Shops in San Francisco Bay Area?

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  1. Teamds

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    Hi Folks,
    Does anyone know of any Shop/Store that carry card models?
    TIA
  2. Teamds

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    Hi Folks,
    Does anyone know of any Shop/Store that carry card models?
    TIA
  3. damraska

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    The Ace Hardware store on University Avenue in Berkeley has a decent selection of models and trains in the basement. I have not visited this shop in about three years, but they used to carry a few (3-4) simple card models. The store tends to price models at the high end of the spectrum.

    I've also spoken about card models with the owner of the HobbyTown in Petaluma. He's expressed an interest in selling them, but unless a significant market appears, I doubt it will happen.

    -Doug
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    The Ace Hardware store on University Avenue in Berkeley has a decent selection of models and trains in the basement. I have not visited this shop in about three years, but they used to carry a few (3-4) simple card models. The store tends to price models at the high end of the spectrum.

    I've also spoken about card models with the owner of the HobbyTown in Petaluma. He's expressed an interest in selling them, but unless a significant market appears, I doubt it will happen.

    -Doug
  5. rowiac

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    San Antonio Hobby in Mountain View, CA had a few card models a couple of years ago. They had some of the PMI WWII planes and some architectural kits. Regardless, this is a good shop to visit because they have all kinds of stuff there.

    Roger
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    San Antonio Hobby in Mountain View, CA had a few card models a couple of years ago. They had some of the PMI WWII planes and some architectural kits. Regardless, this is a good shop to visit because they have all kinds of stuff there.

    Roger
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    San Antonio Hobby Shop is Closed...,

    San Antonio Hobby's closed last November...,

    -Gil
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    San Antonio Hobby Shop is Closed...,

    San Antonio Hobby's closed last November...,

    -Gil
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    Thank you everyone for the info. In the past I've purchased some models on eBay from a seller in Pacifica, I've even dropped by Japantown and naturally found Japanese origami related subjects. Maybe someday mainstream manufacturers will offer models digitally.
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    Thank you everyone for the info. In the past I've purchased some models on eBay from a seller in Pacifica, I've even dropped by Japantown and naturally found Japanese origami related subjects. Maybe someday mainstream manufacturers will offer models digitally.
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    That's a shame. I liked that place.


    Roger
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    That's a shame. I liked that place.


    Roger
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    Roger,

    Yes, I miss it too. San Antonio was one of the last of the great, well stocked hobby emporiums. The owner suffered a stroke and the family, who owns the shopping center that it's in, decided to close the shop rather than allow it to be operated by another business person.

    -Gil
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    Roger,

    Yes, I miss it too. San Antonio was one of the last of the great, well stocked hobby emporiums. The owner suffered a stroke and the family, who owns the shopping center that it's in, decided to close the shop rather than allow it to be operated by another business person.

    -Gil
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    I don't know of any shops that carry card models, but I live in SF, and if you wanted to order any kits online, I wouldn't mind sharing shipping costs. Also, if you want to check out a kit that I've built or are going to build, I'd be happy to show it to you.
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    I don't know of any shops that carry card models, but I live in SF, and if you wanted to order any kits online, I wouldn't mind sharing shipping costs. Also, if you want to check out a kit that I've built or are going to build, I'd be happy to show it to you.
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    hmmm, the start of the Golden Gate Papermodel Society?
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    hmmm, the start of the Golden Gate Papermodel Society?
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    hey, i'd be up for that, cept i'm down in the monterey area.
  20. missymouse

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    hey, i'd be up for that, cept i'm down in the monterey area.