Hobby Shops

Updated 2019 April 25

Cast Your Anchor
990 Kingston Road
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M4B 1T2
Web: castyouranchor.ca
Email: castyouranchor@bellnet.ca
Phone: 1.866.686.8529
We are Canada’s only hobby store specializing in ship models, radio control sail and powerboats, tools and accessories, all under one roof. We stock fittings, exotic woods,and finishing. We have nautical gifts, will restore and appraise your models, and run workshops.
Dockyard Model Shop
Ordnance Mews Craft Centre
The Historic Dockyard
Chatham, Kent
England ME4 4TE
Web: dockyard-model-shop.co.uk
Email: robert.bright@btconnect.com
Phone: 01634-830404
Established in 1994 the Dockyard Model Shop has become the only specialist model boat shop in the south east. Ideally situated within The Historic Dockyard at Chatham close to the original dry dock where H.M.S Victory was built and now home to the famous WWII destroyer H.M.S Cavalier.
Free Time Hobbies (formerly Pacific Front Hobbies)
47 Dunbarton Farm Road
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Web: freetimehobbies.com/ship/
Phone: 706.946.1120
Extensive collection of “steel navy” kits.
Glen-L Marine Designs
232 Avenida Fabricante Ste 105
San Clemente, CA 92673
Web: glen-l.com
Email: info@glen-l.com
Phone: 562.630.6258
Fax: 562.630.6280
Glen-L marine designs has been serving the amateur boat builder since 1953 and we’ve been in our Bellflower location since 1956. Our goal is to provide plans, kits, and building materials to home boat builders. Extensive online catalog.
Sprue Brothers Models LLC
Web: spruebrothers.com
Email: help@spruebrothers.com
Sprue Brothers carries 34,961 different items of which 91% are in stock (total of over 480,000 items in stock in our warehouse). 97+% of the items we carry are modelling related. We have no need to list how many items are at our suppliers' as what we list as in stock is physically in our warehouse ready to ship to you in 1 business day or less. This is by far the largest in stock selection of scale modelling products in North America.
Great Planes Model Manufacturing Co.
P.O. Box 9021
Champaign, IL 61826-9021
Web: greatplanes.com
R/C kits, accessories, adhesives, tools, field supplies, and more.
Hamilton Hobby Specialists
236 Kenilworth Ave, N.
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada L8H 4S5
Web: hamiltonhobbyspecialties.com
Email: sales@hamiltonhobbyspecialties.com
Phone: 905.547.5541
Over the decades Hamilton Hobby has become a landmark hobby shop conveniently located in East Hamilton, and a place where hobby modelling has become a tradition and a passion. Our family owned full-service hobby shop strives to ensure that you find all your hobby needs and wants at your local brick and mortar store. From our passion of model hobbying to yours, friendly service, great prices and a wide selection of hobby goods is our commitment to you. Please browse our website for new arrivals and a sample of our inventory. For our full line up of inventory please contact us directly with any special requests.
Hanants International
H.G.Hannant Ltd
Harbour Road, Oulton Broad
Lowestoft, Suffolk
England NR32 3LZ
Phone: (01502) 517444
Fax: (01502) 500521
Hannants is a family business, established in Lowestoft in 1890 and now into the fourth generation. We are modellers. Your guarantee of service. Our policy is to offer the largest range of kits, decals, accessories, paints, books etc. from the main manufacturers to the smallest cottage industry supplier. This is backed by vast stocks and a large staff so that we can give a quick turn round to your order.
Harbor Models
507 E Ada Avenue
Glendora, CA 91741
Phone: 626.963.4591
Tugs, Cheddar steam engines, hulls, kits, reference materials, R/C supplies, much more.
Hobby World of Montreal
1164 West Main St. Suite B
New Market, MD 21774
Web: hobbyworldinc.com
Email: info@hobbyworldinc.com
Phone: 888-980-9099
Fax: 301.865.1973
Wooden ship model kits, cannons and ordinance kits, dollhouses, fittings, other supplies.
10101 Davis St. (Warehouse for online sales only)
Suite 600
Braselton, GA 30517
Web: hobbylinc.com
Fax: 1.706.654.2518
Hobbylinc.com is family owned and operated from Atlanta, Georgia since 1971. Originally a local hobby shop, Hobbylinc.com moved exclusively online in 1994 with the simple idea of offering the largest selection of general hobby items at the lowest prices. Today, Hobbylinc.com has grown into one of the largest online suppliers of general hobby items in the world!
Hobbytown USA (Franchise Headquarters)
1133 Libra Drive
Lincoln, NE 68512
Online Sales 424 Otterson Drive
Chico, CA 95928
Web: hobbytown.com
Phone: 844.714.3445 (Toll-Free
Phone: +1.530-894-5041 (International)
The HobbyTown story begins in Lincoln, Nebraska (where our national headquarters remains today). Merlin Hayes, Mary Hayes and Thom Walla founded HobbyTown Unlimited Inc. in 1985 and opened the first franchise store in 1986. Today, there are more than 135 stores nationwide, making us the leader in the retail hobby and specialty toy industry. We have become the foremost resource and destination for family fun and entertainment by embracing, supporting and maximizing the strengths and diversity of each location.
Unit 8 Cedar Court
Halesfield 17
Telford Shropshire TF7 4PF
Web: kingkit.co.uk
Email: kingkit@kingkit.co.uk
Phone: +44 (0) 1952 586457
Specializes in unmade, hard to find, and out-of-production plastic model kits. Kingkit is a family business and has been trading for 28 years. During this time it has built up a reputation for offering a wide range of hard to find model kits and a quick reliable service. As the business has grown we have continuously added new lines. With our new website we are now able to differentiate between new and pre-owned items to give you the best possible value. We have exciting plans to develop the stock lines we carry and whether your are looking for that hard to find model from your childhood or the latest releases we aim to be the first stop for all modellers.
KitLinx (formerly Roll Models)
8385 Allen St. Suite 105
Sandy, UT 84070
Web: kitlinx.com
Email: support@kitlinx.com
Phone: 612-545-0399
Fax: 612-545-0899
Your link between Models, Accessories, and History. Online Model Dealer. Roll Models and Waldron Model Products.
Lone Star Models
Web: lonestarmodels.com
Various resin and other detail sets, custom parts, and more.
Loyalhanna Dockyard
7527 Gilbert Rd.
Bergen, NY 14416
Web: loyalhannadockyard.com
Email: LHDockyard@aol.com
Phone: 585.494.0027
Fax: 585.494.1369
Ship hulls and kits from U.S.and foreign manufacturers. Agent for Fleetscale and Sirmar. Also Harman Model Boats, Taubmans Plans Online, and The Dromedary.
Miller’s Hobbies / Tallships Unlimited
822 N A1A Highway, Suite 310
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Web: http://www.historicships.com
Email: customerservice.historicships@gmail.com
Phone: 1-866-865-7900
Fax: 904-695-4398
We specialize in Wood Model Ship and boat kits and historically accurate scale model ship kits from around the world. At Historic Ships, you will find exciting model ship and boat kits for the beginner as well as the advanced model ship kit builder. You will also find Model Ship Kit Fittings, Modeling Tools, Books on the subject of building ships, scale Rigging Line, Paints for Model Ship kits, wood strips and dowels, glue, Model Ship Displays and much more. The Model Ship and Boat Kits presented here are from the leading manufactures of the Model Ship and Boat Kits industry such as Amati, Corel, Mantua, Constructo, Constructo Junior, Artesania Latina, OcCre, Blue Jacket, Billing Boats, Dumas,and Caldercraft. As these kits range from beginner to expert in degree of difficulty, there is something for everyone to find. So sit back, relax, and browse the model Ship and Boat Kits available for your future project!
Model Dockyard
17 Tremorvah Barton, Tregolls Rd.
Truro, Cornwall
England TR1 1NN
Web: model-dockyard.com
Phone: 44 1872 222120
Fax: 44 1872 260073
Includes Krick Steamboat Kits. The Model Dockyard has been successfully catering to the needs of the scale ship modeller since 1987. We were the first UK mail order only business in the UK solely specialising in Scale Model ships and related items and thinking about it, we probably still are. Because of this specialisation, you won᾿t find our shelves cluttered up with model aircraft, railways, toys or cars.
Model Expo, Inc.
2613 NW 20th St.
Miami, FL. 33142
Phone: 800.222.3876
Fax: 800.742.7171
Manufacturer and mail order dealer in kits, fittings and tools. Catalog available. We have been serving scale modelers with quality wood /metal kits since 1976. In the beginning we offered only European historic ship model kits. Our growth was based on competitive pricing and after-sale service to our customers by providing them with replacement parts to support their building efforts.

