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DML distributor shop in Milennia Walk?
zenden
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: August 06, 2007
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Posted: Tuesday, February 02, 2010 - 05:41 AM UTC
Last month wanted to visit it but turn out the area is under renovation. Looks like the shop is moving out. Anybody knows where it moves too? Or close down and end business??
hoplocat
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: May 29, 2007
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Posted: Tuesday, February 02, 2010 - 10:03 PM UTC
They've closed their shop at Millenia Walk. Not sure if their office at Toh Guan is open to public.

http://www.timemachine-studio.com/arrival.htm
zenden
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Singapore / 新加坡
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Posted: Saturday, February 06, 2010 - 02:32 PM UTC
So sad more and more Hobby shops are closing down.

I think part of the reason is modelling is getting more and more expensive! And less new blood is joining this area of interest.
francis-liew
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: April 20, 2010
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Posted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 11:48 PM UTC
Hi Guys,

Here are some bleak updates:

- I've checked with the Millenia Walk Info Counter, they told me Time Machine Studio has closed down without any known relocation address.

- I've checked with Telephone Directory Services (100 enquiry) and told they have terminated the old line and not registered any new lines.

- I've checked with all the shops that carries DML products and was told they have not recieved any stocks from Time Machine and no news about the status.

- I've even visited the unit in Toh Guan (Enterprise Hub) and the place seems to be deserted for some time... palletes and cartons piled up in front of the entrance and a thick layer of dust in front of the unit, a quick check with the neighbours told me that they rarely see anyone from the unit visit the place.

So until some one is able to provide more encouraging news, I quess this is it for Time Machine Studio - I guess they have lost the distributorship for DML.

AND, for those who know and do not know the status... Nakamoto's wonderful shop at the basement of Peace Center has closed down a few months ago too. I've checked with Nakamoto-san and he said he has finally decided to wind down the business and moved on to fishing and aquarium business (!!!). He sold all remaining stocks to a friend of his who owns a shop over at JB.

The way things go, I know of a few more who will not last long (business and intention-wise) either ;(

Perhaps it's time to start mourning for this sunset business... but this hobby still has a good and entrench place in my heart... always !


Warmest regards,
Francis Liew
eerie
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United Kingdom
Joined: September 26, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, June 02, 2010 - 07:44 AM UTC
The only model shop i know now is the one at tiong bahru plaza. Always got my stuff there. I wonder how long it would last now.
lawlzw
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Singapore / 新加坡
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Posted: Saturday, June 05, 2010 - 12:00 PM UTC
Yeah... sometimes all these makes u feel like u are part of a dying breed huh...

Anyway here is a list i found of all active hobby stores in Singapore... hope its useful for u guys.

http://plamo.outthere.info/forum/showthread.php?tid=6110

Cheers
zenden
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: August 06, 2007
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Posted: Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 07:56 AM UTC

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The only model shop i know now is the one at tiong bahru plaza. Always got my stuff there. I wonder how long it would last now.



Try Miniature hobby in Marina Square. Their product is by far the cheapest I can find in Sg. 20% for all product and 30% for all academy product.

I will only go Tiong Bahru one when I cannot find the kit I want from Miniature hobby.
eerie
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 05:12 AM UTC

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The only model shop i know now is the one at tiong bahru plaza. Always got my stuff there. I wonder how long it would last now.



Try Miniature hobby in Marina Square. Their product is by far the cheapest I can find in Sg. 20% for all product and 30% for all academy product.

I will only go Tiong Bahru one when I cannot find the kit I want from Miniature hobby.



Ok will do. I dont go there anymore nowadays cos its out of the way for me. Driving there is a hassle plus the car park is a nightmare. Shop hopping and window shopping for models use to be a weekly activity i do with a friend. But too bad my friend have since move on. I still make models, but a lot lot lot less now.
umustb
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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: April 27, 2005
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Posted: Monday, August 16, 2010 - 09:40 AM UTC
Hi guys! It's been a while since I stopped scale-modeling all together.. I still have quite a lot of sealed kits kept in the cupboard collecting lots of dust. I guess it's time for me to re-fire myself back into the scene.. haha

Btw you can get stuff from Time Machine Studio at their retail outlet - The Falcon's Hanger.. apparently they don't entertain walk-in customers at their Toh Guan premises.

Here's the website to The Falcon's Hanger -http://eshop.tfh.com.sg/preorder_products.ph

Hope that helps and cheers!