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EXPO DRILLS AND TOOLS

Modelling Tools and Airbrushes are our speciality.

Established in 1981, Expo Drills & Tools are expert distributors of quality Model & Hobby products.

Many items have been specially developed by us, and are used by professionals & hobbyists alike.

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Best Selling Items

AB602 Expo Airbrush Deal

129.95

AB602 - Expo Airbrush Deal Look whats included: High Quality Dual Action, Gravity Feed Airbrush ...
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78040 6pc Expo Nutrunner Set

15.95

Set includes 1.5/2/2.5/3/4/5mm. Suitable for 6/8/10/12/14 & 16BA Nuts. High quality tips manufactured in chrome vanadium steel, heat ...
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79920 Expo Professional Rapid Cable Stripper

14.95

799-20 Expo Professional Rapid Cable Stripper Strips mains cable outer sheath without adjustment! Features: ...
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PDZ19 PD Marsh OO Gauge Painted Loco Crew

9.50

OO Gauge Painted Loco Crew Painted Manufactured by P & D Marsh in the UK Click on ...
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AB605 Expo Super Detail Airbrush Deal

89.95

AB605 Expo Super Detail Airbrush Deal. Perfect for beginners and experienced airbrushers alike. Complete set - nothing else ...
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Hot Wire Foam and Polystyrene Cutter with Large Y Bow and Knife

29.95

743-75 Hot Wire Foam and Polystyrene Cutter with Large Y Bow and Knife USES 4 x AA Batteries ...
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New Products

A25211 Pack of 10 Resistors

2.00

A252-11 Pack of 10 Resistors
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95812 Ancorton OO Gauge Loading Gauge Kit

8.49

958-12
Ancorton OO Gauge Loading Gauge Kit
Laser Cut Kit
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99058 C8 Superquick Embankment Arches

6.99

C8 Superquick Embankment Arches
OO Gauge
Cardboard Model Kit


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A06021 AIRFIX BUCCANEER S MK.2 RN 1:72 SCALE

24.99

AIRFIX BUCCANEER S MK.2 RN 1:72 SCALE

The mighty Blackburn Buccaneer was one of the most capable low-level strike aircraft of the Cold War period, originally entering Royal Navy service in 1962 to counter the significant threat of a massive Soviet Naval expansion programme. Rather than face the crippling cost of building new ships of their own to meet this threat, British thinking at the time was to use their new strike jet to destroy the Soviet ships with a combination of conventional and nuclear weapons. Capable of extremely high speeds at low level, the Buccaneer proved to be the ideal aircraft to keep the Warsaw Pact countries on their toes, even though the performance of the first Buccaneers to enter service was affected by a lack of power from their two de Havilland Gyron Junior engines.

Operating from the decks of Britain’s relatively small aircraft carriers, the Buccaneer had to be tough and its rugged, no nonsense design approach was underlined rather effectively by the aircraft’s manufacture and flight testing procedure. Constructed at Blackburn Aviation’s Brough facility, each assembled Buccaneer was transported by road, pulled behind a truck on its own undercarriage. They would make a journey of around 16 miles down winding country lanes and across bridges with sharp bends to the company’s Holme-on-Spalding Moor facility, where they would undergo final checks and flight testing.

Addressing most of the issues which prevented the early aircraft from realizing their full potential, the Buccaneer S.2 was a much improved platform, boasting a modified wing, increased fuel capacity and a pair of powerful Rolls Royce Spey engines. This new variant provided the Fleet Air Arm with a truly exceptional strike aircraft, which excelled in the low level environment in which it was tasked to operate. One particularly useful design feature for an aircraft which operated mainly over water was the type of ejection seat fitted in the Buccaneer – in the event of a ditching, the seat would still fire even if the aircraft was submerging. As the Royal Navy retired their larger carriers in 1978, their much loved Buccaneers were transferred to the care of the Royal Air Force, who were already admirers of the many qualities possessed by this aircraft and grateful for this increase in their inventory. At its peak strength in the early 1970s, the Blackburn Buccaneer equipped no fewer than six Royal Air Force Squadrons.
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MIG1751 DRY STEPPE

4.49

DRY STEPPE

Yellow Brown textured dry soil effect can be used to create the accumulation of medium density dry summer soil. Realistically adds the final touches of variable textured soil to your model. Apply with a brush or tool, manipulate or remove with a clean brush moist with thinner. This effect can used alone or with other enamel earth tones.
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MIG6043 HOW TO PAINT WITH OILS GUIDE BOOK

14.95

HOW TO PAINT WITH OILS GUIDE BOOK

Soft cover. 104 pages .with lots of high-quality photos and step-by-step processes.

Oils are one of the most versatile types of paint, offering a greater variety of painting and weathering effects for scale modelling. However, they remain a mystery to many modellers, who only know of a specific technique or even consider oils to be a product exclusively applicable to Fine Arts.

Oil paints offer many advantages when it comes to recreating a wide variety of effects; their much slower drying time compared to other paint mediums and their finely ground pigment allow for the creation of colour gradations, stains, and all kinds of dirt effects on vehicles and figures. However, regular artist oils also have disadvantages when applied to modelling, they have been designed with Fine Arts in mind and thus to be applied on an absorbent canvas substrate, not on scale models.

We at AMMO have developed a special type of oils, the Oilbrushers, improved and adapted to scale modelling, featuring less oil and a faster drying time. The oil colours sold by other modelling brands are just regular artists´ oils in a different container, whereas the Oilbrushers offer you a new formulation specially designed to achieve the best results on your models while saving a considerable amount of time.

In addition, many different painting techniques and effects can be created with oils, some of which cannot be made using other mediums. In this book, we are going to show you the huge variety of effects that you can accurately reproduce, with oils in general and Oilbrushers in particular, on all types of models ranging from tanks and aircraft to figures and dioramas. You will learn how to apply the most common techniques such as blending, highlighting and shading, and you will also discover many others that can be used in combination with the standard enamel and acrylic techniques.

Our excellent team of master modellers will show you all the secrets of painting with oils through more than 100 pages in a pleasant and easy to follow style with lots of high-quality photos and step-by-step processes. This guide is undoubtedly the compilation you need to master a product as necessary in today´s modelling scene as oil paints.
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