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Merry Christmas to all our customers!

Friday, December 22nd, 2017 by Robert Tearle

A big ‘Thank You’ to all our customers for their continued support over this past year.

We are on holiday now until the January 8th, please continue to order, comment or email us, we will deal with all orders/enquiries on our return.

Have a great Christmas and a very happy New Year from all at Accurate Armour!


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IPMS Show Report

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 by Robert Tearle

A Big Thank-You! to all our customers who turned out to support us at the IPMS Scalemodelworld Show in Telford last weekend, we really appreciated talking to you at our stand and we hope that you had a great weekend overall. We would also like to thank the IPMS volunteers for all thier hard work running the show. We have booked for next year so please put the dates (10th-11th November 2018) in your diary NOW!

We had a very good show and we also managed to release our four new conversion sets for the Takom FV432 at the show; all were sold in the first two hours! Don’t worry there is more to come!

Now live on the website are:-

C109 FV432-“Peak”

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C110 FV432-30 “FOX” 30mm RARDEN

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C111 FV438 SWINGFIRE Missile ATGW

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And…

C112 FV432 Ambulance

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Also at the show, an ‘until now’ missing link for fans of Wolf Land Rovers, a replacement for the original fitment wheels and tyres with spares.

LRA011

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Back to the work bench for more FV432 related items and hand accessories to come soon!

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The wait is nearly over!

Monday, November 6th, 2017 by Robert Tearle
Coming next week! Available to order online from the 14th November, Dispatch will begin on Friday 17th of November.

C109 FV432 PEAK Conversion. £32.00. Includes a backdated exhaust and hull roof in line with the service period of the type and all the PEAK GPMG Turret and colour decals.

C110 FV432-30 MCV Conversion. £42.00. This exterior set includes accurate and detailed Fox turret, mating collar, backdated exhaust, backdated hull roof and revised vehicle cupola. Also in the set are full colour decals and an accurate painting guide for the Berlin Camouflage scheme researched from a serving vehicle.

C111 FV438 Swingfire ATGW Conversion. £42.00. This exterior set includes the Swingfire turret, backdated exhaust, backdated hull roof and full colour decals.

C112 FV432 Ambulance Conversion. £20.00. Includes parts for up to 4 fitted stretchers, Med Kit and colour decals.

These products will go live on the website next week! Check out the ‘New’ section.

A small allocation of stock will be available at the IPMS Nationals at the Telford International Centre on the 11th and 12th of November on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Also to come:

  • Early pattern side skirts and rear mudguards.
  • General update set.
  • 81mm Mortar Conversion.
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We're counting down! 4 3 2......

Friday, August 18th, 2017 by Robert Tearle

On the bench just now are the beginnings of a range of conversions for the Takom FV432.

More news to follow…

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New Model Supplies!

Friday, August 11th, 2017 by Robert Tearle

We are proud to announce that we now sell a range of Albion Alloys superb Brass Rods and Aluminium Tubes.

ALBW02-10. This range covers the amazingly fine 0.2mm up to 1.0mm, all in 305mm lengths with quantities of 9 or 10 per pack.

ALBW15-30. This range covers the larger sizes with quantities from 3 to 7 per pack.

ALAT1M-5M. This is a range of excellent aluminium tubes that slide fit inside the next size up perfectly. Ideal for replacing kit hydraulics with a working and polishable alternative!

We plan to expand this range over the coming months, check in on facebook/twitter @AccurateAmour.

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New Diorama Supplies!

Saturday, July 29th, 2017 by Robert Tearle
Keep your diorama ‘Fluff Free’ with this superb Nylon Rope in two sizes 0.3mm and 0.45mm.

Sold in 2 metre lengths, Ideal for track fitting cables and light winch ropes.

Also now available, our two sizes of brass wire cable 0.6mm 0.9mm in 1 metre lengths.

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Israeli AMX 13/75 Update and more...

Friday, July 7th, 2017 by Robert Tearle
Now on sale! 7 sets relating to the IDF.

The full set for the Takom IDF AMX 13/75, above, takes the vehicle to 1967 standard with the raised superstructure and other fittings.

In addition we have: .30cal Ammo Stowage (A179), two types of IDF Jerry Can holder (A180, A181), IDF 1960’s Searchlight (A182), IDF MG Mounts for .30cal Browning and FN MAG (A183) and Early Roadwheels for AMX13’s (A184). Go to ‘New!’ for full details and click to buy.


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Contain these new releases!

Thursday, June 29th, 2017 by Robert Tearle


Our latest duo of 1/35th scale releases tick the box with a smaller (more diorama friendly) ISO 10 foot Container (K141) and the ‘Urban Shanty Training Aid’ (K143). Go to ‘New!’ for these and others.

Also new; we have added more conversion options to our TAMIYA Kombi-Kit range with T55 and Churchill Mk-VII kits now in stock.

C066K Churchill Mk VII Toad Heavy Flail Tank Kombi-Kit

C084K Iraqi T55 Enigma Kombi-Kit

C099K Churchill Mk VII AVRE Kombi-Kit

More soon…..

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Just to make life easier....

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 by Robert Tearle

Now in our range are 4 new sets to make modelling 1:35th scale British armour easier!

