23rd August
The Flyhawk HMS Hermes is now available, price is £36.00 for a superb kit.

We also have a restock from North Star, some of this has sold out already but another order has been placed
so hopefully these will be back in stock soon.

13th August
We have a restock of ROP Os Samek kits and a few new items to the range from them, these are very nicely cast resin kits with etch including some unusual subjects such as the Russian Imperial circular battleships Novgorod and Vice-Admiral Popov and submarines HMS M-1 and M-2 all in 1/350.  For 1/700 fans there are battleships HMS Vanguard, HMS Royal Oak, USS Texas, USS Guam, USS Alaska, cruiser HMS York and also Soviet destroyers Razumnyy and Tashkent amongst others.

8th August
I am very pleased to announce the first in a new range of mulitmedia models, these have been CAD designed by the very talented Benjamin Druel and 3d printed on high quality machines for the most accurate dimensions and finest details. The first kit will be an Algerine class minesweeper in 1/700.

The kit will be resin cast with etched brass parts and decals to build a number of these ships that served with the Royal and Canadian Navies in WW2 and also saw post war service with a number of countries.

It will initially be available in 1/700, hopefully towards the end of September, with a 1/350 version to follow, all being well. This is a kit which has not been previously available in either of these scales.

This will hopefully be the first in a range of kits featuring smaller Royal Navy warships in both 1/700 and 1/350 scales from Starling Models, more news to follow including photos of the test cast which arrived today.

For some images of the CAD design, have a look in the shop under Starling Models or new releases.

Starling Models will be at the following shows -

Sutton Coldfield Model Show, 11th September, Mere Green Commmunity Hall, 30A Mere Green Road, Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BT.

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.