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About J Perkins

J Perkins Established 1975

In Business over 45 Years

We have been importing, manufacturing and wholesaleing radio control models, accessories, materials along with a host of other hobby items to model businesses since Jim Perkins ("JP") started trading over 45 years ago. If you're interested in model aircraft, helicopters, boats and cars plus all the model accessories, materials, tools, glues and parts you could imagine you'll probably find them in our range. We can tot up many decades of modelling experience gained by directors and staff in the company - experience that we draw on to help supply our customers with the products and services they want.

RC Hobbies Static Models Workshop
1975 - Greenwich, London

J Perkins initially operated out of a warehouse in south London. From here Jim Perkins was able to serve independent toy and model shops across London and the South East. After 25 years the business had outgrown its London location and it was relocated in the Northdowns of Kent.

2000 - Lenham, Kent

In 2000 J Perkins moved into a purpose-built 25,000ft2 facility in the small market village of Lenham, Kent. With great connections to Europe via the Channel Tunnel we have been serving the UK model & hobby trade and our European partners from this location for over 20 years.

2019 - New Ownership

In 2019 two generations of the Perkins family earned a well-deserved retirement and stewardship of the company became the responsibility of Sebo Dapper.

Great Brands. Great Products.

World Leading Brands

We are very proud to represent some of the world's leading brands from all over the globe.

For the RC modeller we offer Arrows Hobby EPO aircraft, APC & Master Airscrew props, Dubro accessories, Henglong tanks, Hitec servos, HSD Jets, Model Technics nitro fuel, Multiplex EPO aircraft and radio systems, Planet radios, Seagull balsa aircraft, Traxxas cars & trucks and many more.

For plastic and balsa kit builders we offer AMT & MPC & Polar Lights & Atlantis plastic kits, Dumas & Guilllow wooden kits, the classic DRP wooden kits, DCM Caterpillar diecast modes, and more.

For makers, modellers, crafters and builders we offer a massive assortment of workshop materials and workbench tools, glues, paints and much more from Zap, Evergreen, Evo-Stik, Excel, Ghiant, Guild Lane, Heki, JTT, K&S, Lightcraft, MD, Milliput, Oracover, Prolux, Revell, Spraycraft, Swann-Morton, and more.

We are the exclusive UK agents for Arrow Models, DPR, Evergreen, Excel, Flite Test, Guild Lane, Guillow, Hitec, Ikonnik, JTT, Mission Models, Multiplex, Oracover & Easycoat, Planet, Radient, Sonik RC, Traxxas, Twister, Zap, ZTW.

All Brands
100s of years of experience
Steve Webb Models, Frodsham. In business since 1987.

Shop Local

Over the past 45 years we have built an extensive network of independent retail outlets. You will find local experts who have a vast library of knowledge and are passionate about your hobby.

Local Retailers

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Building, Modelling, Craftsmanship

Your Passion. Our Passion.

We understand hobbies. With over 300 years of combined experience in radio control and kit building our team includes both current and former British and World Champions. We are modellers and builders and we look for the products we want to use to explore our own passions. Come and meet us at our offices in Kent, or follow what we get up to on our social media pages, or come and see us at one of the many shows we attend each year.

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Goodwood FOS
BoldDog + Traxxas at Goodwood FOS 2022
Goodwood FOS
Arrows Marlins and Vipers at Weston Park
Goodwood FOS
HSD Jets & SwiWin Turbines at Weston Park
Woodspring Show with Arrows Marlin and F-86

Company Details
J Perkins (Distribution) Ltd.
Northdown Close,
Ashford Road,
Lenham, Kent ME17 2DL
United Kingdom
Registered in England No. 01707302
Registered Office: Northdown Business Park, Ashford Road, Lenham, Kent, ME17 2DL
VAT no. GB206686160