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Title: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: FichtenFoo on July 26, 2006, 11:59:45 AM
Please post your online hobby stores and store questions (like shipping) here so that we can avoid another 100 "where can I buy gundam models?" threads. Post them below and we'll update the list here at the top. Please format as listed below for consistency.
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Model Kits

Hobby Wave
http://www.hobbywave.com/
One Stop Source for Gundam Models. Huge selection, flat-rate shipping and with every purchase, you can earn credits towards next purchase.

HobbyLink Japan (HLJ)
http://www.hlj.com/
Another great online store located in Japan.

Rainbow10 (R10)
http://www.rainbowten.co.jp/
Located in Japan. Highly reccommended and my favorite online model shop. Fantastic customer service.

Gundam Mad
http://www.gundammad.co.uk/
Large range of Gundam, EVA, Armored Core and Patlabor kits - European wide shipping.

Gundam Store and More
http://www.gundamstoreandmore.com/
Probably the US store I've ordered stuff from the most when I first started. Nice service.

ImageAnime
http://store.imageanime.com/
US Store. Not too bad. Lots of out of stock stuff.

Best1Hobby
http://www.best1hobby.com/
Used to have a great monthly contest. Nice store and good selection of military.

Ako Creations
http://akocreation.com/
Kits and conversions. Cool stuff!

PlaJapan
http://www.plajapan.com/
I ordered from them once when they were J-Hobby.net. Not a bad exp.

Hobby Search
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/
In Japan. Good for resin conversions and new releases. I've heard good and bad about shipping being overcharged.

the House of Anime
http://www.hoaoutlet.com/
U.S. Reasonable pricing and "discount sales" (up to 50% off). A good source for Hobby Japan & Dengeki Hobby.

Operation Gundam
http://www.operationgundam.com
Okay prices, don't appear to have newer releases.

Asylum Anime
http://www.asylum-anime.com/ (http://www.asylum-anime.com/)
Has a 30% sale off right now on all gundam kits. Weird ordering system.

Modeledom
http://modeledom.com/ (http://modeledom.com/)
A Canadian site with a forum also with pics of customized kits. Dollar amounts are in Canadian currency.

tisinc99
http://www.tisinc99.com
A little bit of everything from anima/manga. 

Lucky Model
http://www.luckymodel.com (http://www.luckymodel.com)
Great for scale planes, armor and Gunze paints. They have free worldwide airmail shipping on a wide range of after-market accessories. Their service is top notch and they answer most email queries within a day. Prices are very good too and they seem to have sales very frequently. Based in Hong Kong.

Resin and Recasts

E2046
http://www.e2046.com/
Resin recasts

Supplies and Parts

MechaSkunk
http://www.mechaskunk.com
Fulcy's store. Aluminum bells and great option parts and bits.

HobbyLinc
http://www.hobbylinc.com
Great place for tools, styrene, and metal supplies. Kits too.

The Barrel Store
http://www.bentbutnotbroken.com
Canadian Store. I get my MIG pigments here. Good selection of armor accessories.

Samuel Decal
http://www.samueldecal.com
Waterslide Decal Store

Dixie Art
http://www.dixieart.com/
Airbrushes and Accessories

K&J Magnetics
http://www.kjmagnetics.com
Best source for incredibly strong neodymium rare earth magnets
Title: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: FichtenFoo on October 14, 2006, 01:36:51 PM
I added Hobby Wave (http://www.hobbywave.com) to the list. They're an official FichtenFooForums Sponsor so go check them out!

Hobby Wave
http://www.hobbywave.com/
One Stop Source for Gundam Models. Huge selection, flat-rate shipping and with every purchase, you can earn credits towards next purchase.
Title: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: FichtenFoo on October 25, 2006, 06:12:37 AM
I got my first order from Hobbywave (http://www.hobbywave.com) today. Arrived quick and packed very nicely. Four Gunpla kits for only $10 flat shipping was nice.
Title: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: FichtenFoo on October 31, 2006, 05:41:50 PM
Welcome to our newest advertiser: HobbyLink Japan! (http://www.hlj.com) Check out their site when you get a chance. Great selection and also a great source of info when researching kits that are old and new.
Title: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: zerobxu on October 31, 2006, 07:31:23 PM
Quote from: "FichtenFoo"
Welcome to our newest advertiser: HobbyLink Japan! (http://www.hlj.com) Check out their site when you get a chance. Great selection and also a great source of info when researching kits that are old and new.

