Hobbies & Model Making Supplies
With over 5000 products in stock to keep all model makers happy.
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The ideal gift for any Hobbyist - plans, models, craft kits, books and tools all available. Shop Here!
Here at Hobbies we stock a large range of Balsa Plane Kits from West Wings, Aerographics , The Vintage Model Company & Guillows. We also stock Balsa Wood, Materials, Paints, Glues, Decals, Roundels, Lettering and Tools to allow you to construct your own.
A range of Remote Control Helicopters and Remote Controlled Planes are available to suit all abilities from beginners to experts. There is also a huge selection of Plastic Kits available from Airfix, Italeri, Revell, Tamiya, Trumpeter and many more.
We stock a vast range of Period Ships and Model Boat Display Kits from Amati, Artesania Latina, Billings Boats, Caldercraft, Mamoli, Mantua Models and Victory Models.
We also supply the fittings required to complete any scratch build project or replacement parts from: Anchors, Chains, Barrels, Cranes, Doors, Covers, Deck Fittings, Fenders, Eyelets, Belaying Pins, Fire Monitors, Pumps, Handrails, Bollards, Stanchions, Ladders, Companionways, Gratings, Lifeboat Rings, Davits, Lighting, Portholes, Radars, Rigging Accessories, Ships Wheels, Smoke/Steam Generators, Vents, Weaponry, Winches and Capstans.
We supply a wide range of materials essential for building any boat, including many different types of Strip Wood Planking, Plywood, Balsa, Fibreglass, Plastics and Metals.
Don’t forget we supply a wide range of tools that are essential for building boats. The range includes; Plank Benders, Rigging Tools, Vices, Clamps, Pin Pushes, Knives and Magnification and Lighting equipment all aimed for boat construction, with the idea to keep you working through the long winter nights.
Plus we offer an extensive range of Glues and Adhesives and a fantastic range of finishing products including; Cotton Flags, Vinyl Decals, Vinyl Lettering, Enamel Paints, Acrylic Paints, Thinners, Brushes, Sealers and Varnishes so that you can get the best from your project and are happy with the end result.
If a static display model is not your cup of tea, we can also offer you a range of Radio Controlled Model Boats from brands such as Amati, Billings Boats, Caldercraft, Graupner, Mantua Models, plus many lesser-known brands including Aerokits, Krick, Precedent, Aeronaut, and Osborn.
To keep you up to speed, we supply a range of the latest radio control equipment that should keep you a head of the rest and avoid asking who’s using what frequency. This is thanks to the new 2.4Ghz systems. Check out our range of Transmitter/Receiver sets to see what we stock.
If it’s power you need then we have a wide range of motors from 1.5-3v to a super powerful 12v. We’ll manage to find the right choice of motor to suit your needs.
We also supply the essential components like Servos, Speed Controllers, Batteries, Sound Generators, Couplings, Linkages, Motor Mounts, Prop Shafts, Rudders, Propellers, and Bow Thrusters.
Our range of Plastic Boat Kits is constantly expanding and new products are being added all the time, we stock a range of kits from Academy, Airfix, Italeri, Revell, Tamiya, Trumpeter and Zvezda.
Books & DVDs
At Hobbies we have a large selection of quality books and DVDs’ covering a vast range of hobbies and interests including Clock Making, Wood Working Projects, Aircraft, Toy Making, Dolls Houses, Outdoor Projects, Ships & Boats, Fretwork/Scroll Saws and General Interests.
All of these books and DVD’s have hobbies in mind and make great presents.
Here at Hobbies we stock a whole range of components that are essential for any hobby. We have a range of Clock Movements including German Quartz Movements and Watch Movements to help keep your projects on time! We also stock all the necessary Hands and Numerals too.
We have an extensive range of Brassware including all the Fixings and Hinges you could possibly need to make anything, whether it is a dolls house or a trinket box. We also stock Musical Movements too.
We have many other handy sundries as well including Batteries, Switches, Leads, Wiring, Chargers, Motors, Gears, Pulleys, Magnets and Turntables.
At Hobbies we stock a wide range of Wheels, Axles and Spring Caps, ideal for making toys and prams or even go-karts! Also don’t forget our super range of Model Garage Accessories to complete your Toy Garage to a high standard.
At Hobbies we stock a wide range of craft kits suitable for all ages and abilities. Why not try your hand at Marquetry, we have a wide selection available from beginner to expert so that you can create a masterpiece that will last for years to come.
We have a wide range of working wooden models from Timber Kits to Pathfinders working models. You can even build accurate scale Period Weaponry from one of the many kits available.
Matchstick Kits are available from Matchitecture, Matchmaster and Matchbuilder, They will keep you occupied for hours but the end result can be simply stunning. We also sell Loose Matches and Safety Cutters if you’re feeling creative and want to build your own models.
