Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Activities > Travel/day trips/free time
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12.11.2015, 14:35
PaddyG's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Pensier, Fribourg
Posts: 8,284
Groaned at 107 Times in 91 Posts
Thanked 14,178 Times in 5,014 Posts
PaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond repute
Aircraft modelling for an old git

My brother and I spent many happy childhood hours making model aircraft kits from Airfix, Revell etc, especially WW2 aircraft. I've maintained that interest in classic planes and was thinking of taking up the hobby again (yes, I know, sad old twat), but can anyone recommend a good chain of shops to get these models in CH, as well as paints, brushes etc? I can order models from the Revell online store, are there any other reputable model kit makers?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank PaddyG for this useful post:
  #2  
Old 12.11.2015, 14:44
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Near Luzern
Posts: 1,316
Groaned at 76 Times in 42 Posts
Thanked 1,495 Times in 699 Posts
Patxi has a reputation beyond reputePatxi has a reputation beyond reputePatxi has a reputation beyond reputePatxi has a reputation beyond reputePatxi has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Aircraft modelling for an old git

I am frequently stuck in traffic in front of this store in Luzern. No idea if it's any good but you might be interested.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Patxi for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 12.11.2015, 14:47
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SZ
Posts: 7,615
Groaned at 18 Times in 17 Posts
Thanked 15,924 Times in 5,232 Posts
meloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Aircraft modelling for an old git

Other end of the country, but...

http://www.grischamodellbau.ch

This place caters mostly to folks who are more into flying than building, so most of their stock is ready made. But they have a few kits (for 'old gits' like my husband who find the fun in the building and prefer to do it all from scratch. OH is mostly a model train nerd but he's thinking of trying his hand at building a model aircraft.) so it might be worth getting in contact.

If they don't have what you are looking for they can probably point you in the right direction.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank meloncollie for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 12.11.2015, 14:53
TiMow's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Fribourg
Posts: 9,310
Groaned at 292 Times in 196 Posts
Thanked 12,189 Times in 5,300 Posts
TiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Aircraft modelling for an old git

I remember seeing a model shop down Perolles on rhs (heading down from the station) ..... but well down.

Never been in there, though, so can't say for sure what they have.


ETA: I think it's just a chuff-chuff shop - 'Le Train Jouet' - so probably no good for planes.

No.79 Blvd de Perolles; link here (but seems to detail more the sister shop in Bulle):

http://www.trainjouet.ch/
Attached Thumbnails
aircraft-modelling-old-git-69e40530-374c-4f9a-96c4-756ad76be7e0.jpg  

Last edited by TiMow; 12.11.2015 at 15:10.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank TiMow for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 12.11.2015, 15:02
amogles's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 8,400
Groaned at 141 Times in 122 Posts
Thanked 14,576 Times in 6,201 Posts
amogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond reputeamogles has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Aircraft modelling for an old git

Obviously not your end of the woods but there's quite a big shop in the middle of Opfikon, on Schaffhauserstrasse
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12.11.2015, 15:17
TiMow's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Fribourg
Posts: 9,310
Groaned at 292 Times in 196 Posts
Thanked 12,189 Times in 5,300 Posts
TiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Aircraft modelling for an old git

King Jouet seem to stock a limited range of Revell - more cars and Star Wars, than WWII, but they do have a 109 to get you started:

http://www.king-jouet.com/jeu-jouet/...mitt-bf109.htm

"Heller" seems to another brand that the carry (with everything - paints, brush, glue - included in the box):

http://www.king-jouet.com/jeux-jouet...isme/page2.htm

- a Spit to play with the 109

http://www.king-jouet.com/jeu-jouet/...e-piste-pm.htm
Attached Thumbnails
aircraft-modelling-old-git-d010984d-b9ee-4054-94c3-7edf4886707d.jpg   aircraft-modelling-old-git-05e81aa7-1c31-43ea-afc5-fe070e608019.jpg  

Last edited by TiMow; 12.11.2015 at 15:35.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12.11.2015, 15:31
Belgianmum's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Was Belgium now Neuchâtel
Posts: 8,200
Groaned at 60 Times in 57 Posts
Thanked 10,214 Times in 4,911 Posts
Belgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Aircraft modelling for an old git

There's a shop in Biel that's a paradise for model builders ( and model railways for that matter) and has absolutely everything you could wish for. I can't remember the name off the top of my head but I'll ask one if the 'boys' when the come home as they have spent an inordinate amount of time (and money) in there.
There is also a place near the station in Le Landeron.

