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#1 hgbben

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:51 AM

Been on the forum for a few months now and do not know anyone in SE Wisconsin. i'm currently residing in West Bend.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:56 PM

There are quite a few from that area, including Casey, who is one of the moderators and lives near Milwaukee (Menomonee Falls).

There is a great club, AMG (Automotive Modelers Group) and several others as well in and around the Milwaukee & Fox Valley area.

There should be a swap meet coming up at the Serbian Hall in Milwaukee in November. Back in the day it was a great place to go for deals, haven't been there for 7-8 years but others can let you know what to expect.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:09 PM

Check out the annual swap meet in Waukesha on Dec. 9th from 10 - 2 pm.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:58 AM

I'm in Milwaukee, city of....for now. Yes, the Model and Toy Show at Serb Hall is coming up fast...November 4th(a Sunday). I believe it's from 9-3 and $5 admission. Also, if you make it down to the Milwaukee area, West Allis to be exact, to Model Empire, there is a display case in the back that has flyers with info on AMG...meeting times and place. Also you can talk to Mike...he works there, Model Empire, and is a member of the group too. I've met up with Casey there once. He comes down to the store maybe once a month. Really nice guy and very knowledgeable on the hobby. I'm usually there a few times a month too.

Edit for show times: 10AM-2PM. Casey also has a post in the the shows section with complete info.

Edited by The70judgeman, 27 October 2012 - 06:03 PM.


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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:29 PM

Hi, I live in Fox Lake

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 04:04 PM

Town of Brookfield here.

#7 DrKerry

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 06:03 PM

Hello all. Ben, I work up your way in Horicon at John Deere. I live down in Mukwonago just outside of East Troy.



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Posted 30 November 2012 - 08:18 PM

Muskego Wisconsin here.



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:39 AM

Hello all. Ben, I work up your way in Horicon at John Deere. I live down in Mukwonago just outside of East Troy.

I used to own a John Deere tractor that was built in Horicon, best piece of lawn equipment I owned!

 

Some great shows, clubs and hobby shops in Wisconsin, and I hear they might get a Professional Football team soon too! ( :D  :D  Bears fan, couldn't resist!)



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:54 AM

Hey Gregg, Kerry from AMG here.....

 

Oooohhhh Bears fan???????? I'm sorry!!!!!! LOL :lol:



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:38 PM

Wow, we should get a model car club going in the Dodge County/Washington County area. any one interested? That would better then driving up to Oshkosh or Milwaukee area.



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Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:17 AM

Might be a bit for me to get there but I could maybe get to a few.



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Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:55 PM

I live outside the Madison area does anyone know of any other shows that are coming up I know there is another one at Serb hall on jan 20 but any others besides that one

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:01 AM

Waukesha will have one the begining of December I think...

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:03 AM

The Waukesha show was on the 9th and listed in Contest & Shows column. You missed it!



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Posted 19 December 2012 - 01:15 PM

I live outside the Madison area does anyone know of any other shows that are coming up I know there is another one at Serb hall on jan 20 but any others besides that one

I just posted the 2013 schedule for the three Serb Hall shows yesterday.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:19 PM

The Serb Hall shows has too much Hot Wheels and die-cast stuff for me.



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Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:22 PM

I was at the Serb hall show in nov and I agree there were a lot of hot wheels but my buddy that I went with collects them it worked out for me so I didn't have to go by my self am thinking that I might have to pick my brother-in-law from Mitchell international sometime this weekend so will give me an excuse to stop by (for my first time) empire and greenfield news and hobby. I have heard that they are suppose to be pretty good.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:49 PM

I was at the Serb hall show in nov and I agree there were a lot of hot wheels but my buddy that I went with collects them it worked out for me so I didn't have to go by my self am thinking that I might have to pick my brother-in-law from Mitchell international sometime this weekend so will give me an excuse to stop by (for my first time) empire and greenfield news and hobby. I have heard that they are suppose to be pretty good.

Just a little info on both stores. GN&H has a bit of a lot of stuff...models, slots, die cast, trains, art supplies, RC's, and lots of magazines... But on models, their prices run the average norm. Also, because they are a "prefered Revell dealer", they'll have the newer releases before Model Empire. Now, at Model Empire, they have more models than GN&H. They also buy in volume for their catalog, so their prices reflect that. They average around $3-$5 cheaper. I kind of know both store owners, Alex at Model Empire better, but they both have nice stores.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:14 PM

Nice stores??? They are "great" stores as they are my "FAVE" hobby shops, and I know both of the owners as well.