Recommended sites and traders
Tankzone: the UK's most established retailer of 1/16 parts and accessories. Very good prices for Tamiya kits & free P+P in Britain. Good customer service and fast, safe delivery although long delays are possible if a part is out of stock.
Axels-modellbau. Superb german based site with English website. The home of Schumo upgrade parts for Tamiya. Fast despatch and great service.
Historex agents. The UK's biggest range of scale figures and a great source of verlinden add-ons kits, sable paint brushes and modelling accessories.
AFV shop: expensive scale figures but superb quality and very fast delivery.
Everything airbrush. All the airbrushes, parts, spares and compressors you could possibly need.
Welsh dragon models: A huge range of metal parts for upgrading tanks, metal tracks, Tamiya parts and low cost Verlinden models. UK distributors for Schumo, Proline, Aber, Peddinghaus, tank modelbau, Asiatam etc. Superb range of small arms and diorama/stowage parts. Steve and the team almost always deliver next day and their superb stock control means that if they say they have it in stock then they have it! My first port of call when I need an upgrade part. Check out their eBay.co.uk store too.
Other Ebay traders I fully recommend include Battlefrontmodels, tank workshop Forgebear, RCTank.de and Military might.co.uk. All these sellers provide great value items combined with first rate customer service. Search for all of them via '1/16 tank' on Ebay.co.uk.
ETO armour: US based stockist of Peddinghaus, Schumo, Tank modelbau etc. More convenient for my US and Canadian customers than European stores with lower postage, faster delivery and no import taxes.
Model Hobbies: one of the best ranges of Tamiya paint, basic plastic , wood & metal building materials, tools and static kits in the UK.
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Frontline Models: Superb Texas based retailer of Andrew Design & Verlinden kits, custom 1/16 skirt kits for panzers, decals, RC gear, commision repaint & builds of 1/16 RC tanks & hand painted stowage. Front-line models is the only approved retailer of 1/16 figures painted by precision-panzer so is a great place for American fans of this website to buy my work without worrying about customs duty or international shipping.