Pocketbond – Start a plastic kit project

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PKAY12330 V-156-B1 Chesapeake (SB2U-3) Royal Navy (box)
PKAY12330 V-156-B1 Chesapeake (SB2U-3) Royal Navy (plastic parts & decals)
PKAY12330 V-156-B1 Chesapeake (SB2U-3) Royal Navy (built & painted)

If you have always wanted to get into plastic modelling then make sure to take a look at the wide selection of kits that we distribute under the ‘Pocketbond by Bachmann’ brand. In 2016 Bachmann Europe purchased Pocketbond and added the extensive range of kits and accessories to our ever growing portfolio of brands. We have kits available in a wide variety of scales that are suitable for modellers of all skill levels.

Brands and Scales

We distribute models and accessories from manufacturers all over the world. Our aim is to provide high quality kits at outstanding value to inspire and fulfil the needs of current and future generations of modellers who choose to take up this fantastic hobby! Please see below for a listing of some of our plastic kits brands –

ACADEMY

AFV CLUB

EMHAR

HONG KONG MODELS

IMEX

MIRROR MODELS

PEGASUS MODELS

PM MODELS

RODEN

TAKOM

THUNDER MODEL

TRUMPETER

What do I need to get started? 

To start a project it is always best to make sure you have the right tools for the job. Regardless of skill level, there are two tools that you will definitely need. The first is a hobby knife for removing the pieces from the sprues (the plastic frames that hold the individual pieces). The second is a small file to smooth away the nubs and any mould lines. Our ModelMaker range of modelling tools can help –

ModelMaker range of modelling tools

MM001 ModelMaker Helping Hands and Magnifier

MM002 ModelMaker A5 Cutting Mat

MM003 ModelMaker Modelling Knife Set

MM004 ModelMaker Helping Hands and Magnifier

MM005 ModelMaker Tweezer Set

MM006 ModelMaker Modellers Pliers Set (Snipe, Flat and Side Cutter)

MM007 ModelMaker Diamond Files

MM009 ModelMaker Hobby Vice

MM010 ModelMaker Sprue & Photo Etch Flush Cutter

MM011 ModelMaker DualGrit Flexi Sander

MM014 ModelMaker 25 Piece Essential ModelMaker Set

Where can I purchase a plastic kit? 

We would always advise to call or email your local stockist to check for availability. At this current time, many of our retailers are offering a mail order service. Please click the link below for a listing of retailers –

Bachmann Europe

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