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Where do you guys suggest that I go stateside for 1/16 scale armor kits at a good price?? ( I'm new enough at this that I really don't know..........)

Before anyone suggests it............I don't do "Evil-bay".

Seems like 1/35 is everywhere, but the bigger 1/25 & 1/16, not so much. I've seen some R/C kits, but that stuff is out of my league by far!! (lol)

Any suggestions greatly appreciated...................Jim J. -- "olfogey"

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Where do you guys suggest that I go stateside for 1/16 scale armor kits at a good price?? ( I'm new enough at this that I really don't know..........)

Before anyone suggests it............I don't do "Evil-bay".

Seems like 1/35 is everywhere, but the bigger 1/25 & 1/16, not so much. I've seen some R/C kits, but that stuff is out of my league by far!! (lol)

Any suggestions greatly appreciated...................Jim J. -- "olfogey"

Hi Jim,

 

I'm not based in the USA but I believe a lot of guys use Squadron, here's a link to their 1:16th filter search - http://www.squadron.com/military-model-kits-s/1834.htm?searching=Y&sort=3&cat=1834&show=18&page=1&f-1:16=2828

 

You might even find it cheaper to look on some of the Japanese sites and also for other brands than just Trumpeter - I don't know for sure but I've read of the guys from our Ex-Colony ( :) ) buying from there; Hobby Link Japan springs to mind.

 

Grant

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" You might even find it cheaper to look on some of the Japanese sites and also for other brands than just Trumpeter - I don't know for sure but I've read of the guys from our Ex-Colony ( :) ) buying from there; Hobby Link Japan springs to mind."

 

Grant

 

After taking this advice, and doing a "Google is your friend" search.............I came up with "HobbyEasy.com" & "HobbyLink Japan"

 

With shipping added, it brings the prices in-line with whats available in the US, but they do seem to have a better selection..........my questions are these -

1) Have any of you guys ever done business with either of them? (customer service, ease of payment, trustworthy, etc.)

2) Do the kits arrive in decent conditon? (this is my biggest concern, actually.)

 

Thanks for any additional input....................Jim J. -- "olfogey"

 

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I've bought from Hobby Link Japan and would have no problem buying from them again. The items arrived in double quick time and very well packaged as well. The company is very efficient, very honourable and extremely well respected globally and I'd recommend them without hesitation.

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