Sussex Model Centre

Sussex Model Centre is a family run business in Worthing, West Sussex that has been serving the RC a

For over 50 years, Sussex Model Centre have been serving the modeller. A family run business to this day, three generations have strived to provide a wide variety of products and expertise to allow you to make an informed choice on your purchase. In a changing world, we always aim to deliver great products and equally great service.


As the funny looking horse with the umbrella hinted at, it’s a bank holiday weekend and we will be open again on Tuesday. Our online ordering system will still be chugging away doing its AI powered magic until we get back, so you can still order your bits and pieces for despatch Tuesday. see you all next week.


Welcome back to a wall a day. Not really a wall, more an eight foot long vertical box full of all sorts of timbers. It defies tidying up to my constant frustration, but it has many hidden wonders within. Balsa sheet, strip, dowel and triangles, leading and trailing edge. Spruce, walnut and obechi strip and sometimes sheet. Plywood both lite and not so lite. Plus a selection of the aircraft covering films that we stock. Just off shot is the smaller ‘posh woods’ rack, where, the walnut, lime, and mahogany lurk.

Photos from Sussex Model Centre's post 24/05/2024

We have had some new marine kits in over this week. The Das Werk U-9 at 1/72 is a new one for us, an interesting WW1 complement to all that WW2 stuff out there. The 1/709 Gerald Ford aircraft carrier is a great addition to any modern sea power collection and is the first time this class of ship has been tooled. The Airfix 1/72 lifeboat makes a welcome return, while we wait for the new Shannon to be released!
The 1/200 scale USS Curtis Wilbur is a first at this large scale. And finally, if you fancy a Godzilla diorama and already have some really big scaley fins, what better to complement them than a Japanese tuna fishing boat!!


We do not condone this sort of reckless behaviour, although it does look fun, so maybe we should!


One wall a day.. today, adhesives, fillers, thinners and a hundred other modelling essentials .
Among other things, Milliput epoxy fillers, many uses on a daily basis. Various ranges of cyanoacrylate glues, super glue to you and me! PVA and balsa cement for you traditional scratch builders. Many modern adhesives, decal softeners, burnishing fluids, Matt, satin and gloss varnishes. Dope, Hart and Por, if you know you know!
If you are not sure what you need, give us a call or pop in. Resident experts waiting to help.

Soon, another wall..


It lives, what is it? You wouldn’t believe me…


Nothing like a bit of last minute promotion. Free to enter on Star Wars Day in Worthing.



We're once again proud to announce that we are sponsoring the ever successful Southdowns Scale Model Show.

This will be the third year we have sponsered and once again it's taking place just next door at Bohunt School!

We're also pleased to announce we will be once again offering 10% in store on plastic kits and related accessories on Saturday the 4th May!

So make sure you attend the Southdowns Scale Model Show on Saturday 4th May 2024! See you there!



After a time away, Sundeala board is back and now pink!

Perfect for your building needs if you’re bashing balsa, or as a baseboard on your budding model railway!

To get yours see the link below:



Did you know at Sussex Model Centre we don’t just do models, we also do reference material for a multitude of different hobbies!

We’ve got Plastic Kit guides, Aeromodelling magazines, Model Railway guides and much more!

So if you are thinking of taking up a new hobby, why not get some reference materials to help you make the right choice!



We’ve just taken delivery of the new 2024 releases from Tamiya including the re-released Hotshot and the new BT-01 chassis!

Fancy one? Click the link below!


*A bit of winter of Gliding!*

With a chilly breeze covering most of the UK this week, it’s time to give those hardy folk, glider pilots a shout out!

Braving all conditions, what ever the weather there always there to enjoy a cold crisp day.

At SMC we keep a huge range of gliders, old and new, and Adam’s found one of his favourites, the venerable Graupner Junior S.

To see our full range of gliders see the link below:

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*Boxing Day Sale!*

Looking for a post Christmas bargain? Look no further than SMC!

See the link below for our Boxing Day Sale:



New from Andy’s Hobby Headquarters is the 1/16 M10 Tank Destroyer and M10 Achilles!

