Model Kits, Toys, Games and more!!
Welcome to Model Kits Direct. We offer a huge range of Model kits, Die cast models, radio controlled cars and heicopters, slot racing, model railways, paints, glues, tools and accessories all at the best prices possible. Please visit our store to view our latest stock of model kits.
Why Buy From Us?
• We are a small family run company based in Nottingham, England
• We try to offer our products to you at less than RRP
• We value your custom - We appreciate every order no matter how small
• Some brands sell direct to the public via their own websites cutting out the high street retailer or webstore altogether making huge profits on their products!
• Buy from us and you get the same product, possibly at a lower price and you are helping a small family run company compete against large corporations
Toy and Game Department now open!
We have added thousands of Toys and games to our store which now includes brands such as Mattel, Hotwheels, Barbie, Thomas and Friends, Polly Pocket, Monster High, Hotwheels and WWE to name but a few. Please visit our Toy department here
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Die Cast Models
We now stock a huge range of Die Cast Models from brands such as Oxford Diecast, Corgi, Norev and IXO, Minichamps, Bburago, Maisto, HPI Racing, Kyosho, Model Icons, Sunstar. We offer a range of scale models, including cars, trucks, railway, aircraft, bikes, figurines, Sci-Fi and many more.
Scalextric range now in stock! We try to offer the widest range of Scalextric products available, from sets, to cars and accessories.
Hornby are a classic in model railways so we are proud to announce we now stock a huge range of sets, trains, wagons, scenery and accesories from this most famous of British brands,
We try to offer all our range at less than RRP!!!
Our 30 year passion for Tamiya model kits ensures you receive the best service available on all Tamiya model kits.
Whether you are looking for Radio Controlled Model Kits, Bikes, Cars, Military, Aircraft or Ships, we choose only the best and most popular model kits from Tamiya and other major brands.
If you can't see the model kit you require, please contact us as we can order direct for you.
Please visit our store for our very latest deal, and buy securely online.
Also, make sure you visit our BLOG for our latest news and thoughts on everything to do with Tamiya and our other brands.
Help Support Small Businesses In the UK
Something quite worrying for the local and small business owner seems to be happening wherever I look these days especially right on my doorstep where pubs and shops seem to be closing and Tesco Express and Sainsbury's Locals seem to be popping up at what I find to be an alarming rate.
I live in a modest suburb and within 2 miles of my house we have many supermarkets, including a Sainsburys, a Tesco, a Morrisions, an ASDA, a Aldi and a Lidl. How many supermarkets does a local community need?
Add to this the closure of a private furniature store and a local pub and in there place....... yes you've guessed it a Sainsbury's Local and a Tesco Express!! These have opening within 100 yards of each other and more worryingly the same distance to a group of small private shops.
I for one avoid these new corporate stores and always try to buy from the corner shops if possible, sometimes it's not, but the majority of the time it is. I feel its very important for us to keep our local economies going, wherever you live and not to give in to these corporate giants. And OK, I know Its impossible and not practical to avoid them when you need to do your families weekly shop, we all need a supermarket but not 8!
I have also noticed that the corner shop is often cheap than the others too, making you think how much money is the Tescos making on a bottle of wine with their massive buying power compared to the local shopkeeper?? If we continue to support him he will stay in business, but if we give in to the big stores they will soon close their doors and we will be left with no choice where to shop.
Online stores also have to compete with big corporate funded websites with huge buying power. Some brands also sell direct on their own websites, which is an obvious and sensible thing for them to do and they probably make a huge amount more profit than they would if they sold to shops and independent retailers. Some brands dont sell direct which i applaude, and will only sell their products through retailers, but many do. How are shops supposed to compete with that?
This may seem like I have a bee in my bonnet about this, but look at the amount of companies that have gone bust over the last couple of years in the UK. If some of these big companies are struggling to survive what chance in the current financial climate does the small independent business have? Companies like ours are already having to cut profits in order to compete and I'm sure like us many are happy to do this as long as we still get support from the public.
So, even if you don't choose to buy from Model Kits Direct, I would much rather you buy from another small online business or a local independent model shop than a massive online retailer to which you are just another number, or a chainstore which probably has no passion or knowledge about the products they are selling to you. Ive noticed some Airfix products pop up in my local Sainsbury's!! I wonder how much product support they would be about to give me if I asked them? Well that's easy, none!
European Shipping now available
Model Kits Direct is please to announce that we are currently shipping to selected European countries. We are shipping by Royal Mail Airmail to the following countries:- Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibralter, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. We will hopefully be shipping our ful range of model Kits and radio controlled cars worldwide very soon, so if you are not in one of the above countries please check back soon. Alternatively we can arrange a bespoke delivery to your country if you contact us with your details.
Ninco Air RC Helicopters
We are very pleased to announce that our range of quality Ninco Air RC Helicopters is now available and in stock for immediate despatch. Unlike many RC Helicopters, spare parts, including roter blades, are available online. If you do not see the RC Helicopter part you require please contact us as stock is arriving frequently.
The range includes mini 4 channel helicopters through to large (700mm in length) models!!
We also have a limited number of refurbished 535 Alumax helicopters in stock with up to 25% off the RRP! Each of these units has been unpacked, tested and repacked by our team and are in perfect working order. Grab one today as stocks are limited
Maverick RTR Buggys and Truggies
Maverick are a brand associated with HPI so these excellent quality RTR buggies have the full back-up for parts via HPI. Offering exception value for money and fantastic build quality, these buggys and truggies offer a welcome addition to our catalogue.
Airfix Model Kits
Airfix are without a doubt the most popular brand in model making. we supply a range of kits by Airfix including Cars, AIrcraft and starter kits. These kits include glue, paint and brushes and are ideal for beginners or birthday presents. We stock many retro, car kits including Ford Escorts, Aston Martin and MGs amongst others.
Revell Model Kits
Revell kits offer great value of money and their ever increasing range of models offer a brilliant range of supercars and retro models alike. From the latest Ferrari 458, Mercedes SLS through to a classic Volkswagen "Samba" Campervan. Revell also have a range of Starter kits including everything you need to get you into modelling.
We are pleased to stock the latest range of Ready To Run Buggies and Trucks from Carrera RC. This fantastically priced RC Range offer long run times with short charge times - coupled with extra features such as working water guns and winches , these are going to be massive this Christmas.
Carreras brilliant range of slot racing systems are available to buy today direct from Model Kits Direct. The range consists of formula one based tracks and cars through to off road dune buggy racing - something for all tastes and great value as well.
We also stock brands such as Acoms, Ansmann, Airfix, Corgi, Scalextric, Hornby, Revell, Norev, Italeri, Tamiya, Zvezda, Hasegawa, IXO NInco Air - The finest radio controlled helicopters available at fantastic prices.
We Specialise in:
• Model Kits
• Tamiya Radio Controlled Cars and Trucks
• RC Helicopters
• Ninco Air Radio Controlled Helicopter Spares
• Military Scale Models
• Revell Scale Model Car Kits
• Scalextric sets
• Hornby Railways
• Die cast models, Corgi, Oxford Diecast, Norev, IXO
• Airfix Model Aircraft
• Airfix Cars
• Scale Model Cars - both 1/12 and 1/24
• Scale Bike Kits
• Scale Model Aircraft
• Accessories including Batteries, Glue, Chargers, Paints and Radios
About Model Kit Direct
We are a limited company registered in England and Wales Company Registration Number 7351393
Our Trading Address is: 11 Grantham Close, Giltbrook, Nottingham, NG16 2WB
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.