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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 02:52 AM UTC
Hi all,

I'll be traveling to Dublin and then on to London for the Olympics next week. Any good model shops in Dublin, Canterbury or London worth stopping into?

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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 04:07 AM UTC
Not exactly central, but Hannants have a London shop

Hannants London
Unit 2
Hurricane Industrial Estate
Avion Crescent
Grahame Park Way

Telephone 0208 205 6697



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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 07:02 AM UTC
There's a big Modelzone next to Holborn Tube station. They carry a reasonable selection of popular armour, as well as RC and railway stuff.

For scratchbuilding supplies there is always 4D Modelshop, a few blocks from either Tower Hill or Aldgate East Tube stations.

If you have the time to travel, LSA Models in Hove (near Brighton on the south coast, about 1.5hrs from London by train) is great.

And of course your best bet is if you can find your way out towards Upminster on the middle weekend (4&5 August), where my Essex MAFVA branch is putting on a model show within a tent at the Military&FlyingMachines show at Damyn's Hall! It's just over an hour's ride out on the District Line from London (and some connections - see below), and will feature about 20 clubs displaying their models along with a selection of traders selling kits and other goodies, all surrounded by an open-air show with loads of 1:1 scale tanks and armoured vehicles. The website is here and has directions & map.

Hope these help!