hobby store check for dallas , and houston area

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hobby store check for dallas , and houston area

Joined: April 21st, 2011, 4:41 pm

July 25th, 2012, 10:03 pm #1

Checking to see what Hobby stores are worth checking out in the Dallas - Fort Worth area as well as Houston - heading down for business. I guess squadron no longer allows customers to shop at the warehouse anymore. So any suggestions would be appreciated





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Joined: April 30th, 2005, 8:04 pm

July 25th, 2012, 11:59 pm #2

Hello,

I cannot speak for the Dallas Fort Worth vicinity but I have been to G&G Model Shop in Houston right off Kirby just a few blocks south of Freeway 59.

When driving down Kirby after you get off the freeway, if you pass a big horned armadillo, you are headed in the right direction!

http://www.gandgmodelshop.com/

I think there are other hobby stores in the area but as I was on a tight schedule and only visited this one.

Cheers!
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Joined: January 11th, 2006, 2:51 am

July 27th, 2012, 8:55 pm #3

Checking to see what Hobby stores are worth checking out in the Dallas - Fort Worth area as well as Houston - heading down for business. I guess squadron no longer allows customers to shop at the warehouse anymore. So any suggestions would be appreciated





Jim
There aren't many true hobby shops left in Dallas area anymore.

The largest selection of kits would be Wild Bill's Hobby Shop in Irving, Texas.
Literally stacked to the ceiling with some new and lots of older kits, with a small selection
of braille scale armor. I've found some real bargains here. This is an old-school hobby shop.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/wild-bills-hobby-shop-irving

Not far from Bill's is M.A.L. Hobbies also in Irving, one of the smallest shops ever
with not much of a kit selection, but it's one of the best places I know to get magazines,
books, and reference materials. This place is historic and eclectic and talking to the owners
is great entertainment! This is an older-school hobby shop.
http://www.malhobby.com/

The last option is Hobbytown USA in Plano, Tx., more of a "modern day" hobby shop.
A descent selection of kits and modeling supplies, all new kits, no bargains or rare kits
to be found. Very small selection of braille armor.
http://www.hobbytown.com/Plano-TX/

We have probably more than a dozen Hobby Lobby's around Dallas, with limited selections but
they do have some kits and supplies. Nearly all stores have the same exact stock.

R.I.P.
Bobby Hall's Hobby House
Phil's Hobbies
MJDesigns
etc.
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Joined: April 21st, 2011, 4:41 pm

July 28th, 2012, 7:48 am #4

Checking to see what Hobby stores are worth checking out in the Dallas - Fort Worth area as well as Houston - heading down for business. I guess squadron no longer allows customers to shop at the warehouse anymore. So any suggestions would be appreciated





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