The best hobby shops that I'm aware of in the Denver area are Colpar Hobby Shops. There is one in Aurora (East side) and one on the West Side on Wadsworth Blvd. I've only been to the Westside shop and it's pretty nice but mostly RC stuff. The guys there tell me their Aurora store has 3 times as many models. Also, if you want to buy a current kit, you can get them at Hobby Lobby which offers 40% off any one item. They have a weekly coupon online and with it, a typical kit will cost around $16. Enjoy your visit.
Your lace treatment looks very cool. Almost looks like a snakeskin pattern which I like. What is Spazstix and is that how you made the nice border around the orange lace or is that something else? Thanks for sharing.