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  • Reference materials will help you hone your craft and ensure your work is historically accurate. Hornet Hobbies has a vast selection of books and magazines that will augment each of your projects, or just feed your curiosity and expand your knowledge. Ensure you get the monthly magazine of your choice by adding your name to our list of subscribers.

    Magazines are a great source of inspiration and education. Keep current with the latest copies or pick up some of those hard to find back issues. Or find the historical reference or walk-around book that will tell you exactly what the colour and markings were of that tank or plane that you are planning to build. There is also a large selection of train publications that will have you laying out tracks in the finest scenery.

    From time to time we are lucky to find and offer you vintage, collectible or hard to find publications. Locked away inside are the knowledge, tradition and history of our hobby that often gives us insight into the methods and trends of today. We always get excited when we find one of these treasures.

    If there is a title you're after, and we don't have it in the shop, we will try to get it in for you. Just contact us, and we'll be pleased to help you find what you're after.



    We carry models from these and other excellent manufacturers:

  • One of our customers, Vlad Adamec, has an article in this month's Tamiya Military Model International (Issue 106, Feb. 2015, pg. 34) about his build of the IBG Models Marmon Herrington Mk.1 South African Reconnaissance Vehicle (kit XS35021).

    He has left his model in our display case here in the store. Take the opportunity to drop by and see it in the flesh... or rather, in all it's weathered glory. Then take a look at the TMMI issue to see how he did it. Vlad has two other 1:35 scale models on display at Hornet Hobbies. His T-80U (Xact kit #XS35001) and the Israeli Achzarit APC (Meng kit #SS0-003) are pretty phenomenal.

    Here's a sneak peek: