Aircraft Model Kits

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msarmadk
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Aircraft Model Kits

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Salam guys,

I live in Karachi and was wondering if there are any model shops in Karachi which offer aircraft scale model kits.

Please reply soon.

Thank you.


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What are you looking for? I have 1:200 Hasegawa kits of the 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, A300, 737-400 etc.
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and I will be in Karachi next month and I have A380 (1:144). For 1:200, I have 767-200, 777-200, DC-9 and MD-11
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I am actually a newbie in this hobby. I was looking for a shop that could actually provide me with the stuff I would need for completing an aircraft, like paints, glues, cutters, sand and tapes.
When I was younger I used to make aircraft out of card board and Styrofoam but I think it's time to move onto something more authentic.
But right now, I am looking for the Italeri kit for C-130h of 1/48 scale.

BTW I have an A310 from turkish airline that I built with a fictional registration no. Tell me if you guys want to see its pictures, I would be glad to show it to you. It's the only one I have left from the time when I used to build these from Cardboard boxes.

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msarmadk wrote:But right now, I am looking for the Italeri kit for C-130h of 1/48 scale.
Interesting that you mention that. I have the Italeri C-130H (1/72 scale though) that I plan to build for a very good friend in the Air Force. I'm currently looking for small motors to use for rotating fan-blades as well as a mechanism that would allow for the side doors to move in and slide up.
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you can find a lot of info about that online too. I've seen many kits used that way on forums and other places.

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ok, so i think that 1/48 isnt available. But where can I find 1/72 scale model of it? how much will it cost? any ideas?

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But right now any shop in Karachi will do! :D

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Can you share a few links where you've seen this information?
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There used to be a shop here called Hobby Lobby that used to sell paints etc but they closed down and there isn't any shop here that sells such stuff anymore.
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Do hobby shops not ship to Pakistan? Is the shipping cost prohibitive?
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Nasir, how do you think I get all my models delivered? Of course they ship to Pakistan. I have packages arriving every month.
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Good to hear. My initial thought went to cost, unwillingness of hobby shops to mail to Pak, and pilfrage by Post Office. So glad that I am wrong.
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here is an example of motor use for props

http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/ind ... 416&st=220

btw moin, which shop do you order from?

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care to reply?