New England Models and Hobbies

Our shop in Uralla and on the web, with supplies for modellers of all levels.

New England Engraving and Gifts (formerly known as Thunder Graphics)

The other half’s business – where we print our decals and laser cut our parts. We share the shop with New England Models and Graphics, where Teresa does all manner of printing on different media, and follows her passion creating laser cut and printed giftware for sale through the shop and also on her online website Trinkets by Teresa

Southern Cross Models

All our model ships have to start somewhere and this is normally with a cast fibre-glass hull. These high quality precision hulls are made by Tim Amos at Southern Cross Models, located near Port Macquarie on the NSW coast, a true craftsman.

Tim’s hulls are full of detail, including all the plating (especially on the WW II ships), with a perfect thickness and include location points for all the underwater fittings. He has produced over a dozen high quality hulls for DMG including all the hulls for our LHD (HMAS CANBERRA LHD-02), our 1:100 and 1:250 scale AWD (HMAS HOBART DDG-39) models as well as some new projects currently being completed.He has produced a beautiful range of hulls of both WW II battleships, cruisers, destroyers, as well as developing a huge range of modern warships including Aircraft Carriers, Cruisers, Destroyers, Frigates and Corvettes.

If you are after a top quality, value for money, fibre-glass hull for either a radio controlled model or a static model, we cannot recommend Tim and Southern Cross Models highly enough! He can be contacted through his website at

Task Force 72 Scale Model Ship Association

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