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Hello from Long Beach.

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Hey guys. I’ve had previously been pretty immersed in car modeling, and had gotten into it through my old man, who used to post here pretty often, under the username 62SS. Well, he passed away almost 8 years ago, and after he died I didn’t want anything to do with modeling anymore. It was something that he taught me and I didn’t feel right doing it after he was gone. I even went as far as to throw away every kit, tool, paint, magazine, and build that I had when I moved from Pittsburgh to Long Beach, 5 years ago.

Anyway, today, on a whim, I decided that I wanted to start building again. I went to Hobby Lobby and picked up three kits and and new X-acto knife, and started kinda fooling around already. I’m pretty excited to be here, and nervous about what my first build back might look like, but I just wanna have some fun.

 

My primary modeling interests are American cars from 50’s-70’s and old motorcycles. Being that I’m in a brand new city, about 2600 miles away I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions for cool hobby shops, shows, and sales in the LA/Long Beach/OC area? Thanks, guys, and can’t wait to see and share some builds.

-Will Ryan

 

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Welcome back to the hobby. I think your dad would be proud. You already understand the most important part of the hobby is to have fun. Hope to see some of your builds.

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Hobby Lobbys are probably the best bet as far as getting kits and supplies from a brick and mortar at a decent price. They have everything you need to get you started off. I believe there's two HLs in close proximity to Long Beach, but I'm sure you know this by know.

The go to shop in the LA metro area is definitely Burbank's House of Hobbies in Burbank. You won't regret taking a trip there.

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Welcome to the forum Will..!!  And back to the hobby... This is a good place to spend some time..!

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Welcome...and while I'm here..

Scream for me Long Beach!!! Scream for me Long Beach!!

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Welcome Will.  I used to go to Long Beach on weekend liberty back in 1968-69.

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Welcome to the forums.  I like Long Beach, I used to go to the Long Beach Indy Car Grand Prix most every year when I lived in Phoenix, usually stayed on the Queen Mary. 

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