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  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Winsted Minnesota
Hello from Minnesota!
Posted by moparmadness on Friday, December 12, 2003 10:51 AM
I would like to say hi to everyone, The weather here is a balmy 3 deg. Great day to build models!Smile I'm an older modeler from the 60's, love to build musclecars from the 60's to mid 70's and nascar models from the same era to the present,I started modeling back when my Dad got me intrested in it in about 1965, started by building classic cars like Rolls, Duessies,Jags,then worked to Lincolns,Caddies,then coupes ,Fords,Chev's then eventually to Muscle like Mopars' the big fords with 429's,Chevy's 396 and killer 454's, I love to build all the great muscle,from Detroit. My Dad also got me intrested in Military modeling we loved to build the great Military models of WW2we built lots of airplanes and tanks and other army vehicles when i was younger, but my passion is still with car modeling,hope to keep the modeling world going by passing this great hobby on to my daughter, she has built several nascar models and continues to do so but now she is also intrested in Corvettes. Thanks for letting me ramble on,and hope to talk to some of you sometime.
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  • From: USA
Posted by dubix88 on Friday, December 12, 2003 12:52 PM
HEY,
Welcome to the forum. You should give yourself a pat on the back. The most important thing about modelling is passing it on. I am only 15, but if a family friend hadent passed it on to me, i would not have started building models. Anyway, welcome to the forum.

Randy
"If a woman has to choose between saving an infants life and catching a fly ball, she would choose to save the infant without even considering if there is a man on base." -Dave Barry Semper Fidelis
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 12, 2003 2:38 PM
glad to have ya onboard!!!!
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  • From: TRENTON, OHIO
Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Friday, December 12, 2003 3:30 PM
hello moparmadness, and welcome to the forums. hope to be seeing some of your work!Sign - WelcomeSign - WelcomeSign - Welcome

Dave http://public.fotki.com/FIREMODELMAN/

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, December 12, 2003 4:04 PM
Hey moparmadness, welcome, I'm from Frostbite Falls too. Where are you located? I'm in Blaine.
Lee

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Ask me about Speedway Decals

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    November, 2003
  • From: Winsted Minnesota
Posted by moparmadness on Saturday, December 13, 2003 7:47 AM
Hey Lee I'm from Winsted, MN. do you know what ever happend to that hobby store over your way ? National Hobby Company i think it was called? and University Hobbies, did they just fold up or did they relocate somewhere on the planet that i can't locate? got any other good hobby stores up around that area? let me know maybe we could hook up some time and swap modeling stories. thanks.


Chuck-Man
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, December 13, 2003 8:30 AM
.hi from southern ca. it's a little warmer here! i just joined . still trying to figure how this all works. i also started building models in the 60's or late 50's i can't remember. it's gettig harder to find time to work on them.
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  • From: Right Here
Posted by vinnietbird on Saturday, December 13, 2003 8:39 AM
Hey Moparmadness.Can I assume Mopars are your "thing"?They are mine.There's nothing quite like a Hemi filling up an engine bay like no other engine could ever do.One moment of silence please..................................O.K., I'm back.I have to give the ol' engine the respect it deserves.Anyway,welcome,and I hope to swap ideas with you and maybe we can learn some things.See ya.
"The HEMI turns on where everything else turns off"
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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, December 13, 2003 1:45 PM
Hey Chuck, both those stores closed a number of years ago. The closest to me now are Scalemodel supplies in St.Paul, Hob hobby in Roseville, and Hobbytown usa in Brooklyn Center. Send me a email, let's talk.
Lee

1 Corinthians 15:51-54
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Ask me about Speedway Decals

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Winsted Minnesota
Posted by moparmadness on Saturday, December 13, 2003 3:39 PM
Hey Vinnie, Yea Mopars are my thing, and your right there's nothing like a Hemi filling up a engine bay.But don't forget about the under rated but most dependable and wiked little 340 with either single 4 bbl or 6pak. Thats a fun little motorEviltalk to ya soon

Chuck-Man
  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Twin Cities, MN
Posted by colinm on Saturday, December 13, 2003 8:54 PM
Hey fellow Minnesotans -- moparmadness and midnightprowler. I'm freezing along with you in Mounds View. Just a stone's throw from midnightprowler.

