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Bakersfield CA and Surrounding areas... model clubs?

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Bakersfield CA and Surrounding areas... model clubs?
Posted by Wagonguy1989 on Friday, May 01, 2015 11:44 AM

hello all, im just curious on if there is a model club in or around the bakersfield area?

ive been in a couple year slump and need some inspiration lol...

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Posted by jEEBS5150 on Friday, May 01, 2015 2:08 PM

I live in Tehachapi,Ca I have been building models since I was 12,im 35 now I would love to check out a Model Club.

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Posted by vettecote on Friday, May 01, 2015 4:05 PM

I'm in California City. I joined the IPMS in Lancaster. I build mostly cars. Thank goodness there are some other guys in the club that also build cars!...By the way guys, TNR hobbies in Mojave is moving and closing the doors, so most if not everything the owner is selling at cost. Joe

"I never met a model I didn't want to modify!

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Posted by Wagonguy1989 on Friday, May 01, 2015 5:29 PM

Maybe we can set up a club? i KNOW there's modelers out there in Kern county

i have also inquired about selling aftermarket parts and accessories too (pro-tec, VCG resins, myself)

so if we can get a big enough group set up i can make it happen, so basically i can get us good parts for cheap and sell to my fellow hobbyists for discounted prices.

i used to belong to a club in Sacramento when i lived there, (i was also 16) and it was a fun and exciting way to share models of all types...

if we have interest, please reply here or feel free to PM me, maybe we can set something up...

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Posted by vettecote on Saturday, May 02, 2015 3:42 AM

I would be interested except Bakersfield is a stretch on traveling...Joe  

"I never met a model I didn't want to modify!

"People, their a menace to society!" JL

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Posted by Wagonguy1989 on Saturday, May 02, 2015 10:18 AM

ya, your over toward LA more huh?

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Posted by vettecote on Saturday, May 02, 2015 11:20 AM

Actually I'm about 50 minutes from Bakersfield, just that hill to Tehachapi gets old real quick. But that could change, depending where you would meet...Joe

"I never met a model I didn't want to modify!

"People, their a menace to society!" JL

  http://public.fotki.com/vettecote001/

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Posted by vettecote on Monday, May 04, 2015 2:06 PM

Let me know if you decide to start something. We'll get together and talk about it...Joe

"I never met a model I didn't want to modify!

"People, their a menace to society!" JL

  http://public.fotki.com/vettecote001/

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Posted by Wagonguy1989 on Tuesday, May 05, 2015 11:56 AM

jEEBS5150

im 25, been building since i was 6 years old, started with a A/C cobra snap kit, painted flat black with a brush, fingerprints everywhere LOL,  very passionate hobby for me, havent posted much with this username, but about 7 years ago i was very active in this forum and many others, i have been getting back into it now that my daughter is almost old enough to build with me! (she asks me to build her a racecar already!)

i currently have two projects on the bench, and would love to schedule something within the next couple months, i want it to be family friendly of course, maybe even have a  "bring and build" for the children, im really all about this idea, so like i said, if i can get 5-10 people to be for sure about this, then i will secure a location for sure where theres food and drinks readily available...

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Posted by jEEBS5150 on Monday, May 11, 2015 11:46 AM

I would totally be down for a meeting,love meeting like minded people into modeling.

Im currently in a build off with a guy at work for "pinks" meaning who ever wins gets to keep the other guys model...lol.Im building a 1949 Revell chop top Merc with full open trunk with air tank plumbed for air bags and what not.He is bulding a 1955 Nomad Lowrider style,the guys at work will do a blind judging based on details and technique.Weve got 2 weeks left.....cant wait.

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Posted by jEEBS5150 on Monday, June 08, 2015 12:49 PM

Just wondering if this topic went anywhere i am def interested in a model club.

Anyone interested hit me up and lets get it rolling.

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Posted by vettecote on Monday, June 08, 2015 3:26 PM

I haven't heard anything. But still interested!...Joe

"I never met a model I didn't want to modify!

"People, their a menace to society!" JL

  http://public.fotki.com/vettecote001/

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Posted by jEEBS5150 on Tuesday, June 09, 2015 1:54 PM

Me too,i have one friend at work that builds cars and customs buts thats it,i was thinking about joining the IPMS in Lancaster as well but they seem more geared towards Airplanes/Military stuff.

If i get some people interested i will start a little Mountain Scale Model builders club up here,which would probably just end up being me...LOL.

FYI the Tehachapi Mountain Fest is Aug 15-16 this year,we have a relly awesome car show.

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Posted by vettecote on Tuesday, June 09, 2015 4:41 PM

Yea i grew up in Tehachapi, go to the show every year. And there are all kinds of builders in the lancaster group. Several auto builders, sci-fi, planes and armor. You could just come for one of the meetings and check it out...Joe

"I never met a model I didn't want to modify!

"People, their a menace to society!" JL

  http://public.fotki.com/vettecote001/

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Posted by jEEBS5150 on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 9:35 AM

That sounds great Joe,do you have the info for the next meeting?

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Posted by vettecote on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 6:25 PM

Actually the next meeting is the yearly BBQ. I haven't heard where it gonna be at, but as soon as I hear I will let you know. Normally it's the third Saturday of the month at the Rosamond  Library at 1PM. Heres a link. Just click on meetings for the dates...Joe

http://www.avg-ipms.org/

 

"I never met a model I didn't want to modify!

"People, their a menace to society!" JL

  http://public.fotki.com/vettecote001/

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Posted by Wagonguy1989 on Thursday, June 11, 2015 11:17 AM

good to see some interest in this! PM me if youd like and i will get a name list down, and i can get something setup! im pretty sure i already have a location , just got to get the final word on it once i get enough people... 

 

im excited, its been over 10 yrs since i was in a model club... it was a fun experience...

 

 

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Posted by jEEBS5150 on Friday, June 12, 2015 1:16 PM

Yeah im looking foward to getting some guys together i have never been in a model club it sounds like alot of fun,i have one buddy at work that i can count in for sure....im working on assimilating more people at work...like the Borg...Muhahahahahah!

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Posted by Night stone on Saturday, June 20, 2015 2:24 PM

Hey count me and my son in, we're interested and live in Tehachapi as well

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Posted by jEEBS5150 on Thursday, June 25, 2015 2:41 PM

Will do a buddy and myself at work are looking at starting a club an calling it "Detailz" m.c.c,ive actually contacted a company in Lancaster about making some photo-etch club plaques for our windows...lol.

 

I wonder if the Tehachapi Mountain Car show would be intrested n having a Model car show as well,now that would be cool.

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Posted by Wagonguy1989 on Friday, June 26, 2015 11:14 AM

jEEBS5150

Will do a buddy and myself at work are looking at starting a club an calling it "Detailz" m.c.c,ive actually contacted a company in Lancaster about making some photo-etch club plaques for our windows...lol.

 

I wonder if the Tehachapi Mountain Car show would be intrested n having a Model car show as well,now that would be cool.

 

 

that would be cool, sounds like a cool name too

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