About Us

A shop built on enthusiasm for scale modelling.

We sell an excellent selection of paints, kits, tools and accessories.

Scale Model Shed is a family run business located in rural South Somerset. I am Andy Perry and I am the proprietor. My passion for modelling began in a shed in my garden, hence the name. My hobby has now grown out of my shed and into an industrial unit where, in May 2022, I opened the Scale Model Shed as a proper, “bricks & mortar” hobby shop. If you are down in the Westcountry, I hope you get the opportunity to visit.

Before any thoughts of a shop came along, I established my YouTube channel. Here I show how I build my models in step-by-step videos. If you have the opportunity to watch my build videos, I hope you find them helpful and maybe they will fire your imagination for your own modelling. If you subscribe I will keep you updated on the shop activity. You can also follow us on Facebook for any news.

Whilst my stock of kits will increase, I am also striving to build up to stocking virtually every modelling requirement, including a comprehensive selection of paints and auxiliaries, including AK Interactive, Mr Hobby, Vallejo, Tamiya, Mig Ammo, SMS and VMS products.  . Many tools and accessories are also in stock, including a good range of air brushes.

As a family we have a passion for military history in all its many facets. My father, who is always available in the shop to chat about history, has written a definitive account of the Battle of Passchendaele called “To Play a Giants Part”. A review of the book in the Western Front Association publication “Stand To” claimed: “To Play a Giant’s Part is an unmatched book-which no one with a serious interest in Third Ypres should be without”. We also keep a range of modelling books.

The black and white photos on this page were all brought back from World War 2 by family members and are for this reason unique. We hope you find them interesting, especially the captured German aircraft found abandoned in hangers at Montecorvino airfield soon after the Salerno landings. Grandfather can be seen under the 600 Squadron Beaufighter engine, changing a set of HT leads, a job he did not relish in the freezing Italian winter. Uncle can be seen sitting on the RAF truck, in North Africa, somewhere “in the blue”, between Mersa Matruh and Tripoli!

Our aim is to provide modelling enthusiasts with both inventory and assistance, to increase their modelling enjoyment. This service provided by people with a passion for modelling and an eye on our all important history.

WW2 image of tank and aircraft
Vintage image montage