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Sci-Fi Modeling Club Directory

Sometimes it seems like there's no one else who shares your hobby interests - but that's not the case. There are groups of sci-fi and space modelers all over. If you have a club who does a significant amount of sci-fi modeling and you'd like to be listed in our directory, drop us a line. Be sure to include the club name, name of primary contact, postal address, e-mail address, website (if any), other genres modeled, and meeting times/place.

[So cal meeting #2]

Can't find a local club? Do what the Southern California gang did - put out a call on the Starship Modeler Discussion Forum for like-minded model enthusiasts in your area. At left are those who were able to make it to the 2nd SoCal meeting.... (Left - Right) John "S-cape" Ulshafer, Rod "Where's the Buffet" Russell and Ken "Guy on the Right" Robbins. They met at a local restaurant, and while wives went shopping they "prattled on and on about models, models and, er, models." ( "As one of my co-workers likes to say... "It's a total geekfest!", says Rod).

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Club Name Location Contacts Affiliations
Anaheim Club With No Name Anaheim, CA Eric
None (yet)

Meets once a week (day to be determined) to build sci-fi models, discuss ideas, techniques and anything else members can think of. Those interested should contact Eric at 714-666-8191 or caitian@earthlink.net.


IPMS/Atlanta Scale Modelers Atlanta Area Ray Wheeler
IPMS/USA

The Atlanta Scale Modelers welcome all scale model builders, regardless of the type of materials they use or the subjects the build. They cover every aspect and type of scale modeling and have a strong sci-fi presence. IPMS/Atlanta meets on the first Friday of each month at the Epps Ground School, Dekalb-Peachtree Airport. Meetings start at 7:30pm.


B9 Robot Builders' Club Internet Vince Roberts None

An internet "club" devoted to building the Lost in Space robot.


Black Swamp Modelers Toledo (OH)/ Internet Ken Roshak, Mark McGovern IPMS

Club/Website for fine-scale modeling club dedicated to Sci-Fi, Horror. Dino and Fantasy Figure Modeling. Offers tips, modeler's profiles, a nice picture gallery and links to related sites. Part of IPMS/Toledo Plastic Modelers. Members in the area meet on the 3rd Sunday each month at: Sufficient Grounds, 3160 Markway Rd., at 7:00 PM. (behind Cricket West shopping plaza, near Secor and Central).


IPMS/Central Arkansas Scale Modelers (CASM) Little Rock, AR
IPMS

Meets at the Air and Space Museum in Little Rock. See their website for more info.


IPMS/Champlain Valley (NY) Plattsburgh, NY Frank Baehr
IPMS

Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, in Plattsburgh NY at the Art and Hobby store, Margaret St. Those interested should contact Frank at frankandsandyb@aol.com or visit their website.


IPMS/Colorado Modeling Militia (CoMMiES) Denver, CO Brad Guy
IPMS

The Colorado Modeling Militia is an IPMS chapter club in the Denver area. Meetings are informal, and usually take place on the third Sunday of the month, between 1:00pm and 4:30pm. We meet in the back room at Colpar Hobbies, 804 S. Havana St, Aurora, Co. We lean toward sci-fi modeling, but other subjects are well represented too, including aircraft and armor modeling, miniatures, and even high powered model rocketry. These are working meetings, so bring something to build! If you don't have anything to build, bring something to show off! If you don't have anything to show off, bring your own bad self and we'll have a good time anyway. Those interested are invited to contact Brad Guy.


Daytona Area Modelers Network Daytona, FL Kieran Griffith None

The Daytona Area Modelers Network (DAMN) is located in Embry Riddle Aeronautical University next to Daytona International Airport. We have weekly meetings from 6 to 8 pm each Thursday at the JR Hunt library located on the ERAU campus.


Fantasy Modelers Club F.M.C. San Francisco, CA Pat Shannon None

Fantasy Modelers Club is a local Sci-Fi model club located on the San Francisco peninsula. Are club members are some of the most talented artists and just downright nice people to associate with. Our club meets the first Saturday of every month. The meetings are held at Lunar Models 295 Old County Road, San Carlos Ca at 2:00 pm sharp. Our meeting consists of different aspects of model building, tools, painting techniques, new kits and news of what's happening in the modeling industry.


IPMS/First Coast Jacksonville, FL Gil Hodges IPMS

We meet twice a month, and have a wide variety of subject matter members. A great group of guys that enjoy all aspects of modeling, no matter what your favorite area is.


