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Popeye

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Sourcing quality modelling timbers
« on: July 22, 2019, 01:59:17 PM »

Can anyone recommend a supplier of modelling timbers of the same superb quality as that  offered by Dennis Nixon (Attleborough) until he ceased trading?

Thanks in anticipation of a positive feedback.
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Re: Sourcing quality modelling timbers
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2019, 03:47:58 PM »

Always use these guys, never let me down so far: https://www.slecuk.com/

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Re: Sourcing quality modelling timbers
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2019, 04:52:20 PM »

I've always used Mantua Models in Windsor. Perhaps not the cheapest but superb quality and really helpful, Russell in particular. I've had lime and mahogany strip and their ply sheet.
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Re: Sourcing quality modelling timbers
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2019, 04:55:18 PM »

Always use these guys, never let me down so far: https://www.slecuk.com/
I'll second that choice - the order I placed was delivered complete and no damage whatsoever. Received my order within 48hrs.


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Re: Sourcing quality modelling timbers
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2019, 05:28:33 PM »

I agree with Ray. Nice people but I'm lucky enough to be close enough to collect if urgent!
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Re: Sourcing quality modelling timbers
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2019, 05:36:18 PM »


I have had materials from Slec in the past and I was disappointed in the plywood I received.   It was supposed to be 5ply birch - but - I received 3ply.  It splinters too easily when cut.   Their strip material is okay; but; if I want real high quality good grade ply - I like to deal with Mantura models.  They are quite expensive, but, I think if you want good quality - here you get what you pay for - fair comment the plywood size isn't that big for what you pay - but - you know you will get one of the best grades of material.   Even their strip material - such as the mahogany I use for exterior planking has very few defects if any.  As the old saying goes - if a job is worth doing, its worth doing right - or why spoil the ship for a hap'orth of tar.


https://www.mantuamodel.co.uk/


I have also dealt with Cornwall models a few times but a few times their packing is to be desired when they post it out to you.  Had one or two pieces which have snapped, not Cornwall models fault, but a size 11 boot by some mail person.




Another place that comes to mind is JoTika - http://www.jotika-ltd.com/Pages/1024768/index.htm  expensive again but good quality.


John
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