Hobby Events this Weekend

Hey families, this is a great weekend to get out and have some fun. Along with the Salute to American Graffiti this weekend there are some fun hobby activities going on as well. Friday evening: Slot Car Racing at the American Graffiti Cruise-in at the Petaluma Plaza, 4-7pm. HobbyTown USA will be setting up a [...]

By | May 19th, 2011|community, IPMS, Liberty Flyers, RC Racing, WCFlyers, WCModelers|Comments Off on Hobby Events this Weekend

Fall Model Contest Winners

Saturday, Oct. 16, HobbyTown USA of Petaluma hosted the local show for thw 2010 Fall National Model Contest. We had entries for tanks, planes, ships, cars, science fiction, and dioramas. The same day we hosted the monthly Model Building Day and a seminar on how to model water and waves for a ship diorama. [...]

By | October 28th, 2010|IPMS, WCModelers|Comments Off on Fall Model Contest Winners

Show Your Models

HobbyTown USA is hosting the annual Fall National Model Contest on Saturday, October 16. At the same time we will also be hosting our regular monthly model build day and a seminar on how to model water effects for ship dioramas. This is a perfect opportunity for you to show off the models that you [...]

By | October 2nd, 2010|IPMS, WCModelers|Comments Off on Show Your Models

Super Models of Sonoma County

No, not the catwalk strutting fashion kind. I'm talking about award winning models made by members of our local model building clubs. Recently two members of our local chapter of the International Plastic Modeling Society (IPMS) took home first place awards at the IPMS National Competition. Another member of the Redwood Empire Model Shipwrights won [...]

By | August 20th, 2010|community, IPMS, Model Shipwrights, WCModelers|Comments Off on Super Models of Sonoma County

Social Modeling

Social media is all the rage with everyone pushing you to join Facebook, Twitter, and other such sites; but what about real social activity? Many hobbies involve frequent social gathering, railroad enthusiasts gather to run their trains, radio control flyers meet at the flying field, radio control drivers gather to race, and of course gamers [...]

By | May 7th, 2010|IPMS, WCModelers|Comments Off on Social Modeling