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#21 Monty

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:07 AM

This is indeed disappointing, as I had just found out about them via some posts on this board. When I went to their site, I found a very good deal on a Corvette kit (body painted - salvageable, everything else untouched) and they were nice to deal with.

I didn't get the chance to know anybody associated with the business, but like others have said, I wish them well in all their future endeavors.

#22 Greg Myers

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:10 AM

Or, in case you've never been there : http://modelexpress.net/

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:18 AM

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 10:35 AM

Too bad. I've order once before with them and was very satisfied. I wish them the best.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 04:34 PM

They are one of the very best and will be missed by many.

#26 Tonioseven

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:25 PM

One of the best hobby shops around. I hate to see him close. :wacko:

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:12 PM

Yeah, I guess I have to move to Model Roundup. It looks very good, but still it's a shame that Model Express is closing-it will be missed.

That Model Empire USA looks good too, thanks. Never heard of it before. :blink:

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 03:53 AM

I wonder if there's going to be a huge on everything.

#29 Draggon

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 06:02 AM

That really, uh, cant say it. Very sad, I've done a lot of business with Dennis and he is the best. I just bought 2 of the DTR 32 ford kits from him this week, at a bit over half the price they normally get.

#30 mopar68

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:36 AM

So sad to see this store closing down :( Always great service and even better (if that's possible) prices. You will be sorely missed.
All the best in your next journey.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 09:04 AM

guys, can some of you quit referring to the creator of this thread as "them" .. the owner posted this thread directly he is speaking to "you" his name is "Dennis"
and I am sure "he" is reading the replies.and appreciates the support

Edited by scalenut, 20 October 2012 - 09:06 AM.


#32 mikemodeler

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 09:29 AM

guys, can some of you quit referring to the creator of this thread as "them" .. the owner posted this thread directly he is speaking to "you" his name is "Dennis"
and I am sure "he" is reading the replies.and appreciates the support


Might want to double check that Andy, the thread starter, Scott Fordham, posted the message from the Model Express website, and at the bottom of the message Dennis signed it.

I agree that another hobby outlet closing is not good, especially when they have built a reputation as being a great place to do business with.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 09:31 AM

Really too bad. Sorry to hear that Model Express is closing.

#34 imarriedawitch

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 09:33 AM

guys, can some of you quit referring to the creator of this thread as "them" .. the owner posted this thread directly he is speaking to "you" his name is "Dennis"
and I am sure "he" is reading the replies.and appreciates the support


I think you have misunderstood. I started the thread and posted what was on the Model Express website. I have nothing to do with Model Express other than being a multiple, 100% satisfied customer that will miss them dearly like the rest of the hobby.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 09:36 AM

thanks for clearing that up .. ok disregard
<crawls back under rock>

Edited by scalenut, 20 October 2012 - 09:38 AM.


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Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:28 AM

guess my bulk buying days are over.

#37 Tom Setzer

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:33 AM

I was very sorry to here this!

#38 Mr mopar

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:50 AM

Wow this is bad news, I personally know Dennis a super nice guy and he only lives 4-1/2 hour down the road. But I can see why this is
shipping from Canada is so expensive , and the model car and truck market is so soft and a lot of us guy's are getting older just don't have the time anymore or the health . Dennis my friend I hope what ever you do it works out for you and I'll see you at the car shows this summer .

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 07:10 AM

I, like others in this thread, was very sorry to hear that Dennis was closing up shop. As a Canadian buying from the US can be difficult at times so having a mail order shop like Model Express in Canada with its excellent selection of kits at reasonable prices has been very fortunate for me. While I may have lots of Dennis's kits in my stash to build in the coming years I'll certainly miss his excellent service and the unusual kits that often showed up on his site.

#40 Jim B

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:14 AM

I've delt with Dennis a couple of times, and always had positive results. I guess all good things must come to an end.

Anyway, I've heard good things about these guys:
http://www.scalehobbyist.com/index.php