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Veteran modeler seeks others in Butte Co. CA area

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  • Member since
    January 2011
  • From: Chico, CA
Veteran modeler seeks others in Butte Co. CA area
Posted by Wick Humble on Monday, February 17, 2020 11:21 PM

Once again, I'd like to find some scale auto modelers in my area: Butte Co., Northern CA, along the Redding/Chico/Yuba City-Marysville axis of the valley.  I used to be in touch with a few locals, but our best nearby hobby shop, Paradise Hobbies, closed when the owner suddenly retired.  Mr. Mike Carroll, contributor to Rod & Custom on car modelling was a Paradise resident, and judged some local competitions as features of 1:1 shows, etc.  

Particularly, I'd like to learn -- at age 74 (modeling since about 1953!) -- how to use resin casting and decal making.  I could do trial and error, but I'm a bit ancient for that, and would like some tutoring.  I have a Micro-Mark kit, have built an vacuum chamber, and have Legos, modeling clay, and the rest.  I have some neat 60-year-old parts to copy: a Hawk M-B GP car V-12, Monogram Offy, Strombecker Halibrand competition wheels, AMT 1:12 Accel turbos, and others, which I would share!  Anyone 'out thar' hear my cry for help?    In turn, I might be able to help you with 1:1 car colors from my supply...     Wick, in Chico CA


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