And I've just gotta say (again (http://fichtenfoo.com/v-web/bulletin/bb/viewtopic.php?t=1470)) that the HLJ folks--including their President, Scott Hards--were the greatest bunch of hobby enthusiasts I've ever dealt with when I met them at the IPMS convention earlier this year. I'm pretty thrilled to see them on board as a FFF sponsor.

 :roll:  So many great vendors, so little money (and shelf space)...
Title: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: Chopper Dave on October 31, 2006, 08:51:10 PM
Wow! We even have HLJ as a sponsor now! I buy all of my MGs through them so its cool to see them sponsoring here! ^_^
Title: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: RoboSmurf on December 13, 2006, 10:47:02 AM
Is there a good place in the US to order option parts from? I want to get quite a few to have a supply to start out with. So have the only place I can find them in HLJ.
Title: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: StormKat on December 13, 2006, 12:40:20 PM
I've purchased several kits from

Big Bad Toy Store
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com
Title: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: sandlegs on December 13, 2006, 05:22:46 PM
Micromark.  Sells lots of hobby tools.  Lots of small versions of big tools

http://micromark.com/
Title: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: FichtenFoo on December 13, 2006, 05:41:30 PM
THanks for the links... please format them properly though next time to make our lives easier updating the list. ;-)
Title: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: lekkertakkies on January 19, 2007, 01:34:37 PM
Lucky Model
http://www.luckymodel.com
Great for scale planes, armor and Gunze paints. They have free worldwide airmail shipping on a wide range of after-market accessories. Their service is top notch and they answer most email queries within a day. Prices are very good too and they seem to have sales very frequently. Based in Hong Kong.
Title: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: mugen1 on February 10, 2007, 11:47:36 PM
i have a question about hobbywave. After you buy the kits from hobby wave, how do you use the credits? Can you use the credits to buy other gundam model? It's been bugging me. So far i can't get any answer. thanks if you can tell me. Right now im thinking about buying my gundams there because it has a 10 flat rate.  :D
Title: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: FichtenFoo on February 11, 2007, 07:19:20 AM
Quote from: "mugen1"
i have a question about hobbywave. After you buy the kits from hobby wave, how do you use the credits? Can you use the credits to buy other gundam model? It's been bugging me. So far i can't get any answer. thanks if you can tell me. Right now im thinking about buying my gundams there because it has a 10 flat rate.  :D


As long as what you ordered isn't a preorder then you get credits towards yuor next purchase. Go to the mypage section to see how many you have. When you add stuff to the cart, they generally show up there or in checkout. I can't recall.
Title: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: lekkertakkies on February 15, 2007, 11:40:33 AM
Archer Fine Transfers
http://www.archertransfers.com/
These guys specialize in dry transfers for armor models. In the context of fichtenfoo anime modelling however, they also sell tatoos and eyes as water slide decals for anime garage kits. Based in Youngsville, USA

As a side note: I've ordered from them once before and their service is excellent. My order was shipped within three or four hours after placing and paying for it. Delivery time was about 12 days from USA to South Africa.
Title: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: mrmaigo on February 21, 2007, 10:10:02 PM
Has anyone ordered from bearair.com? They're airbrush seem a little too cheep, but maybe they have bad shipping
Title: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: oteebzo on February 22, 2007, 02:01:32 PM
I have ordered from bearair a few times. Shipping fast and there customer service is great. I think I got my stuff in like 2 or 3 days. Plus they offer loyalty pionts where the more you spend the more points you get towards future stuff.

I have nothing but good things to say about them even though they don't carry Iwata anymore. :D  :lol:

PS. I almost forgot they offer first time buyer packages. Like I got a free cleaning brush kit with the purchase of an AB. And I got free paint from them to, for a purchase over so much money spent.

