G'day fellow A.netters,
I collect 1/400 scale die cast model aircraft, both civil and military.
I usually purchase them from the well-known giants of the retailing world in this sector in my part of Australia, CAM Aust and Hobbyco.
Recently however, I have discovered more and more 'little' establishments that sell such models. Places such as a hobby shop on the Gold Coast, a war-games/hobby shop in Campbelltown NSW, a Toyworld branch in Canberra ACT and a tiny hobby supplier in Wagga Wagga NSW.
I have also heard about but not visited a place that sells models in Newcastle NSW plus one in the CBD of Melbourne VIC that I have searched for in the past week but has apparently moved (again) ...
Then there are the museums selling models such as the one in Nowra NSW where I bought some military and civil stuff plus the occasional airshow like the Bankstown one two years ago where a private second-hand seller had hundreds of reasonably priced models on sale.
Lastly Qantas.com sells models of various scale and construction ...
My question is: are there more shops selling models? I am sure that there are but where are they? I often do google searches but come up empty handed. I enjoy looking in these shops as they often have older stock.