In the interests of providing the B&C Membership with the parts they need to make the model they envision in their head, we are collecting links in this thread to various sellers of bits and models for use with Warhammer 40k.
This is a work in progress. Expect new links to be added on a semi-regular basis, and possibly other moving to new categories as appropriate. If you have a site not listed in this thread, or discover a dead link, please contact myself or one of the PCA Mods and we'll see about getting it added.
Assume links without commentary have something for most armies.
Games Workshop/Forge World Bit Sellers
These folks sell bits produced by GW/FW
Games Workshop – No, really: they do sell some bits in the form of unit upgrade kits
Forge World - High quality resin bits and models
BitsBay - Italian bits site for GW/FW bits.
Hobby Titan - The non-eBay store for Bits World.
InHumaN BitZ Box - French eBay-based bits seller
Non-GW Bits Producers
These folks make their own bits that are compatible with GW models
Anarchy Models - A very limited selection of AM/IG bits. Their main contribution to the hobby is their stencil system.
Anvil Industry - They also have their Miniature Viewer that lets you virtually build a model from their bits
Armorcast Battlefield Scenery - Terrain and ‘blast’ bits
Basicks - Bits for various factions, plus bases
Black Cat Bases - A wide variety of bases, plus a selection of bits and models
Blood and Skulls Industry (machinator248) - Tank bits: turrets, tracks, armour, guns, and LED light rigs
Chapter Customizer - 3D printed bits, stencils and decals, as well as a custom decal design/printing service
Crooked Dice Game Design Studio - Mostly TV/Movie tie-ins... but who doesn't want to run 40K Ghostbusters?
Curious Constructs - Bits and models with a Victorian British/Praetorian Guard feel
Custom Minis - Shapeways storefront.
The Dark Works - Chaos vehicle and terrain bits.
Dragon Forge Design - mainly bases, but a few bits.
Evil Craft - Mostly Chaos SM bits.
Irondog Studios - Orkish bits and resin bases
Martillo Y Cola - Shapeways storefront
Plokoone's Bits - Shapeways storefront.
POP Goes The Monkey - Shapeways page for Matt Sweitzer. Shoulder pads for many SM and CSM chapters, among other bits.
Ramshackle Games - Loads of bits, but beware: some are 28mm, some 20mm, and most have no clear scale stated.
Reaper Miniatures - Not intended for 40K, but some bits, and their Boneyard sells the individual parts of some models.
Shapeways - 3D printing company. Too many 30K/40K bits designers here, so I'm just listing the base site - I can't do ALL the work for you!
Statuesque Miniatures - Female Guard bits and models, plus Pulp and Fantasy lines
Tabletop-Art - Bits, bases, and scenery items
The Troll Trader - Models, gaming kit, and modeling tools and accessories
Victoria Miniatures - IG/AM bits and full models, plus the unexpected Spanish Inquisition
Wargame Exclusive - Loads of bits and models compatible with various 40K factions
Wargames Factory - Primarily complete models (currently sold through Warlord Games and DreamForge)
War Gamma - Terrain and bases
Werewoolf Miniatures - A mix of bits
Third Party Full Models
Air Connection - Kits of vehicles to convert or raid for bitz.
Antenocitis Workshop - Models and terrain
Battle Group Helios - Stuff for the BFG player
Domiad Miniatures (blog) and (eBay) - I'd really like to know more about this outfit. All I see is the two items shown on eBay, and their blog page w/o a storefront link.
Dreamforge Games - Primarily complete infantry and vehicle models, with Leviathan (Knight scale) models and bits. Note: be aware that some of their products are 15mm scale
Empress Miniatures - Carry a number of lines suitable for use as AM/IG.
Eureka Miniatures - Aus. Retailer carrying a number of different manufacturers.
Grindhouse Games - Featuring Incursion Grim Future WWII models (wait, 'future' WWII??)
Heavy Support - Currently just one model - Mortian Battle Tank. German.
