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Hobby Shops and Mail Order Outlets

What happens when you can't find that kit you just have to have at the local discount store or hobby emporium? Try contacting one of the hobby shops or model companies listed below! And be sure to tell them you found them on Starship Modeler!

Note: We have not dealt with all of these companies - where we have, we'll give you our honest opinion of their goods and services. We have not been endorsed, paid, or otherwise compensated by these folks - and appearance on this page does not necessarily constitute an endorsement of them.

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Contact Information

APC Hobbies
Earlysville, VA

P.O. Box 122
Earlysville, VA 22936
Tel: 804-973-2705
Fax: 804-973-8884
eMail: apc@apchobbies.com

A excellent source for discounted mainstream offerings. Most kits at 30%. Reliable, fairly quick service.

A.S.K. Models and Collectables

PO Box 5194
Milton Keynes
Phone/fax: 044 1908 639530
eMail: askmodels@FSBDial.co.uk

Fast and reliable UK mail-order source for world-wide kits; world-wide source for UK kits. They pride themselves on finding what customers want wherever they can. Kit Building and Kit finder service available. They buy and sell collectables and have a database to connect buyers and sellers of the same.

Brookhurst Hobbies
Garden Grove, CA

12188 Brookhurst St
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Phone: (714) 636-3580
Fax: (714) 636-9150 eMail: brookhobby@aol.com

A shop in the greater LA-area that does mail orders, anywhere in the world. Huge selection of gaming miniatures as well as every conceivable type of model.

Cool Stuff UK
Worksop, England

31, Sherwood Road
Notts. S80 1QN, UK.
eMail: steve.cstuff@virgin.net

Mail order only. Currently only accepts checks or money orders. Will ship internationally, but please contact first to get rates. Large selection of current and out of production kits, comic books, action figures and more.

Comet Miniatures
London, England

46-48 Lavender Hill
London SW11 5RH, UK.
International Phone: 44-171-228-3702
International Fax: 44-171-924-1005

These guys have an incredible selection of garage kits of every sci-fi subject you can think of. Expensive, however - and the site is multimedia-intensive.

The Crazy Mage
Gainsville, FL

The Travelling Mage
2407 SW 13th St.
Gainesville, FL 32608
Phone: (352) 381-9090
eMail: themage@themage.com

Huge selection of gaming miniatures, models and accessories at reasonable prices. Secure online ordering.

CS Hobbies
St Louis, MO

PO Box 160135
St Louis, MO 63116.
Fax: (314) 771-4038
eMail: info@cshobbies.com

Classic kits, reissues and figures and science fiction collectibles.

Dark Star

Dark Star
155 Cove Road
GU14 0HQ
Telephone: +44 (0)1252 376050

Dark Star
27 The Woolmead
Telephone: +44 (0)1252 820324

eMail: jdance@compuserve.com

A Sci-Fi and Fantasy business established in 1994, stocking a large range of Science Fiction and Fantasy models and related products.

East Coast Model Center
P.E.I. Canada

17 Glen Stewart Dr.
Startford, Prince Edward Island
Canada C1A 8X9
Tel: (902) 569-3262
Fax: (902) 569-5373
eMail: ecmc@ecmc.com

Good reputation. Kit prices very competitive, when Canadian exchange rate factored in. Reliable, fairly quick service.

Federation Models
Michigan, USA

PO Box 725165
Berkley,MI 48072-5165
Phone: (248) 540-7908
Email: pl@federationmodels.com

Federation Models offers a wide variety of sci-fi models, accessories, and decals. They take pride in having most items in stock, quick turnaround time, and customer satisfaction. International orders are welcomed and they accept credit cards and money orders. They will soon have secure online shopping available.

Galaxy Hobbies
Wash., USA

Galaxy Hobbies
19332 60th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Phone: (425) 670-0454
eMail: info@galaxyhobby.com

One of best selections of SF kits in the Pacific Northwest. Willing to sell kits via email, but doesn't have an ordering site up right now. Hosts an active sci-fi modeling club as well.

