Paint & Tools

Specialty Hobby Shop - Grand Rapids, MI

Get the right tools first.

A quality finish makes the model.  We carry paint for every type of hobby model that we carry, from authentic Railroad colors, to Federal Standard colors for aircraft and armor, to authentic automotive paints, to Lexan paint for R/C cars and trucks as well as Citadel and Vallejo colors for miniature gaming figures.

Project building is easier with the right tools. We have building supplies including paints, brushes, airbrushes, scratch building supplies, Dremel tools and accessories, X-Acto tools, and much more.

No matter whether you need general modeling tools or that one just right tools for your particular hobby do yourself a favor and get the right tools first. Come to Rider’s Hobby Shop and ask our sales staff to help you find the correct tool for the job.  We are all model builders and have used the products that we sell.  If you have questions about airbrushing, we can help with that as well.

Rider’s carries a wide range of products from many dozens of manufacturers. See below for a partial list of the lines we stock or can order for you.

  • Atlas Brush Company
  • Badger Air-Brush Co.
  • Bob Smith Industries
  • Dremel
  • Dubro
  • Evergreen Scale Models
  • Excel Tools
  • Iwata Air Brush Co.
  • K&S Engineering
  • Paasche Air Brush Co.
  • Squadron
  • Tamiya
  • Testors
  • WoodandScenics
  • X-ACTO

Visit us at one of our two great locations!

Whether you're closer to Flint or Grand Rapids, either of our fine locations will have everything you need to pursue all your hobby passions.

Looking for something in particular?

If we don't have what you're looking for, as long as it's available from the manufacturer, we're happy to order it for you.