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Hobby Shops in central Prague : 2012 report.
C_JACQUEMONT
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 06:05 PM UTC
Hi all,

Just back from Prague, I thought I would write something about my shopping experience there.

I found this very useful link just before my visit :

http://www.dstorm.eu/pages/en/other/prague.html

I didn't have much time, so I visited only 3 shops in the center of the city (there are many others), those 3 are literally minutes from each other by foot.

MPM Shop (Myslikova 19, Prague 1) :

http://www.mpmshop.eu/





Large shop, lots of stock (including the entire Plus Model range and some reference books and magazines), staff could be friendlier.

BILEK (Konevova 233, Prague 3) :

http://www.bilekhobby.cz/



Friendly guy this time, but speaks little English, lots of new releases, a couple of SKP full kits.

Jana Kozakova MODELY (Pstrosova 25, Prague 1) :

http://www.modelyjk.cz/



A real treasure trove with lots of old kits, magazines, books, some aftermarket. You could spend hours there just browsing. Lady owner is discreet but helpful if you have any questions.

Hope this is useful to some!

Cheers,

Christophe
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 08:40 PM UTC
Thanks a million for spotting

I haven't decided yet, but perhaps I'll go there to spens a weekend this Summer

What about the prices?

Cheers
C_JACQUEMONT
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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2012 - 07:00 PM UTC
Glad to be able to help!

Prices are just average, basically if you buy some Plus Model, CMK or SKP you don't have to pay for postage costs but the prices are the same online.

On many kits I can get better prices from some hobby shops in Berlin and Paris (and much lower prices from eBay).

Prices on Miniart seem to be slightly lower though.

You might be able to pick up kits that are hard to find elsewhere, I had been looking for an Academy IDF M151A1 "Shimira" (OOP) for a long time, and found one at the MPM shop for about 8.

At the MPM shop I was able to buy some WWP books that were heavily discounted. For instance their Horch 1A book was only 4 or thereabouts! I didn't buy it because I wasn't sure if I had it already, too many books at home!

Bought in the second hand shop a set of bagged Dragon T-34 magic tracks for 6.

Cheers,

Christophe
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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2012 - 07:13 PM UTC
Well it sounds incredibly interesting!
I really wish they were that kind of shops in Milan

Thanks for sharing information about
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