Neither of these options are awfully near to you but they do have what you're looking for.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Belgianmum for this useful post:
  #8  
Old 12.11.2015, 15:35
Tom1234's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kanton Luzern
Posts: 10,049
Groaned at 267 Times in 211 Posts
Thanked 14,167 Times in 5,749 Posts
Tom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Aircraft modelling for an old git

Quote:
View Post
There's a shop in Biel that's a paradise for model builders ( and model railways for that matter) and has absolutely everything you could wish for. I can't remember the name off the top of my head but I'll ask one if the 'boys' when the come home as they have spent an inordinate amount of time (and money) in there.
How did your boys get interested in it? I'm sure mine are missing out as it was a great hobby.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12.11.2015, 15:35
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Geneva
Posts: 1,044
Groaned at 15 Times in 12 Posts
Thanked 1,218 Times in 542 Posts
neddy has an excellent reputationneddy has an excellent reputationneddy has an excellent reputationneddy has an excellent reputation
Re: Aircraft modelling for an old git

Online Conrad also has a big catalogue of stuff.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12.11.2015, 15:40
TiMow's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Fribourg
Posts: 9,310
Groaned at 292 Times in 196 Posts
Thanked 12,189 Times in 5,300 Posts
TiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Aircraft modelling for an old git

Quote:
View Post
How did your boys get interested in it? I'm sure mine are missing out as it was a great hobby.
Indeed .... used to hang them from the ceiling with cotton, until the became too heavy with dust, then they ended up being introduced to the air rifle at the bottom of the gardem.

Faves were B17 and B25 yank bombers.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank TiMow for this useful post:
  #11  
Old 12.11.2015, 15:42
PaddyG's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Pensier, Fribourg
Posts: 8,284
Groaned at 107 Times in 91 Posts
Thanked 14,178 Times in 5,014 Posts
PaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Aircraft modelling for an old git

Quote:
View Post
Online Conrad also has a big catalogue of stuff.
That seems to be all RC stuff. Not what I'm looking for right now, but in the future maybe....
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12.11.2015, 15:45
PaddyG's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Pensier, Fribourg
Posts: 8,284
Groaned at 107 Times in 91 Posts
Thanked 14,178 Times in 5,014 Posts
PaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Aircraft modelling for an old git

Quote:
View Post
Indeed .... used to hang them from the ceiling with cotton, until the became too heavy with dust, then they ended up being introduced to the air rifle at the bottom of the gardem.

Faves were B17 and B25 yank bombers.
Yep, and we even punctured them with "bullet holes" using heated pins and used cotton wool to simulate smoke.


I'm looking for the more complex 1:32 and 1:48 models, especially the bigger ones, such as the B17, He111, B24 etc.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank PaddyG for this useful post:
  #13  
Old 12.11.2015, 16:04
Belgianmum's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Was Belgium now Neuchâtel
Posts: 8,200
Groaned at 60 Times in 57 Posts
Thanked 10,214 Times in 4,911 Posts
Belgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Aircraft modelling for an old git

Quote:
View Post
How did your boys get interested in it? I'm sure mine are missing out as it was a great hobby.
Hubby has always been interested in models and encouraged all three boys to start building medals from quite a young age.
The youngest ( he's almost 16) is still really keen. He started off with the simpler models and had a lot of help with the fiddly bits but did all the painting himself ( so we have a couple of 'interesting' spitfires). It's the kind of thing they enjoy doing on a rainy Sunday. Their current project is a small wooden model of a trebuchet.

Quote:
View Post

I'm looking for the more complex 1:32 and 1:48 models, especially the bigger ones, such as the B17, He111, B24 etc.
Here's the place in Biel. It looks like nothing much from the outside but it's like a tardis and packed to the rafters with all sorts of interesting stuff. It's run by two women who are extremely helpful and if they haven't got what you need they'll order it for you.

http://schoeni-spielwaren.ch/de

And here's the one in Le Landeron.

http://www.modelisme-new.ch/index.php
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank Belgianmum for this useful post:
  #14  
Old 12.11.2015, 16:06
Tom1234's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kanton Luzern
Posts: 10,049
Groaned at 267 Times in 211 Posts
Thanked 14,167 Times in 5,749 Posts
Tom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Aircraft modelling for an old git

Quote:
View Post
Indeed .... used to hang them from the ceiling with cotton, until the became too heavy with dust, then they ended up being introduced to the air rifle at the bottom of the gardem.

