30th November
The 1/700 Algerine class minesweeper is now back in stock and can be ordered from the shop.  This is a resin kit which has been CAD designed and 3d printed for maximum accuracy and detail, it includes etched brass details, decals and a full colour instruction leaflet, price is £32. 
Finally we have our restock of North Star accessories, including some superb upgrades for Royal Navy 1/350 kits in the shape of quad and 8 barrel pom-poms, twin 4" mounts, bridge equipment, winches, quad 0.5" vickers and many more including some new items which will be on there as soon as possible.

We also now have some Eduard etched figure sets in 1/700 and 1/350, along with the IBG Models HMS Zetland and HMS Middleton Hunt II class escort destroyers.  For those with a taste for something more unusual, there is the Hobby Boss 1/350 French pre-dreadnought battleship Danton or the French submarine cruiser Surcouf, both of these are injection plastic kits and Danton includes photoetched parts.

22nd November
Today we have a restock of Flyhawk kits including HMS Hermes, HMS Aurora, HMS Naiad, both Royal Navy aircraft sets, USS Ward and the German WW1 battlecruisers Lutzow and Derfflinger, all in 1/700.  Also the IBG Models Hunt II class escort destroyers HMS Middleton and HMS Zetland.

Starling Models will be at the following shows in 2017 -

IPMS Bolton Show January 22, St Joseph’s RC High School, Chorley New Road, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 6HW

   Welcome to Starling Models

We are a UK based specialist, small scale ship model retailer and etch producer stocking kits and accessories in 1/350 and 1/700.  We stock L'Arsenal, Combrig, Niko, AJM Models, 3dmodelparts, Trumpeter, Hobby Boss, Lion Roar, IBG, Orange Hobby, Master Barrel, Samek, Dodo Models, Aoshima, RB productions, Coastal Kits bases, Lifecolor paints and our own brand Starling Models. More kit and accessory producers are being added all the time.

With the Starling Models brand we aim to produce top quality, good value products for the modeller, we will not make expensive 'super sets' but provide the most important details which will enhance your ship models. 

Starling Models will also be re-releasing some of the 'semi-kits' previously available through the Fine Waterline range.  These provide the basic parts needed to make a model, with smaller parts being supplied from your own spares box as identified in the instructions. These are an inexpensive way of building a model of some naval and merchant vessels not otherwise available in the scale and can be built with as much detail as the modeller wants.

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If you are looking for modern Royal Navy kits, or etched parts for larger than 1:700, then try our good friend Peter Hall at Atlantic Models.  He has a growing range of excellent 1/350 post war RN kits and accessories as well as his own range of highly detailed photoetched sets.

If merchant ships and auxiliaries are your interest, then we recommend Battlefleet Models in the USA for some interesting subjects and great kits and accessories.