IPMS/Gamecocks Sumter/Shaw AFB, SC Tim A. Darrah IPMS

Club meets at the Sumter County Library, 111 Harvin St, Sumter, on the first Wednesday of the month from 7 - 845PM. All are welcome.


Gaston County Model Builders Gastonia, NC Andy Whitworth  

Our club motto is "Air, Armour, Auto, Sea and Space; We Build It All" That sums us up pretty good, something for everybody.

Meetings are held on
  • Every 2nd Monday starting at 7:00pm till appx. 9:30pm. This is our TNT night (Tips-N-Techniques) or hack night. Bring what you are working on and get some help.
  • Every 4th Friday starting at 7:00pm till appx. 10:00pm. This is our regular meeting show ing finished work, show and tell, monthly raffle (it pays the bills; we have no dues), demos, slide shows and any club business.

We meet at the Adult Recreation Center, 519 W. Franklin Blvd. in Gastonia.


IPMS/ The Glue Crew Wausau, WI Joe Drew IPMS

"Model building fools with sticky little tools". The club consists of modelers with a variety of interests, including cars, aircraft, ships, armor, and anything else that one can make with plastic. The club's usual meeting place is the Wausau Mine Company , and we meet the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 P.M.



Harrow Modelling Society Harrow, England, UK Roger Brown  

We are a group of modellers from Harrow in England, UK. Within the club we have a Sci-Fi section who's interests are in all Sci-Fi model kits and scratch building. Click on the link on the home page to go to the Sci-Fi page.


Hawkeye Modelers IPMS Des Moines, IA Kevin Long IPMS

The Hawkeye Modelers chapter meets every-other Thursday night at Hobby Haven, 7672 Hickman Road, in Windsor Heights. Meetings start promptly at 7:30 pm and last between one and two hours. Call Hobby Haven at 276-8785 if you have any questions. The chapter has a display case in Hobby Haven for everybody to display their latest handiwork.


IPMS/Hawaii Pearl City, HI Lance Masunaga IPMS

The IPMS-Hawaii Battleship Row Chapter is a chartered chapter of the International Plastic Modelers Society. We are dedicated to the art and hobby of scale modeling in Hawaii. Our members come from all over Oahu, and span the entire range of modeling, from beginners to manufacturing. Unlike many other clubs, we do not limit ourselves to any one form of modeling; our members build the entire range of models from aircraft to armor to cars to figures. Spaceships and fantasy armor too. We encourage all kinds of modeling, and it doesn't have to be plastic.

Our club meets on the last Saturday of every month at Pearl City High School Automotive Shop at 6pm.


Hudson Valley Historical Miniature Guild IPMS Mid-Hudson Valley, New York TR Walker IPMS

TThe Hudson Valley Historical Miniatures Guild is a group of plastic modelers and figure painters who meet monthly to help each other improve at their hobby. We are based in the picturesque Mid-Hudson Valley, near Poughkeepsie, New York. Our meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the East Fishkill Public Library. Guests are always welcome.


Kalamazoo Scale Modelers Kalamazoo, MI Webmaster IPMS

KSM meets the first Tuesday of each month or the next Tuesday following a holiday. The meeting starts at 7:00pm and adjourns at 9:00pm. Meetings are held at the Westwood United Methodist Church located at 538 Nichols Road.

Meetings consist of a short business meeting, a demonstration, a question and answer session, and a show-and-tell where members bring in current or past projects. We meet to display models we are working on, learn new modeling techniques and share/exchange information and ideas with other modelers who have similar interests.


Los Angeles Miniaturists Burbank, CA Peter Ferk  

A a club for all types of miniaturists, including sci-fi and gamers. Meetings are held on the first saturday of each month; location is roaming at the moment but they try to keep members and interested parties informed by posting the meeting location on our web site. As soon as our nonprofit status comes through they will be meeting at a Parks and Recreation Community Center in Burbank.

As part of their regular meetings they always try to have a demo of some kind. Every third meeting is a hands on demo where they provide all the materials needed for members and guests to participate and take home what they have made.


Maritime Science Fiction Modelers Dartmouth (Halifax), Nova Scotia Club Contact None

A group of s/f modelers in the Atlantic Canada region that regularly gathers once a month, usually the third Thursday of the month from 7:00pm-9:30pm in the evening. Meetings are usually held at the Shearwater Aviation Museum in Dartmouth. Anyone in the Halifax Metro is welcome. If the meeting is held at the museum, you can bring along a model to work on. Talk usually encompasses Sci-Fi movies and TV, modeling techniques, or anything else of interest.


