SPONSORS OF THE SPRUEFEST MODEL CONTEST
Tamiya ventured into the modeling business in 1948, with a scale wooden ship model kit. Since then, Tamiya has been striving to offer merchandise that can truly be called "First in Quality Around the World."
Now Tamiya is offering more than 300 different products, both in the fields of precision static models and high performance radio control vehicles. These products are not only sold in Japan but also exported in vast quantities to the United States, Europe, South East Asia, and to many other parts of the world. The standard of excellence achieved by Tamiya is regarded as among the very finest in the world of model hobbies.
Founded in 1995, GREX POWER TOOLS is a quickly expanding provider of specialized state-of the art professional fastening systems and pneumatic powered hand tools. In ten years, we have come a long way from our humble beginnings, having our products distributed worldwide with our name known throughout the United States, parts of Canada, Mexico and Europe.
GREX's philosophy to offering high quality products have allowed it to gain a well-known reputation worldwide. Innovative and original products lies at the foundation of GREX's success and the company continues to surpass the expectations of consumer needs.
GREX is committed to providing cutting edge technology while offering our customers the highest satisfaction possible. We believe communication is the basis for successful business relations. Our name itself refers to the loyalty, trust, and honor that are attributed to chivalry and this is exactly how we value our customers. It is our mission to provide competitive pricing, delivery and service to our distribution, so they may provide the same for their customers.
Based on the same high standards of quality, innovation and commitment to unsurpassed service, the continual drive to expand our line of cutting-edge products has lead to the introduction of airbrushes that rival the best available in today's marketplace.
The power, reliability and quality in our products and the pride we have in serving our customers are responsible for the continual growth of GREX. You, our distributors, and your customers have come to expect nothing less and we are continually striving to discover improvements and new products to benefit you, our customers.
Bluefin built its reputation as a leading distributor of toys, collectibles, novelty and hobby products. In recent years, Bluefin has grown to include a range of high quality collectible lines from Japan, the United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore and established itself as the official North American consumer products and retail development partner for Studio Ghibli.
We do so by scouting out the latest trends and working with manufacturers to reflect demand in the American market. This combination of leading edge, two-way information flow allows Bluefin to best meet today's market demand for classic models and new releases. Our attention to clients' needs and manufacturers' products has yielded several exclusive dealership arrangements.
We currently sell to thousands of specialty, chain and independent stores and are the official North American distributor for Bandai Hobby, Bandai Shokugan, and Capcom. We are also the sole provider of Bandai Tamashii Nations products, and are the exclusive and official distributor for Blitzway, Iron Studios, Kids Logic, Beast Kingdom, Hero Cross, Mr. Hobby, SEN-TI-NEL, Terada Mokei, and X-Plus. Bluefin also represents TruForce products worldwide.
Games Workshop is the largest and the most successful hobby miniatures company in the world. Our major brands are Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000. In addition, we hold a licence for The Lord of the Rings/the Hobbit tabletop battle game. At its core the Hobby is all about our amazing miniatures and collecting, modelling, painting and playing games with armies of them are activities enjoyed by millions of adherents all across the world.
The most important thing we do is design, make and sell fantastical miniature soldiers and associated models. To that end we also design, make and sell books and accessories of extraordinary variety to facilitate the many different hobby activities. Our vast range of plastic and resin kits. painting guides, rulebooks and novels are the foundation of an almost infinite hobby. Our design centre is in Nottingham and we have manufacturing and distribution facilities in Nottingham and distribution centres in Memphis, Tennessee and Sydney, Australia.
Games Workshop was founded more than 30 years ago by three game fanatics who began selling handmade, classic wooden games from their homes in London. They went on to develop a chain of general games shops. In 1981 Games Workshop helped to found Citadel Miniatures Limited, a manufacturer of metal miniatures based at Newark-on-Trent, in Nottinghamshire. A few years later the company moved closer to Nottingham and began to develop and expand, producing a wealth of miniatures, kits and books under the Games Workshop name.
AFV Club is a manufacturer of kits and accessories from Taiwan. It was founded by a hobby shop owner, Mr Tserng, in the late 1980s to issue kits of subjects not covered by larger manufacturers.
Imported by Merit International LLC
Our mission is to supply the toy and hobby trade with the finest hobby products and collectibles available.
Battlefront Miniatures Limited is a New Zealand company which manufactures 15mm (1:100) Scale models and miniatures.
The Flames Of War WWII range includes tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles, artillery and anti-tank guns, infantry and support weapons for eight nations: Germany, the USSR, The United States of America, Great Britain, Italy, France, Hungary, Finland, Romania and Poland. The range currently consists of hundreds of vehicle, infantry and gun packs and is constantly expanding. It will include other nationalities in the future.
Our vehicles are unique in that they are made of two mediums. The hulls are cast in polyester resin, which gives a sharp attention to detail, while more delicate components are cast in white metal to provide robustness. This allows you to easily and quickly construct your army in readiness for many future battles. Models assemble using Superglue or a two-part Epoxy Resin glue. They paint up well with any easily available model paint range.
Flames Of War is our WWII miniature game. You command a company level force in Europe or North Africa, re-creating actual battles, or fighting missions verses other Flames of War armies. There is always a new challenge behind the next hedgerow!
Team Yankee is a game set in 1985 as the Soviet Union opens the Third World War by invading West Germany. Based on a book written by Harold Coyle, in 1987 about a fictitious Soviet attack into Germany from the viewpoint of Captain Bannon commanding Team Yankee, an Armour-heavy Combat Team in the US Army.
The idea for the game began a few years ago when Harold, a Flames Of War player, sent Battlefront a autographed copy of Team Yankee. At the time our response was ‘We have to do this sometime’, and that sometime has turned into now.
We take pride in the quality of our products and constantly research accuracy. We are committed to giving you the most detailed range of scale WWII models on the market. We aim to bring alive the atmosphere of one of the greatest conflicts of the 20th century.
Established in 2001 Mission Models strives to bring you the best and most unique products on the market today. Mission Models manufactures all products in the USA. We are a team of modelers , business professionals and artists. In addition to our new line of high quality paints we also offer high quality tools , supplies and accessories.
TIGER MODEL LIMITED（TML）is a rising precision static plastic models manufacture. TIGER MODEL is offering numerous and diverse quality hobby products and specializing in scale plastic model kits and educational model kit.
TIGER MODEL is a professional team with many years experience on products historical search, art and graphic design, development and manufacturing. TIGER MODEL use high quality technical injection molding machine with new mould tooling, bring you highly detailed plastic model products and accessories.
Tiger Model will keep working on new products development and more high quality model kits will be released.