"By Modelers, For Modelers"

A Chapter of the International Plastic Modelers Society

Serving California North Bay Area modelers since 1999

How to Join IPMS Sonoma County

This is an organization in Sonoma County, California that caters to the interests of scale model builders— YOU!!! IPMS Sonoma County can help you become a better modeler. We think that scale modeling in plastic is a great hobby, offering both challenges and satisfaction. Our interests are wide: we not only build scale miniatures of aircraft, armor, ships, and cars, but we're also interested in their historical aspects as well. Our club, as well as our national IPMS organization, can provide you with the information you need to build accurate and interesting models. Whether you are young or old, beginner or old pro, IPMS has something to offer you. We can:

* Teach you better modeling techniques
* Tell you if there's a kit available on the subject you want to model
* Inform you about paints, glues and other supplies for your projects
* Help you to enter a hobby that will provide hours of fun and relaxation.

IPMS Sonoma County also has many functions through out the year including our annual Hobby Expo, Model Auction, Summer Picnic, Christmas Party and interesting Club Field Trips.

Why don't you join us at one of our monthly meetings and try us out. We meet on the second Friday of each month at 7:00pm. We meet at Fundemonium, 171 North McDowell Blvd. Petaluma, California. (See map).

We usually have slides or film to show, a demonstration of modeling techniques and lots of shop talk. We are willing to spend time with you as you enter or continue in this fascinating hobby. Give us a try, there's no obligation or admission fee for our meetings. And if you want to join we'll be delighted.

If you would like to be part of one of the finest organizations in the country, or if you would just like more information, please feel free to email us.

Cost of a yearly membership is $20.00

How to Join IPMS USA

IPMS/USA is dedicated to the hobby (and fun) of Scale Modeling. It was started by Jim Sage, of Dallas, Texas, in 1964. There are now branches of IPMS all over the world. Our Local Regions and Chapters sponsor Model shows and contests every year, but you needn't be a member to visit the shows or attend the club meetings!

With IPMS/USA Membership, you will receive the outstanding IPMS/USA Journal six times a year - it includes full color features on all modeling subjects such as aircraft, armor, automotive, ships, figures - you name it! You will also find listings of IPMS contests, swap meets, hints and tips, and reviews.

Membership also qualifies you to participate in IPMS/USA sanctioned contests, and particularly in our World-famous National Convention, held each summer. As a member, you'll also be able to access our online Discussion Board, where a wide variety of modeling topics are discussed, and enjoy interaction with other serious modelers for help with questions about modeling techniques or the Society in general. Many Hobby Shops and Model Vendors around the USA offer discounts to IPMS/USA Members.

Memberships are available in several types:
Junior: 17 years old or Younger, $12.00 per year
Adult: 1 Year $25.00
2 Years $49.00
3 Years $73.00
Family: Adult Membership plus $5.00 (Additional Membership cards as requested)
Canada or Mexico: $30.00 per Year
Foreign: $32.00 per Year (Journal via Regular Mail) or $55.00 per year (Journal via Air Mail)

Dept. H
PO Box 2475
N. Canton, OH 44720-0475
For any questions or problems with your membership application/renewal, please contact the IPMS/USA Officer Manager, Ms. M.J. Kinney, at
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