So ask if they are offering any first time buyer specials of order there cataloge first. You could just PM me and I will give you the coupon codes from my book.
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: oteebzo on March 10, 2007, 09:37:45 PM
I have found a place you all might want to explore.
$5 airbrushes.... YES you heard me $5 not greatest in world but  good for what we do. And many more

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?function=Search (http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?function=Search)airbrush says 9.99

I got code for 4.99 pm me

file sets
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?function=Search

hole punch
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?function=Search

and alot more at
harborfreight.com
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: fulcy on March 11, 2007, 06:14:39 AM
None of your links work oteebzo:

Here's the airbrush
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=47791

Punches (I use the second and third one all the time):
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=3838
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=44060
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=47734

needle file set:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=4614
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: oteebzo on March 11, 2007, 06:19:01 PM
Thanks fulcy

Not sure why my links are not working.
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: Siwrx on April 18, 2007, 11:36:05 AM
Hope is the right topic for my question, if not I apologize

I tried to mail an order to samuel decal but my mail return to me, is there a problem with the website or the mail ?
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: FichtenFoo on May 10, 2007, 05:43:04 AM
I just wanna give a shout-out to Rainbow 10. In a little over 6 hours yesterday, an order I placed was completely processed. From the time I sent the order email, got the paypal request, paid for the item, etc... to the time I got a shipping notice was about 6 hours and 25 minutes.

R10 rocks! 8) :number1 :yeah:
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: Ezechiel on May 10, 2007, 02:28:55 PM
I second that. They are wonderful people.
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: FichtenFoo on May 21, 2007, 10:42:03 AM
I just wanna give a shout-out to Rainbow 10. In a little over 6 hours yesterday, an order I placed was completely processed. From the time I sent the order email, got the paypal request, paid for the item, etc... to the time I got a shipping notice was about 6 hours and 25 minutes.

R10 rocks! 8) :number1 :yeah:

Package from R10 arrived today. So 11 days via SAL shipping. Not too shabby. :) Love those guys!
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: Mrex-sgundam on July 25, 2007, 11:40:18 PM
Just ordered some items from R10 quick and fast, but I think I screwed myself over when it came to shipping. My package came to 38 dollars and some change but my shipping was 40.00 I choose UPS, because Im used to using them  and they deliver well in my area, but Im guessing that this was some what of a deluxe shipping. Should I have choosen the others, which I believe is longer and R10 is not responsible if items are lost. Or is this the typical shipping cost. I live the mid west so those who have ordered from here do you get this price? I love there service and stock, but the shipping is throwing me a curve ball.
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: FichtenFoo on July 26, 2007, 05:16:42 AM
I always choose SAL which is very inexpensive. Gets here via USPS withing a month usually. I'm usually not in a hurry when I order from them so that's a fine wait for me.
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: zerobxu on July 26, 2007, 05:30:12 AM
I've used SAL twice now (but from HLJ because they had what I was looking for). I also live in the midwest, and both times my SAL package arrived in less than two weeks from the time I received the email notice it had shipped. Oh, and both times the shipping cost was under $10 (one order was an AC kit, the other order was four Maschinen Krieger kits).

The last time I used EMS, it took less than three days to get from Japan to Nebraska. Of course, it was more expensive, but it was a larger order, too.
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: Mrex-sgundam on July 26, 2007, 09:25:12 AM
Oh ok, thanks for info and clearing that up guys. Next time I know EMS over UPS, unless you need it quickly and have the money. 
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: mtomczek on July 26, 2007, 11:52:02 AM
Oh ok, thanks for info and clearing that up guys. Next time I know EMS over UPS, unless you need it quickly and have the money. 

EMS is the expensive one.

If you want cheaper you would go with the AIR or SAL. The only downside to SAL is that it is not insured, and if your stuff doesnt show up they won't replace it.

For big orders I use the EMS shipping, even though its more expensive, it gets here fast and my stuff is guaranteed.

