"By Modelers, For Modelers"

Hobby Expo 2015

Just about every hobby shop on the planet carries kits by Dragon Models Limited (DML). Please consider trying one of their excellent, state of the art kits.

IPMS Sonoma County would like to thank Steve and Jean Elliot and the entire team at Fundeomiumin Petaluma for their generous support and sponsorship of Hobby Expo. If you are in Petaluma, make sure to check out this great store, which supports many different clubs and offers a wide assortment of resources to the hobby community.

Iwata Medea has donated airbrushes for the Hobby Expo raffles for nearly 10 years! You can find Iwata airbrushes and products at many artist and hobby supply stores and their own website. If you have never used one of their excellent airbrushes, please consider giving them a try.

When looking for reference and research material, please give this store a look online or in person. They specialize in used aviation, military, and railroad books and magazines. Dan has recently started to carry models as well.

Tamiya one of the most trusted names in the modeling industry. if your looking for the finest and the highest quality hobby products available on the market, then you want to consider buying Tamiya.

Evergreen Scale Models is the world's largest producer of styrene plastic shapes, strips, and sheet materials in metric and inch sizes. You can build clean, accurate models using Evergreen Scale Models products. Available at hobby shops everywhere. Please consider supporting Evergreen and their products.

Formed by the modelers of the late 1960's, Squadron Mail Order is the oldest and most reliable mail order firm in the United States specializing in military models, books and modeling supplies. For over 30 years we have scoured the world to find and present the finest quality and greatest variety of modeling supplies to the modeling fraternity.Please give their products a try.

FineScale Modeler or "FSM," as many of our readers refer to it, is the world's leading magazine devoted to the hobby of scale modeling. Our readers build models of every kind of subject you can imagine, from planes, armored vehicles, ships, and figures to autos, sci-fi spaceships, and real space vehicles. We present stories about those topics and more. From Kalmbach Publishing Co.

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Eagle Editions specializing in military aviation art, World War 2 books and decals are for sale as well as many more services.

We would like to say THANK YOU to not only the outstanding companies listed below, but all of our sponsors,vendors and partners for their continued support of Hobby Expo.Your annual and generous donations have contributed to our increased attendance and greater success.
Special award sponsors and
contributors to Hobby Expo 2014

IPMS Mt. Diablo
HobbyTown Petaluma​
White Room Artifacts​
32Ten Studios
Fonco Creative Services

Steve and Anita Travis
Mirandco Mike Burton
Halby Marketing Inc. Brett Halby
Paperbacks Unlimited
MENG Models
Finescale Modeler
Kalmbach Publishing
Evergreen Scale Models
Dragon USA
Eagle Editions
Zoukei - Mura Inc
TwoBobs Decals​
Revell USA​
Mirror - Models Ltd​
Lafayette Auto Body
Model Aire International, ESM72 Tom Young
Randy Bumgardner
Grant Moulton
Thom Morton
William Stewart
Paul Anderson​

Xuron Corporation is one of the world's leading manufacturers of ergonomic electronics-grade hand tools for the electronics, aerospace, plastic molding, hobbies, craft, floral and fishing industries.

Since 1949 Lafayette Auto Body has been repairing dented, dinged and destroyed auto bodies for its customers in the Contra Costa and San Francisco Eastbay areas. Using only very experienced craftsmen for painting and restoring autos to their previous condition, our company has gained an autobody repair reputation to be admired.

Halby Marketing has been importing carefully selected wines and spirits for years and now includes an impressive collection of products from around the globe, including Canada, France, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, South Africa and China.

After more than forty years in the wine business Tom Halby puts his own name on the label. He has personally selected premium California and international wines that he is proud to call his own. From the elegant packaging, to the rich tasting wines inside, the quality is evident throughout. No matter which wine you choose, Thomas Halby Winery always represents great value.






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The company MASTER is created by passion for modeling. We are for you - modelers! We know how important are details for you. We would like to give you possibility to making perfect models, which are the reflection of real originals. The most important for us is your satisfaction, so we do our work as best as we can. By the highest products quality, good company workings, but above all – customers contentment, take care our team.

Meng Models of China. Meng Models is an up and coming model company that has released both armor and aircraft kits. We would like to thank Meng for their generous donation to Hobby Expo 2013! Please support Meng with your next model purchase.
Fonco was founded in 2000 by Fon Davis, as a design and fabrication studio specializing in miniatures. Over the decade we have been in business, Fonco has been joined by a very creative and motivated group of artists, many of whom have worked for companies like Lucasfilm, Industrial Light and Magic, and Disney. In addition to picking up incredible talent, we have grown into a 1700 square foot facility, which includes a complete art department, fabrication shop, and photography studio. We now handle full production services from early design and story development through post production, always with a focus on visual story telling.

We invite you to bring your project to Fonco, where we believe creativity and hard work equal a great experience.
This is the store to come to in order to get all of those hard to find paperback books. Stop by soon and meet  the friendly people from Paperbacks Unlimited.

Just click one of our sponsors logos to visit their website
Visit their website and you'll find over 350 decal products that will help you put the finishing touches on the modeling masterpiece sitting on your workbench

Model kits have entertained, educated and inspired one generation of builders after another. For over six decades, hobbyists of all ages have turned to the Revell Group brands, Revell and Monogram, for kits that are fun, affordable, and easy to build — without sacrificing quality or accuracy.
In 2007, Revell Inc. was purchased by Hobbico®, one of the world's largest manufacturers, distributors and retailers of model hobby products. It marked the start of an exciting new era for Revell.
Hobbico is 100% employee-owned, giving each of the Revell employees a vested interest in helping our products and company succeed. Revell is a company that was started by modelers, for modelers, full of people who share the same passion for modeling. What's more, it's a passion matched by a commitment to success. Hobbico's mission — to promote your enjoyment of hobbies with products of the highest quality — is the same one that launched Revell nearly a century ago.

Plastic model kits and accessories. Please visit their website for more information.

Currently, DML's business scope includes plastic models, action figures, die-cast collectables, resin, PVC and vinyl, and R/C products. Dragon sets the industry standard in many areas, and is a market leader in many of its lines. Its fine products are much sought after by collectors on ebay and suchlike, and truly, DML has set an example for other manufacturers to emulate.

Hasegawa has become a leader in scale plastic kits by producing highly detailed models that impress the most demanding hobbyists. Because of the accuracy found in such areas as cockpits, interiors, engines, weapon bays and aircraft wheel bays, many Hasegawa models are built by professionals for museum displays.
Ultimately, Hasegawa understands that the reward in model building goes beyond successful assembly. For the enthusiast, each model represents an opportunity to explore history, learn more about the subject and create a scale miniature to enjoy for a lifetime.

A Special Thank You to the owners of Fundeomonium in Petaluma, Steve and Jean Elliott for their continued support of IPMS and Hobby Expo
Mirror Models Ltd.
Zoukei - Mora Inc.
This Japanese company has been producing wonderful aircraft kits in 1/32 scale. We appreciate their support of Hobby Expo. Please visit their website to view more  products.