Heresy Miniatures - Small selection of bits; large selection of complete models (including 'New Series (not) Doctor Who' models.
Hitech Miniatures - Large selection of 40k suitable minis.
Impact Miniatures - Chibi fantasy, 'Blood Bowl', and a host of other models
Infinity - 28mm SciFi game by Corvus Belli
Ironclad Miniatures - Very British models, including counts as IG Praetorian Guard
Kellerkind Miniaturen - Mostly larger scale miniatures, plus modeling accessories
Kingdon Death - 'Boutique Nightmare Horror' game featuring 35mm scale models (Chaos suitable)
Lead Adventure - Mostly fantasy, but models from their 'The Last Project', '1881', and 'Heroes & Villains' could work as DKoK, Skitarii, or Chaos Cultists.
Raging Heroes - Female Sci-fi and Fantasy models for most factions
Titan Forge - Oddly, their Fantasy line has more 40K possibilities than their Sci-Fi line...
Troll Forged Miniatures - Chaos Cultists, IG, and Mechanicus models
Ultraforge Miniatures - Demon Lord models suitable for Chaos factions
West Wind Productions - Primarily full models in different genres, with 28mm bits in some categories.
Custom Decal Companies
Links and commentary in this section is taken unedited (except for the addition of spoiler tags) from Rob de Bie's tutorial on custom decals. Scroll through the link for a great tutorial on ALPS printed decals.
Here is a list of around 40 companies and individuals that offer custom Alps decal printing service, grouped by country:
CanMilAir Decals. Does custom work apart from the Canadian decal range
Custom Emergency Vehicles (e-mail). Specializes in custom decals for Canadian Police & EMS vehicles in all scales. Examples can be viewed in this blog
Jbot decals, Jim Botaitis. Jbot may require that permission is obtained to print some commercial logos.
Mike Grant Decals. Currently too busy for custom print work.
R-Dec Water Slide Decals (e-mail), W. Robert Franklin
SpareTimes Hobbies. Uses OKI Red, Green and Blue cartridges too, apart from the standard CMYK cartridges.
DecalDoc. Has a large line of 'regular' Alps for race cars in various scales, and also does custom printing
DecalPrint.de. Probably only truck decals
Drucker-Onkel Decalservice. All kinds of decals
HaHen, Harald Hensel. Has a line of 'regular' Alps/OKI decals for post-war Luftwaffe models, but also does custom printing
Peddinghaus Decals. Has a large line of 'regular' Alps for many subjects and scales, and also does custom printing
Tailormadedecals. Has a catalog of decals for large RC planes, but also does custom printing
Black Lion Decals. Black Lion has its own decal lines in 1/72, 1/35 and 1/16, but also does custom work.
Scale:Print. Produces Alps/OKI decals for truck models, and also does custom decals for other applications. Stopped accepting orders in August 2011 due to printer problems,. Resumed production 1 November, with a non-Alps printer
Slawomir Przymusiak (e-mail), uses a MD-5500 and also does Alps decals with color gradients (as in pin-up nose art)
MAV Decals, does custom work beside a regular line of Alps decals for South African subjects
Chris's Bespoke Transfers. Chris is a modeller making decals for other modellers of vehicles including aircraft, trucks, and trains
Mike Brown (e-mail). Also produces the decals for Garden Railway Specialists
Precision Labels & Decals. Model railway specialist, offering OKI DP5000 custom decals
Red Firecracker. Offers artwork design and Alps decal printing service for various applications
Wessex Transfers. A full-time decal producer for many model manufacturers in UK and Australia, that also offers Oki DP5000 print service for smaller runs.
Whirlybird (e-mail). Custom Oki-printed decals; their own line of aircraft and helicopter decals which can be seen at the Linden Hill site
Andy's Alps Decals. Specializing in custom decals for scale models
Barney Kable (e-mail). Specialty: printing FS color matches
Bedlam Creations. Artwork can be supplied as graphics, photos, or an idea.