A188- ‘Larkspur’ Aerial Bases (Qty-12)

A189- ‘Clansman’ Aerial Bases (Qty-12)

A190- ‘Bowman’ Aerial Bases in 3 Styles (Qty-12)

D49- Centurion Style Tie Down Loops (Qty-160)

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Centurions! Mk's 2 and 3 Available now!

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 by Robert Tearle

Go to New Releases for these fine conversions.

C098- Centurion Mk2

C107- Centurion Mk3 (long hull)

C108- Centurion Mk3 (short hull)

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Our 30th Anniversary

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 by Robert Tearle
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Something is lurking just around the corner...

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 by Robert Tearle

Emerging from the foundry at last…..two new marks of Centurion are looming! Availlable soon.

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Stock! Or the temporary lack of it!

Friday, January 20th, 2017 by Robert Tearle

Some of you may have noticed recently that items of stock are missing the ‘buy now’ button and are showing Not currently for sale. Like to see it return? Comment below. If you have an interest in one of these items we would encourage you to do just that!

Not only will this speed its return to stock it allows us to focus on what you hungry modellers want next for your collection. Once back in stock we will personally email you to say that it is available again. It is still our aim to return everything to stock but for a variety of reasons this has not been possible in recent months.

Items will be returned to stock in order of popularity with a proviso that large and complicated items may be bumped down the list as they are time consuming to produce. We hope you will be patient and understand that we will get to all of you eventually.

Good things come to those who wait!

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Merry Christmas to all!

Thursday, December 15th, 2016 by Robert Tearle
Christmas orders can no longer be guaranteed for overseas customers and there is only a few days left for stock items for UK customers.

You may have noticed that some items are marked with ‘Not currently for sale. Like to see it return? Comment below.’ With such a big range its hard to keep everything in stock so please comment against the kit you want and we will endeavour to re-stock it as soon as we can.

Sometimes a component of the kit is unavailable and it may remain off sale for some time but in most cases it is in a queue to be made on a demand basis. Once you have commented we will contact you by email once the kit is back in stock and it will be reactivated on the site.

Its been a busy year with the development of the new website. We therefore have not had a great deal of time for the development of new kits. We do, however, intend to get back into the saddle in the new year. Thank you to all our customers for their continued loyalty and patience. Please feel free to contact us as always via the contact link (top right of the page) or comments below.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Accurate Armour


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Show pre-orders reminder!

Friday, October 21st, 2016 by Robert Tearle

We look forward to seeing you there on the 12th and 13th of November, The International Centre, Telford, TF3 4JH.

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A Finger on the Pulse!

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 by Robert Tearle

Monday the 10th of October, in unseasonably bright sunlight for the West of Scotland, saw the visit by Steve Ellison with his Land Rover Pulse Ambulance. Steve was kind enough to make a trip to our beautiful corner of the world to let us measure up, and to take in the views and culture. Good luck on your travels Steve, hope the weather holds up! And yes, the sirens still work!

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BUYER BEWARE - UPDATED

Monday, September 26th, 2016 by Derek Hansen

Buyer Beware!


VICARA Military Sculptures and Plaques in England are selling a 1/35th scale Ferret model on a base which they claim to be “hand-crafted by their specialist sculptors in the North East of England”. IT IS NOT.

This product is based on our original Accurate-Armour Ferret Mk-2/3 kit designed for us by a well known modelmaker in Kent which has been built, filled, figures added, then moulded and recast and sold on a base. This is a blatant rip-off and we would advise anyone who has purchased this for themselves or as a gift to demand a full refund from Russell King at VICARA . And please report him to UK Trading Standards at the same time.


UPDATE FROM VICARA:-

Any information regarding Casting process, Military sculptures, Models or Copyright issues, please contact the Manufacturer ‘Olde Earth Castings Ltd. So according to Russell King at VICARA it is this other company in Northumberland and directed by Martin Gorman who are the North East of England “Hand-crafters”.

http://s612385324.websitehome.co.uk/OE/collections…

All information welcome.


Look at his site (and the manufacturers site) and you will see many other products which appear to be cheap plastic kits designed in Japan, Korea, China etc. subjected to the same bogus “hand crafted in the North East of England” recasting. Another blatant violation of Trading Standards law, and our advice for customers is the same as above.

Finally, adding insult to injury there appears to be the recasting of UK military badges and logos. Really?! ALL UK armed services badges, crests, and logos are MOD Crown Copyright!

Look at the images above posted by VICARA on Facebook (now with our text) and their own web site; look at his site:- http://www.vicaramilitarycollectables.co.uk/

Those of you around the world who have our Ferret kit (built or not) can compare for yourselves what you have with those images and it should only take you a few seconds to see what we mean.

Designing and manufacturing original work in the UK is a hard way to make an honest living for a small family run business like ours, so having our designs and products ripped off by opportunistic thieves with no morals will not be tolerated. Please share, re-post, forum post, tweet and copy so that as many people as possible are aware of these rip-offs. Thank you very much for reading.

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All the packing done for this weekends Scale Scotland show, we hope to see some of you there.

Friday, September 2nd, 2016 by Derek Hansen
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