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Online Shops in NA.
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Ontario, Canada
Member Since: April 13, 2017
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 01:49 AM UTC

i`m looking for a good Online Shop for any aftermarket parts, like: Metal/Aluminum Gun Barrels
Photo Etch
Resin Figures etc.

Or just a good online Shop where you can buy Kits (or anything Model making related) you would normally not get in your Town. For me, i live in Edmonton and 90% of all Kits are from Tamiya,i cant get any Metal Gun Barrels or anything to "upgrade" my Models.

I done some research myself. Found a few that look promising, but i would like to hear what you guys have to say about these (and maybe know other online shops):


thanks for your help.

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North Carolina, United States
Member Since: June 06, 2006
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 01:54 AM UTC
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Oregon, United States
Member Since: March 09, 2017
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 01:58 AM UTC
I have gotten really good (and FAST) service from spruebros. Their Deal of the Day gets me.

Mostly though, I like lotsofmodels on eBay. I probably spend a couple hundo a month nickel and dimeing my AM accessories, dio supplies, and tools. They ship REALLY fast, and I think all of the shipping is included. They also have a good supply of niche products, and AM parts you never knew existed. I mean, you can get x20 1/35 scale hemp plants for $14.20 shipped:


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Arkansas, United States
Member Since: June 29, 2009
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:10 PM UTC
luckymodel - good deals; limited availability
hobbyeasy - most kits and am; no "real time" inventory
scalehobbyist - all things paint
spruebrothers - good inventory; great shipping
freetimehobbies - good inventory; good shipping
hlj - great inventory; great shipping

A few others, if you mean delivered to NA.
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Rhode Island, United States
Member Since: March 05, 2014
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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:40 PM UTC
Also Megahobby.

There are many good outlets on e-bay, and I've never had a bad experience with any model-related purchases.

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Alberta, Canada
Member Since: February 18, 2003
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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 03:08 AM UTC
Caution ordering anything from the US, especially Squadron. Shipping and customs will hose you. Lucky Model, Hobby Easy are good places, Barrel Store in Canada. As mentioned, check Amazon and E-bay for occasional good deals.

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Ontario, Canada
Member Since: September 18, 2005
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 11:29 PM UTC
The Barrel Store is great. Ed is a stand up guy.