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Toledo Plastic Modelers host Make & Take
at HobbyTown USA

[The scene at the TPM Make & Take at Hobbytown USA. ] [Alan Lieber and Julio Perez work on an A-10 Warthog and AH-64 Apache.]
[Jeff Moog and RJ Montana  finish the Opel Astra Racer.] [Wayne Blanchard and Isaiah Hicks build a Charlie Brown Truck.]

Clockwise from upper left:  The scene at the TPM Make & Take at Hobbytown USA.   Alan Lieber and Julio Perez work on an A-10 Warthog and AH-64 Apache.   Wayne Blanchard and Isaiah Hicks build a Charlie Brown Truck.   Jeff Moog and RJ Montana finish the Opel Astra Racer.

On January 28, 2010, the Toledo Plastic Modelers hosted a kid's Make & Take at their normal meeting location, Hobbytown USA, in Holland, OH.   By all accounts, the event was a big success.   The club only wished that there had been more time and room to get more kids involved.

As it turned out, there was a lot of participation from a group made up of kids with their Big Brother / Big Sister mentors.   The kids had a great time, and the adults seemed to have fun building the kits too.   There even appeared to be interest from the participants about the wide variety of kits on the market, and what it would take to continue in the hobby.   We also had a good showing from the club membership with many of them jumping in to give a hand and guide them through the construction process.

The club is now considering making this an annual event, and as we learned from the Big Brothers / Big Sisters in attendance, there is also interest from their group to do more make & takes with the kids too.   Everyone involved had a great time.   The only problem was that the time went by too fast.


Steve & Jay Take to the Airwaves

In December of 2009, Toledo Plastic Modelers members Jay Abele and Steve Alberts took the plastic modeling hobby to the airwaves as they made an appearance on Toledo Today, hosted by Toledo radio personality, Rob Thomas.   The lengthy interview discussed many aspects of the hobby and talked about the club, and how it promotes plastic modeling in the Toledo Metro area.   The interview aired on several affiliated radio stations including 104.7 - WIOT, 101.5 - WRVF, The River, 92.5 - WVKS, KISS FM, 1230AM - WCWA, Fox Sports Radio, and 1370AM - WSPD, News-Talk Radio.   The interview is available online at the link below.   Once on the page, scroll down and look for the Toledo Plastic Modelers link.   The entire interview can also be downloaded to an MP3 player.

Toledo Today Podcasts

Join Us!

We meet twice a month on the second (business) and fourth (informal) Thursday evenings, at the HobbyTown USA store in the Spring Meadows Shopping Center, 1550 Spring Meadows Drive in Holland, Ohio.   The meetings begin at 6:30 PM.   See the Coming Up Page for specifics.   Dues are $25.00 per year, pro rated for newcomers who join in the middle of the dues period.   For further information on our next meeting, or the club in general, e-mail us at: toledoplasticmodelers.   We hope to see you soon!

IPMS/Toledo Plastic Modelers is the local chapter of the International Plastic Modelers Society USA.
Phil Palmer is our President.   Membership in our club is open to any modelers who are at least age eighteen.
Membership in IPMS/USA is encouraged but not required.