Small orders AIR or SAL are prefectly fine.
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: Malich on July 26, 2007, 12:49:33 PM
Having never tried SAL shipping before I have a question.  How many times have the rest of you lost packages when shipping SAL?  I always use EMS and it is starting to hurt the wallet a bit.  I have an order right now that is $38.00 and the EMS shipping is $40.00.
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: FichtenFoo on July 26, 2007, 02:15:30 PM
I've never lost a package with SAL and have had probably 10-15 packages shipped that way the past few years. Even at xmas time is wasn't too slow.
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: Major Blah on July 26, 2007, 06:38:50 PM
I've used SAL for over 10 times for packages from HLJ and R10, never had problem with that either.

Being in Canada, EMS is a really bad option (taxed for sure).
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: mtomczek on July 26, 2007, 07:02:00 PM
Yea, the couple of times I've used SAL I havent had any problems either. Other then being impatient and wanting my stuff right away. :)
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: Traks on August 29, 2007, 02:36:50 PM
Speaking on R10, if anyone is interested, when you order the MG Destiny SE you can get free EMS upgrade.
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: Skytorn on October 08, 2007, 10:43:40 PM
Does anybody know of a store where I can order specific sprues within a Gundam kit like the service that Bandai offers for Japanese residents?
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: Red Comet on October 09, 2007, 12:10:25 AM
HLJ (http://www.hlj.com/faq/q41.html) does.
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: Skytorn on October 09, 2007, 11:55:43 PM
Thanks Red.
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: FichtenFoo on December 16, 2007, 02:52:30 PM
Check out FFF's newest sponsor, Gundam Mad. Especially if you're in Europe!

Gundam Mad
http://www.gundammad.co.uk/
Large range of Gundam, EVA, Armored Core and Patlabor kits - European wide shipping.
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: Anchang on January 30, 2008, 09:51:35 AM
I recently ordered from Hobby Search for the first time.  I am actually pleased with the transaction I ordered the FXX Black Version and a Mclaren MP4/13 models.  I had originally ordered both from HLJ but they discontinued the FXX after I had preordered it and told me to wait for the next shipment.  So I choose HS instead.  For international orders they only let you uses SMS shipping which came out to about $20.  But the order was here with in five business days of me placing the order.  So I guess I will actually recommend them for anyone who wants speedy service.
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: Red Comet on January 30, 2008, 12:42:18 PM
I recently used Hobby Search as well. I got my items within 3 days but two were out of stock so they cancelled those items (seems they forgot to update the site) so that was a little disappointing. Otherwise, i will be using them again in the near future.

Another place I recently ordered from was www.luckymodel.com. Postage was cheap and fast and the items were packaged in a plain box and marked so as to go through customs quickly. Their range is huge but there are many items I can gwt through other stores that they don't stock (newer Gunpla, for example, ends at the rx-78 recolour but I'm sure newer stuff will be added in time (waiting for the Unicorn to be in stock somewhere)).
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: robofreak on April 08, 2008, 12:45:45 PM
I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I'm looking for MIG Pigments and the link bentbutnotbroken does'nt sell them and if they do I must not be looking in the right part of the site. The link takes me to something about business consulting. ???

I'm also looking for Gunze Sangyo acrylics and would be greatful if someone could point me in the right direction.
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: FichtenFoo on April 08, 2008, 12:57:47 PM
bentbutnotbroken went under. Probably why you're getting a redirect. MissionModels.com has them, but keep in mind with the weak dollar they're a bit pricey right now. ~$6 a bottle IIRC. HOWEVER... that bottle will last you a VERY long time. I've yet to use 1/2 of any of my bottles yet in the 3 or so years I've been using them.
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: robofreak on April 08, 2008, 02:22:15 PM
Thanks! The sites is a little on the slow side. Is that normal for them?
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: FichtenFoo on April 08, 2008, 02:49:45 PM
Yeah... it's painfully so, but their a good shop none the less.
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: robofreak on April 08, 2008, 03:41:02 PM
Bummer. :( I was hoping it was just my internet connection.
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: SummerSean on April 17, 2008, 01:41:29 PM
This place has pretty good convertion kits although expensive Neograde.com (http://Neograde.com)

And Samueldecal.com (http://Samueldecal.com) is a China based site but they send world wide (I think) I got my decals within a week or so, I have not ran into any problems yet with them
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: Zeonic Marine on April 24, 2008, 08:33:58 AM
I would like to post regarding a store called "Japanese Toy Warehouse" based in California:

http://marketplaceadvisor.channeladvisor.com/storefrontprofiles/default.aspx?sfid=170742

I've placed about a half-dozen orders with them now and while they don't normally restock HGUC kits unless they are new releases and hot sellers, their alternate universe selection is pretty good. They sell out fast no doubt due to their competative pricing. Unlike a lot of stores, they give personal service, will hold items upon request and they offer monthly discounts to customers.

