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IPMS SONOMA COUNTY
A Chapter of the International Plastic Modelers Society
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Serving California North Bay Area modelers since 1999
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IPMS Websites and Contacts

IPMS USA - National IPMS website
Director of Local Chapters: Larry Randel email.
Region 9 Coordinator: Chris Bucholtz email ph: 408-723-3995

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IPMS Region IX Chapters
(By Name)

IPMS Central Coast | David Conneauemail
IPMS Dragon Lady | Yuba City | Donald Terbush email
IPMS Fremont Hornets | Fremont | Chris Bucholtz email
IPMS Fresno Scale Modelers | Fresno | Carl Knoch email
IPMS Marin County | Marin County | Tom Young email
IPMS Mount Diablo | Concord | Bill Nist email
IPMS North Valley Dam Busters | Redding | Richard Carlson email
IPMS San Joaquin Valley Scale Modelers | Modesto | Bob Phillips email
IPMS Reno High Rollers | Reno | Doug Summers email
IPMS Sonoma County | Sonoma County | Greg Reynolds email
IPMS Silicon Valley Scale Modelers Milpitas | Chris Bucholtz email
IPMS Silver Wings | Sacramento | Art Silen email
IPMS Shasta Scale Modelers| Redding | Larry Owings email
IPMS Superior Chapter | Chico | Stan Staples email
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IPMS Region VIII Chapters
(By Name)

IPMS Antelope Valley | Antelope Valley | Mike Brignola email
IPMS Henderson | Henderson | Mark Ryan email
IPMS Las Vegas | Las Vegas | Mike McCullogh email
IPMS Ontario | Ontario | Barry Webb email
IPMS Orange County | La Palma | Nat Richards emaiI
IPMS San Diego | San Diego | Joel Hendricks email
IPMS/San Diego Model Car Club | San Diego | Pete Johnson email
IPMS Spruce Goose Chapter | Costa Mesa | Ed Boll email
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IPMS Region IX Chapters
(By Location)

Pacific Grove | IPMS Central Coast | David Conneau email
Yuba City
| IPMS Dragon Lady | Donald Terbush email
Fremont | IPMS Fremont Hornets | Chris Bucholtz email
Fresno | IPMS Fresno Scale Modelers | Carl Knoch email
Concord | IPMS Mount Diablo | Bill Nist email
Redding | IPMS North Valley Dam Busters | Richard Carlson email
Marin County | IPMS Marin County | Tom Young email
Modesto | IPMS San Joaquin Valley Scale Modelers | Bob Phillips email
Reno | IPMS Reno High Rollers | Doug Summers email
Sonoma County | IPMS Sonoma County | Greg Reynolds email
Milpitas | IPMS Silicon Valley Scale Modelers | Chris Bucholtz email
Sacramento | IPMS Silver Wings | Art Silen email
Redding | IPMS Shasta Scale Modelers | Larry Owings email
Chico | IPMS Superior Chapter | Stan Staples email
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IPMS Region VIII Chapters
(By Location)

Antelope Valley | IPMS Antelope Valley | Mike Brignola email
Henderson | IPMS Henderson | Mark Ryan email
Las Vegas | IPMS Las Vegas | Mike McCullogh email
Ontario | IPMS Ontario | Barry Webb email
La Palma | IPMS Orange County | Nat Richards emaiI
San Diego | IPMS San Diego | Joel Hendricks email
San Diego | IPMS/San Diego Model Car Club | Pete Johnson email
Costa Mesa | IPMS Spruce Goose Chapter | Ed Boll email
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​Scale Modeling Websites


​​General Modeling Information


Bookfinder Useful site for locating rare books at the lowest possible price

British Pathe Archive Official British archive with extensive image and newsreel footage available for download

Bundesarchiv German Federal Archive images by year

Cybermodeler Online Hobby news, color resources, photo resources, and build reviews

DiSH MODELS Russian modeling site with articles, galleries, walkarounds, and more

Hyperscale Online model magazine

Internet Modeler Online model magazine

IPMS Sweden Online model magazine

Modelersite.com Full feature online modeling magazine

Modelersite.net Full feature modeling community site with many how-to articles

Modeling Madness Online model magazine

ModelkIts.com  Kits, RC, Pro Tips, Rockets, Trains and Figures

My Model Hobby Site has some tips for beginners and some vintage kits for sale

NNL West Official website of the annual NNL West car model show

Prime Portal is a complete military photo collection on the web. This site hosts a huge collection of photos taken by photographers from all around the world. Most of the photos are high resolution pictures, so detail abounds. So sit back, pick your favorite area and enjoy!

Tamiya Paint Mixing PDF many Tamiya paint mixes to match genre and some
FS mixes.

