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Hey guys,

I'm still getting use to where everything is at on the forum, but one thing I can't seem to find is a central location for website links to buy aftermarket detail parts. This could either be from an online store or a manufacturer. Please let me know if someone has already started this.

Feel free to add and I'll continue to update the list. If you provide a link, please provide feedback about your experience, if any, when purchasing from the site. For example, customer service, timely shipping, quality of goods, etc.

This would be very helpful I think for those of us just getting into model cars. Especially, the detail parts section and online stores. I've also started with some other useful links as well.

General Online Stores

Hobby Link Japan

www.hlj.com

Model Roundup

www.modelroundup.com

Strada Sports

www.stradasportsstore.com/Model-Cars.html

Detail Parts

Crazy Scale Auto Parts

www.cybrarygoddess.com/crazyscaleautoparts

Detail Master

www.detailmaster.com

Model Car Garage

www.modelcargarage.com

Morgan Automotive Detail (MAD Modeling)

www.madmodeling.com

Pegasus Hobbies

www.pegasushobbies.net/catalog

Pro Tech

www.protechmodelparts.com

Scale Dreams (Store currently offline)

www.scaledreams.com

Airbrush

Badger
www.badgerairbrush.com

Iwata
www.iwata-medea.com

Paasche
www.paascheairbrush.com

Weathering & Paint

AIM Products
www.aimprodx.com

AK Interactive
www.ak-interactive-usa.com

Bragdon Enterprises
www.bragdonent.com

RustAll
www.rustall.com

Tamiya
www.tamiya.com

Testors
www.testors.com

True Earth
www.true-earth.com

Vallejo
www.acrylicosvallejo.com

Kits

Hasegawa

www.hasegawausa.com

Italeri

www.italeri.com

Revell Monogram

www.revell.com

Tamiya

www.tamiyausa.com

Scenery
Scenic Express
www.sceneryexpress.com

Unreal Details
www.unrealdetails.com

Woodland Scenics
www.woodlandscenics.com

Decal Manufacturers

Micro Scale

www.microscale.com

Modeling Tools

Micro-Mark

www.micromark.com

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Posted · Report post

if there is, I doubt it's as clearly organized!

thanks

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Posted · Report post

Try the first topic in "Resin and Aftermarket " .

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Thanks, Bob. I guess it's a matter of knowing where to look. :D That list was very helpful. I'm not sure that this post is relevant unless others want to use it for links pertaining to all areas of the hobby. If the moderators feel it's a duplication, please delete.

Edited by Union Modelworks

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The post in the Aftermarket & Resin section is for listing all of the aftermarket companies who make products we can use, while your list (if I read it and your entry post correctly) lists places to buy these products, so I don't see your post as being redundant at all.

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The post in the Aftermarket & Resin section is for listing all of the aftermarket companies who make products we can use, while your list (if I read it and your entry post correctly) lists places to buy these products, so I don't see your post as being redundant at all.

Aren't the people who make the aftermarket parts the same people that sell the aftermarket parts?

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Aren't the people who make the aftermarket parts the same people that sell the aftermarket parts?

Yes, but not necessarily vice-versa. Some places and businesses do not make their own products, but sell other people's/company's products.

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Like I said, if you feel this is redundant, please feel free to remove, or tell me what it is I need to change to make this useful.

I basically wanted to start a section so that people knew where to go for specific modeling needs. Personally, it's hard to tell if a part should be purchased directly through a manufacturer, or if there is an online store that carries all product. It would actually be nice to know the main places people go to buy. For example, in model railroading we have Walthers as a major distributor of product. It would be nice to know if there are model car equivalents.

I think the detail parts section above could be removed because of the Aftermarket forum, but it would be nice to know at-a-glance where each part is made or can be purchased. For example, if I needed an alternator I would find them at XX company. Or if I needed wheels I would find them at YY company, etc.

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I think that anyone who takes the time and effort to organize something they deem helpful for others should be commended and thanked for their effort.

In my building I use scale rod ends only available from RB Motion to make 4 link suspensions and they cost something like $12 for enough to build one suspension. I found that HO scale handrail stanchions from model train detailing are a good substitute at 1/2 the price. Lists like this help us find stuff like that.

Dale

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Posted · Report post

precision scale? any chance you have a part number?

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precision scale? any chance you have a part number?

Talking to me?

Look 1/2 way down this page. I think this is what Scott includes with some of the future Attraction kits that require rod ends. My Pro Mod 4 link had these with the "L" clipped off.

http://www.ppw-aline.com/detlloco.htm

35 for $7.50

Disclaimer: I haven't used them but intend to see if they work.

Dale

EDIT: Just tried to place an order and the credit card minimum is $39.

Edited by ScaleDale

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