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Sunday, 18 March 2012

Miniature Hobby

Miniature Hobby

Miniature Hobby is a retailler of Military, Aviation, Maritime/ Naval and Sci-Fi scale models, accessories and other collectables

They stock a wide range of kits including:

- Dragon, Trumpeter, Hobbyboss, Tamiya, AFV Club, Bronco, Zvesda, Hasgawa, Revell, Miniart, ICM, Italeri and others
- AFV, Aircraft, ships, space models, Sci-fi and Gundam
- Aftermarket: notably Voyager, HobbyFan, Legend ( a lot of Legend stuff in fact) and others
- Paints including Tamiya and Mr Hobby
- Track sets and ammunition sets
- Tools
- Built models

The store is larger than many and is very well stocked indeed. So much so that if you take a bag like I did, you might have trouble squeezing between the shelves. There are a LOT of models here, which means an awful lot of temptation














This store is BIG!

The owner is freindly and very knowledgeable on the market and models he sells. It seems to be a very welcome theme in Singapore that store owners are generally modellers as it means you can always expect a good chat and some helpful pointers on which kit to look at to do a subject and so on. A good store gives you a lot more than the kit you walk out the door with

Prices in the store are very good indeed with discounts on many lines and special offers on paints and other items, again; dangerous to the wallet. I couldn't resist leaving with a Skybow/ AFV Club WC51 at a seriously good price


How to Get There

The nearest MRT Station is Tai Seng on the Circular Line. It is about a 20 minute journey from downtown Singapore

On leaving the MRT Station take exit A: Upper Payar Labar Road/ Irving Road

Turn right as you leave and you will see the sign for Irving Road

Proceed down Irving Road to the end and you will see Trivex on the other side of the road from the end of Irving Road. It deosn't have a sign as its an office building rather than the usual retail mall/ plaza. It looks like this:


Trivex Building Seen from the end of Irving Road

To the left of the main office tower is a Food Court under the car park you can see in the picture above. Go through the food court to the exit in the back corner and into the car park

Turn right to go under the tower block walking through the car park.

There is a turn on the left where you will see the stairs to the entrance:

Enter here and take the lift/ elevator to the 14th floor.

Miniature Hobby occupies Units 14 to 16

Opening Hours are 12noon to 8pm 7 days a week. Check before going if you intend to visit on a public holiday

Web: http://www.miniaturehobby.com/
email: sylee@miniaturehobby.com
Tel: 97613903

Miniature Hobby
8 Burn Road
#14-16, Trivex
Singapore 369977




Summary:

I was seriously impressed with the range and quality of kits and materials on sale at Miniature Hobby and I feel certain the store will be a regular place of visit for me during my two years here, especially with those great prices

Highly Recommended



What Else is In the Area?

Sadly there are no other stores currently in the area of Miniature Hobby's location.

9 comments:

  1. We've got a subsidiary here too. It's a partnership with our one and only LHS. Loads of stuff too with fantastic discounts for members.

    Looks like it's way out of town centre.

    Cheers,
    Richard

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  2. Whereabouts are you Richard?

    Miniature Hobby is not so far out. About 20 to 25 minutes from downtown Singapore and well worth the visit

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  3. might try to visit this shop.... hopefully they sell also some car model kits there

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  4. Are there aircraft carrier models for sale there? I'm thinking of getting it as a present for someone

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    1. Yep i did see air craft carriers there. Best u sms the owner, he replies back 97613903

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  5. i was just there in dec13, based on the post here, and i certainly did not regret. The price as mention was really good 40% off! i got a very neat 787 for $24 and apache for less then $20, feel like going there again, but can hardly find time to complete the apache. i highly recommend it.

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  6. Are there Battleship 1/350 models for sale there? give me price list ... please ... thanks

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  7. Does anybody know if there is commercisl aircraft ?

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  8. I am looking forward to visiting the Hobby centre this week

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