I've been modeling since I was a kid but took the break for college and then seriously got back to the hobby in 1978 in New York City At the famous ACE Hobbies on 38th street in Manhattan
Been hooked ever since. Big time !
When we moved to California in the mid eighties joined IPMS La Habra and IPMS Orange County.
I have eclectic tastes so I build everything...and buy everything !
Started a small club in Pasadena CA, Pasadena Modelers Society, an independent group of like minded individuals and also the now famous Valley Con show which takes place every March in the Pasadena Convention Center and attracts the best Modelers in Southern California. Both the club and show are going on 24 years of success !
Been lucky to compete at contests at the local regional and national level and take home a few awards...it's a great hobby !
VALLEY CON 2017 at the Petersen Automotive Museum Los Angeles CA
youtu.be/eZYRme2BKJc · on youtube
This is just a follow up to the big Los Angeles show---VALLEY CON 2017, a preview promo for the show "Out & About with Roger Martin"---Enjoy !
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plus...a nice raffle and awards !
The metrics are fantastic for our March 5, 2017 Show here in Lso Angeles California at the world famous Petersen Automotive Museum.
Valley Con 2017 ---- presented by the Petersen in conjunction with the Pasadena Modelers Society ---- 27 [...]
Petersen Automotive Museum presents VALLEY CON 2017. Two floors of modeling fun.
Our contest on the ground floor and our vendors on the second floor all indoors, and admission to the Museum gets you into the contest with up to ten model [...]
What a blast ! A private car show and great view of the airshow next to a taxi way at Chino Airport on Saturday April 29, 2016. Was suppose to be only for a few hours but we got mesmerized and wound up making it a ten hour day from start [...]
We are changing the concept of contests in the Southwest USA...
If you could'nt make it...enjoy !
youtu.be/6ZXJt3EMTFs · on youtube
Last year we presented our show VALLEY CON 2015 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and broke all West Coast records for model entries 669 and attendance 1,300 and this year may be another exception:
VALLEY CON 2016 at the Peteresen [...]