Thursday, March 06, 2008

Scale Model Planes, Ships, and Automobiles on Display at the Buena Park Library

1911 Fire Truck by Mark Deliduka
Originally uploaded by bpld

The Orange County chapter of the International Plastic Model Society (IPMSOC) shares their hobby in March and April with an amazing display of scale models at the Buena Park Library District. Although the word "plastic" is part of the club name, many different materials were used to build these models, including paper, wood, and resin. The display is on exhibit in the Library lobby and runs now through April 26, 2008. The Library is located at 7150 La Palma Avenue in Buena Park, between Knott and Western Avenues.

Besides the variety of building materials, the modelers have an array of subjects they turn their eye to ... airships, fire engines, submarines, Notre Dame cathedral, rockets and space ships, and even a science fiction insect. The IPMSOC members have included a description of the model building process and an explanation of scale modeling in their display. The organization states model building is a pastime that "builds minds and fosters relationships". Besides improving manual dexterity, eye-hand coordination, developing patience and imagination, children can also deepen their relationships with parents or grandparents as they work together. It's a hobby for all ages ... the youngest model builder represented is a 3 year old! The Orange County chapter of IPMS was founded forty years ago in 1968. They meet on the third Friday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the La Quinta Inn in La Palma.

Drop by the Buena Park Library and look at the parade of cars, ships, jets, and other incredibly detailed models ... you may find a new hobby to take up! The Buena Park Library is open Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For information, please call the Reference Desk at 714-826-4100, ext. 125.

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