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Online car model shops in USA


Sharjacek
10-20-2014, 07:45 PM
Hey everyone, this is my first post here. (Is there a place for introductions?)


I just moved to the States a month ago and was wondering if anyone can point out online model shops in USA or Canada that carry car models and aftermarket (like model car garage). I know there was this shop but the site says they closed down ( http://www.modelexpress.net/cgi-bin/modelexpress/shop/index.html) .


Kind regards, Sven.

88Porsche944
10-20-2014, 09:01 PM
Enjoy the hobby.

http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?postid=578983#post578983

:smile:

petesy
10-20-2014, 11:09 PM
US based shops I have personally used and am happy to recommend:

Model Empire: http://modelempireusa.com
Star Models: http://resinrealm.net/Star/STARModels.html (Steve mostly deal with second hand kits but also sells Model Car Garage photo-etch kits and other accessories)
Mega Hobby: http://www.megahobby.com

Model Car Garage has their own web store: http://www.modelcargarage.com
Detail Master is another well established aftermarket provider: http://www.detailmaster.com

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I have had very bad experience with Internet Hobbies (http://www.internethobbies.com). DO NOT order from them. They list things they don't have in stock and they won't respond to your inquiries until you threaten to report them to Pay Pal, then suddenly the items become not available and they promptly refund your money. I am surprised they are still in business after all these years of terrible services.

modellmaker.
10-21-2014, 12:13 AM
I don't know any shops in the US,
But I always ordered at hiroboy.com in the UK
They ship worldwide.

http://www.hiroboy.com/catalog/index.php?osCsid=6e87188c98d28fa8e41b7bd9e7cb197d# .VEXdUxZomLE

modellmaker.

Foxerjr
10-21-2014, 08:58 AM
I use Model Roundup (http://www.modelroundup.com/) for most of my kit purchases online and they also have many aftermarket parts. the prices are good, the service is great and things come very fast.

lemansnut
10-21-2014, 09:07 AM
I see you are not too far from Minneapolis. There are several good hobby shops in the area, Hub Hobby and Scale Model Supplies are two that I like to visit whenever in the area (will be there this weekend for Nordicon model contest). There are also a couple good model car clubs. Check out http://www.rpmmodelclub.com/ Some great guys.

Mike

racer93
10-21-2014, 06:23 PM
Macsmodeling.com, stradasportsstore.com (might be a bit slow in replying, though).

Mac's is my choice.

JimboCO
10-21-2014, 08:42 PM
M&S Hobbies
Scale Hobbyist
Strada has been mentioned. E-mail Kevin to check stock before ordering. I personally really like, and have had great dealings with, Strada. You just need to check beforehand.

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