Miniature Hobby is a retailler of Military, Aviation, Maritime/ Naval and Sci-Fi scale models, accessories and other collectables
They stock a wide range of kits including:
- Dragon, Trumpeter, Hobbyboss, Tamiya, AFV Club, Bronco, Zvesda, Hasgawa, Revell, Miniart, ICM, Italeri and others
- AFV, Aircraft, ships, space models, Sci-fi and Gundam
- Aftermarket: notably Voyager, HobbyFan, Legend ( a lot of Legend stuff in fact) and others
- Paints including Tamiya and Mr Hobby
- Track sets and ammunition sets
- Built models
The store is larger than many and is very well stocked indeed. So much so that if you take a bag like I did, you might have trouble squeezing between the shelves. There are a LOT of models here, which means an awful lot of temptation
This store is BIG!
The owner is freindly and very knowledgeable on the market and models he sells. It seems to be a very welcome theme in Singapore that store owners are generally modellers as it means you can always expect a good chat and some helpful pointers on which kit to look at to do a subject and so on. A good store gives you a lot more than the kit you walk out the door with
Prices in the store are very good indeed with discounts on many lines and special offers on paints and other items, again; dangerous to the wallet. I couldn't resist leaving with a Skybow/ AFV Club WC51 at a seriously good price
How to Get There
The nearest MRT Station is Tai Seng on the Circular Line. It is about a 20 minute journey from downtown Singapore
On leaving the MRT Station take exit A: Upper Payar Labar Road/ Irving Road
Turn right as you leave and you will see the sign for Irving Road
Proceed down Irving Road to the end and you will see Trivex on the other side of the road from the end of Irving Road. It deosn't have a sign as its an office building rather than the usual retail mall/ plaza. It looks like this:
Trivex Building Seen from the end of Irving Road
To the left of the main office tower is a Food Court under the car park you can see in the picture above. Go through the food court to the exit in the back corner and into the car park
Turn right to go under the tower block walking through the car park.
There is a turn on the left where you will see the stairs to the entrance:
Enter here and take the lift/ elevator to the 14th floor.
Miniature Hobby occupies Units 14 to 16
Opening Hours are 12noon to 8pm 7 days a week. Check before going if you intend to visit on a public holiday
8 Burn Road
I was seriously impressed with the range and quality of kits and materials on sale at Miniature Hobby and I feel certain the store will be a regular place of visit for me during my two years here, especially with those great prices
What Else is In the Area?
Sadly there are no other stores currently in the area of Miniature Hobby's location.