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Discussion in 'Collectables, Literature, & Models' started by Schatten, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. Schatten

    Schatten F1 World Champ
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    Apr 3, 2001
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    Besides the little items that you can pick up at a local hobby supply store, what is the best place to pick up models?

    Where do you buy them?

    btw, this is referring to models, not necessarily pre-build die-cast ones. but include those if you have any tips besides BigLots for the HotWheels issues.
     
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  3. spivy

    spivy Karting

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  4. Schatten

    Schatten F1 World Champ
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    Apr 3, 2001
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    hmmm, those are custom built, pre built. not exactly what I'm looking for but thanks.

    btw, if you own the site or know who does: a stardale model doesn't exist and the ebay link doesn't work. =/
     
  5. Challenge

    Challenge Formula 3

    Sep 27, 2002
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    I have had good experiences with Exoticar.com.
     
  6. SefacHotRodder

    SefacHotRodder F1 World Champ

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    i haven't actually bought anything off exoticar but their shop in NY is awesome but i have heard some bad things about them (cancelling orders at the last minute without reason, problems getting refunds etc)
     
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  8. beast

    beast F1 Veteran

    May 31, 2003
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    If you are talking plastic models that you have to assemble try

    http://www.internationalhobby.com/ihs/
    http://www.ewa1.com
    http://www.plastic-models.com/

    Rob
     
  9. jj2728

    jj2728 Karting

    Jan 19, 2004
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    don't forget ebay.....i know that in 1/43 there is always a decent listing of unbuilt kits for sale....
     
  10. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 F1 Rookie

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    I think the best models (that you make) are the Pocher models, sometimes they come up on ebay, try scaledetails. I think they are on Ferrarichat.
     
  11. Dave328

    Dave328 Formula 3

    Nov 24, 2002
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    I've used Phoenix Model Co a few times and am very pleased,
    http://www.phoenix-model.com/

    They carry just about anything you could want!

    Dave
     
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  13. TSMIV

    TSMIV Formula Junior

    Jan 27, 2004
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    I have good experiences with Exoticar, though they have very few kits. They have some great stuff for building displays like scale car lifts and garage supplies.

    I used to be really into 1:24 die-cast kits, but I can only find a good selection at hobby stores. The closest hobby shop to me is 65 miles away, so I have to find alternatives.

    I have always had an easy time finding what I need/want at those close-out stores and it is relatively inexpensive. I try to check back once a month. They usually have a fairly good selection of things; you just have to look. Granted, you are not going to find $250 Pocher kits there, but you may find paint, brushes, and sometimes decals that are usually sold at a hobby shop. I have found packets of Porsche and Ferrari decals before at such a place. Just do not buy anything perishable that looks like it has been sitting awhile.

    If you are brave, you can also try the toy department of a discount store. The selection is nothing great and the looks you get a pretty ugly. This is probably a place just for supplies like paint; the kits are better and less expensive at a close-out place. The paint is fresh, so to speak.
     
  14. DieCast MotorSports

    DieCast MotorSports Formula Junior

    Feb 10, 2004
    487
    Michigan, USA
    Hello,

    I'm a newbie here. I just wanted to tell you about www.diecastmotorsports.com . We carry 1:18 scale diecast race cars in various categories. We carry some Ferrari's and hope to add more to our product line.

    Ross
    DieCast MotorSports
     
  15. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Welcome to the board Ross!

    If you're interested in sponsoring FChat, let me know. That would give you a chance to have more exposure going forward and put in plugs like this.
     
  16. model builder

    model builder Formula Junior

    Oct 15, 2003
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    Island Collectibles carrys literally thousands of model kits, mostly resin in 12th, 24th and 43rd scale as well as handbuilt model cars. No diecasts. Lots of Ferrari kits.

    www.islandcollectibles.net

    Ed
     
  17. tifosi12

    tifosi12 Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Yeah, I just recently discovered them. Absolutely amazing! After I saw their many, many kits, I decided to rearrange my workspace. Lots to do, let's get started!
     
  18. DieCast MotorSports

    DieCast MotorSports Formula Junior

    Feb 10, 2004
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    Tifosi12,

    Can you give me the Sponsor info?

    Thanks,
    Ross



     
  19. rob lay

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    http://www.ferrarichat.com/ads.htm

    Let me know how I can help. We already have one model sponsor that sells hard to find and custom painted 1:18's. I usually don't mind small overlaps though.

    Thanks,
    rob
     
  20. Boudewijn

    Boudewijn Moderator
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    May 15, 2003
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    For handbuilts and kits I can advise www.grandprixmodels.co.uk. Excellent service they have, never had any problem. They also have a professional subscription magazine appearing 10 times a year with reviews of the newest models.
     

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