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Nick:
Friends in the model club are saying that Squadron Hobbies have closed down, and apparently for good. Photos of their main store make it look deserted and their website simply says:
Store Close for Renovation
Thank you for your business and your patience.

IIRC they were a major kit supplier across the US and had adverts in many magazines and websites. I even signed up to their emails at one point until I realised the shipping costs from Texas!
Anybody know better?

chrisonord:
Are they the same company that  made the modelling putty and.tools etc. As that could explain why the stuff has become  scarce.

PR19_Kit:

--- Quote from: chrisonord on January 18, 2021, 05:11:07 am ---
Are they the same company that  made the modelling putty and.tools etc. As that could explain why the stuff has become  scarce.


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They sure are, or were anyway............

sandiego89:
Squadron Mail Order was THE mail order place in the USA for decades.  I remember as a youngster in the 1970's and 1980's gleefully getting the monthly mailer, chock full of great stuff. Mom would buy me a few, bless her. 

As a "seasoned" modeler I still got their flyer and email. Come to think of it I have not received an email recently. Very sad if true. 

Old Wombat:
From BtS:


--- Quote from: phoenixII on January 18, 2021, 04:55:26 am ---  SQUADRON MODELS CLOSED AFTER 53 YEARS

Link to a facebook chat:-

 https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=243100640551113&ref=watch_permalink

Their in house modeler talks about the History of Squadron and its long decline.

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