Mass., USA

P.O. Box 306
Reading, Mass. 01867
Phone:Toll Free 877-944-9555

Formerly the Character Shop. For the past 11 years they have been selling models and garagekits, and now produce them also. They have been selling on the net since 1995.

Griffon Games
Massachusetts, USA

130 Main Street
Greenfield, MA 01301-3210
Phone: (413) 774-5225
eMail: games@griffongames.com

Absorbed Tangents-SF. Carries a small, diverse product line directed at the interests of the science fiction modeler. This includes blueprints, decals, and selected cottage industry kits.

GeoHex (Ground Zero Games)
Oregon, US

2126 North Lewis
Portland, OR 97227
Phone: (503) 288-4805
Fax: (503) 288-8992
eMail: krs@geohex.com

Pewter starship miniatures for the Full Thrust gaming system, gaming terrain, and more.

Guinea Hobbies

Avenida de Basagoiti,64. 48990
Phone: (00)+34+944601643
eMail: guineahobbies@guineahobbies.com

Good selection of plastic kits, which they'll ship anywhere in the world. Find available models via the link with green text "DISPONIBLE" (temporally unavailable items are indicated with a red text "AGOTADO TEMPORALMENTE").

Hanger 18 Models
Ontario, Canada

Hangar 18 Models
John J Fleming
1010 Polytek St.
Unit #34
Gloucester, Ontario K1J 9J2
Telephone: (613) 748-9515 EST
Fax: (613) 748-7955 (24/7)
eMail: H18@coldnorth.com

Formerly New Frontier, they are now under new management with a new name. They specialize their stock towards sci-fi kits.

Atlanta, GA

Email: hobbylinc@hobbylinc.com

Large selection of kits and secure on-line ordering. Use the search function and look by manufacturer as you browse their catalog. If the product is in stock they ship immediately; if not you get an eMail and a chance to modify the order. Ordering is not easy or intuitive, and cookies used do not keep track of what you've placed in your cart as you jump around. On the other hand, they are fast, honest, and have good prices ...

HobbyLink Japan
Tokyo, Japan

Email: webmaster@hlj.com

Good reputation. Huge selection of all types of kits, especialy anime, made in East Asia. Price is far below what you'll pay in the US (especially with the current exchange rate). You can order on-line, pay by credit card or money order. Downside -- if the item is not in stock you may wait months (because it may take their distributors that long to find one).

Hobby Surplus
New Britain, CT

Hobby Surplus
P.O. Box 2170
New Britain, CT 06050
Phone: (860) 223-0600 Mon-Sat between 9:30 am -6:00 p.m. EST
Fax: (860) 225-5316
Toll Free: (800) 233-0872 (ordering only)
eMail: customerservice@hobbysurplus.com

Large selection of kits and secure on-line ordering.

Hobby Web

Email: webmaster@hobbyweb.com

Good reputation. Secure, on-line ordering, and will accept US checks and US/International Money Orders. Note: When they say it may be at least three weeks before they process your order, they're not kidding.

House of Anime

4227 Steve Reynolds Blvd #100
Norcross, GA 30093
Phone: (800) 430-2743
eMail: info@houseofanime.com

Anime and related goods, including models. Good selection, including hard-to-find kits.

Internet Hobbies
Pennsylvania, USA

Internet Hobbies
Route 6 (Carbondale-Scranton Hwy)
Blakely, PA 18447
Phone: (717) 489-8857
Email: inthobbies@aol.com

Secure, on-line ordering, and will accept US checks and US/International Money Orders.

JF Green Model Kits
California, USA

3120 Mt. Vernon Ave.
P.O. Box 55787
Riverside, CA 92517 USA
Telephone: (909) 684-5300
Toll Free: (800) 807-4759
Fax: (909) 684-8819
Email: info@greenmodels.com

If you're looking for a rare and/or out-of-production kit, this is the place to go.This company has one of the best reputations for customer service too.