The restock about once a month and will experiment with odd kits. I generally use Gundam Store and More for older relases and HGUC kits, but if its a new HGUC or 00 kit, I get it from these guys. They are just good people.

Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: Paradox on August 04, 2008, 10:35:26 PM
just like to point out this store here: gundamshop.com
Do not shop here.
I have ordered about $50 worth of goods 2 weeks ago, I recieved no confirmation email after payment, and I have tried contacting them on *4* different email addresses I could find multiple times, and 2 different phone numbers including the one associated with the paypal account that took the money, either this is some kind of insanely poor customer service and i'll recieve my items soon, or it's some kind of scam site.
Do not buy from here.

Initated paypal chargeback yesterday, now my $50's going to be tied up for months in the system before it makes it back to my pocket.. ffs
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: chaos_theory on August 05, 2008, 04:29:10 AM
Thats sucks, hard. For kits I would reccomend http://www.gundamstoreandmore.com

I have ordered many kits from them over 4 or 5 years. Good prices, huge selection, located in the US so no horrible shipping costs and fast shipping to boot.
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: zerobxu on August 05, 2008, 05:58:48 AM
just like to point out this store here: gundamshop.com
Do not shop here.

It's a real shame that GundamShop has fallen apart over the years like that. Back when "Gundam Wing" put those 1/144 and 1/100 no-grade (okay... "HG") kits into all the Toys R Us stores, GundamShop was the online source for Gundam kits in North America--and remained so for several years. Then the owner ran into some personal/family trouble and shut the doors. He hung on for awhile as an eBay presence and eventually re-launched the website--which had a few of us very excited, remember the old GundamShop and the old forums over there. Well... Things looked good for awhile, but then things went down the tubes again. That's why you don't see their ad on FFF over there on the right.
-------------------------------------------->

It was a good shop in its day, and brought a lot of the Gundam-building community together. More than a couple names and faces I know so well on FFF were folks I originally met on the old GundamShop forums. But that's just memories of a place long-gone.

So long, GundamShop. And thanks for all the kits!


As an alternative to those already mentioned, you might also want to consider HobbyWave (http://www.hobbywave.com/). Flat shipping rate (and shipped via FedEx), plus a pretty comprehensive online catalog. I've been very impressed with them. And now, they're also carrying a lot of the Mr. Hobby line of products (paints, primers, tools, etc.).
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: Paradox on August 05, 2008, 03:35:24 PM
if only hobbywave would ship international... =( it would be the perfect place.
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: FichtenFoo on August 05, 2008, 03:45:50 PM
if only hobbywave would ship international... =( it would be the perfect place.

If only people would fill out the location box on their profile we could avoid the hassle of recommending inappropriate stores. ;)
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: Paradox on August 06, 2008, 10:22:01 PM
is  there anywhere to get spare parts from? I just completely wrecked my Hi-Nu shield with paint stripper ..
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: Ezechiel on August 07, 2008, 02:03:21 AM
If only people would do some research before posting...
http://fichtenfoo.com/forum/index.php?topic=1065.0
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: shenphong on September 11, 2008, 09:09:38 PM
I don't see any one mentioning this particular site so I'll be glad to chime in about it.  www.toyza.com (http://www.toyza.com) is a great website for gundam kits and various other items.  There gunpla selection is pretty good with most of the most recent releases and their prices are competitive against other sites I've shopped on before.  What's great is also that they include free shipping for orders over $99.  Their customer service is also top notch and all of my questions have either been answered same day or next day.  They've basically become my single source of gunpla kits and what's also nice is that they discount you 5% for the use of your submitted photo of Gundam Model kits.

