Links to various things that might be useful.

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Houston-area Hobby Shops – A Google Map of local shops that have neat stuff. Location of Modelmania and the monthly meetings is also shown.

IPMS-USA – the national site

IPMS-Houston Yahoo Group – it’s not dead yet!

IPMS-Houston Facebook page – Yes, we’re on Facebook!

Nearby Clubs

Houston Armor Club

Houston Automotive Modeler’s Society

Galveston Bay Area Scale Modelers Association

Not-so-nearby Clubs

Austin Scale Modeler’s Society

Alamo Squadron (San Antonio)

 S.W.A.M.P. (South West Area Modelers of Plastic – Lake Charles)

Gator Modelers (Gainesville, FL)

Members’ Sites

Vintage RPM – Mike Stucker

Discussion Forums and Review Sites

The IPMS-USA site has both forums and reviews.

Internet Modeler

Kitmaker (Aeroscale, Armorama, etc.)



Stash Manager at MyHobbyInfo – primarily a free online database for managing your kit collection, but also has a discussion forum.


1940 AIr Terminal Museum – at Hobby Airport. Monthly ‘Wings & Wheels’ events, and info on civil aviation history in the area.

USS Lexington Museum – Corpus Christi, TX. They have a model display that contains donations from some of our members.

Hangar de Plastico (Portuguese) – Sergio Goncalves’ modeling site, with lots of photos. I don’t read Portuguese, but navigation is pretty straightforward.

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