In 1987 we acquired Model Shipways (founded in 1948) and improved the kit selection by being the first to introduce laser cutting to the industry, introduced many new models and converted solid hull kits to plank-on-bulkhead and plank-on-frame. Subsequently, we designed new wood and metal models introducing Model Airways historic aircraft, Guns of History artillery and Model Trailways western vehicles. Today, we manufacture all of our kits in our factory in Miami, Florida. Here we mold detailed metal parts; cut wood with high-powered lasers and assemble each kit with careful American hands.
Mosquito Boat Hobbies (formerly Howard Enterprises)
866 W. 19th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
Web: www.geocities.ws/mosquitoboat
Email: elcoptboat@earthlink.net
Phone: 310-547-3464
Fax: 310-514-0818
Mosquito Boat Hobbies is the acknowledged leader in providing true scale model PT Boat Hulls, Kits and accessories. Since 1990 we have been designing, fabricating and building the highest quality fiberglass model PT Boats and cast fittings to meet the most demanding needs of the enthusiastic hobbyist. To accomplish this, we only use official sources for our research to build our boats. Our thanks and appreciation go out to AL Ross of Coastal Forces for supplying the necessary drawing and research material to construct our master patterns from which all of our hulls are molded and crafted by hand.

To assist our customers in accurately building their models, all of our boats come with detailed arrangement plans that were drafted from or in some cases, they are copies of the official drawings used in the construction of the real boats. This enables the modeler to complete the building and fitting out process of their boat to match the accuracy of our molded fiberglass hull. To assist the modeler even further, we offer an extensive line of cast polymer plastic and white metal fittings and weapons kits.

