login   |    register
Modeling in General: Advice on...
Need some general advice? Place it here.
Online hobby stores
drewgimpy
Visit this Community
Utah, United States
Member Since: January 24, 2002
entire network: 835 Posts
KitMaker Network: 350 Posts
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 06:43 PM UTC
I am coming back from about an 8 year break from modeling and I am wondering which online stores everyone is using these days?
Klaus-Adler
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
MODELGEEK
Visit this Community
Scotland, United Kingdom
Member Since: June 08, 2015
entire network: 947 Posts
KitMaker Network: 38 Posts
Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 08:03 PM UTC
eBay is my regular online model supplier these days, most if not all kits can be bought there and they can be a lot cheaper than your LHS
russamotto
Visit this Community
Utah, United States
Member Since: December 14, 2007
entire network: 3,236 Posts
KitMaker Network: 602 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 01:53 AM UTC
My favorites have been Lucky Model, Hobbyeasy and Amazon. I shop around and look for the best price I can find.
Tojo72
Visit this Community
North Carolina, United States
Member Since: June 06, 2006
entire network: 4,498 Posts
KitMaker Network: 628 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 02:26 AM UTC
Scalehobbyist

Spruebrothers

Squadron

Sincere hobby

Freetime hobbies

Ebay
matt
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
Visit this Community
New York, United States
Member Since: February 28, 2002
entire network: 5,903 Posts
KitMaker Network: 2,608 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 02:39 AM UTC
I search most of the above for the best price... plus several groups on Facebook... that have sales and or Auctions during various times of the week.
ChurchSTSV
Visit this Community
Arizona, United States
Member Since: September 20, 2017
entire network: 301 Posts
KitMaker Network: 80 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 03:01 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I search most of the above for the best price... plus several groups on Facebook... that have sales and or Auctions during various times of the week.



This! I use eBay, LetGo, OfferUp and some Facebook groups for some local guys selling stuff. I have gotten unopened car kits for $10!!
retiredyank
Visit this Community
Arkansas, United States
Member Since: June 29, 2009
entire network: 11,610 Posts
KitMaker Network: 3,657 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 04:25 AM UTC
HobbyEasy (comprehensive and cheap)

Sincerehobby

Sealmodel (usually cheapest)

Scalehobbyist (paints)

Spruebrothers (cheap/fast shipping)

Amazon (tools)

Luckymodel
Trisaw
Visit this Community
California, United States
Member Since: December 24, 2002
entire network: 3,845 Posts
KitMaker Network: 240 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 04:35 AM UTC


Or you can also buy straight from the vendor's Facebook and webpage as many independent Garage Kit sculptors (especially resin ones) don't sell to online hobby shops.
drewgimpy
Visit this Community
Utah, United States
Member Since: January 24, 2002
entire network: 835 Posts
KitMaker Network: 350 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 05:43 PM UTC
Thanks for all the feedback all. I appreciate it. What is the best way to find sellers on Facebook?