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11 Pydar Mews, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2UX

Truro build nights: an update

Posted on: 7 December 2014

The build nights at Malpas have now become a fixed event, I am glad to report.For December they have been moved to a Monday evening to avoid the clash with late night shopping in Truro, and the last session before Christmas will be on 15 December.

The 2015 calendar will start on Wednesday 21 January, and will then continue on. If you are interested in bringing some of your model making along, we’d love to see you. There is the opportunity to show some of your work to the rest of the group, to get some model making done without the usual distractions of home, and to soak up lots of modelling info from the other attendees.

The venue is Malpas Village Hall, on the main road into the village, which is open by 7pm, and the evenings go on until 10pm. There is a £2 weekly charge per person for the use of the hall, and 25p for tea, coffee and biscuits.

For further details please contact me via email or telephone.

December opening times

Posted on: 22 November 2014

So, it’s that time of the year again, and I will be altering my opening hours from Monday 24 November until Christmas as follows:

Monday 10am-5pm

Tuesday 10am-5pm

Wednesday 10am-9pm (Truro late night shopping)

Thursday CLOSED

Friday 10am-5pm

Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm

Sunday 10.30am-4.30pm

During Christmas week and up to New Year there will be some further changes, and I will be posting those nearer to the time.


Truro build nights

Posted on: 19 August 2014

I am delighted to announce that a weekly Truro modellers’ build night will commence in September.

The regular night will be every Wednesday, and the inaugural evening will be on 17 September from 7pm until 10pm.

The build nights will be held at Malpas Village Hall, which is located on the left hand side just after the last bend into the village. The postcode for your satnav is TR1 1SQ. We will be using the recently opened Barton Hall, which has a sizeable patio, a kitchen area, and plenty of light. You can find out more about the venue at

Parking will be on the road, as there is none at the hall itself.

There will be a £2.00 fee per person for the use of the hall every week, and 25p for tea or coffee and biscuits.

If you are still uncertain as to what happens at a build night, it does what it says on the tin. Turn up, grab a table and get to work on your latest creation. But as well as that, it is an opportunity to share your own areas of expertise, learn tips and give advice to others, and to enjoy your model making in a different environment. You can also show off your work to others, and talk shop.

Model making is a solitary activity, but one of the most enjoyable aspects of any hobby is being able to share it with others. A build night is the chance to do just that, and I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday evenings from September.

News for 11 August: Birthday celebrations

Posted on: 11 August 2014

It has been just over twelve months since T7 Models opened its shop in Pydar Mews, Truro.

To mark this occasion, there will be a number of events at the shop this Saturday 16 August. There will be promotions, competitions and some free gifts as well. I’m not saying what, as that would spoil the surprise. You’ll just have to come and visit the shop.

We will be open from 9.30 to 5.30.

Royal Navy air shows

Posted on: 18 July 2014

T7 Models will be trading at both Royal Navy air days this year.

Next Saturday 26 July will see RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset open its gates to the public, and T7 Models will be trading from a site adjacent to the classic car line up. Gates open at 9am, and there will be five and a half hours of flying displays culminating in the spectacular commando assault finale.

The following Thursday 31 July sees us a little nearer to home, at RNAS Culdrose. We will be located in C3 hangar (same as last year), with the show commencing again at 9am.

The shop will be closed on Friday 25, Saturday 26, Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 July in order for us attend these events, and we hope we will see many of you at either or both shows.

Armed Forces Day

Posted on: 19 June 2014

This year’s Armed Forces Day is being marked in Cornwall at Heartlands, Pool, this Saturday 21 June. The event starts at 10am and features exhibitions from all armed forces, cadet forces, historic military vehicles, an awards ceremony, a full size Spitfire replica, service charities and a flypast from a real Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

T7 Models will be in attendance for the day, trading from a site in the Diaspora Gardens, offering our usual good selection of kits. The Truro shop will be closed, so come to Armed Forces Day and find out more about the men and women who dedicate their lives to protect our freedoms.

And if you can’t get to that event, remember that there are Armed Forces Day events all over the country. Go to for details.


Easter promotions

Posted on: 16 April 2014

Happy Easter!

When the Easter bunny visited Pydar Mews recently he was so struck by what he saw in T7 Models’ window that he threw away his basket of chocolate eggs and came up with a great idea!

I am happy to announce that over the forthcoming Easter weekend all model kits purchased in the Truro shop will feature a 10% discount off their usual price. This will apply to Airfix and Revell starter sets as well so, like the Easter bunny, ditch the chocolate eggs and grab that kit you’ve been thinking about for ages. To make use of the discount the shop is open on Good Friday from 10am-5pm, Saturday from 9am to 5.30pm and Easter Monday from 10am-5pm. We will be closed on Easter Sunday.

The Disney Cars and Planes ranges are exempt from this discount, but… they have their own offer to smile about! When you buy one you can get a second for half price. This offer applies to the lowest priced item, and will remain in force while stocks last.

On top of all that excitement I have launched T7 Models’ own savings club, ideal for that big model or perhaps for your Christmas purchases. A new airbrush, maybe? Open an account with a minimum of £5, and after that you can deposit as little as £1 towards purchases of any item in the shop or against a special order. Every new account holder will receive entry into a free prize draw.

It’s all happening at the moment!


New in-store loyalty card scheme launched

Posted on: 8 April 2014

T7 Models has launched its own in-store loyalty scheme from today.

Make sure you pick up a loyalty card the next time you visit the shop. Receive one stamp for every £10 that you spend in-store, and when you collect ten stamps you get a gift voucher worth £10 to spend in the shop. There is no time limit on the scheme, so you can still collect stamps no matter how few purchases of £10 you make.


News for 21 February: Culdrose local crafts and business fair

Posted on: 21 February 2014

There will be a craft fair at the Culdrose Community Centre in Helston on Saturday 15 March, raising money in aid of four service charities: SSAFA, Battle Back, Surf Action and Help for Heroes.

The event is being organised by a number of wives of personnel from RNAS Culdrose, and I am happy to report that T7 Models will be in attendance and supporting this event, along with a number of local businesses.

The community centre is in Hibernia Road, Helston, and the postcode for your satnavs is TR13 8DJ. It is open from 10am-3pm. Please come along and show your support.

News for 21 January: Yeovilton Model Show

Posted on: 21 January 2014

T7 Models has added the Fleet Air Arm Museum Model Show to its list of events. The show, probably the biggest event of its type in the south west, will be held at the museum at RNAS Yeovilton on Saturday 15 February, with doors open at 1000, and I will be in attendance with the usual good selection of kits at competitive prices.