Dumas, Robbe, Ace, Scale Ships. Frank’s Mosquito Boat Hobbies. 1:20 Higgins and Elco PT kits; boat upgrades and customizing.
Nature Coast Hobbies
Nature Coast, Inc.
6773 S. Hancock Rd.
Homosassa, FL 34448
Web: naturecoast.com
Phone: 1.877.396.0074
Fax: 352-628-6778
Lines available include: model ship kits by Amati, Artesania Latina, BlueJacket, Constructo, Corel, Mantua, Mantua/Panart, Mantua/Sergal, OcCre, Seaworthy Small Ships, and much more. We also carry an excellent selection of fittings, miniature hobby tools, and ship modeling books.
Nautilus Models
PO Box 564
Bagdad, FL 32530
Web: http://www.nautilusmodels.com
Email: nautilusmodels@bellsouth.net
Resin ship conversions and photoetch.
Paradise Hobbies
3441 Colonial Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33966
Web: paradisehobby.com
Email: paradisehobbies@gmail.com
Phone: 239.313.7889
We offer a large selection of RC Cars, Trucks, Airplanes, Drones, parts and accessories! We also have a repair department for your RC needs.
102 Main Street Wharf
Greenport, NY 11944
Web: prestons.com
Phone: 631.477.1990
Preston’s provides the finest in nautical giftware and coastal decor in true multi-channel fashion. Our headquarters is located on the wharf in Greenport. We have two retail stores: one still devoted to providing boaters with the finest equipment gear and sportswear and the other focused on items found in our catalog and website. We welcome you by phone, e-mail, online and in-person. We’ll provide the best service in the industry because if we don’t take care of our customers, someone else will. Stop by any time. We'd welcome your visit.
Ship Ahoy Models and Minatures
39 Pearl Rd.
Saugus, MA 01906-1260
Web: shipahoymodels.com/
Email: shipahoymodels@yahoo.com
Phone: 781-231-0212
We at Ship Ahoy Models have been building models for over 50 years while specializing in radio controlled prototypes. Custom models built and sold since 1953.
Squadron Mail Order
1115 Crowley Drive
Carrollton, TX 75011-5010
Web: squadron.com
Email: customercare@mmd-squadron.com
Phone: 877.414.0434
Fax: 1.972.242.3775
Since 1968, Squadron has prided itself on carrying the most detailed car, airplane, ship, and military model kits, from Revell, Academy, Hasegawa, Tamiya, Hobbyboss, Trumpeter and other scale model vendors, and a variety of accessories and tools for model building. We have 1/32 scale and larger models of almost every military and civilian aircraft from all era that took to the skies. From World War II aircraft, to modern F-35 Lightning fighter jets, we offer something for every scale modeler and model hobbyist, at every skill level. From the beginning model builder, to those experienced and looking for a challenge, Squadron has everything needed to build scale models and more.
Star Models
6318 South 135th Street
Omaha, NE 68137-4216
Web: www.resinrealm.net/Star/STARModels.html
Email: stevekohler@cox.net
Phone: 402.896.4379
Styrene and Resin car kits and accessories.
Tower Hobbies
P.O. Box 9078
Champaign, IL 61826-9078
Web: towerhobbies.com
Email: info@towerhobbies.com
Phone: 800.637.6050
Mail order hobby shop.
Victor Model Products
379 County Line Rd.
DeRidder, LA 70634
Web: victor-model.com
Email: ruby@victor-model.com
Phone: 337.202.1916
Link:http://www.victor-model.com Dealer for American Model Yachting Association (AMYA) sanctioned Soling 1 Meter and many other kits and ready to sail model yachts for radio control. All of our models are fabricated from HI-impact polystyrene plastic, select woods and high quality sail materials. The hull, deck, keel and miscellaneous components are precision molded from the plastic and are completely trimmed to size and shape for rapid and accurate assembly. Masts are made from Basswood or maple and require only minor sanding before finishing. Sails are sewn from the highest quality sail materials and are completely finished and ready for installation.

Each kit contains a complete hardware package. Stainless steel wire is used for rigging the larger models while Dacron line is used for the smaller models. Parts layout on the right is typical for all VICTOR kits. (Shown is the Soling 1M kit.) Easy to follow, detailed assembly instructions will lead you through assembly, finishing, rigging, radio installation, and on to your first launch. The complete kits include everything required to finish the models except glue, paint and liquids such as resin or epoxies. The keel configuration on some of the kits includes an assembled keel bulb ready to fill with lead shot, which is also included. The Snipe and 24-inch cup series models are designed for ease of assembly and simple operation. They can be sailed in confined areas or even in a backyard swimming pool!
Worth Marine Inc. / Pekabe
Web: worthmarine.com
Email: info@pekabe.com
R/C Sailing yachts, fittings, cannon, Model Shipways’ kits, etc. PEKABE was founded in 1968 by Hans-Georg Schulz, stainless steel sheaves, blocks, shroud fastenings and more.