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Model shop stockists of Airfix, Italeri, Revell, Tamiya and more

Call on 01872 273582

11 Pydar Mews, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2UX

Revised opening hours

Posted on: 18 April 2015

From this week until 13 July the shop will be closed on Mondays. Opening hours for the rest of the week will remain as normal (Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 9am-5.30pm).


Yeovilton February Model Show special offers

Posted on: 20 February 2015

If you’re going to the Fleet Air Arm Museum February Model Show tomorrow at RNAS Yeovilton, you might like to know that I will be holding a special offer on Tamiya and Italeri items. All Tamiya and Italeri stock will feature 25% off the lowest marked price for the day, which means some stunning reductions on recommended retail prices.

Examples include:

ITALERI 153 1/72 AC-119K Gunship rrp £28.99, our price normally £24.99, show price £18.75 (36% off rrp)

ITALERI 2734 1/48 Typhoon Mk. Ib (late) rrp £24.99, our price normally £21.99, show price £16.50 (34% off rrp)

ITALERI 6520 1/35 BMP-1 rrp £24.99, our price normally £22.99, show price £17.25 (31% off rrp)

ITALERI 7014 1/72 Kfz. 305 Opel Blitz rrp £10.50, our price normally £9.49, show price £7.25 (31% off rrp)

TAMIYA 32561 1/48 WWII German Africa Corps Infantry set rrp £12.99, our price normally £9.99, show price £7.50 (43% off rrp)

TAMIYA 35251 1/35 M4A3 Sherman rrp £29.99, our price normally £24.99, show price £18.75 (38% off rrp)

TAMIYA 35330 M561 Gama Goat rrp £24.99, our price normally £19.99, show price £14.99 (41% off rrp)

This includes Tamiya 1/35 and 1/48 armour and 1/48 and 1/72 aircraft, and Italeri 1/35, 1/48 and 1/72 armour and 1/48 and 1/72 aircraft. These offers will only be available at the show.

Hope to see you there. I will be under the nose of the Fairey Firefly Mk.I ‘Evelyn Tentions’ in Hall 2.


Airfix 2015 range now available to pre-order

Posted on: 23 December 2014

Airfix have announced their 2015 range of models, with a heavy bias commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. New moulds of the Heinkel He 111 and Junkers Ju 87 from the Luftwaffe, and the Boulton Paul Defiant from the RAF, all in 1/72, will be released along with the Hurricane and Spitfire in 1/48 accompanied by a number of RAF ground vehicles and personnel.

Other new mould subjects include a Sea King helicopter, the long awaited Bristol Beaufighter, the Grumman Wildcat and the Nakajima B5N Kate torpedo bomber, all in 1/72nd scale, while the Armstrong Whitworth Whitley medium bomber is also a welcome release. Perhaps the jewel of Airfix’s 1/72nd scale line up is the mighty Avro Shackleton, long rumoured and much anticipated.

Airfix have also been looking again a their back catalogue, with the de Havilland Comet and Vickers Vanguard airliners, Crusader tank and 17pdr anti-tank gun making reappearances. Also back is the 1/24th scale de Havilland Mosquito, with a new set of decal options.

The range is available for pre-order now.


The full list is:

1/72nd aircraft:

A02069 Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I

A02070 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat

A03087 Junkers Ju 87B-1 Stuka

A04019 Bristol Beaufighter Mk.X

A04056 Westland Sea King HC.4

A04057 Hawker Siddeley AV-8A Harrier

A04058 Nakajima B5N2 ‘Kate’

A06014 Heinkel He 111P-2

A08016 Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V

A11004 Avro Shackleton MR.2

A50169 Nakajima B5N2 ‘Kate’/Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat Dogfight Doubles gift set*

A50170 Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I/Dornier Do 17Z Dogfight Doubles gift set*

A50171 Bristol Beaufighter Mk.X/Focke Wulf Fw 190A-8 Dogfight Doubles gift set*

A50173 Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary gift set*

A55213 Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I starter set*

A55214 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat starter set*

1/48 aircraft:

A05126 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I

A05127 Hawker Hurricane Mk.I

A09179 English Electric Lightning F.1/F.1A/F.2/F.3

A50172 Battle of Britain -Ready for Battle gift set*

1/24 aircraft:

A25001A de Havilland Mosquito FB.VI

1/144 aircraft:

A03171 Vickers Vanguard

A04176 de Havilland Comet 4B

1/48 vehicles/personnel:

A03312 Albion AM463 3-point refueller

A03313 Bedford MWD

A04702 WW2 RAF Ground Crew

1/72 military:

A50174 Battle of Waterloo gift set*

1/32 military:

A06361 17-pounder anti-tank gun

A08360 Crusader Mk.III

1/32 cars:

A55308 Ford 3-litre GT starter set*

A55309 Maserati Indy starter set*


Items marked with a * are only available from the Truro shop





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!