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  • Member since
    July 2014
Now that's a surprise!
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 3:03 PM

I just received an email stating that a kit I had on email notification was back in stock at Squadron!!

WHAT!!! Surprise

So, what did I do? I clicked on the link, and this showed up.

 

"We are excited to announce that squadron.com will be returning, under new ownership and management! Squadron will be back!!!


As most of you know, MMD-Squadron Holdings, LLC (The parent company of squadron.com and Military Model Distributors) filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy earlier this year. After 53 years of providing a place for modelers around the world to purchase their new and most favorite models and supplies, the end looked like it was upon us. This was a travesty we could not let happen!

Knot Models is a hobby merchandiser founded in 2016 that primarily does business in the Amazon Marketplace. Knot Models was founded by Chris Decker, a 20 year industry veteran who has built up and sold both hobby retailers and manufacturing companies over the years. Some of you might be familiar with Trident Hobbies, which became FreeTimeHobbies.com, and the model lines, Midship Models and Yankee Modelworks. Chris founded or was instrumental in bringing these lines to the marketplace.

In April of 2021, Knot Models purchased the business assets of MMD-Squadron holdings from the bankruptcy court in Texas. We have been working tirelessly since then to rebuild and replace the systems that squadron.com needs to operate. We have also been working to source inventory from manufacturers and distributors around the world. Our goal is to relaunch squadron.com in early June of 2021 with over 15,000 products available for you to purchase!

As we get closer to our launch date and have more details, we will be sending out more information. We are excited and eager to join you in this new chapter of Squadron.com!


Until then, Happy Modeling!

 

Chris Decker"

Hmmm I says to myself 

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by Space Ranger on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 4:19 PM

Only the name is the same.

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Posted by seastallion53 on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:45 PM
Now if Wingnut Wings could do the same.
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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 5:59 PM

seastallion53
Now if Wingnut Wings could do the same.
 

Yep, there's a Hansa Brandenburg W.29 on eBay right now.

 

$775.00 plus shipping.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 9:48 PM

Veddy Intedesting!!!!!

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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    October 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Thursday, June 3, 2021 9:22 AM

Decker....Decker....

Zer vas a Decker zat helped kill a doomsday planet killer.

Zer vas also a Decker zat helped stop a alien ship that had destroyed everyzing in its path on its vay to earth. 

Let's see, two Deckers, much destruction, both Deckers end up dead or missing........

Could zer be a connection, or a repeat in time and hisory?

Vill dis vork out zee same vay?

Vee vill wait und zee....

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:44 AM

Thanks Steve for letting us know. Interesting. I've been ordering from the original Squadron since '87 or so. If they'll get back to model kits and have prices that aren't 30% higher than anyone else when they do have stuff in stock I'll give the new guys a chance.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:45 AM

ikar01

Decker....Decker....

Zer vas a Decker zat helped kill a doomsday planet killer.

Zer vas also a Decker zat helped stop a alien ship that had destroyed everyzing in its path on its vay to earth. 

Let's see, two Deckers, much destruction, both Deckers end up dead or missing........

Could zer be a connection, or a repeat in time and hisory?

Vill dis vork out zee same vay?

Vee vill wait und zee....

 

'We're stronger with you than without you Decker!!!'   -Kirk

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, June 3, 2021 2:41 PM

Looks like the website is up.

 

https://www.squadron.com/Default.asp

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

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    January 2013
Posted by seastallion53 on Monday, June 7, 2021 9:34 PM
OUCH!
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    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 7:42 AM

seastallion53
Now if Wingnut Wings could do the same.
 

I wish I had discovered them before the doors closed, but WW1 planes were never on my priority list.  There were a couple kits now I would have liked to acquire, but at this point I'd be too intimidated by the price to actually build them.   

Robert

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

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    July 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:53 AM

Can't search kits by the scale

 

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    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 9:58 AM
I like Scalehobbyist,when I'm looking for a kit,I will compare prices with Squadron to see where I will shop

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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 1:39 PM

castelnuovo

Can't search kits by the scale

 

 

I know, same lay out as before. Hopefully they will change it up some. I don't like the new Sprue Brothers layout either. You just can't beat ScaleHobbiest for for a quality webpage layout and ease of finding something. 

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

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