Shipping and packaging have been top notch and suffice to say, I've generally been very impressed with them. 
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: Captain Obvious on January 06, 2009, 11:50:11 AM
Here's a question, where is the best place to buy Mig pigments?  I wanted to get a couple of those new fantasy pigments, as well as a couple washes, and the total with shipping came out to over $60 from their official site (the cheapest shipping actually doubled the cost).  Is there anywhere state side that might have them a little cheaper?
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: amessier on October 20, 2009, 07:41:15 AM
I know this is almost a year late but for future ref when people search here is an answer to a good US place to buy MIG pigments that wont kill you with shipping.

http://www.michtoy.com/MTSCnewSite/supplies_folder/Mig_pigments/mig_pigments.html
 (http://www.michtoy.com/MTSCnewSite/supplies_folder/Mig_pigments/mig_pigments.html)
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: makalaka on October 20, 2009, 11:03:44 AM
That site also sells the Mr. Color/Gunze line as well as many other modeling supplies. If you sign up for their free preferred customer offer, you can also get 10%-30% off depending on the item. It's "the" online store I goto to get supplies if my hobby store doesn't have it. I could've sworn I posted them here but I guess not  :doh:

Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: DrDazzle on October 20, 2009, 09:01:42 PM
That site also sells the Mr. Color/Gunze line as well as many other modeling supplies. If you sign up for their free preferred customer offer, you can also get 10%-30% off depending on the item. It's "the" online store I goto to get supplies if my hobby store doesn't have it. I could've sworn I posted them here but I guess not  :doh:



Finally, a US source for Mr Color. Can't wait to get my airbrush set-up so I can use some of those Character colors!
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: FichtenFoo on October 21, 2009, 05:09:21 AM
"Finally"? :razz: Hobbywave.com has had Mr. Color for quite a while now. ;-)
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: mvm3897 on October 27, 2009, 05:52:20 AM
I know this is almost a year late but for future ref when people search here is an answer to a good US place to buy MIG pigments that wont kill you with shipping.

http://www.michtoy.com/MTSCnewSite/supplies_folder/Mig_pigments/mig_pigments.html
 (http://www.michtoy.com/MTSCnewSite/supplies_folder/Mig_pigments/mig_pigments.html)

Just checked this site out.  Great prices and the shipping is very reasonable.  Think I might have to try some Mig Pigments now. :D
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: ahaiko on February 05, 2010, 03:54:46 AM
Amiami is having a 50% international shipping sale through the end of February:
http://www.amiami.com/shop/?vgform=SimpleForm&template=e_campaign.html&set=english (http://www.amiami.com/shop/?vgform=SimpleForm&template=e_campaign.html&set=english)
There are some good sale items as well. I picked up a AC Crest Light Weight ver.(CR-C840/UL) for $28 shipped EMS
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: FichtenFoo on March 20, 2010, 11:02:16 AM
Amiami's having a 50% off international shipping sale going on. They're in Japan. Check out their English site here:

http://www.amiami.com/shop?set=english

Sale ends at the end of March.
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: hugedom on April 20, 2010, 08:24:50 PM
Thanks for the post on Amiami's sale.   Just got a Mega Size Rx-78 from them and with discounts on price and shipping, the total came out to about the same as price I was quoted in HK.    :sarcasm:
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: ahaiko on May 08, 2010, 03:48:53 AM
Animeniacs is having a 30% sale on their Gundam kits. They have a pretty good selection, with reasonable shipping prices ($8.50 domestic).
http://animeniacs.com/catalog/toy-models/%5EG/p0.html (http://animeniacs.com/catalog/toy-models/%5EG/p0.html)
Be warned that their shipping can be a little on the slow side.
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: mvm3897 on May 08, 2010, 04:34:45 AM
Animeniacs is having a 30% sale on their Gundam kits. They have a pretty good selection, with reasonable shipping prices ($8.50 domestic).
http://animeniacs.com/catalog/toy-models/%5EG/p0.html (http://animeniacs.com/catalog/toy-models/%5EG/p0.html)
Be warned that their shipping can be a little on the slow side.

