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Everybody has a hobby, a pastime that they do for fun or relaxation in their spare time. Hobby and model stores are set up to serve creative hobby enthusiasts, but different stores serve different needs. Some are set up to serve craft hobbies, like sewing and other artists projects, while others are set up to serve model hobbies. The following are common terms found in the hobby industry.

  • Scale Modeling – A modeling form where real life items are represented in miniature form, such as cars, trucks and airplanes. Made from either wood or plastic they have to be assembled by the hobbyist. Scale modeling has become incredibly intricate with the development of computer technology and some train displays include very accurate representations of towns and buildings down to very small details.
  • Military modeling – A subset of scale modeling that refers to reconstructing military equipment such as tanks, ships and airplanes. It also refers to soldier figurines.
  • Model engineering – Refers to building working models of machinery, like a working combustible engine for a truck or a steam engine for a train. Because this hobby requires large and expensive tools it has declined in popularity, but there are internet website that cater to it.
  • Model Supply – A type of shop that caters mostly to making scale model replicas of cars, trains and airplanes. They often supply special tools and paints. Sometimes these shops offer special discounts since they often deal directly with manufacturers.
  • Expositions – Events where hobbyists and dealers can get together and show off their crafts, as well as trade and sell good. These can be small, city-centered events or huge statewide, regional or national events.
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    Orange Blossom Hobbies Inc
    1975 Nw 36th St, Miami, FL 33142
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    (305) 633-2521
    User Review: "When I lived in florida, I went to this hobby shop every week. It was one of my favorite things to do." - Armando (AK)
    Hobbytown Usa
    1474 W Granada Blvd # 430, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
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    (386) 672-5441
    User Review: "It has what I need for my rc car so it is good" - matthew (FL)
    Graves RC Hobbies
    4814 N Orange Blossom Trl, Orlando, FL 32810
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    (407) 294-5699
    User Review: "Very helpful and knowlagable about products also very friendly staff" - RICK (FL)
    Hobby Magic
    2601 E South St, Orlando, FL 32803
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    (407) 427-1445
    User Review: "Andy rocks!!!!!!!! this guy is one of the best in the business by far. Very helpful"
    R C Hobbies Inc
    6800 N University Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33321
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    (954) 721-5720
    User Review: "Much better than the rc"
    Superior Hobbies
    1436 State Road 436, Suite 1040, Casselberry, FL 32707
    At Superior Hobbies, we provide Casselberry, FL and the surrounding areas with all their hobby needs. Call us today!
    (407) 834-9299
    7704 Mokena Ct., New Port Richey, FL 34654
    We sell RC helicopters, planes, cars, trucks, buggies, boats, tanks, and parts! In our store you'll find models and supplies of every assortment.
    (727) 207-2730
    Modelers-Paradise Ltd.
    13355 Belcher Rd S #203, Largo, FL 33773
    Hobby outlet for model kits and guns & ammo, Katanas and swords. Tanks and action figures, airbrush and paints, import & export, worldwide shipping.
    (727) 388-4903
    Big Boyz Hobbiez
    6201 Ridge Rd Ste 15, Port Richey, FL 34668
    Have you ever seen someone with mega-fresh, hyper-cool RC toys, and thought to yourself, Hey, where'd you get that? Well, come to our hobby shop for radio control cars, military figures and ships.
    (727) 848-0123
    Hobby Shop World
    14335 Sw 120th St Ste 106, Miami, FL 33186
    We offers building and repair services in-house! We build, tune, and repair helicopters, RC cars/trucks and boats! Make us your choice for all your hobby and model construction needs in the area.
    (305) 382-8555
    All Top 3
    108 Bayberry Rd, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
    Christopher Visser is a serial entrepreneur with expertise in small business strategies, eBooks, online community outreach and affiliate marketing. His latest business venture is, www.AllTop3.com.
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    (813) 785-6231
    User Review: "Not sure the all review and description is 100% true, but the give you a general idea about any product you want to buy." - Stanley (TX)
    ME Hobbies
    1904 Oak Grove Blvd, Lutz, FL 33559
    Here at ME Hobbies, we take pride in providing the best services and satisfying our customer needs. We specialize in Hobby Shop, Hobby Shop, Hobby Store, Toys, Toy Store, Hobby Items, Craft Store, Art
    (813) 949-3500
    The Bead Garden
    114 N Waukesha Street, Bonifay, FL 32425
    Find charming pieces in our ultimate bead shop. Call us now at (866) 530-2258 in Bonifay, FL, to order fashion jewelry and other customized items.Find charming pieces in our ultimate bead shop. Call u
    (866) 530-2258
    Mike's Modern Coin Mart
    11867 84th Way N, Largo, FL 33773
    Get your hands on ancient gold coins when you visit Mike's Modern Coin Mart in Largo, FL. We also sell bullion and traded coins not found anywhere else.
    (727) 304-4823
    Broward County Coins
    7152 N University Dr, Tamarac, FL 33321
    Visit Broward County Coins for gold, platinum, or silver coins for sale. If you're selling rare coins and jewelry, you may also contact us in Tamarac, FL.
    (754) 666-1205

    Hobby shops are stores that sell kits to construct models of transportation vehicles. The most common kits will be for cars, trucks, airplanes and trains. Some models will be just a figure. A rocket ship or military model are also examples of hobby kits found at commercial hobby stores. Upon completion, these miniature models can simply be displayed throughout the house or on a rack. Cars, trucks, airplanes and trains could also be sold in kits that you build yourself. Some model kits would allow the object to be radio controlled upon completion. The purpose of these hobbies is to use the wood and materials provided in the kit to craft the miniature model. When it’s completed, it can be painted like the picture included on the box. You may also choose to customize and paint a completely different design. When looking for a hobby center and dealer in your town, there will likely be larger chain stores as well as local shops to choose from. Chain stores generally have a larger supply and may have some items cheaper than the local independently owned shops. Meanwhile, the local shop may have access to specific items that the larger chain stores wouldn’t have. An internet search can help find the best shop for your hobby needs. Just remember, sometimes the local stores don’t have a website, however they may still carry the materials you’re looking for. When something gets outdated, the manufacturer might give a discount to the shop allowing them to sell it to you for a wholesale discount. These shops are useful for most hobbies that involve constructing models or miniatures.
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