Both kits have fantastic detail and as always with the tooling from Takom are fantastic to build.

Fancy these bits of armour for the new year?

Get yours at the link below:

M10 Tank Destoyer RRP: £169.99 £152.99

M10 Achilles RRP: £159.99 £143.99


*The Great Wall of Blackzon!*

Back in stock just for Christmas is the ever so colourful Blackzon Slayers in both the Monster Truck and Stadium Truck.

The BlackZon Slyder is perfect for getting a taste of RC jumping, performing stunts, bashing (and crashing!) ...Simply charge n' go and keep coming back for more!

With it's 4WD shaft drivetrain, independent double wishbone suspension, adjustable coilover shocks and 4-Gear differentials both front and rear - the Slyder clambers over all kinds of terrain both indoors and out, giving you all-out fun wherever you choose to drive! Plus with its protective gear cover, servo saver and waterproof electronics - you needn't worry about puddles or debris standing in your way!

Not only does the Slyder look awesome with it's shocking green and black livery complete with beadlock effect wheel rims, it's got plenty of get-up-and-go too!

Get yours at the link below:


Losi Bikes are now in stock with us!

Get yours today at the link below:

Just in time for Christmas!!! We are delighted to say we have had a large shipment of Promoto’s on Friday and all were sent straight out to the shops immediately! So expect these to be in your local shops now!!!

For more on this model take a look at our website:

Find your local model shop by checking out our dealer map:


Photos from Sussex Model Centre's post 14/12/2023


A long-standing favourite within the FTX range, the Carnage Brushless 2.0 is an ideal start up into lipo powered, brushless motor off road fun!

Featuring new body graphics, the 2.0 now comes standard with an updated Etronix Photon 50A brushless speed control providing improved feel and control. The latest 4ch Etronix Pulse radio with antenna less receiver is now mounted as standard. The same Photon 2950kv brushless motor and Voltz 2S 3250mAh Lipo battery complete the power package.

A new, updated front bumper with six mounted LED lights also provides additional strength and bracing to the front of the chassis. Big bore oil filled shock absorbers and double wishbone suspension look after each corner, while front and rear differentials with metal bevel, crown and pinion output gears handle the brushless power.

Furthermore, this all round package can be upgraded with a wide selection of after market option parts to bring your ride to the next level!

RRP: £219.99 SMC: £197.99



We’ve just taken delivery of two new hot Arrma cars, the new EXB 8S Kraton and the Big Rock 6S Crew Car.

A great step-up from brushed bashing, the 1/10 scale ARRMA® BIG ROCK™ CREW CAB 4X4 3S BLX ready-to-run monster truck delivers a thrilling combination of ARRMA® toughness, street truck style and 50+ mph speed capability. Built on the powerful 4X4 BLX platform, its precision aluminium, tough steel and composite materials come together for an easy-to-maintain, super-durable vehicle design that’s now been upgraded to further increase the monster truck’s impressive performance and durability.

The KRATON® 1/5 8S Speed Monster Truck showcases ARRMA® bashing performance at its biggest and best — and in this new ready-to-run version, it's better than ever before. Loaded with EXtreme Bash parts for improved durability, plus a powerful 8S LiPo-capable Spektrum™ brushless system, the ARRMA® KRATON® 1/5 8S EXB Speed Monster Truck RTR is the ultimate Speed Monster Truck experience for large-scale bashers.

Get yours at the link below:


Big Rock:



Ready to wreak Havok with FTX’s latest addition? On road drift and street fans will love the Havok as they test their skills with donuts, figure of eights and some opposite lock cornering. This 1/14th scale Ready-to-Run model features a steering gyro to help make everyone an expert at side-ways driving, no matter the ability.

A fully proportional throttle and steering servo provide smooth and accurate control, while a shaft driven 4wd drivetrain, front and rear geared differentials, all supported by precision ball bearings handle the power from the 390 sized brushed motor and 2S 7.4V Li-Ion battery pack.

Get yours at the link below:



We’re pleased to say that Queen Street is once again open with access to the A24 from both the North and the South.

Now there really isn’t an excuse to not visit us before the big day!


