are scale model clubs and groups in Florida.
I live in Florida, these are so I can check up on events
and see what's going on locally in my state.
model clubs usually do model shows and events of some kind,
usually once a year. Over the years, many of us have gotten
to know each other as modelers, even if we only see each
other in person maybe once or twice a year. The events are
more of a get together to talk about and enjoy the hobby,
though there can be some friendly competitiveness.
been to shows in Tampa, Cocoa, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano,
West Palm Beach, Ocala, Miami and many others closer to
my home. I've been to three National IPMS events. Once in
Miami, and twice in Orlando. (in 2019 the Nationals will
be in Chattanooga,
encourage you to visit a show. Even if you don't build,
or have a model to enter in the event, go as a guest or
just as a spectator. You will be amazed at the scale models
you will see.
Scale Model Events for 2019
19 Modelfest - Pompano (North Lauderdale)
- F.A.S.T. - Ocala
Show Model Event - Hollywood
6 - 7
Pelicon 28 - North Largo (Tampa area)
Spring Show - Tampa
- Plant City
NNL - Orlando
18, 19, 20
Model Swap Meet & Show
Model Clubs and Groups
Toy, Comics, Pop Events in 2019
Model Shops in South Florida
such a large metropolitan area, south Florida has very few hobby
shops. Most of them have closed. But a few still survive.)
Comics - West Fort Lauderdale - They carry some Bandai
kits. Large selection of prebuilt & prepainted figures.
There is also a gaming store next door that carries Warhammer
model kits, figures, and paints.
Hobby Shop - West Oakland Park - Mainly RC, but does
carry some materials for scratchbuilding and some plastic
model kits as well.
Macro Mundi - West Miami - A factory Tamiya dealer
and carries their paints and kits, but also carries models
from Revell and a few others (no Round2 kits). Many G
scale train accessories.
Expo - Miami - Wood ship and plane models, among
others, as well as tools and supplies.
To Roll Trains - East Miami - G scale items. Large
selection of Plastruct, Evergreen, and other materials
to scratchbuild models with.
Lobbys - There are two stores in Broward County. One
on west Wiles Road in Coral Springs, and one south in
Davie, near University Drive and I-595. Both carry models
kits, as well as testors paints (and a few Vallejo paints).
of the conventions and events are related to modeling
in some way. It depends on what kind of modeling you do.
For Scifi conventions, vendors carry scifi related kits
and toys and memorabilia. For Anime conventions, you will
see kits and figures related to anime and Japanese culture
models (Gundam, Transformrs, etc). At a comics convention
you'll see figures, statues and kits of super heroes.
Again, as long as there are vendors, you might find that
kit or toy related subject you've been looking for.
I miss a model related event in Florida?
me a link to their website. Do not
send links to social media, only to
real websites please)