Any clubs in the Phoenix/Mesa,Az area?
Posted 23 November 2009 - 02:50 PM
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 05:44 AM
Hi All! I'm looking for a club preferably in the Mesa,Az area as that's where I live but Phoenix will do as well... I appreciate any info you could forward to me! Thanks and hope to see you on the tables!
There are, as Gabe and Dan have pointed out. There's 2 car clubs and an IPMS club, as well. Craig Hewitt IPMS is hosting the Nationals in 2010. The other clubs have a yearly contest in April and there are numerous swap meets through out the year.
I live in northeatern Arizona and have been known to pop in at a meeting once in a blue moon or two! Great bunch of folks in all the clubs, I think you'll enjoy yourself with them.
Posted 01 December 2009 - 01:06 PM
Posted 01 December 2009 - 05:28 PM
Can you guys tell me where you think the BEST store in the valley is to get models/ supplies? I'm over here in Mesa and not real impressed! Thanks! As soon as December is over I'll see about getting hooked up with the clubs, work is a little too crazy right at the moment...
Without doubt, the best choice for kits, supplies, magazines, paints, etc., in the valley is the Hobbytown USA on the SW corner of Baseline Road and Gilbert Road. Go in on a Saturday and introduce yourself to Bob Peeples. He'll see to it you get dialled in to anything you need! They've got the best selection and cater to car guys!
Posted 01 December 2009 - 06:07 PM
Actually, I just picked up a '41 Willys and '68 Charger from there this past Saturday as a matter of fact. That store is right down the street from me... For some reason, it seems to me, like they had more of a selection when they were in the old location at the other end of the strip mall...? Maybe I was just there when they didn't have much inventory on the shelf... Dunno!
I used to like going to the Hobby Bench over at, like, Bell and 53rd ave???? But, now that I'm over here in Mesa, I don't get over that way too often.
I think the Hobby Bench inside of Paradise Valley mall also had a nice selection but I haven't been ther for some time either...
I was just hoping that since coming here to this forum, that you guys might have a "secret" mecca that you go to get "stuff" from....
I appreciate the tip though and will continue to check that store out Dan! Hope to meet you guys soon! Steve
Posted 01 December 2009 - 06:34 PM
Posted 01 December 2009 - 09:33 PM
Gabe's got it right, too.
The Bench at PV Mall is gone. The Bench at 43rd Ave & Bell is still there, but car models are not their emphasis and the stock generally lags as a result.
You might check out Hobby Depot in Tempe (Southern Ave just west of Mill Ave). They have a fairly full car/truck line of kits and supplies, good stock of paint, etc., but they're still a little more military-oriented and IPMS-geared.
The really, really good shops are gone. The best action seems to be a blend of grazing between the afore-mentioned Gilbert/Baseline Hobbytown USA, the Hobby Depot, and the 40% discount coupons from Michael's and Hobby Lobby craft stores.
Having said that, the real "mecca" in the Valley is in the periodic swap meets at the Postal Workers Social Hall at 3720 W. Greenway in Glendale; three times per year + in conjunction with the Desert Scale Classic show/contest. Tons of contemporary kits at good prices and lots of old, vintage stuff as well as aftermarket goodies and cheap built-ups, etc.
Also, check out MoonlightModelers.com and its link to the Phoenix/Arizona Model Car Builders Bulletin Board for announcements and calendars.
And, come check out the Moonlight Modelers and Cactus Car Modelers clubs. Don't forget the contests: GoodGuys twice a year - March & November, and Desert Scale Classic in April. In 2010, the local IPMS is hosting the IPMS Nationals in August.
Lots of stuff going on ...
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 11:24 AM
And why aren't you casting something
Posted 22 December 2011 - 05:02 PM
No, I did not call the number. It is too far from me. I am casting stuff. I'm working on the Ren Transporter and Eleanor parts and making equipment for the lab.
Posted 22 December 2011 - 05:34 PM
I have been meaning to join moonlight