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About Arcane

Thanks for taking the trouble to look at this page. Hopefully it will reassure you that it is perfectly safe to trade with us and answer any questions that you may have.

I first started trading on the web when I joined ebay back in 2001. The main purpose being to clear the clutter from my loft. I have been collecting and building models all of my life and I had accumulated a large collection of science fiction memorabilia, model kits and war gaming models and accessories. I felt that it was time to de-clutter and I reluctantly started to sell off my collection. In doing so I found that I really enjoyed trading on ebay and that was the start of a change in career! As well as this online shop we have a well established shop on ebay.  You can see our current feedback rating on ebay here: EBAY FEEDBACK. The idea is for the two sites to complement each other. Through the wonders of technology, the two site are linked, allowing us to run with live stocks.

I have been building models since I was about six, my first being the Airfix model of the Golden Hind. I have since built most of the Airfix range, many of the Tamiya 1/35 tanks and a considerable number of Revell and other kit manufacturers products over the last 46 years!  I am a keen gamer and a particular fan of the Black Powder Rules set. I am gradually building a British Napoleonic Army based on the Waterloo order of Battle. You can follow my progress on these projects by clicking into my BLOG

As well as Napoleonic war gaming, I enjoy Dark ages and the Saga rules set, The Lion Rampant rules, a Test of Honour, and have a growing fascination for the Napoleonic wars  in the Caribbean. I model and paint to a good gaming standard and I did manage to make it through to the final round of the Golden Demon in 1999 with one of my models. I have a fascination for the First and Second World wars, the Zulu Wars, the Battle of Waterloo, Agincourt, the English Civil War, The Roman Army….in fact I just love military history! So whilst I’m no expert, I think that I have a broad degree of experience and knowledge.

My first full time job was as a sales assistant in Mansells Models in Paignton, now long closed, and it was there that I was able to experience all aspects of the modelling hobby and this experience has stayed with me through my life.

I used to have a very demanding full time job as a store manager in a major retail company and it was my hobby of building and painting models that kept me sane! The thing is, I know how important my hobby is to me, so I will ensure that my customers are treated accordingly. Now that I have decided to set up my own web based model shop and together with my Wife, Julie, we are gradually building the sort of model shop that I would have liked to shop in. I hope that you will too. We are based in Nottingham, right in the heart of the ‘lead belt’ and have close business relationships with many of the premiere manfacturers and designers in the war games industry.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions about our products.

Thank you and Happy modelling!

Steve Wood
Proprietor, Hobbyist and Wargamer