*TAMIYA F-35B in stock just in time for Christmas!*

The F-35B is recognized as the aircraft which accomplished both supersonic flight and STOVL by the 3-bearing engine duct nozzle and lift fan, and following the F-35A, the F-35B deployment started in 2015. The first F-35B to see action was an aircraft belonging to the U.S. Marine Corps VMFA-211 “Wake Island Avengers” in Afghanistan, in September 2018. Not only the U.S. and the U.K. but also Italy employs the F-35B. The Japan Air Self-Defence Force also plans to launch a new fighter squadron with the F-35B from 2024 onward. As the F-35B can be operated from both aircraft carriers and airfields featuring short runways, many countries are considering its deployment, and the F-35B looks set to become a significant presence in the skies across the world.

This beautiful Tamiya model will make any modeller smile on Christmas morning!

Get yours today at the link below:

RRP: £99.99 SMC: £89.99

Photos from Sussex Model Centre's post 07/12/2023


We’ve just taken stock of some fantastic starter sets for new model railway modellers. We’ve got some classics in OO Gauge, the Station Pilot and Thanet Flyer. In N Gauge we have the Western Rambler.

So if you’ve been thinking of starting your model railway journey why not pop down and explore our range in store!


*Look what we’ve got!*

We’ve taken stock of a new Flair Harvard kit! 1 only be quick or it’ll be gone!



We’ve got our much anticipated Airfix Christmas order just in time for the Christmas rush!

The brand new Gannet is sure to sell out quick so make sure you order with now delay!

We’ve also had restocks of the very popular Bond Bugs and Ferrets.

To buy yours see the links below:

Fairey Gannet: £50.99

Bond Bug: £10.44

Ferret Scout Car: £22.99

Photos from Sussex Model Centre's post 29/11/2023

*It’s happened again! A24 access closed!*

We’re still open for walk in but the road has again been closed, please access via south farm road as per the map below

Photos from Sussex Model Centre's post 25/11/2023


It’s the final race of the 2023 season which means reduction in our F1 models to make way for new stock!

So grab yourself a bargain below:

Photos from Sussex Model Centre's post 25/10/2023


We’re proud to announce that we have taken on COBI Bricks as a new brand we will be stocking on site!

Cobi is a Polish toy company with its headquarters in Warsaw, Poland. The company was founded in 1987, producing puzzles and board games. In 1992, it started producing building blocks with an interlocking stud and tube system, compatible with Lego blocks.

With a huge range of scale kits it’s a fantastic option for those wanting to start out in their modelling journey or have something to do over those winter nights.

To see our full range stocked see below:

Photos from Sussex Model Centre's post 21/10/2023


Sharing the same revolutionary flight stabilisation system as Twister’s highly acclaimed 2020 Ninja 250 – not to mention its celebrated novice and advanced flight modes, auto take-off and land functionality, and altitude hold feature – the new Twister BO-105 is everything the Ninja was, and more! Not only does the ‘105 make supreme use of a highly efficient duration-optimised four blade rotor head to deliver an outstanding 15-minute flight duration, it offers the valuable peace of mind that can only be experienced with damage-limiting auto shutdown programming. And as if that’s not enough to tempt you, all this ground-breaking technology is cloaked in a beautifully-detailed 1:48-scale BO-105 body. To cut a long story short, it looks fantastic, it’s rock-solid and easy to fly and, to cap it all, it’s got Ninja durability at its core.

Both schemes come in at a fantastic price of £85.50, a perfect present for those indoor flying sessions.

Royal Navy scheme:

Coastguard scheme:

Photos from Sussex Model Centre's post 07/10/2023


Calling all those buddy railway modellers, the time is now for painting and weathering your layouts with the brand new range of railway paints from Ammo by Mig!

We’re stocking all their BR range and some great scenic paint packs. Providing fantastic acrylic colours they’ll add some great detail to your locomotives and rolling stock.

To see our growing stock of Mig Rail Center why not pop in or see the link below:

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57-59 Broadwater Road

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9am - 5:30pm
Thursday 9am - 5:30pm
Friday 9am - 5:30pm
Saturday 9am - 5:30pm

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