Links and Contacts.

    The Motor Museum in Miniature has made many friends in the modelling community and is pleased to share with you links to suppliers, modellers and museums. If you would like to link with us please e-mail us at rodian-mmim@hotmail.co.uk

    We hope you will enjoy meeting our friends.

Kits and accessories.  

Little-cars   

Owned by Paul & Jackie Fitzmaurice Little-cars original idea was to become a specialist resin/white metal car kit specialist. As this market was shrinking, they decided to fill a gap in the market and sell all the modelling tools and accessories that people need to build models.

http://www.modellingtools.co.uk/

Vintage Racing Miniatures

Providing high quality decals and paints for the modeller who is "Making a little history"

http://www.v-r-m.com/

Plamo UK

Plamo sell a varied and interesting range of lacquer and acrylic paints and accessories. 

http://www.plamo.co.uk/store/index.php

Hiroboy.com

Hiroboy.com is the UK's largest automotive kits, aftermarket parts and accessories mailorder company. Also selling books and many other related products.

http://www.hiroboy.com/catalog/index.php

Old Model Kits.com

A great site for out of production and antique model kits. All sorts of model kits catered for across the whole arena of model making. Highly recommended by it's users. 

Oldmodelkits.com can also be found on facebook.

We would also like to thank Alan Bussie for his work on kit and company histories, particularly the Aurora company, and for allowing us to use some of this work here. 

http://www.oldmodelkits.com/

Indycals Decals

Your home for open-wheel scale-model, water-slide decals. Also carrying kits and display cases this is a great site for creating something different; Indy or F1.

http://www.indycals.net/

Other fields of automotive modelling.

GP-Miniatures 

GP Miniatures was created from a lifelong study of David Brown Aston Martins. This almost obsessive interest has resulted in a growing range of high quality 1/32 scale slot car bodies for slot car racing enthusiasts, and static scale model collectors alike.

http://gp-miniatures.com/index.html

Immense Miniatures

Immense Miniatures creates all their own designs in house to offer the hobbyist, creating slot car tracks, model railway layouts, dioramas (or other small worlds), figures and scenic items in 3 popular scales.

http://www.immenseminiatures.com

John Day Models by Daryle Toney

A lovely range of classic British vehicles in OO gauge (1/76th scale) ideal for dioramas railway layouts or just something different from the normal kits in the larger scale ranges. Give them a look you won't be disappointed. 

http://johndaymodels.webplus.net/

Pattos Place

A true scale slot and model car enthusiast dedicated to the hobby, and to providing you with the widest range of good value products. Pattos Place has been in this business for over 22 years now and can offer a very large range of bodies (in 1/32nd & 1/24th scales), decals in a variety of scales and other static display and slot car accessories.

 http://members.optusnet.com.au/pattosplace/home.html

Hobby Design

Hobby design is one of the worlds leading detail and aftermarket parts suppliers. Know for their 'Detail-Up' sets they also have very interesting transkits. Browse their varied products then order through Hiroboy.com

https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=cce851d5e0a9b973&id=CCE851D5E0A9B973%21114#cid=CCE851D5E0A9B973&id=CCE851D5E0A9B973%21114

Clubs and societies. 

  Joining a local modelling group or society is one of the best ways to improve your model making and have fun in a supportive environment.

IPMS UK.     

For all modellers in the UK whatever your interests or abilities. IPMS UK has local branches all over the UK and an internet branch for those who mght be a little isolated.                 

http://ipmsuk.co.uk/

IPMS Stafford 

Our local club and it's a good one. The members are friendly and make a wide variety of modelling subjects so there is something for everyone. We highly recommend joining IPMS and/or your local model club, it had a very positive effect on our model making and proves that model making is not a solitary pastime.

https://staffordipms.wordpress.com/

Automotive Museums. 

The National Motor Museum, Beaulieu.

One of the best motor museums in the world; and so much more. All the family can enjoy a day at Beaulieu but you'll probably want more than one day.

http://www.beaulieu.co.uk/

Cloverlands Model car Museum.

  A wonderful collection of diecast models, one off pedal cars and other miniature cars from around the world that include many rare and beautiful items. If that isn't compelling enough the staff are all very knowledgeable automotive enthusiasts and writers.

http://www.montgomery-wales.co.uk/visiting/cars.html

Model Collections. 

Mark Oakley,s 1/12th scale collection. 

Mark started his modelling career with Tamiya kits. He found some aspects unsatisfactory and set about upgrading the kits, eventually moving on to almost complete scratchbuilt models.
All are works of art though.

 http://www.mrof1engineering.co.uk/

Formula one modelling blog.
 
Jake Kilshaw's collection and blog on F1 models. Jake also introduces us to other modellers and there work.