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Ukraine and Plastic Modeling

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Ukraine and Plastic Modeling
Posted by Space Ranger on Thursday, February 24, 2022 12:56 PM

The following are Ukrainian kit producers and related companies according to a post on the Britmodeller forum:

MikroMir
Dora Wings
ICM Models
Miniart
Masteebox
Roden Models
Armoury Models
Aim Fan Mode
Arsenal Model Group
Art Model
Avis
Modelsvit
Riich Models
Unimodel
Printscale Decals
BS Decals
Metallic Details
Dan Models
Reskit
Foxbot Decals 
Miniart
Masteebox
Roden Models
Armoury Models
Aim Fan Mode
Arsenal Model Group
Art Model
Avis
Modelsvit
Riich Models
Unimodel
Printscale Decals
BS Decals
Metallic Details
Dan Models
Reskit
Foxbot Decals 

Clear Prop!

REXx

 

Some have posted on their Facebook pages that martial law has been declared and all deliveries suspended for the duration.

 

Vendors such as HobbyTerra, Models.UA, Hobby.dn.ua, and Plastic Model Store are also affected.


Russian companies including Zvezda and Eastern Express will doubtless be affected as well.

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Thursday, February 24, 2022 1:29 PM

SpaceRanger, thanks for posting this list.  I don't want to down play the severity of this attack on the Ukraine but as this "war" continues Americans will be affected.  It also tells us what manufacturers we should consider boycotting.

TJS

 

TJS

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, February 26, 2022 8:24 PM

End of the road for all the Russian imports, no doubt.

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, February 27, 2022 8:52 AM

jeaton01

End of the road for all the Russian imports, no doubt.

 

Yup.

                   

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, February 27, 2022 10:47 AM

Better get the kits you want while you can, boycotting them won't have any impact on the end result or deter him in anyway. It only harms the companies. Honestly, you're buying from someone not in eastern Europe most of the time, so you're harming them first. IMPO.

BK

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  • From: Albany, NY
Posted by jeffpez on Sunday, February 27, 2022 12:36 PM

Brandon is right - a boycott will accomplish nothing positive. If there's something you've been thinking of buying from a Ukrainian or Russian company you may want to grab it now

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Sunday, February 27, 2022 12:52 PM

Don't forget, there are a lot of ordinary people producing fantastic aftermarket stuff who just happen to be Russian.  We don't know where any of them stand on the invasion, and we can be nearly 100% certain that none of them have any influence over what their government does.  I'm currently avoiding updating a flight simulator I have that is made by a Russian company, but that's mostly just due to concerns about malware sneaking in with those updates in this current political climate.  I will of course be buying lots of Ukrainian aftermarket stuff as well since it is also of excellent quality.  Ordinary people on both sides of the conflict, and I agree that a boycott of modelling products won't accomplish anything positive.

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, February 27, 2022 6:41 PM

This list is definitely helpful, I have been considering ordering some Ukrainian kits to express some solidarity.

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, February 27, 2022 8:14 PM

Wow, I never realized how many companies came from this country.

Yes, I would think that there will be a shortage of items from this region this year.

There's probably a good chance what's in the supply chain right now might be the last of those items for forever if manufacturers are hit or cottage producers eliminated by warfare.

It's hard to imagine folks going to work to produce luxury items while their country struggles to survive.

Russian items might become as rare as they were under the Soviet Union.

I hope there is a quick and peaceful end to this conflict.

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