We stock a range of Jigsaws from 1000 to 100 pieces from the likes of Gibson and Eurographics
We also sell 3D puzzles from Cubic Fun so you will find something exciting to keep you busy in your free time.
At Hobbies we sell the popular Sequin Art Range from KSG. We supply the whole range of Sequin Art. There are many other types of Craft Kits available to keep the kids happy and busy.
If you’re more into painting, we have a very popular selection of Senior Painting By Numbers, they allow you to create great works of art.
We stock quality Birch Plywood, MDF and Lite-Ply in various size sheets. Mahogany, Spruce, Walnut, Obeche, Balsa, Basswood and American White Oak are available in Panels or Strip Wood.
At Hobbies we also stock a selection of Wood Turnings, Wooden Balls, Buttons, Axle Pegs and Hardwood Dowels.
K & S Precision Metals has been in the business for over 60 years manufacturing the highest quality metal products. We are pleased to offer you a large range of K&S Metals including Brass Strips, Rods, Sheets, Tubes, Copper Tube and Sheets and Aluminium Sheet and Tubes.
Plastruct is the world's leading supplier of plastic scale model parts for every facet of miniature scale model building. From hobby to engineering / architectural to special effects to educational, Plastruct is suitable for all your modelling needs. We stock a great range of Tubes, Beams, Channels, Angles, Tees and Box Section as well as other Plastic Sheets both clear and white, sold in various thicknesses from 0.25mm-2mm.
We also sell a range of materials that will suit your every scenic need from; Trees, Scatter, Matting, Lichen, Snow, Water and Fibres.
Suitable for creating elaborate dioramas and modelling scenes.
Plans & Fittings
At Hobbies we have a large selection of Plans & Fittings, offering you a great selection of projects to build, craft and care for. We offer a selection of Outdoor Projects, Boats, Dolls Houses, Toy Farms, Castles, Garages, Push Along Toys and Games.
There are hours of fun to be had building these projects. Many of the wooden toys will out last their rivals and last for many generations.
All the materials needed are listed in the plans, including details for the fittings and wood packs.
As well as fittings for some of the plans, we can also supply uncut wood packs giving you enough material to complete your project.
Please note that some of the plans have had some slight alterations over the years and some materials have been substituted. These are plans that may require some thought to interpret, however we have sold thousands of these plan with very few problems.
At Hobbies we have an ever growing selection of plastic model kits from Tamiya, Revell, Trumpeter, Italeri, Academy, Thunder Models, Takom, Emhar, Merit Models, AFV Club & Zvezda.
With a choice of Bikes, Cars, Tanks, Trucks, Ships, Aircraft, Trains and Figures you're bound to find what you want at Hobbies, if not tell us what you're after and we will try to source this for you.
As well as Plastic Kits that you can build and paint yourself, we also offer Ready To Run Radio Controlled Cars and Tanks.
At Hobbies we are proud to be authorised stockists for Proxxon. We also stock products from: Dremel, Draper, Jet, Rota Craft, Hegner, Fox, Excalibur, Dura Grit, Flexcut, Charnwood, Veritas, Ice Bear, Micro Plane, Light Craft, Model Craft, Niqua, Olson, Sjoberg, Swann Morton, True Angle and Zona thus offering you a huge range of products.
Hobbies are famed for Fretsaws which we have sold for over 100 years. We continue to stock probably the largest choice of Fretsaw Blades and Fretsaw Frames in the country. Even stocking a Junior Fretwork Outfit for those new to the hobby. We also offer a choice of Electric Scroll Saws for those that prefer the powered option.
We offer a great range of Airbrush Kits to suit all budgets and abilities, these airbrushes are ideal for controlled spray painting and are recommended by Hobbies for their quality and reliability.
We also sell Tamiya Spray Paints in ready to use cans.
We are pleased to offer a large range of Hand and Bench Top Power Tools to aid the model maker and craftsman. With such a large selection of tools on offer we are sure that you will find the right tool for the job, any question please ask
Need good quality tools? Then we offer a great selection of hand tools to suit the job at hand. Whether it's a fine job of planking the hull of a boat or cutting timber by hand, there is something at Hobbies that will do the job.
Safety and Work Wear
We stock a range of very trendy and fashionable Brimarc Heavy Duty Braces, they will hold up the manliest of all tool belts, or just your trousers! Safety wear like Goggles, Dust Masks, Visors and Aprons keep you safe and dust free when you're busy in your shed or garage.
Work Benches and Accessories
Tired of using the kitchen table? Why not look to purchase a fantastic wooden work bench to place in your workshop, shed or garage. It allows you to continue working without having to clear a space to eat your dinner! We now stock HobbyZone workshop organisers. These included storage cases, paint modules and lots of organisers that can be combined together to form an entire modular system.
Hobbies Safety Gear
Don't forgot the essential safety gear such as aprons, dusk makes and goggles to ensure complete safety in the workshop. Have you seen our Brimarc Braces? These durable and fun braces are another essential for the modeller.