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#3804534 - 07/03/13 03:59 PM Where to buy plastic model kits online?  
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Hi everyone. I used to build plastic scale models as a kid. My favorite being the Red Baron Dragster. Yup I'm older than mountains! lol Can anyone give me any pointers about online stores that sell such kits. I'm mainly interested in Airplanes. Thanks in advance.
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#3804611 - 07/03/13 06:28 PM Re: Where to buy plastic model kits online? [Re: pescador11]  
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http://www.scalehobbyist.com/ These guys are my FAV so far. I miss being able to walk into a local hobby shop and browse around. But driving 90 minutes to a hobby town USA is not generally on my list of things to do. So ya, I turned to online retailers for a lot of what I am after. Also AMAZON.com is of course worth a shot. But there are quite a few online sellers out there. But I JUST returned to building model kits biggrin. On #4 now since I picked it back up 4 months ago. biggrin

#3804767 - 07/04/13 12:21 AM Re: Where to buy plastic model kits online? [Re: pescador11]  
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Squadron Shop ( www.squadron.com ) is my first stop online when looking for aircraft models.

#3804769 - 07/04/13 12:33 AM Re: Where to buy plastic model kits online? [Re: pescador11]  
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Thanks guys. This is just what I was looking for. Amazing selection.
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#3804823 - 07/04/13 03:49 AM Re: Where to buy plastic model kits online? [Re: pescador11]  
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Just a few I use besides Squadron

Sprue Brothers
http://www.spruebrothers.com/

Roll Models
http://www.rollmodels.com/

Hobby Link Japan
http://www.hlj.com/

Internet Hobbies
http://www.internethobbies.com/

Model Expo
http://www.modelexpo-online.com/

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#3804858 - 07/04/13 08:16 AM Re: Where to buy plastic model kits online? [Re: pescador11]  
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I'm guessing these are all US-based stores?

Anybody want to chime in with UK-/EU-based sellers?


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#3804906 - 07/04/13 01:10 PM Re: Where to buy plastic model kits online? [Re: - Ice]  
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Originally Posted By: - Ice
I'm guessing these are all US-based stores?

Anybody want to chime in with UK-/EU-based sellers?


I guess by far the largest is Hannants, http://www.hannants.co.uk/

If you cross the North Sea and only like planes, the Aviation Mega Shop (near Schiphol, http://www.aviationmegastore.com/ ) or Flash Aviation (in Eindhoven, http://flashie.nl/ ) are the best choices that I know of.


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#3804909 - 07/04/13 01:15 PM Re: Where to buy plastic model kits online? [Re: pescador11]  
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In the UK I've bought a fair few things from Wonderland Models: http://www.wonderlandmodels.com/
Their physical shop is just near me, and they provide really good service, both online and offline.

Modelhobbies http://www.modelhobbies.co.uk/shop/ has a pretty good selection at a decent price. I have my eye on some of the hobbyboss 1/48 WW2 tanks. smile

#3805000 - 07/04/13 05:03 PM Re: Where to buy plastic model kits online? [Re: pescador11]  
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Well we have the Swedish retailer www.rebell.com I'm not sure how he handles order outside Sweden but I know that his e-maillist comes both in Swedish & English


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