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Old 09-14-2016, 07:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1/200 Models Shops in central London?

I'll be in London this weekend and wanted to know if there are any model shops selling any 1/200 (maybe 1/400), specifically more in central London, as I'm staying in Southwark.

I know there's ARD but I highly doubt I'll be able to make it there.
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Old 09-14-2016, 07:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Some WhSmiths have a small Gemini selection of models, in their model zone section, I know the Westfield WhSmiths have a Model selection
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Old 09-15-2016, 03:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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There isn't, there really really isn't

Hamleys have a section on Corgi stuff, all full price and a bit more. Some WHSmiths have a "Modelzone" section, but again it's poor in most cases. ARD are the only game in town if you're after a shop that is an aladdins cave of 1/200 and 1/400.
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Hamleys have a section on Corgi stuff, all full price and a bit more.
At Hamleys, I remember having seen some GJ 1:400 stuff too, quite miscellaneous
At the London Transport Museum at Convent Garden, again more 1:400 stuff, mainly British I recall
May have been one or two 1:200 lurking there which escaped my attention/memory, I wasn't at primed hunting mode when I was last at those premises
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Are you flying into Heathrow? If so, ARD have a second store on the Northern perimeter road at Heathrow.
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Are you flying into Heathrow? If so, ARD have a second store on the Northern perimeter road at Heathrow.
No, into City and flying out of Stansted.


Thanks everyone for the advice. I'll maybe pop into a WH Smith with a Modelzone if I'm near by. I suppose I'll just have to make a point of making it to ARD next time.
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Old 09-19-2016, 11:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Agreed on Hamleys.

That's the only place in Central London you can depend on plane model hunting.

I'm surprised Harrods don't offer plane & train models (except random selections of BA planes) as these things were quite a 'fine' hobby like their motto, was it not?

Instead, they offer humongous stuffed animals.. the grandest things in life
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If you don't visit ARD is like you're going to Rome and you don't see the Pope.

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If you don't visit ARD is like you're going to Rome and you don't see the Pope.

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Modestos, actually 99% of people going to Rome do not see the Pope.
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If you don't visit ARD is like you're going to Rome and you don't see the Pope.

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Modestos you crack me up my man, that was funny but I get your point... you should have said it's like going to beautiful Miami and not even visiting popular Miami beach...
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