'Helping Modelers Build Their Passion Since 1968'
Squadron was founded by the late Mr. Jerry Campbell in Detroit, Michigan in 1968. With operations originating as a hobby shop in Detroit, additional storefronts soon opened in the Midwest and literally coast to coast from San Francisco to New York.
Squadron’s storefront locations were dubbed "A Store With a Modeler's Heart" and formed an instant brotherhood for the modeler and the nostalgia still holds true today:
“Been a fan since I looked in the window of the Squadron Shop in Hazel Park, Michigan. Forget the candy store, or Dairy Queen, that place was heaven! And the people that worked there sparked the imagination that I still have today!”
“I remember my visits to the Michigan store with my Dad. Still remember what we bought and what I wanted but didn’t get…smile emoticon.”
As the business changed directions, Squadron phased out the
stores and transitioned to mail order only retail sales in addition to its
growing wholesale distribution business (Military Model Distributors).
Mr. Campbell ran the company until he retired in 2005. The greatest industry legacy that Jerry left behind was making the products and tools of this hobby broadly available to everyone.From his first retail location in Detroit to our distribution facility in Carrollton, Texas, it is easy to see that he worked very hard making sure that every person who had an interest in modeling had access to not only interesting subjects to build, but the tools and accessories to make those builds the best they could be.
We believe all of these initiatives promote scale modeling and are important to modelers. And what’s important to the modeler is important to Squadron.
Moving The Hobby Foward
Going forward, Squadron will continue to communicate the benefits of modeling through broad based publications designed to show people how far the hobby has come since “the old days” to attract adult modelers that enjoyed the hobby as a child but have since abandoned it.
We want to grow the hobby by being more involved
with organizations involving children to introduce them to the hobby with
programs like model building clubs, and sponsoring activities with groups like
We're always looking for more ways to make the hobby more enjoyable. That's why you will notice new items rolled out under 'Squadron Products.'
Squadron very early on understood this message and True Details was born. Through time hundreds and hundreds of update sets, wheels, seats, cockpit sets, ordnance and anything that would enhance or transform a model airplane into a masterpiece, were created. Squadron has planned to continue this tradition in the future with more advanced technology.
Resin is a medium that is very easy to cut sand and paint. It captures features close to extreme perfection and replaces certain details from a plastic kit that has limitations because of injection molding. Resin has to be glued with superglue.
These canopies are vacu-formed with a high standard quality and retain a very crystal clear appearance.
Most Avionix cockpits consist out of a main essential piece, complimented with very delicate small parts which can be a solution to omit photo-etch. As with all resin update pieces, superglue is used for gluing.
Squadron Supports Veterans
If you want to support a company who really cares about the well-being of veterans, Squadron has got your six!
Toll Free for USA Customers: 1-877-414-0434
For International Customers: + 1-972-242-8663
972- 242- 3775
24 hours a day - 7 days a week
Squadron Mail Order
1115 Crowley Drive
Carrollton, TX 75006 - 1312
USA Checks must be drawn in US funds on a US Bank!
*Please note we are a pick/pack warehouse facility and we are not open to the public except on special events hosted by Squadron.