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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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    Pacific Northwest Model Making
    3001 N 13th St, Tacoma, WA 98406
    (253) 572-3052
    Hobbytown USA
    402 Garfield St S, Tacoma, WA 98444
    (253) 531-8111
    Hobby Lobby Stores Inc
    35020 Enchanted Pkwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003
    (253) 661-9945
    Remote Control Hobbies
    7837 Martin Way E, Olympia, WA 98516
    (360) 456-4517
    Accurate Models
    19214 140th Ave Se, Renton, WA 98058
    (253) 630-3126
    Four Seasons R/C Racing
    2941 Sleater Kinney Rd Ne, Olympia, WA 98506
    (360) 491-2430
    Blitz Hobbies
    6020 Pacific Ave Se Ste F, Lacey, WA 98503
    (360) 456-6686
    Pacific Scale Models
    503 Cherry St Se, Olympia, WA 98501
    (360) 754-7900
    Bellevue Hobby Center
    1816 151st Ave Se, Bellevue, WA 98007
    (425) 641-7118
    Model One
    1817 N 49th St, Seattle, WA 98103
    (206) 383-0380
    Model Industries
    13711 Lake City Way Ne, Seattle, WA 98125
    (206) 362-2400
    Rauda Scale Models Inc
    13711 Lake City Way Ne, Seattle, WA 98125
    (206) 365-8877
    Edmonds Hobby Shop
    120 4th Ave S, Edmonds, WA 98020
    (425) 774-7891
    Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.
    19310 60th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036
    (425) 673-6471
    The Scrappy Stamper
    1724 S Gold St, Centralia, WA 98531
    (360) 623-1075

    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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