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Offline martinbayer

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List of online sources for out of production kits
« on: August 04, 2011, 03:09:59 pm »
In repeatedly trawling the web for various older kits I’ve come across a number of sites, other than online auctions or modelling forums, that to varying degrees offer such vintage kits for sale. Some exclusively or almost completely concentrate on discontinued kits, while others only have a few or some of them some of the time. Some span pretty much the whole spectrum of subjects and companies, whereas others specialize in certain model types or manufacturers. Some offer pretty good bargains, while others have fairly high prices, so it pays to compare and virtually shop around. The majority is located in the US or the UK, but I’ve only done business with a small number of them, and I’m not affiliated with any and can't vouch for any of them. Thus, rather than try to rate or rank them in any way, I’ve simply sorted them in alphabetical order in the listing below:

http://air-bay.com/catalogue/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1
http://bentleycollectables.com/index.html
http://fnjhobbies.ecrater.co.uk/c/1238430/plastic-resin-model-kits
http://good_old_toys.homestead.com/index.html
http://maintenance.ioffer.com/c/Models-Kits-1022146/
http://members.ziggo.nl/dwijsman/hoofdframe.htm
http://modelempireusa.com/
http://modelnerds.weblodge.net/
http://shop.jbarhobbies.com/
http://thepoptopshop.com/osc/index.php?cPath=25&osCsid=80311a11f9b289be48ec97021bfb83b9
http://toys-n-cars.com/Stuff_For_Sale.htm
http://venturahobbies.com/rarekitcorner.aspx
http://vintagemodelcarkits.webstarts.com/index.html
http://vongoebel.ecrater.com/
http://web.tiscali.it/modelmania/
http://www.1001maquettes.fr/
http://www.amazon.com
http://www.atpkits.com/
http://www.aviationmegastore.com/
http://www.ballparkproductions.com/models.htm
http://www.bandhmodels.com/
http://www.baronvonplastic.com
http://www.bonanza.com/categories/Toys___Hobbies
http://www.buymovieclassics.com/Models-c112.html
http://www.cahood.com/
http://www.capehobby.com/
http://www.coolkits.de/
http://www.deanshobbystop.com/home.php
http://www.donsmodelworks.com/index.htm
http://www.e-kalfakis.gr/
http://www.ebrubru.com/
http://www.ecrater.co.uk/c/542131/models-kits
http://www.ecrater.com/c/542131/models-kits
http://www.firehousehobbies.com/
http://www.flashie.nl/
http://www.flevoaviationhobby.net/market.html
http://gandgmodelshop.com/shop/
http://www.gasolinealleyantiques.com/kits/index.htm
http://www.greatmodels.com/
http://www.hannants.co.uk/
http://www.happyhobby.com/hobb_html/plastmod.htm
http://www.hepcat.se/index.php?cPath=58_10159&osCsid=01nq80fie6ap5a14pjoppmhu83
http://www.heritageaviationmodelsltd.com/pre-owned-kits-14-c.asp
http://www.hobbyxstyle.com/EN/Index.asp
http://www.interq.or.jp/tokyo/d-force/sale-02.html
http://www.italiankits.it/corner.html
http://www.jachobbies.com/
http://www.kingkit.co.uk/kingkit/
http://www.kitsforcash.com
http://www.kitkrazy.com/
http://www.kits-kits.co.uk/
http://www.landlcollectables.com/catalog/index.php
http://www.lonestarmodels.com/index.html
http://www.lulu-berlu.com/dhtml/home.php
http://www.magictoybox-online.co.uk/
http://www.megahobby.com/estatesale-2.aspx
http://www.mfpilot.com/plastic-models
http://www.michtoy.com/michtoy_search_products.php?Types=Old%20Toys%20Soldiers%20and%20Collectors%20Items&Categories=Vintage%20Model%20Kits&Vendor_ID=Vintage%20Model%20Kits&action=listing
http://www.militaryhobbiesonline.com/
http://www.modelcraftsandhobbies.co.nz/?page=shop/index&
http://www.modelempireusa.com/
http://www.modelersswapmeet.com/index.php
http://www.modellbautraeume.de/pages/start.php
http://www.modellbau-universe.de
http://www.modellersloft.co.uk
http://www.modelsforsale.com/
http://www.modelskitsrcbits.co.uk/
http://www.modelwereld.eu/
http://www.monster-hobbies.com/
http://www.mustang-hobbies.com/
http://www.myhobbycloset.com/main/
http://www.pbtoys.de
http://www.oldmodelkits.com/
http://www.rare-planedetective.com/
http://www.rebell.com/plastic-models.html?___from_store=default&___store=eu&second_hand=384
http://www.robshobbiesandtoys.com/
http://www.shenaniganstoys.co.uk/catalog/
http://www.shop.kuschel-muschel.de/shop/category_Modellbau/Plastik-http://Modellbau.html?shop_param=cid%3D%26
http://www.skywaymodel.com/
http://www.smdcmodels.com/sale.htm
http://www.swindonmodelcentre.co.uk/rare%20plastic%20kits.htm
http://www.thejumpingfrog.com/?page=shop/browse&category_id=560&CLSN_461=13139647624619a277055126746d876f
http://www.toys4everyone.com/
http://www.toys-n-cars.com/Stuff_For_Sale.htm
http://www.vecchigiocattoli.it/
http://www.vintage-airfix.com/kits_for_sale.php
http://www.vintagekit.altervista.org/php5/index.php
http://www.vmandm.com/checkout.php
http://www.wargamesnkits.co.uk/default.html
http://www.wijsmanadvies.nl/index.htm
https://charliesplasticmodels.com/
https://id417.van.ca.securedata.net/etoysdropoff.com/merchantmanager/index.php?cPath=0_29
https://lots-of-models.com/

I hope this list can serve as a useful resource for helping to track down elusive kits (or perhaps find some unexpected nice surprises ;D). Please feel free to respond with any comments or suggestions for additions to make this directory as comprehensive as possible.

Martin
« Last Edit: February 04, 2020, 09:54:20 am by martinbayer »
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Re: List of online sources for out of production kits
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011, 03:22:11 pm »
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Re: List of online sources for out of production kits
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2011, 07:32:23 am »
Added some new-found entries to the listing.

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Re: List of online sources for out of production kits
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2011, 08:40:57 am »
I've pinned this as I for one find it a very usefull source

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Re: List of online sources for out of production kits
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2011, 12:15:37 pm »
Thanks for the list. :bow:

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Re: List of online sources for out of production kits
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2011, 02:08:22 pm »
I've pinned this as I for one find it a very usefull source

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Good call Chris.
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Re: List of online sources for out of production kits
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2011, 04:09:48 pm »
Added more relevant sites.

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Re: List of online sources for out of production kits
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2011, 12:56:32 pm »
great list
thanks for sharing
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Re: List of online sources for out of production kits
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2013, 09:58:10 pm »
Weeded out dead links and added a few new ones.

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Re: List of online sources for out of production kits
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2016, 11:53:41 am »
You're a lovely, martinbayer.

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Re: List of online sources for out of production kits
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2016, 10:02:27 am »
Great list, thanks for sharing!! :thumbsup:

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Re: List of online sources for out of production kits
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2017, 04:17:25 pm »
Removed a few dead links and added some others.

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