18th October
We have some more stock of the Coastal Kits bases in today including a new style which will display two ships.  If you haven't seen these before, they are photographic representations of the sea with a satin finish on 3mm thick foam board which are ideal for a quick and easy way to display your waterline ship models.  These are available with or without a wake effect and now come in three sizes ideal for 1/1200, 1/700 or small 1/350 ships.  Prices start at £6.00.

A restock of Combrig kits is on the way, we will also soon be stocking Aoshima ship model kits from Japan, both should be here in time for Telford.

The Algerine will hopefully be available at Telford in small numbers, the quality of the 3d print has meant that to get a perfect cast is proving difficult, but it will be achieved although a little delay is the result.

12th October
A bit behind on the news updates, I will try to keep these more regular in future!  Today we have a restock of Flyhawk items including the superb HMS Hermes kit, also we have the new Royal Navy aircraft set II which includes Walrus and Fairey Seafox aircraft.  More recently new products include a new line of bases from Coastal Kits, these are photographic sea bases on foam board which make for an easy and very effective way
of showing off your waterline ships.  There are bases available with or without wake effect. 

The 1/700 Algerine kit should be out by the end of the month, just waiting on casting at the moment. 

Starling Models will be at the following shows -

IPMS Scale Modelworld, 12th & 13th November, Telford International Centre.

   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, 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 basic details which will enhance your ship models.  For those with an interest in smaller scale aircraft, we will aim in time to specialise in 1/144 scale.

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.