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#1 Stinger16


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Posted 20 September 2017 - 09:38 PM

Just as the title reads, has anyone ever purchased anything from them
I'm thinking about getting the f4u-1d and it seems they have a real good price on it. I've never bought from them before

Good ??
Bad ??

Please comment on your experience with them


Edited by Stinger16, 20 September 2017 - 09:38 PM.

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 09:55 PM

I have ordered a few times. Only once went sour because they went out of stock on some sale items and still could not get more after six months.

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 10:01 PM

All good, provided you only order in stock items.

They replenish stock regularly. Once a year.

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 10:02 PM

Bought my Tamiya Corsair from them, very happy with the transaction.


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Posted 20 September 2017 - 11:17 PM

I've bought many things from Lucky Model. As others have pointed out, it's always good to check the stock status of items before you order. Some items can take a long time to come back into stock. I think I waited 4 months for the ZM Do-335 but at the price I got it for, it was worth the wait.

They have also been known to get "creative" with customs declarations if that's a concern.


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Posted 20 September 2017 - 11:27 PM



I've bought from Lucky in the past, no problems...as others have stated, make sure that you are viewing the 'In Stock" status, otherwise you might be in for a wait...ask me how I know, lesson learned.





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Posted 20 September 2017 - 11:35 PM

Many times. I actually ordered a few things (5 or so) from Hannants, and a few days later placed an order for a similar amount of stuff from Lucky........
The accessories I ordered from Lucky arrived in about a week and a couple days. Almost a full week ahead of the Hannants sjippment.
Nothing but fast, fair prices shipping

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 12:42 AM

Yep, no issues. Will buy from them again.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 12:51 AM

I have never personally bought from them, but know the company well, and have read comments at many, many modeling forums where someone just casually mentions they have an order placed at Lucky Model, or just got a shipment from them, or whatever.

I.E., they seem incredibly popular and widely used as far as I can tell.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 01:52 AM

LM is my goto obline hobby shop.

Great service
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Posted 21 September 2017 - 02:33 AM

I'm mostly a Hannants customer because they reliably stock most of that awesome stuff from all those cool little Eastern European Cottage Companies.
Unless they're big like Eduard or HGW, it's hard to find a reliable supplier in the USA for the cool little AM goodies coming out of Eastern Europe and Russia. Even mainstream companies like Zvezda can be hard to reliably find here.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 06:55 AM

Lucky Model are good as are Hobby Easy out of Hong Kong.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:05 AM

I have used them a few times and they are very good.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:22 AM

Lucky is All good!

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 12:07 PM



I rarely read people had problems with them but my experience is VERY negative.  The first time I ordered was a nightmare: I never got my order, communication was very bad and the payment was never refunded. Useless to say that in spite of their attractive prices, I never tried a second time...


I had no problem with the others such as Hobbyeasy.


I do not like webshops that play with the meaning of the term "available". When I'm ordering something, I'd like knowing if it is in the reseller stock or not. If they can order it from the producer I like knowing it as well as well as their policy if the producer finally do not deliver. Unfortunately, at least when I ordered, "available" did not mean "in stock" for Lucky! Hopefully, this is an issue that is disappearing as most good resellers (such as SprueBrothers or Hannants) clearly indicate what they have in their own stock and do not play excessively with the backorder process...





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