The Parts Yard Jean Marc's bulletin board to find missing kit parts and decals

Rec.Models.Scale Newsgroup with searchable archive of over 376,000 posts

Scale Model Index The mother of all modeling link sites

Scale Modeling FAQ Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (from Rec.Models.Scale)

Swanny's Models Reviews, information, and some great how-to articles covering topics like using Future and Mr. Surfacer

"The Secret Life of Alclad II" answers a lot of questions, a great read before you start out using this wonderful lacquer paint.

Guide to Military Scale Modeling Some general links to other military related scale modeling sites.

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Aircraft Modeling Resources


Aircraft Engine Historical Society Articles and photo archive

Aircraft Resource Center Online model magazine

Aircraft Walkaround Center Robert Lundin's archive and links to 5000+ aircraft photos

Color Reference Charts, Part I Matches a/c camo colors to model paints

Color Reference Charts, Part II Cross refrerence between brands of model paint

Color Cross Reference Cross refrerences brands of model paint with RLM, FS, ANA, etc.

Ejection Site Photo archive of ejection seats and more

Kiwi Aircraft Images Phillip Treweek's aircraft photo archive

J-aircraft Imperial Japanese a/c and ship modeling articles, reviews and reference archive

Jamo Kiwi WWI aircraft walkarounds and other WWI resources on Photobucket

JB Models tank, ship and aircraft brass barrel sets. They also carry resin figures and paints.

Large Scale Planes reviews, decals forums on 1/32 aircraft

Luft '46 Archive of experimental and paper project aircraft for the German Luftwaffe in WWII

Luftwaffe in Scale Code lists, color cross reference, tips, model gallery

Master Models from Poland specializing in metal turned barrels for aircraft and ships.

Model Airplane Building Includes an unusually large selection of articles on building and finishing aircraft

Model Art a complete line of metal barrels, PE, resin and much more.

OKB Ken Duffey Modern Soviet aircraft modeling articles and reference archive

Prime Portal is a complete military photo collection on the web. This site hosts a huge collection of photos taken by photographers from all around the world. Most of the photos are high resolution pictures, so detail abounds. So sit back, pick your favorite area and enjoy!

Seawings Flying Boat modeling articles, reviews, and photo archive

Soviet VVS Modeling aircraft of the Soviet VVS 1930 to 1950

Stormbirds Me 262 history and restorations

Ultracast carrying aircraft, armor,figure, head and hand sets, helmets and modeling tools.

USAF Museum Engine Gallery Photo archive of aircraft engines

Wingnuts WWI aircraft models

WWI Modeling Page Modeling articles, reviews and photo archive

WW2 Drawings Huge archive of aircraft and vehicle profiles
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Armor Modeling Resources


Achtung Panzer! Extensive World War II Greman AFV reference guide

Armor Scale Modeling articles, model gallery, reference archive

Armor Modeling and Preservation Society (AMPS) Modeling organization focused on armor

Armorama Armor model information, reviews, and discussion groups

Armoured Acorn Excellent one stop resource for Canadian armor from WWI to present

British WWII Camouflage The single best resource on British camouflage and colors used during WWII, including mixing guides

Chars Francais (French Armor) Excellent encyclopedic French armor resource

German World War II Radios A large selection of German radio pictures, in color

Hard Corps Models Online The home of USMC modeling on the web

Historic Military Vehicle Forum (HMVF-TV) Videos of armored vehicles from all over the world

JB Model.eu tank, ship and aircraft brass barrel sets. They also carry resin figures and paints.

JGSDF Paint Schemes Excellent collection of Japan Self Defense Force vehicles and camouflage schemes

J. Trowbridge's Photo Archive Huge military vehicle photo collection, including period images and walkarounds of restored vehicles

Matching WWII Olive Drab Paint Militray Modelling article by Steve Zaloga explaining exactly how WWII olive drab should look and why

MERDC Painting Guide Collection of official MERDC painting guides for many vehicles

Military Armoured Fighting Vehicle Association (MAFVA) Military research organization specializing in WWII but covering everything from WWI to present

Military Miniatures Magazine Includes extensive color reference for World War II armor

Missing-Lynx Modeling articles, model gallery, reference archive, and very active discussion groups

Model Art a complete line of metal barrels, PE, resin and much more.

Olive Drab Paint for Military Vehicles

On The Way! 1/72 scale armor model information and reviews

Overvalwagens! Everything you ever wanted to know about the unique armored cars of the Dutch East Indies

Panzer Colours World War II German color reference plus some other stuff

Panzer IV The Workhorse  Great World War II German color camo reference

Perth Military Modelling The best and most extensive 1/35 scale AFV kit review site

Planet Armor Armor model kit reviews and information

Prime Portal is a complete military photo collection on the web. This site hosts a huge collection of photos taken by photographers from all around the world. Most of the photos are high resolution pictures, so detail abounds. So sit back, pick your favorite area and enjoy!

