Shopping!

I quickly discovered that there were TONS of places that had really awesome places to shop, so I decided to start collecting the URLs here.  Of course, that meant that I needed to categorize everything because well… there are a lot of things to buy if you’re going to work on models.  In some cases, usually if I’ve actually dealt with the site, I’ll add a comment.  If your favorite shopping site isn’t listed here, please feel free to comment and I can add it in.

Sites that sell Models:

http://www.trekmodeler.com/

http://culttvman.com/main/

http://www.galacticmodeler.com/

http://www.dlmparts.com/ I’ve purchased aftermarket parts from this site. I thought that prices were pretty good and while I haven’t tried the parts yet, they certainly do look good.

http://store.modelkitworld.com/ Or http://store.modelkitworld.com/bad-azz/ The bad-azz models look really nice, but they do have a price to match, so I haven’t actually bought anything from them.

http://www.mvmodels.biz/home.asp

http://www.modelermagic.com/

http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/ OR http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/fantastic-plastic-models-online-catalog.html  Resin models. Let me say that they have many, many satisfied customers.  I only bought one thing from them and I was… less than satisfied.  That being said, they have a good rep and a number of cool models, so I’m sure I’ll be giving them another try.

http://modelbuilderinternational.com/

http://www.starcraftmodels.com/

Lighting and Electronics:

http://www.tenacontrols.com/ TenaControls makes the light kit I used in my Polar Lights Enterprise 1/1000 Refit kit.  It was the first lit model I ever did, and Ralph at TenaControls was INCREDIBLY helpful, both via email and even over the phone.  So I highly recommend their products.

http://www.voodoofx.com/index.html

http://www.dlmparts.com/electronics.html

http://shop.galacticmodeler.com/main.sc  I purchased a light kit for my Defiant model from them, but I haven’t built it yet, so I don’t know how good the kit is.  I can say that I thought the price was reasonable and that the kit seems to be complete.

http://www.thefiberopticstore.com/FOS-mainpage.htm

Painting Supplies:

(Many of these stores have lots of other model kits and supplies)

http://www.squadron.com/Default.asp

https://store.spruebrothers.com/

elmcityhobbies.com

http://www.thewarstore.com/

http://www.miniaturemarket.com/accessories/model-paints.html

General Modeling Supplies:

http://www.micromark.com/

How-Tos, Galleries, Shows and Other Info:

http://www.starshipmodeler.com/

http://www.ipmsusa.org/events/index.asp

http://slightlywarped.com/detailed-close-ups-of-star-wars-spaceships/

http://www.pierre-drolet-sci-fi-museum.com/ This guy does some AMAZING work! Check out his site!

https://www.scalehobbyist.com/manufacturers/Vallejo_Acrylics/Paints/browse.php?s=3&t=1&man=vlj Some useful paint chart/numbering info from Vallejo Paints

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