Minnesota Scale Modelers Minneapolis/St Paul, MN John Ross
 

Minneapolis/St. Paul club meets the second Monday of the month at the Anoka County Library – Mississippi branch located near University Avenue and Mississippi Blvd in Fridley. Meetings begin at 6:30pm. Our group builds anything in any scale. Our mission is to promote modeling of all kinds.

Model Creations Unlimited Jacksonville, Florida Erick Gonzalez
 

This club is the oldest in Jacksonville, Florida. Meeting times are the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm, at Hobby Planet (11233 Beach Blvd. Suite # 7,Jacksonville, Florida, 32246).


IPMS/Mt Diablo Concord, CA Matt Johnston None

Our chapter usually* meets on the fourth Thursday of every month. The meetings are held in the conference room of the Contra Costa Water District building in Concord. Start time is 7:00 p.m. and usually is over by 9:00 p.m. * In most cases, the above meeting place will be correct. However, please contact us for final information regarding meeting dates & places.

Contra Costa Water District
1331 Concord Avenue
Concord, CA 94520


Northwoods Modelers Rhinelander, WI Clyde Jones None

Sci-Fi friendly. Meetings are a bit irregular, every OTHER month. The next meeting is in April 2002, and every 2 months there after. We hope. Meetings are now at members houses.


IPMS/Orange County (CA) Orange, CA Nat Richards Various

All genres are welcome. Meetings are the 3rd Friday of every month. Check the web site for location as we are looking for a new home (currently the Sequoia Conference Center in Buena Park).


The Project Orange, CA Eric 21st Century Comics, Galactic Archives

Small informal club for those from the Orange County area. Meeting perhaps once a week to build kits, discuss ideas, make friends, watch movies and create projects, or anything else the members can think of. Mainly Sci-Fi, but all genres welcome.


Rocky Mountain Model Club Calgary, Alberta, Canada Webmaster
 

We meet on the second Saturday of every month at the Winston Heights Community Association at 2 pm. The street address for the location is 520-27th Avenue NE, Calgary.

Our club has no speciality in terms of models so there is quite a selection of different things going on.
Science Fiction Modeler's Society Franklin Square, NY Jeff None

We are a group of dedicated modelers that manage to meet on a montly basis and discuss all things Sci-Fi. Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month and our meeting location is at the home of one of the members. Refreshments are supplied!


IPMS/Spartanburg Scale Modelers Spartanburg, SC   IPMS

We welcome all scale model builders, regardless of the type of materials they use or the subjects the build. We cover every aspect and type of scale modeling and have a strong Automotive/sci-fi presence. IPMS/Spartanburg Scale meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Wooodland Heights Recreation Center. Meetings start at 6:30 pm.


The Syndicate Western Massachusetts
Pioneer Valley
Jay Adan
PO Box 46
Whately, MA 01093
None

A small, informal group that meets irregularly but stays in contact with one another to share tips, compare kits, and take local field trips. The thrust of the group is mainly sci-fi, with armor being the second largest component (but they're open to any interests/anyone.... as long as you like doing sci-fi as part of you routine). The group may adopt a more formal structure (read: regular meeting times) as it grows.


TechMages Chicago Area John Lester
IPMS

The TechMages draws members primarily from the north and west suburbs of Chicago - though anyone in the area is welcome. Meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month, usually about 5pm. For more information, contact the Minister of Propaganda at onezero@aol.com.


IPMS/Twin Cities Aero Historians Minneapolis/St Paul, MN Contact List
IPMS

Minneapolis/St. Paul area chapter of IPMS, as the name implies focuses primarily on Aircraft but many of the members build just about anything. Meetings are the second Saturday of the month at Fleming Field in So. St. Paul, vendor baiting begins at 12:30pm and the meeting begins at 1:30pm.


UK Sci-Fi Modelers Club United Kingdom
(Internet)
Alun Owen None

An internet based modelers club for everyone in the UK interested in science fiction. There's a discussion forum, trading post, suppliers listings and reviews.


Upstate Scale Modelers Boiling Springs, SC Chris Whitford None

We meet third Saturday of the month at the Boiling Springs Public Library at 2pm. Mostly TV/Movie, SCI-FI group but we welcome all modelers.


Y-City Scale Modelers Zanesville, OH
Jason Smock None

Eastern Ohio group based in Zanesville

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