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Scale Model Notebook



Information Sites/Forums


See also List of scale model kit manufacturers (wikipedia)

Country Name Notes
China Border Models  
China Flyhawk model  
China HobbyBoss  
China Rye Field Model (RFM)  
China 小号手 TRUMPETER awesome range of kits
China 首页-Bronco Mould & Plastic Co.,Ltd.  
Czech AVI Models  
Czech AZ model  
Czech Czech Master Kits (CMK) Special Hobby spin-off, focis on rasin kits and accessories
Czech Eduard  
Czech Gavia  
Czech HPH Models  
Czech Kovozávody Prostějov  
Czech Special Hobby  
France Heller  
France L’Arsenal resin kits
France Raging Heroes miniatures
Germany Faller  
Germany fentens Kartonmodellbau  
Germany Revell GmBh  
Greece Michael Kontraros Collectibles  
Hong Kong Dragon Models Limited  
Hong Kong Hong Kong Models  
Italy Italeri  
Japan Aoshima 株式会社 青島文化教材社  
Japan Arii now part of Microace
Japan Bandai  
Japan Fine molds  
Japan Fujimi  
Japan Hasegawa  
Japan Microace  
Japan Pit-road  
Japan Tamiya  
Latvia & Ukraine North Star Models  
Poland Arma Hobby  
Poland IBG webstore also carries other manufacturers
Poland ION Model resin figures
Poland Mirage  
Poland RPM  
Poland Yahu  
Russia Brother Vinni’s miniatures
Russia Combrig Models  
Russia Zvesda  
South Korea Academy Plastic Model  
Sweden Bold Miniatures miniatures - resin, STL
Taiwan AFV Club  
UK AirFix now part of Hornby Hobbies
UK Dapol  
UK Games Workshop miniatures
UK Hasslefree Miniatures miniatures
UK Hornby  
UK Paper Shipwright paper models
UK Starling Models resin kits, photoetch and accessories
UK White Ensign Models photoetch
UK Frog  
UK Impact OOB
UK Matchbox OOB (many kits via Revell)
UK Pegasus - Blue Max OOB
Ukraine Clear Prop models  
Ukraine Dorawings  
Ukraine ICM  
Ukraine Miniart Models  
USA [Diemension Games kickstarter games with miniatures
USA Aurora OOB
USA Battlefleet Models  
USA Civilized Models resin
USA Dark Sword Miniatures miniatures
USA MiniCraft  
USA Monogram OOB
USA Reaper Miniatures miniatures
USA Revell  
USA Wizkids miniatures
USA Lindberg OOB
USA Model Products Corporation MPC OOB


Country Name Notes
Australia BNA Model World  
China/aliexpress Colorfulday Store great range of models, often good deals
China/aliexpress JZ Hobby Store good range of kits, often good deals
China/aliexpress KNL HOBBY No.2 Store prices^^
China/aliexpress No.3 Model Store modelling accessories
China/aliexpress Real-toys Store good range of kits, often good deals
China/taobao shop291689990  
EU Super-Hobby  
Japan Hobby Link Japan  
Japan Plaza Japan  
Singapore Battle Quarters Singapore good source Vallejo
Singapore Hobby Art mainly gundam
Singapore Hobby Bounties Singapore best place for Airfix, Hornby..
Singapore Hobby Mate best place for paints and supplies
Singapore Hobby Point Bras Basah great range of kits, inc. bandai
Singapore Hobby Square mainly drones and RC
Singapore M WORKSHOP  
Singapore Miniature Hobby International the best place for kits - huge range and great prices
Singapore Stargek official Tamiya - good range but prices++
UK Dorking Models  
UK Inside The Armour  
UK Marcle Models paper models
UK Model Shipyard paper models

Tool & Accessory Suppliers

Country Name Notes
Japan Mr Hobby  
Slovakia 77propeller airbrush stencils
Spain greenstuffworld  
Spain Vallejo paint
UK Humbrol paint
USA micromark small tool specialists
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This page is a web-friendly rendering of my project notes shared in the LEAP GitHub repository.

LEAP is just my personal collection of projects, usually involving an Arduino or other microprocessor in one way or another. Some are full-blown projects, while many are trivial breadboard experiments, intended to learn and explore something interesting (IMHO!).

The projects are usually inspired by things found wild on the net, or ideas from the sources such as:

Feel free to borrow liberally, and if you spot any issues do let me know. See the individual projects for credits where due. There are even now a few projects contributed by others - send your own over in a pull request if you would also like to add to this collection.