.
We used to fill the meticulously finished planes with those French bangers that were illegal in the U.K, with the fuses all laced together, have a fuse out the back and then pull them along the washing line with smoke coming out of the back - until they exploded in a shower of plastic.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Tom1234 for this useful post:
  #15  
Old 12.11.2015, 16:17
TiMow's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Fribourg
Posts: 9,310
Groaned at 292 Times in 196 Posts
Thanked 12,189 Times in 5,300 Posts
TiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond reputeTiMow has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Aircraft modelling for an old git

Here seems to be a good online option - will certainly familiarise you with other available brands:

http://euromodelshop.ch/index.php?cPath=1097
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank TiMow for this useful post:
  #16  
Old 12.11.2015, 16:45
xandeo's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Top right corner
Posts: 270
Groaned at 26 Times in 18 Posts
Thanked 297 Times in 126 Posts
xandeo is considered knowledgeablexandeo is considered knowledgeablexandeo is considered knowledgeable
Re: Aircraft modelling for an old git

Another store, might be a bit far for you (in Winterthur), but has a really good sortiment in-store and a pretty good webshop. Friendly and lonely owner, will sadly probably close once he retires in a few years.

Not only plastic models but also a lot of H0 and Z-related stuff.

Barp-Tech

PS. I was an avid model airplane and ship builder myself as a kid, and recently got back into it but went straight into H0
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank xandeo for this useful post:
  #17  
Old 12.11.2015, 16:50
PaddyG's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Pensier, Fribourg
Posts: 8,284
Groaned at 107 Times in 91 Posts
Thanked 14,178 Times in 5,014 Posts
PaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Aircraft modelling for an old git

Quote:
View Post
Another store, might be a bit far for you (in Winterthur), but has a really good sortiment in-store and a pretty good webshop. Friendly and lonely owner, will sadly probably close once he retires in a few years.

Not only plastic models but also a lot of H0 and Z-related stuff.

Barp-Tech

PS. I was an avid model airplane and ship builder myself as a kid, and recently got back into it but went straight into H0
Oh-oh, he has a 1:48 Mosquito .
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 12.11.2015, 16:56
xandeo's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Top right corner
Posts: 270
Groaned at 26 Times in 18 Posts
Thanked 297 Times in 126 Posts
xandeo is considered knowledgeablexandeo is considered knowledgeablexandeo is considered knowledgeable
Re: Aircraft modelling for an old git

Quote:
View Post
Another store, might be a bit far for you (in Winterthur), but has a really good sortiment in-store and a pretty good webshop. Friendly and lonely owner, will sadly probably close once he retires in a few years.

Not only plastic models but also a lot of H0 and Z-related stuff.

Barp-Tech

PS. I was an avid model airplane and ship builder myself as a kid, and recently got back into it but went straight into H0
Just in case, I'll also add the train model shop website - for other train fanatics out there.

... and the RC model website. It's one single shop but with three different website - don't ask me why.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank xandeo for this useful post:
  #19  
Old 12.11.2015, 17:30
Belgianmum's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Was Belgium now Neuchâtel
Posts: 8,200
Groaned at 60 Times in 57 Posts
Thanked 10,214 Times in 4,911 Posts
Belgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond reputeBelgianmum has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Aircraft modelling for an old git

Quote:
View Post
Just in case, I'll also add the train model shop website - for other train fanatics out there.

... and the RC model website. It's one single shop but with three different website - don't ask me why.
There is no way I'm showing that website to my old man. They've already got a very extensive N gauge layout in the basement and I'm definitely not giving up any more space for them to be able to extend it.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Belgianmum for this useful post:
  #20  
Old 12.11.2015, 17:34
xandeo's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Top right corner
Posts: 270
Groaned at 26 Times in 18 Posts
Thanked 297 Times in 126 Posts
xandeo is considered knowledgeablexandeo is considered knowledgeablexandeo is considered knowledgeable
Re: Aircraft modelling for an old git

Quote:
View Post
There is no way I'm showing that website to my old man. They've already got a very extensive N gauge layout in the basement and I'm definitely not giving up any more space for them to be able to extend it.
You should consider yourself lucky! N is a lot smaller than H0, which is what I have

*fist-bumps your husband* - Model railroaders unite!
Reply With Quote
The following 5 users would like to thank xandeo for this useful post:
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Photographer wanted for modelling Dakota97 Jobs offered 12 09.10.2015 22:16
looking for an old friend [94 year old pianist - Zug] juanito9 Other/general 8 31.01.2011 11:21
How does an "old" member edit an old post? sojoh Forum support 4 07.04.2010 19:20
Buying trousers online for a fat git? Oscar Other/general 20 20.01.2009 11:40
Aircraft Observing [places to watch aircraft] sin5k4 Other/general 8 13.10.2008 00:22


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 16:17.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0