Great sale but hardly anything in stock.  I tried to order 6 kits and everyone of them out of stock :angry:
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: ahaiko on May 08, 2010, 08:28:05 AM
Then they are moving fast. Earlier in the week they still had a ton. I guess the sal eis working  ;)
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: Indy aka Rex on May 08, 2010, 08:53:12 AM
Some of those are pretty good deals but a lot of those can be found for similar prices on Amazon. I wish they hadn't sold out of the Zaku F2 though... grr.
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: ahaiko on May 27, 2010, 04:04:54 PM
Animeniacs is having another sale (20% off), and they just got in a bunch more kits.
http://animeniacs.com/catalog/toy-models/%5EG/p0.html (http://animeniacs.com/catalog/toy-models/%5EG/p0.html)
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: FichtenFoo on June 07, 2010, 01:23:46 PM
HLJ Free Express Shipping sale (http://www.hlj.com/paypal/freeshipping.html?utm_source=HobbyLink+Japan+Newsletter&utm_campaign=36cf891034-Tamiya_Super_Sale_take_2_3_26_2010&utm_medium=email). Info from the email:

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Get Free Express Shipping with PayPal!


You like free stuff, right?  To highlight the convenience and safety of using PayPal to buy from HLJ, we'll be offering totally free express shipping with all orders placed and paid for with regular PayPal, or the highly recommended PayPal Billing Agreement, between 6pm June 8 and 6pm June 11, 2010 (or until allotted stock is sold out)! All times are Japan Standard Time (GMT+9).


With PayPal, you control exactly how you pay for your order.  You can link your PayPal account to a bank or a credit card for the most convenience.  But if you'd rather not set up a PayPal account, that's no problem! You can simply pay through PayPal directly with a credit card too!  There are a few notes about the campaign you should understand, so make sure you read these very important terms and conditions.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to grab all those goodies you've been wanting, with totally free express shipping!

 


And as always, thank you for all of your business with HLJ!

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Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: tmajor on December 10, 2010, 05:55:49 PM
Just a quick note in case you didn't know bentbutnotbroken.com is now operating as The Barrel Store. http://www.thebarrelstore.com/

While the focus is armour they have a good selection of Vallejo paints, Mig pigments, filters and effects plus loads of detailing supplies.



Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: shakuza on January 12, 2012, 09:34:50 PM
Has anyone tried ordering from http://www.ericyymodel.com before?

I tried searching on the forums, but didn't see it mentioned.

They seem to have a large stock of Mr. Color paints, Mr. Surfacer, thinners, etc.
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: tmajor on January 14, 2012, 12:26:17 PM
Has anyone tried ordering from http://www.ericyymodel.com before?

I tried searching on the forums, but didn't see it mentioned.

They seem to have a large stock of Mr. Color paints, Mr. Surfacer, thinners, etc.

Those are some pretty good prices.

Here's what I found
http://cs.finescale.com/FSMCS/forums/t/140732.aspx
http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=161675
Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: shakuza on January 17, 2012, 09:16:06 PM
Those are some pretty good prices.

Here's what I found
http://cs.finescale.com/FSMCS/forums/t/140732.aspx
http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=161675

I found two more sites as well.
I'll probably give them a try at some point.  I'll post and let you guys know how it went.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/149674/thread/1278894489/1278949663/Anyone+ever+order+from+Eric+YY+Model-

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://maquetas.mforos.com/353336/8151801-pagina-ericyymodel/%26num%3D30%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26site%3Dwebhp%26prmd%3Dimvns&rurl=translate.google.ca&sl=es&u=http://maquetas.mforos.com/353336/8151801-pagina-ericyymodel/&usg=ALkJrhhOKlbHLvNglN1gV4FRqkhrsMxp7A

Title: Re: Online Hobby Stores (Where to buy stuff)
Post by: Nydyne on February 20, 2012, 11:09:07 PM
Until the end of March I'm having a 10% off sale as well as Free Domestic Shipping on orders over $100 as a grand opening sale for my new store.  Check it out at www.modelgrade.net (http://www.modelgrade.net)
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