Knight Hobbies
Connecticut, USA

973 Sullivan Ave.
South Windsor, CT 06074 USA
Telephone: (860) 644-7766
Fax: (860) 648-1499
Email: knight@knighthobbies.com

A full service, family owned & operated hobby shop. Centrally located in the CT River Valley. Handles plastic models (including some old, hard to find kits), R/C, trains, kites, rockets, crafts & supplies at competitive prices. Monthly Internet Coupon. Carries "Star Trek: The Magazine" and "Sci-Fi and Fantasy Models".

Link and Pin
Colorado, USA

7868 South Magnolia Way
Englewood, Colorado 80112
Phone: (303) 741-4712
Fax: (303) 843-6367 (24 hrs)
eMail: nanorex@ix.netcom.com

A well-regarded dealer with an extensive collection of cottage industry kits (especially Star Trek). Carries a full line of models, supplies, collectible toys and action figures.

Le Marche Clandestin
Montreal, Canada

325 Ontario EST
Montreal, QUEBEC
eMail: mcanime@yahoo.com

Sci-fi and anime models, including those by Temporal Rift

Megahobby.Com, Inc.
Queens, NY

48-11 187th St.
Fresh Meadows NY 11365
Phone: (888) 642-0093
eMail: contact@Megahobby.Com

Carries a large selection of plastic and die-cast model kits in just about every category of modeling- Space and Sci-Fi, Automotive, Aircraft, Ships, Military, Famous Figures, Prehistoric, etc. They take special orders, via e-mail or phone, for items not shown on their site.

Meteor Productions
Merrifield, VA

P.O. Box 3956
Merrifield, VA 22116
Phone: (703) 971-0500
Fax: (703) 971-8111
eMail: support@meteorprod.com

All kinds of garage kits and aftermarket sets - primarily aircraft, but also carry EVA, RealSpace and Rho Models factual space lines. Secure on-line ordering. Not everything in their on-line catalog is actually in stock - and vice versa.

Model Expo
Florida, USA

PO Box 229140
Hollywood, FL 33022
Phone: (800) 222-3876
Fax: (800) 742-7171 (24 hrs)
eMail: modelexpo1@aol.com

A well-established dealer with an extensive collection of kits and supplies. Started out (and still deals mainly) with wooden ships, but has been expanding into plastic models. Excellent source of hardware (airbrushes, tools, compressors) and supplies.

A Model Pastime
Cornelius, NC

Phone: (704) 655-0220
eMail: llotito@amodelpastime.com

Carries a full range of current, as well as out of production, kits of all types.

Monsters In Motion

330 East Orangethorpe Unit H
Placentia, California 92870
Telephone: (714) 577-8863
Fax: (714) 577-8865
Email: products@monstersinmotion.com

Good selection of sci-fi figures and kits, esp. garage kits. Not everything in stock is on the web page, so ask for their catalog.

Modeler's Vault

Email: manager@modelersvault.com

Good reputation. Huge selection, not only of s/f kits - including many higher-end resin kits available nowhere else. Secure on-line ordering.

New Wave Entertainment
Georgia, USA

New Wave Mail Order
4920 HWY 9 Box #223
Alpharetta, GA 30004
Phone: (770) 753-0606
Alt. Phone: (770) 753-0235
Fax: (770) 753-0059
eMail: info@newwave.org

Full line of Gundam kits, gaming miniatures and accessories at reasonable prices.

Off World Collectibles

Federation Trading Post
Telephone: +61 7 38782458
Email: Bruce Moffatt

'Neat Stuff' from and for Down Under. Get your Viper cockpits here!

Q's Continuum
Louisiana, USA

5928 W. Metairie Ave., #7
Metairie, LA 70000
Telephone: (504) 734-3345
Email: DKEmpire@aol.com

Great place to pick up Star Trek and Star Wars garage kits, B5 miniatures, decals, and other current production, hard-to-find items. Secure online ordering available. Good service, usually quick turnaround time between placing and receiving orders. Recommended.

