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Tips for Selecting a Hobby and Model Shop
The following are some tips for selecting a hobby and model shop:

Tip #1: Figure out where your passion lies.
Before you can choose a hobby or model shop, you need to know what kind of craft you are looking for. There are model cars and trucks. You could build functional airplanes and trains. Or maybe your passion is painted miniatures that will be used for tabletop game play. There are countless hobbies and there is a hobby or model shop for everyone.

Tip #2: Look for a good selection.
Once you know what kind of model or what hobby you want to pursue, you can start looking for a good hobby and model shop. A good shop should always have a large selection of projects and supplies. Visiting a larger hobby and model shop also gives you the opportunity to experiment with different kinds of projects. Make sure the shop has projects for everyone, from beginners to expert builders. They should also have a convenient location and store hours.

Tip #3: Receiving advice and assistance is always nice.
While you may not always need or want tips, it is always nice to know you can get help if you need it. A hobby and model shop should have a knowledgeable and helpful staff. They need to be able to point you in the right direction when it comes to the correct wood or glue for a project, and they should be able to offer project suggestions based on your experience.

Tip #4: Find the right work area.
A good work area is very important for hobbyists and model builders. If your home is not setup for that level of concentration or organization, you could try to find a hobby or model shop that provides work space to its customers. Don’t take advantage of this offering, though. Make sure you only work on projects purchased there and that you only use materials you have already paid for.

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STANDARD LISTINGS:   HOBBY-AND-MODEL-SHOPS IN/NEAR TALLAHASSEE
Hobbytown USA Write review for this local business
1812 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32303
(850) 671-2030  
Hobby Lobby Creative Center Write review for this local business
3483 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32309
(850) 668-4052  
Hobby Lobby Write review for this local business
1000 N Saint Augustine Rd, Valdosta, GA 31601
(229) 671-1410  
Hobby Allta Write review for this local business
249 Cs Powell Rd, Omega, GA 31775
(229) 528-4397  
Walsh Race Craft Write review for this local business
1725 Ohio Ave S, Live Oak, FL 32064
(386) 364-4942  
Chris' Hobby Shop Write review for this local business
6805 E Highway 22, Panama City, FL 32404
(850) 215-3707  
Hobby Lobby Write review for this local business
2707 Dawson Rd, Albany, GA 31707
(229) 639-1077  
Mihabi-Rc Hobbies & Supplies Write review for this local business
2235 E 15th St, Panama City, FL 32405
(850) 914-2815  
Hobby Lobby Write review for this local business
820 W 23rd St, Panama City, FL 32405
(850) 914-0285  
Branford Radio-Controlled Speedway Write review for this local business
26690 61st Rd, Branford, FL 32008
(386) 935-0758  
Hobby Lobby Creative Center Write review for this local business
3495 Ross Clark Cir, Dothan, AL 36303
(334) 671-0612  
Hobby Shop Write review for this local business
209 E 4th St, Ocilla, GA 31774
(229) 468-7478  

Hobbies can vary widely from person to person. Some enjoy making crafts, such as quilting. Others enjoy making a model of an antique airplane or truck. Whatever your hobby, there is likely a shop somewhere dedicated to it. If you are new to a hobby, or just looking for a new hobby to get into, then the following questions should help you.

  • What do you enjoy doing?
    A good hobby often matches up with a person’s interests. If you are interested in military history, than a hobby collecting and recreating military figures, tanks and airplanes might interest you. If you like antique cars, then collecting model cars and trucks might appeal to you. Sometimes, even enjoying simple things can lead to developing a hobby. For example, if you enjoy setting off fireworks you might also enjoy shooting model rockets.

  • How expensive is this hobby?
    Cost of a hobby is related to what hobbies you have. Some craft hobbies are relatively cheap, while some, such as model engineering, are known as being expensive. However, those who do model engineering, which involves reconstructing models of a working steam engine for a train, often believe that cost and effort is paid off by the end result.

  • Where can I find supplies?
    In most towns, especially larger ones, there are suppliers and shops dedicated to a wide variety of hobbies. There are several large chain hobby shops distributed around the country. However, if you have a very specialized hobby you may want to use an online store who deals directly with manufacturers to get the best deal. Also, going to hobby expositions and meeting dealers is a good way to both get introduced to a hobby and buy a few starter supplies.



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