Small Scale AFV 1/72 scale armor model information and reviews

Tankmaster Armored fighting vehicle and artillery walkarounds

Tiger1.info David Byrden's ultimate guide to building the Tiger I in 1/35 scale

Toadman's Tank Pictures Chris Hughes of Silicon Valley Scale Modelers sells CDs of tank walkarounds, but you will also find a very large selection of free walkarounds on his website

Track-Link Modeling articles, reviews, gallery and reference archive

Ultracast carrying aircraft, armor,figure, head and hand sets, helmets and modeling tools.

U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center Massive resource featuring many U.S. Army manuals in .pdf format

Vehicles of the Wehrmacht treatment of vehicles and trailers used by the Reichswehr and Wehrmacht before and during WWII

Wheels of Victory Encyclopedic resource covering Allied wheeled vehicles of WWII in great detail

WW2 Drawings Huge archive of aircraft and vehicle profiles
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Auto Modeling Resources

1973moparmodeler This Fotki site features photo albums of model events throughout the Midwest. Though focused on cars, you will also find images of other great models interspersed throughout the albums.

AP_X Motorsports + Auto Modelling Photos of formula 1, sports, and rally car models

Brian's Model Cars Features an excellent selection of tutorials on car modeling topics

Cars 'n' Trucks 4 You This massive Fotki site features photo albums of many European car model shows. Check out what car guys are doing across the pond.

Ira Dahm's New and Vintage Custom Models Ira Dahm of Wine Country Modelers often writes for Card Model Magazine. This site showcases his wonderful collection.

military-to-mainstream-vehicles

NNL West The annual NNL West car model show features hundreds of automotive subjects and related activities.

Scale Auto Magazine The website for this monthly print magazine features user forums and a small selection of how-to articles.

Tri-State Scale Model Car Club The TSSMCC Fotki site features photo albums of NNL East events going back to 2001.
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Card Modeling Resources


Card Modelers.org Saul's Paper/Card Model Page

KARTONBAU.de German language card modeling community forum with links, model reviews, and more

Papermodels II English language card modeling community forum

Yamaha Paper Craft Yamaha Motor Company regularly releases card models of their vehicles; these pages explain how to build any card model

Cannon Papercraft The Japanese Cannon website offers a wide variety of free paper models, including many animals and unusual subjects.
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Figure Modeling Resources


New York Public Library Digital Gallery Includes a large digital collection of military uniforms by country

Plastic Soldier Review 1/72 scale military figure kit reveiws

Ultracast carrying aircraft, armor,figure, head and hand sets, helmets and modeling tools.
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Science Fiction and Space Modeling Resources


Cult-TV-Man Modeling figures and vehicles from classif science fiction television shows and movies

Destiny Models Huey, Duey and Louie Drones from the Silent Running movie

Fantastic Plastic resin space kits

Field Guide to American Spacecraft Photo archives

Mobius Models monsters and Sci-Fi models

Model Builder's Reference Vault Photo archives of real and "reel" spacecraft

Monsters in Motion monster and Sci-Fi retailer

New Ware space kits and decals

Pegasus Models Science -Fiction and Horror model retailer

Prime Portal is a complete military photo collection on the web. This site hosts a huge collection of photos taken by photographers from all around the world. Most of the photos are high resolution pictures, so detail abounds. So sit back, pick your favorite area and enjoy!

Rogers Rocket Ships books, design plans and art--that celebrates the original, classic spaceships and space heroes

Round 2 Models star trek series models

Starship Dimensions Visual size comparisons of almost every real and science fiction spacecraft to date

Starship Modeler The universe of real and science fiction spaceship modeling

Star Trek Videos a Star Trek site with free viewing of the Star Trek Series

VooDoo Fx lighting and sound kits
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Ship Modeling Resources


J-aircraft Japanese aircraft and ship modeling

JB Model.eu tank, ship and aircraft brass barrel sets. They also carry resin
figures and paints.

Master Models from Poland specializing in metal turned barrels for aircraft
and ships.

Model Art a complete line of metal barrels, PE, resin and much more.

Model Shipwrights complete resource for ship modelers

ModelWarships.com Ship model product reviews, gallery, articles, how-to, and photo archive

Pacific Front complete ship modelers resource

Prime Portal is a complete military photo collection on the web. This site hosts a huge collection of photos taken by photographers from all around the world. Most of the photos are high resolution pictures, so detail abounds. So sit back, pick your favorite area and enjoy!

Ship Modeling FAQ Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about ship modeling

Steel Navy Model reviews, model gallery, warship photo tours, feature articles, U.S. Navy

Still Motion Photographics great resource for ship photos on CD

NavSource Historical Center archival photos, book reviews, tips, and much more specifically related to ships and ship building

The Subcomittee IPMS Special Interest Group online magazine

Uboot.net Uboats, historical, photos, articles, links
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Specialized Model Supplies


The Small Shop
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