the one-stop-shop for all your model requirements. If you don’t find what you require, simply put in a request and our team will do their best to source it for you.

Tips for Using Model Supplies Efficiently

There is an increase in the number of people who are interested in building various models of different craft. It is an entertaining hobby, regardless of your current level. After putting time and effort into building your model, there is a sense of pride that you managed to craft a replica using only your hands and model glue. If you’re considering pursuing the hobby, follow these tips to ease into it and ensure you don’t quit prematurely.

  • Select a model kit that is relevant to your skill level. If you’re unsure, speak to the staff at the hobby store and ask them to guide you in the right direction. They will provide you with a comprehensive list of what you need as a beginner. After deciding on your first model, you want to build it as close to the image on the box. However, you require some patience and basic knowledge. Don’t be disheartened if your first attempt isn’t perfect. As the old saying goes, practice does make perfect.
  • We understand that reading instructions seem tedious, however, you require an overview before you commence building. Model parts are tiny and usually attached to a sprue. There is the temptation to break off the pieces from its plastic holding, but with that comes the danger of damaging the parts completely. To avoid this scenario, you should use a side-cutter or a knife to remove the little parts gently. After that, you must test the accuracy of the pieces before you apply glue. There are cases when the plastic residue affects the fit; therefore, you must remove all of it before installing the component.
  • When you’re about to paint your model, the preparation element is critical. You must consider how you will hold the model while painting and where will you place the model afterwards so it can dry without messing up anything else. One idea you can adopt is to paint the parts while on the sprue or you can use holders such as clothes pegs while the paint dries. Before you paint, wash the parts under soapy water to remove any dirt. After that, test your brush strokes against the inside of a component that won’t be exposed once you have assembled the model.

What To Expect from Defence Model Supplies Regarding Model Decals in Australia

Model decals are what assist in making the appearance of your model more realistic. There are several options from national emblems to the names of aeroplanes and ships that put the finishing touch on your models. It requires you to be steady, patient and precise, mainly because you’re dealing with such little stickers. We stock a wide range of decals that are replicas of the Australian and international squadrons.

  • Russ French is a renowned model builder and is highly skilled. He’s built models for Presidents’ and Prime Ministers’ offices as well as the defence industry from around the world. He relies on our supplies for his work which is a fact that makes us incredibly proud. As ex-serving members of the defence force, we have an affinity to the vehicles that are available as models.
  • Some of the parts and supplies at our store are the only available stock in Australia, which makes us unique. The Plastruct range is a typical example, and we manufacture some of the components ourselves. All our stock adds value to model kits such as the accurate decals that are currently used or have been used on Australian Defence Force vehicles in the past.
  • Aside from our physical store, we have the option to shop online from anywhere in the world. We understand that there are hobbyists in all corners of the globe who require intricate parts and components for their models. Furthermore, we offer a variety of payment methods, including lay-buy for those who are slightly strapped for cash. If you don’t find the item you require, feel free to speak to our team who will try to source your item.

About Defence Model Supplies

We have been in the industry for 20 years and have continuously impressed our customers with our product range and service. We’re proud to be endorsed by Russ French, who is a professional at building models.

If you have any requests or questions, contact us and one of our friendly staff will assist you.