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Hi,

For those that don't know us here is a potted history. 

We started trading in 2003 as little-cars.com.

My hobby was building 1/43rd car kits, so decided to trade in these. I Also decided to stock the glues & tools needed to build the kits. 

Worked out that I could sell tools & supplied to anyone, but kits were very specialist, so a lot of our resources into the tools & supply side.   

This side has grown over many years and we have often sourced and stock products not generally available in the UK as requested by our customers. 

We now stock, several different airbrush ranges, glues, paints, washes, knives, plastics, sanding products, loads of general modelling tools, specialist tools like the jlc saw and hold 7 fold range and a load of other related products and our own products detailing wires and little-lenses.  Around 3000 different products in stock at the moment.

We were late getting an online shop. So decided to change the name from little-cars to modellingtools.co.uk to make it a little more obvious what we area selling.

The website has now been live for 20 months ( still have a few some products to add to it ) and it's really taken off nicely.

Unlike a lot of web shops, we still attend 30-40 model shows a year. People often want to look at and pick up tools they buy to see if they feel right and shows give people this opportunity to do this.

We think this is important, especially if you are investing money into a good quality airbrush, so we have a range of demonstration brushes to allow people to try them out before they buy.

We always aim to get people the right tools at a good price.

Thanks, Paul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I bought a hold and fold from you at Cosford, very happy with it as I was with you letting me actually open and look at what I wanted to buy and compare with others.

I am a happy bunny.

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1 minute ago, Rory said:

I bought a hold and fold from you at Cosford, very happy with it as I was with you letting me actually open and look at what I wanted to buy and compare with others.

I am a happy bunny.

Thanks for the comments, ranges like the H&F range are difficult sometimes, you need to see the tool so you can see how it handles and what each version offers you.

Paul

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Met one of your chaps at Telford last year, incredibly helpful causing me to spend lots with you, I was trying to find some microfiles which I'd been after for 20 years, your guy pointed me towards Eileen's emporium and bingo, 20 years of searching came to an end! Very much obliged to your guy!

 

All the best!

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Hi Paul, welcome! If I remember correctly you were in the Netherlands at Euro Scale Modelling about ten years ago. I could play around with your Nikon D70 at that time ( no idea how the pics turned out, not too good, I can imagine!), that experience made me buy a Nikon D80 a couple of years later. Been a Nikonian ever since... :) 

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On 8/12/2016 at 8:29 PM, Erik Bosch said:

Hi Paul, welcome! If I remember correctly you were in the Netherlands at Euro Scale Modelling about ten years ago. I could play around with your Nikon D70 at that time ( no idea how the pics turned out, not too good, I can imagine!), that experience made me buy a Nikon D80 a couple of years later. Been a Nikonian ever since... :) 

Hi Eric,

 

That sounds about right. Would like to attend some shows over there again, but to many shows over here to attend.   

Glad you've got on with your D80, my D70 failed, I moved to a canon, but couldn't get on with  it that well, so moved to  a Nikon D5200. 

Just starting to get used to it....to many settings compared to the D70, but works OK.

 

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Hahahaha! I know what you mean! I gradually climbed the Nikon ladder.... Upgraded to the D7000 after the D80 and now use the D800 for full-frame work and the D500 for action, birds and aircraft! Below some pics I took with my D500 at the Belgian Air Force Days, Florennes AB, last June:

 

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Cheers, Erik.

 

 

 

 

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Thanks to Paul, I started a little collection of F-1 Ferraris to try and show the development of Formula 1 designs.  The advice I got was to choose a kit that was new and easy to build, but not a superkit with 300 pieces.  Good advice.  This was the kit that got me going: the 126C2 from the 1982 USA West GP.

 

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