Need a club in Southwest Florida

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Is there a club in the Naples area?

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IPMS

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I'm sorry - what is IPMS?

Probably something simple and I'll feel stupid (as usual).

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INTERNATIONAL, PLASTIC, MODELER'S SOCIETY IPMS/Wings, Wheels & Keels Model Club Fred Holtweiss 941-475-9697

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Thanks for your help. I searched the IPMS site and found clubs in your area and on the East Coast, but nothing close to me. Searching the web for model car clubs doesn't turn up anything either. What do I expect when there's only one small hobby shop in Naples and the next largest is 30 miles away.

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there's a great hobby lobby in Ft. Myers

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@thatz4u - I didn't know Hobby Lobby had a store in Ft Myers. I'll check it out. Thanks. Have you gone to Paradise Hobbies in Ft Myers? If so, how is it? I've seen their web site and I plan on going there soon.

@modeltruckmafia - Thanks for the info. Moving from California last year, I'm getting used to things being a little quieter in the Naples area. It would be about 2 hrs to drive there and 2 hours back. I was hoping for something closer. How often do you have meetings? Monthly?

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We meet twice a month. Next month there are 3 model shows down here. Mopar show march 3 in fort lauderdale, Flight19 show in Pompano Beach on the 10th and billett proof at don garlits on the 17th

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I would suggest that you go on the SA forum and look up Ray Ferguson AKA BIGTALLDAD and ask him. If anybody knows, he does. He was vp of the Orlando IPMS chapter until he retired a year or so ago and then moved to southwest Florida were he lives now.

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Is there a club in the Naples area?

NO....but we do have enough to start one

941 is NOT Naples area code....More up towards Tampa

Ray lives in the Cape Coral area....a bit out of the Naples area.

That said, Tonio 7 , Jason McMinn, and myself are all in Naples.

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We meet twice a month. Next month there are 3 model shows down here. Mopar show march 3 in fort lauderdale, Flight19 show in Pompano Beach on the 10th and billett proof at don garlits on the 17th

I'm looking forward to the drive...Your last show was great fun!

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NO....but we do have enough to start one

941 is NOT Naples area code....More up towards Tampa

Ray lives in the Cape Coral area....a bit out of the Naples area.

That said, Tonio 7 , Jason McMinn, and myself are all in Naples.

Cape Coral to Naples area is only like 35 Miles Mike. As I said previously. If anyone would know the answer, it would be Ray.

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MikeMC if i was you hold off a week and come to the flight19 show the mopar event is very very small

I'm looking forward to the drive...Your last show was great fun!

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Cape Coral to Naples area is only like 35 Miles Mike. As I said previously. If anyone would know the answer, it would be Ray.

To parts....the North Cape is a good hour of driving

MikeMC if i was you hold off a week and come to the flight19 show the mopar event is very very small

Is it mainly military / planes ?

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Guys drive that far for meetings Mike. I'm 45-50 minutes from Orlando and Daytona, but if I want to go there, I go.

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To parts....the North Cape is a good hour of driving

Is it mainly military / planes ?

We do the automotive part of the show, so there will be alot of cars

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Ted...a new hobby store is going in at Davis and shadowlawn....I've been to Hobby Lobby in Ft Myers...not worth the drive...Paradise is a bit better.

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That's excellent news! Looks like it could be closer to you too. Can't wait. I hope it's going to be a good one. Is there info out on this?

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Table Top Nationals News. THE DATE HAS BEEN SET

Set this date in your Calendar October 27th 2012.

This will be an ALL Viewers choice show. Including All Theme's

Theme 1 Build a Hudson

More Themes to be announced shortly.coming%20soon%20flyer.jpg

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Ted...a new hobby store is going in at Davis and shadowlawn....I've been to Hobby Lobby in Ft Myers...not worth the drive...Paradise is a bit better.

I drove passt this location, to see how the construcion is coming along, and to my surprise it was open.

They have a decent selection of car models plus lots of tools and building materials. Much better than the only other hobby shop in town.

Their prices were pretty good, too. Much better than I would have thought.

They have a web site, but it only shows photos of the store: sunnyhobbies.com

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Come on up to Ocala on the 1st Saturday of every month for a FAST (Florida Auto & Scale Trucks) meeting. We have members travel from Gainesville, Jacksonville, Safety Harbor, Daytona, and Orlando every month. Our next meeting is April 7 and we'll be doing a BMF tutorial.

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Thanks, Jim. It's a 4-hour drive from Naples, but we go past Ocala (and Garlits' Museum) several times a year. I'll see if we can arrange a trip to be there on one of your Saturdays. What time do you start?

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Meetings start at 10:00am. Here's our website http://fast.cybrarygoddess.com/

Billetproof show this coming Saturday at Garlits museum.

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jim is that the one that meets at hobby lobby? by the way i use to live on sarazen drive in citrus spings.

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