Rainbow Ten Hobby
Shizuoka City

(Across from Tamiya)
eMail: wbs01077@mail.wbs.or.jp

While their website isn't as polished or stunning as Hobby Link Japan's, their service is outstanding. You can expect prompt eMail replies to any questions. Their stock is in depth and they'll save you money on shipping without compromising package safety. They're real good folks who know how to make a customer feel appreciated ... even from a few thousand miles away.

Rider's Hobby
Michigan, US

Rider's Hobby
2055 - 28th St. S.E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone: (616) 247-9933

Rider's Hobby
215357 Hall Road
Macomb, MI 48091
Phone: (810) 532-0050 eMail: ridershobbymacomb@ameritech.net

A small chain of full-service hobby shops across lower Michigan. Good selection of plastic and resin kits (including hard-to-find manufacturers like SFSM, Comet and Federation), plus huge assortment of supplies.

Sergeant at Arms Models
Lake Andes, SD

Seargeant at Arms Models
241 Church Street Box 447
Lake Andes, SD 57356-0447
eMail: jdduquet@charles-mix.com

Carries sci-fi, real space and military vehicle (mainly Soviet/Russian) kits and conversions.

Sci-Fi Matters
San Francisco, CA

2599 Diamond Street
San Francisco, CA 94131-3009
Phone: (415) 469-0699 Fax: (415) 587-6029

Shop specializing in sci-fi and fantasy model kits, as well as related paraphernalia. S&H is free for CA residents and a flat $6 for all other domestic orders. They seem very professional and interested in meeting their customer's needs.

Squadron Mailorder
Carrollton, TX

1115 Crowley Drive
Carrollton, TX 75011-5010
Fax: (972) 242-3775
eMail: mailorder@squadron.com

One of the oldest and largest mail order hobby suupliers. Though they're focus is mostly on military subjects, they're a good source for mainstream sci-fi and odd-ball eastern European kits.

Starbase EV

Starbase EV
Shorthope Farm
Ettrick Valley
Scotland TD 7 5 JD
Phone: +44 (0) 1750 62330 (2pm til 10pm GMT)
eMail: Jabain@btinternet.com

Suppliers of quality US resin kits for sale within Britain and the European Union, selling kits manufactured by TM LIndsey and Spaceboy. Also provides a painting and building service.

Starship Enterprises
Orlando, FL

2076 Oneta Court
Orlando, FL 32818
Tel: (407) 298 1363
eMail: michael@starship-enterprises.com

Mainstream Trek, Star Wars and other sci-fi models, as well as flying model rockets.

Star Tech Enterprises
Dunlap, TN

PO Box 456
Dunlap, TN 37327-0456
Fax: (423) 949-4443
eMail: startech@bledsoe.net

All kinds of media sci-fi (mainly TV) collectibles, books and models -- including discontinued kits at good prices.

Star Wars Emporium
Norwich, UK

13 Lower Goat Lane
England NR2 1EL
Tel/Fax: ++44(0)1603 219750
eMail: starwars@netcom.co.uk

A good source for Star Wars kits we can't get here in the US - Y-Wings and A-Wings especially.

Massachusetts, USA

Tangents has been absorbed into Griffon Games

War and Pieces
Connecticut, USA

7 South Main St.
West Hartford, CT 06107
Phone: 860-232-0608
eMail and Web coming soon.

One of New England's best hobby stores (and possibly one of the country's best), they carry a wide variety of items, including anime kits, figure kits, and cottage industry Star Trek kits. They are a full-featured model shop and are glad to do mail order.

The War Store
New York, USA

The War Store
Catapano Farms
47420 Main Road
Southold, NY 11971
Phone: (631) 765-5757
eMail: NealCatapano@prodigy.net

One of the best places to get GW models and gaming miniatures, usually for 25% off retail. Better yet, shipping is free!

Wisconsin Toy
Illinois, USA

2200 East Devon, Suite 175
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Phone: (847) 299-2838
eMail: Wtoystew@aol.com

Distributor -- strictly wholesale. Will sell to anyone as long as they buy in case packs (the kits are packed 6 to a case) and the minimum order is $500.00.

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