Welcome to Steel Beach Accessories!
I will be vending at the IPMS USA national convention in Columbus starting July 22. Because I have been prepping for the convention, many items have sold out at Sprue Brothers. As soon as I'm back from the convention, I will work on getting those items back in stock. I apologize for any inconvenience. If you plan on attending the convention, please stop by and say hi.
About Us: Steel Beach was started in 2004 when I was building F-14 models for VF-11 Red Rippers. I was using the 1/48 scale R/M kit and needed to convert it to an F-14B. A friend introduced me to resin casting so that I could make the appropriate parts. Some other modelers saw the parts and wanted them. I partnered with Sprue Brothers to sell my products, and it has grown from there. I sincerely thank all of you who purchased Steel Beach products and helped support us. YOU ARE APPRECIATED!
Our Goal: The main mission for SB is to provide modelers with quality, economical aftermarket items that make building easier. SB is a small (and I mean small...as in my basement!) operation, but I strive to provide you with items that you can use without too much hassle.
How the Name Came About: Being a Nav Air kind of guy, I naturally gravitated towards that theme when I was thinking up a name for the business. During safety stand downs on ships, they have "steel beach" parties up on deck with games and cookouts. I thought that this was fitting, since I wanted Steel Beach to be a fun, relaxed venture.
About Me: I've been building models for over 40 years, and I credit my dad for getting me started. My main focus is on modern Navy jets, especially the F-14 Tomcat. I contribute to Finescale Modeler, build for various museums, and have built for a number of Navy and Air Force fighter squadrons.