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Cobra Company Gone?
WarWheels
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Thursday, January 05, 2017 - 11:54 PM UTC
I just saw a post on another modelling forum that Cobra Company is shutting down due to the owner's health issues. To confirm, I just went to their website and it's gone! That's terrible news as they had great products. Well regardless, I hope he gets well soon.

Can anyone further confirm this news?
matt
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New York, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 06, 2017 - 12:08 AM UTC
Seems to be confirmed by several people over at ARC....
HeavyArty
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 06, 2017 - 01:38 AM UTC
Yes, Chris has closed up shop due to waning sales and health issues. I spoke with him yesterday about it. I hope he does well and rests up as he goes forward with his life. I wish him all the best.

There is interest by other companies to acquire his masters though; so keep your fingers crossed.
WarWheels
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 06, 2017 - 10:21 PM UTC
Thanks for the updates guys. I hope he can pass along his masters to someone else to make some cash and to allow us to continue purchasing the products.
drabslab
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European Union
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Posted: Saturday, January 07, 2017 - 10:26 PM UTC
This is bad news. I hope his health improves.

stoney
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2017 - 12:23 AM UTC
really sorry to hear this, great resin products that filled a need. Best wishes to him and I hope the masters are picked up by someone to continue
HeavyArty
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 10:15 PM UTC
Your last chance to buy any remaining stock from Cobra Company.


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Cobra Company has remaining stock after closure. Email to discuss a sale of items. This will be done to US customers as payments would have to personal checks.

cobra6atcomcast.net

Chris Miller

WarWheels
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 04:17 AM UTC
Order placed. Glad I was able to get some stuff I had put off purchasing in the past.
HeavyArty
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 10:34 PM UTC
Lone Star Models has bought the remaining Cobra Company stock and masters. They have what is left available now and will start producing more items as they gear up production.

You can check them out here.
WarWheels
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Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 - 11:31 PM UTC
This is wonderful news!
stoney
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - 01:17 AM UTC
Agreed, fantastic news
ubisuck
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 11:30 PM UTC

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has closed up shop due to waning sale



If he had been more agreeable to his potentials buyers, he could have had more sales. No paypal and not accepting Canadian pre-paid CC was not helping him IMHO.

I do wish him good health, I know what it is when health starts playing tricks with your body