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What I found at HL

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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
What I found at HL
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, February 24, 2019 6:32 AM

I was in Hobby Lobby yesterday in the fabric department.  I was buying some fine netting for a fishing net- I am starting a Lindberg Shrimp Boat.  I perused each isle going from the fabric department over to check out the modeling section.  I found a couple of gems.  One isle had dry transfer lettering!  they had 1/16, 1/8, and 3/16 sizes (along with a bunch of giant fonts.  The smaller fonts were only in black, but should be useful for a lot of model needs.  Then, in another isle I found diorama supplies- very nice trees and vegetation.  This was in the STEM isle, where their robotics kits are.  Funny combination to me, but that vegetation looked real nice.  I have often looked around at HL, but had never checked out those isles before.  Pays to look around.


Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, February 24, 2019 9:18 AM

Yes, I found some little gem bling things that make a good substitute for MV lenses. Too bad they don’t have more sizes in the smooth pearl type. Plenty of sizes in the multi faceted style... but yes, lots of model usable goodies in the other aisles.


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  • Member since
    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Sunday, February 24, 2019 1:54 PM

You'd be surprised what you can find in HL or Michael's crafts stores. This is a common pratice for me. It's like walking into a box of chocolate, you'll never know what you're gonna find.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, March 11, 2019 9:46 AM


 You have to be careful though . I found some lettering sets That I thought would work on models . I tried to apply them and after burnishing them they stuck to the backing paper . Then they were also somewhat brittle as well .

 Another source that might have had them in the right size from time ot time used to be Office Max . But they went the way ( The Product) of the Do-Do . Oh ! I forgot , these younger folks don't know what a Do-Do is do they ? LOL.LOL.  T.B.

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, March 11, 2019 10:21 AM

Rub downs need to be applied to paint, pref. matte.


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