Sign - Welcome

As far as the hobby shops you mention. I've been in (and heavily drooled at) Scale Model Supplies in St. Paul. I've also been to the Hobby Town USA in BC. Haven't been to Hub yet but plan to get there to check it out soon. Life was so much easier before National Hobby Company in Fridley (Hwy 65 & Moore Lake Drive) closed last year.


"So I bought it, brought it home, and built my first tangerine-scented glue bomb" - Patrick Mulligan from 'Starting Line' -- August 2002 issue of Scale Auto.
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  • From: New Prague MN
Posted by Miguel Mejia on Saturday, December 13, 2003 10:40 PM
Another Minnesotan here too. I live about an hour south of Eden Prairie in the Belle Plain area. I have been to Scale Model Supplies but I dont know where Hobby Town or the Hub is at. Can any of you guys email me some address or directions off of 169 or 494 since those are the main ways I go to get into the metro?

Current project: 1965 Chevy Impala Lowrider

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Twin Cities, MN
Posted by colinm on Monday, December 15, 2003 7:49 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Miguel Mejia

Another Minnesotan here too. I live about an hour south of Eden Prairie in the Belle Plain area. I have been to Scale Model Supplies but I dont know where Hobby Town or the Hub is at. Can any of you guys email me some address or directions off of 169 or 494 since those are the main ways I go to get into the metro?


Hey Miguel. There are actually 3 Hobby Town USA locations here in MN. They are all in the Twin Cities area.

* 7916 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park (I think we said it was Brooklyn Center in previous posts)
* 11319 Hwy 7, Minnetonka
* 1750 Weir Drive, Woodbury

Check out their web site for more info.
http://www.hobbytown.com/zcl/index.html?state=MN&zip=
http://www.hobbytown.com/

I've only been in the Brooklyn Park store and it's fairly good. Good selection of kits and very good selection of tools, paints, and glue. Pretty decent store. You can tell that the real money is in RC, though. The Minnetonka store may be closest for you. The Woodbury store is the newest, just opened in the last few months. I'd like to get there to check that one out too.

I know Hobby Town advertises in SAE so I don't think they'll mind the plug here.
"So I bought it, brought it home, and built my first tangerine-scented glue bomb" - Patrick Mulligan from 'Starting Line' -- August 2002 issue of Scale Auto.
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Posted by Andy Lilienthal on Monday, December 15, 2003 8:30 AM
I'm originally from Woodbury, MN! I wish that Hobby Town was open when I lived there!
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  • From: New Prague MN
Posted by Miguel Mejia on Monday, December 15, 2003 9:04 AM
Thanks for the info Colinm. This might save some time when I need to get to a hobby store. Now I don't have to drive to St. Paul to find some rims.

Current project: 1965 Chevy Impala Lowrider

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Twin Cities, MN
Posted by colinm on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 7:53 AM
Just want to add that Hub Hobby Center has 2 Twin Cities locations.

* 82 Minnesota Ave, Little Canada
* 6410 Penn Ave S, Richfield

Miguel, the Richfield location may be another alternative for you too.


Andy, when I got back into this hobby a couple years ago I was surprised and reassured to see that the Magazine is published close-by in Wisconsin and that many former Minnesotans and Wisconsinites are a big part of the mag and the hobby. However, I have to admit that I'm a transplant from ND.
"So I bought it, brought it home, and built my first tangerine-scented glue bomb" - Patrick Mulligan from 'Starting Line' -- August 2002 issue of Scale Auto.
  • Member since
    October, 2003
Posted by Andy Lilienthal on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 8:43 AM
colinm – I haven't been to HUB hobby in about 10 years. However, from what I remember of it, it was huge.

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