While away on holiday I have tried to take the odd opportunity for some hobby related shopping in some small but perfectly formed independent shops. One of the nicest was a very small but exquisite model shop in the East Sussex town of Rye. Soldiers of Rye deals in hand painted military figures, toy soldiers, die-casting aircraft, military books, medals and prints and is run by the very knowledgeable Chris Viner.
I came across this shop while exploring this Cinque Port town on the edge of Romney Marsh just a few miles down the coast from Hastings. The shop itself is probably no more than ten foot square but every wall is filled with glass cases of painted figures, books, medals and prints. I treated myself to an original Tank Corps cap badge and spent a good while chatting to the proprietor about figure collecting and wargaming. A very nice chap and a wonderful little shop that is well worth a visit if you are in the area.