About Model Crafts And Hobbies
Modelcrafts and Hobbies have been supplying hobbyist’s needs since 1956.
We stock scale model kitsets of cars, motorbikes, aircraft, military vehicles, ships and sci-fi. We also stock radio controlled vehicles. We supply the tools and materials hobbyists need.
We carry many items not found elsewhere and we are happy to search for any other items you may wish to find.
Our web site shows items actually in store on the shelves and is updated in real time.
We specialise in mail order and ship goods daily to customers all over New Zealand and the rest of the world.
FINDING THE SHOP
We are currently in the basement of the BNZ centre, 1 Willis Street. You can get to us via:
the escalators to the south end of the building along Willis Street (though the down escalator is rarely working). At the bottom of these escalators, turn sharp left and you will see us, complete with lit up sign.
the escalators to the north end of the building along Willis Street. At the bottom of these escalators you will see the entrance to J.B. Hi-fi on one side of a corridor, and the entrance to J.B. Games on the other. I am afraid our shop is further along this dark and gloomy corridor. How many BNZ Centre landlords does it take to change a lightbulb? More than we've got, it would seem!
the lifts from the foyer. Key in B1 on the pad for the lift. When you get out of the lift you will be in the food court. Walk around to the right, then veer to your left, down the corridor with tables either side, and there we are.
the steps from Victoria Street - these are extremely steep and should only be attempted by the sure footed. The steps at the northern end arrive at the diagonally opposite end of the basement to our shop. The steps at the southern end enable you to head straight ahead, veer round to your left, go down a corridor, and there we are!
Finding Things on our Website
If you want a particular item, click on the magnifying glass in the red tool bar along the top and type in the keywords.
For a more generic search, click on Products in the black tool bar below the title. The Products page has categories listed down the left side, and illustrations of each category over the rest of the page. Clicking on the list will bring up related sub-categories - also brought up as further illustrations. Each of these sub-categories may contain further sub-categories.
We have recently put in some real time updating our inventory which is tied to the website. This was well overdue. Previously, it was possible to click through five times, only to find the dreaded words "not in stock'! Our apologies. It is now our policy to ensure an item is not shown when out of stock - though the occasional blighter still slips through!
We are also aware that half the fun is in the perusing - so we are now entering items so that, if you wish, you can sit down with your preferred beverage and look through all the available possibilities of your preferred type of model (e.g. all the plastic planes) with illustrations showing the box art of all we have regardless of their scale or make. But the options of 'scale' or 'make' shortcuts are still available as they are listed first.