Planes, trains, boats and automobiles… if it moves, Scale Hobbies is bound to have a version you can build or buy.
The model store has been Coast’s haven for collectors since re-opening in the town centre in April 2019, with an eclectic offering that appeals to all ages.
The product range includes kitsets and all the paints and accessories that go with them. You can build your own car, plane, train, boat, ship or even a submarine.”
Scale Hobbies also boasts a huge range of collectable diecast cars, from classics such as the much-loved Ford Transit van through to vintage and modern-day race cars.
So, if you want to own a mini version of the Holden LC Torana GTR that Peter Brock drove at Sandown in 1971, Scale Hobbies is the place to go. Or if that’s a bit before your time, you can get your own model of Scott Dixon’s 2020 championship-winning IndyCar.
There is also a slot car set, allowing up to six cars on the track at one time, set up and ready to use in the store.
In fact, Scale Hobbies has lots of offerings for its youngest customers, with a range of toys and Hot Wheels cars.
Jigsaws are another growing category – making a big comeback post lockdown – and the Funko Pop Vinyl collectable figurines the store stocks are big business.
Not everything in the store is done on a small scale - a recent move to bigger premises inside the Coast centre has given Scale Hobbies the ability to have full-sized cars on display. Recently a local collector lent his 1999 Lotus Elise IIIS to the store, pulling lots of Lotus fans into the town centre.
Adrian Crockett, who owns the business with his wife Lisa, hopes to have some other very special cars with an incredible motor racing history on display soon – watch this space.
In the meantime, head into Coast to check out Scale Hobbies or look at the amazing range of products on the website.