Bob Anson (e-mail), who runs two Alps MD1000's, one Alps MD5000, and two Kodak First check printers.
Cedarleaf Custom Decals. Apart from its standard railroad decal range, Cedarleaf does custom work for railroads and other applications
Chapter Customizer - Stencils and decals, as well as a custom decal design/printing service
Dan's Resin Casting. See 'custom decals' tab
Decal Connection. Makes decals for many applications. Will not print decals with copyrights unless permission is given in writing
Decal Man. Probably only car decals
Diecast and Decals. Specialises in graphics for diecast vehicles
E.L.S. Trains. Prints Alps decals for model railroading and all types of scale models.
Exact Decals & Details. Apart from a catalog of Alps printed aircraft decals, Exact also offers custom design and printing service
Fallout Hobbies - Recently completed their Kickstarter. Uses a non-ALPS, underprinting laser printer. Also has vinyl airbrush stencils.
Fireball Modelworks, Joseph Osborn. Produces a line of Alps decals for helicopter models and does custom work.
Great Decals. Has links to numerous custom railroad decal printers
Greg's Decal Graphics. Besides a line of Alps printed hot rod and custom car decals, Greg also offers custom decal work
GWS Custom Decals. Designs and prints custom decals for car models
John Hagen (e-mail), Alps decals any scale down to and including N scale. Can do artwork from photos or sketches
Kadee Quality Products. A train manufacturer that also does custom decal work
ModelWerks. Produces decals for Bandai Gundam models, and also does custom decal work
Red Pegasus Decals. Produces a line of Alps printed air racing decals, but also does custom work
Scale Rail Graphics. Produces decals for primarily model railroading, and also does custom decal work, but no race car, military or rocket decals.
Shawn Hull Decals. Custom decals are no longer mentioned on the website, so this service is probably discontinued.
Tango Papa Decals, Tom Prestia. Tango Papa also sells the decal paper that is most popular with US modelers.
Some items to discuss with your custom printer are: type of software and version used (CorelDraw, Illustrator, or perhaps PDF files), which ink-sets are used (always CMYK, but possibly RGB too, and just maybe Kodak orange and green), whether the printer can print two white layers on top of each other (not all printers can do this, yet you need two layers to make opaque white), whether black can be printed over other colors or not, and which decal paper is used (thickness etc), margins to be used in the artwork (at least 15 mm top and bottom, 5 mm left and right), whether the artwork should be put in separate pages, separate layers or even separate files.
Most companies will also offer a decal design service. This is usually quite expensive, which is quite understandable if you look at the amount of work involved (see above!).
Terrain and Scenery
Amera Plastic Mouldings
Gale Force Nine - Terrain and gaming/modeling accessories
Hirst Arts - Silicon molds for creating terrain ‘Lego style'
JR Miniatures - Wargaming terrain
Keebler Studios - Silicon molds for creating terrain
Kerr & King - Bases and terrain in numerous scales
Multiverse Gaming - Laser cut MDF buildings and terrain
Quantum Gothic - Primarily resin terrain pieces
Systema Gaming - Modular MDF terrain
Underground Lasers - Laser cut MDF buildings and terrain with acrylic bits
Warmill - Lasercut MDF terrain
Basicks - Though a few bits, their main concern is bases and terrain
E.M.A. Model Supplies - Model plastic in various shapes
Evergreen Scale Models - Styrene plastic in many forms
Greenstuff Industries - Hobby tools and terrain
Iron Halo - Resin bases and commission painting
Plastruct - Styrene plastic
32mm Base Adapters
For converting 25mm bases to 32mm.
Eccentric Miniatures - Two piece beveled in two styles
gwensdad2003 via Thingverse - 3D printing file for one piece rounded
Ironheart Artisans - MDF and acrylic terrain and markers
Edited by Carlson793, 27 June 2018 - 05:26 PM.