• Airbrushing Clinic with Sandy McRorie

    Date: Sunday, July 24, 2016
    Time: 10:00am – 12:30

    Join Sandy McRorie, award winning modeller, as he demonstrates various techniques and use of the airbrush so you can develop confidence to finish your model like a pro! Sandy will also cover care and maintenance of your airbrush to ensure it performs to a high and consistent standard. Participants will have the opportunity to handle an airbrush during the clinic.

    Cost: $15.00

    Call 416-755-4878 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your spot.

  • Armour Clinic - Camouflage & Weathering the Chieftain

    Date: Sunday, January 10, 2016
    Time: 10:00 – 12:30pm

    Join Hornet Hobbies' own award winning modeller, Dave Browne, as he takes a Tamiya 1/35 British Chieftain Mk.5 (Tamiya model 35068) and uses it to demonstrate creating camouflage and applying various weathering and finishing techniques.

    Bring your questions and a notepad.

    Cost: $15.00

    Please pre-register. Seating is limited so call 416-755-4878 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your spot.

  • Armour Clinic - German Camouflage & Weathering

    Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016
    Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

    Join Hornet Hobbies' own award winning modeller, Dave Browne, as he demonstrates creating German camouflage and applying hairspray chipping and oil wash weathering finishing techniques.

    Bring your questions and a notepad.

    Cost: $15.00

    Please pre-register. Seating is limited so call 416-755-4878 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your spot.

  • Box to Battlefield Seminar

    Dave Browne demonstrating weathering techniques

    Note: This Box to Battlefield is sold out.
    The next session will begin in February of 2017, when the subject will be a Tamiya Panzer III. Sign up for the waiting list.

    Dave Browne will be holding his Box to Battlefield Seminar series again so sign up as soon as you can. In 6 sessions over 12 weeks you will paint and weather your kit to completion. The first session is Sunday, November 6 at 9:00am. Come by to register and pick up your kit because you will need to bring your assembled and glued kit to the first session. Get gluing and don't put it off for the last moment. ;)

    This Box to Battlefield is sponsored by Tamiya and we will be working on the Panther Type G Late Version kit.

    Tamiya Panther Type G Late Version kit

    Price $165 (includes the kit)
    Date and Time: Every second Sunday morning, 9:00am-11:30am beginning on November 6
    Limited to 10 spots
    Please call 416-755-4878 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register

    List of all seminar dates:
    Sunday, November 6, 9:00am-11:30am
    Sunday, November 20, 9:00am-11:30am
    Sunday, December 4, 9:00am-11:30am
    Sunday, December 18, 9:00am-11:30am
    Sunday, January 8, 9:00am-11:30am
    Sunday, January 22, 9:00am-11:30am

    Aluminum barrels, metal tracks and other items for customization will be available separately. If you need something to glue your kit, Tamiya has a new Extra Thin Cement that has one of the quickest setting times available.

    Tamiya's new Extra Thin Cement

  • Box to Battlefield Seminar - Spring 2017

    Dave Browne demonstrating weathering techniques

    Note: This Box to Battlefield is almost sold out.
    There will be a sign up for a waiting list in case there is too much interest.

    Dave Browne will be holding his Box to Battlefield Seminar series again so sign up as soon as you can. In 6 sessions over 12 weeks you will paint and weather your kit to completion. The first session is Sunday, February 26,  2017 at 9:00am. Come by to register and pick up your kit because you will need to bring your assembled and glued kit to the first session. Get gluing and don't put it off for the last moment. ;)

    This Box to Battlefield is sponsored by Tamiya and we will be working on the Panzerkampfwagen III, Ausf. L, Sd.Kfz. 141/1 kit.

    Tamiya Panzer III, Ausf. L kit

    Price $165 (includes the kit)
    Date and Time: Every second Sunday morning, 9:00am-11:30am beginning on February 26, 2017.
    Limited to 10 spots
    Please call 416-755-4878 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register

    List of all seminar dates:
    Sunday, February 26, 9:00am-11:30am
    Sunday, March 5, 9:00am-11:30am
    Sunday, March 19, 9:00am-11:30am
    Sunday, April 2, 9:00am-11:30am
    Sunday, April 23, 9:00am-11:30am
    One additional class to be agreed upon and scheduled with the participants.

    Aluminum barrels, metal tracks and other items for customization will be available separately. If you need something to glue your kit, Tamiya has a new Extra Thin Cement that has one of the quickest setting times available.

    Tamiya's new Extra Thin Cement

  • Clinics at Hornet Hobbies

    Hornet Hobbies has a great line-up of clinics that we organize to help you expand your techniques and skills. Choose from Airbrushing Techniques, Weathering Armour, Airplanes or Trains, as well as clinics focusing on ground work and scenery for dioramas and train layouts.

    All clinics are held at Hornet Hobbies downstairs in our clinic room, and are open to all ages and abilities. If you have a suggestion for future clinics, or want us to put together a session for you and your group, we will do our best to create the right event for you.

     


     

    Upcoming Clinics at Hornet Hobbies

    Box to Battlefield Seminar - Spring 2017
    Date of first session: Sunday, February 26, 9:00am - 11:30am
    6 Sessions, approximately every second Sunday at 9:00am
    Cost: $165.00 (includes Tamiya 1/35 Panzer III, Ausf. L kit)

     

  • Club Meetings

    Hornet Hobbies is excited to help build the modelling community in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. What we want is to create a family of modellers and enthusiasts who find a welcome home in our walls.

    One of the ways we accomplish this is to provide modelling clubs with a free meeting space in our clinic rooms downstairs. If your club would like to meet here please call (416) 755-4878 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

     


     

    Upcoming Club Meetings at Hornet Hobbies

     

    F. F. Worthington AMPS Chapter

    Dates: This club meets on the second Sunday of the month, 1:00 - 4:00pm
    This meeting of one of the F. F. Worthington Armor Modeling and Preservation Society (AMPS) Chapter will be highlighted by a presentation by Harvey Low. Harvey will spend 30 minutes on WW2 Japanese Tank and Crew Uniforms, Colours and Markings. He will show a number of artifacts in the slideshow from his own collection of personal gear, along with his interpretations of colours based on years of research.

     

    IPMS "Buzz" Beurling

    Dates: This club meets on the third Saturday of the month
    The Buzz Beurling modelling club is an informal group who meets to build and discuss airplane modelling while enjoying each other's company.

     

    Southwestern Ontario Figure Club

    Dates: This club meets on the first Sunday of the month, 11:00am - 2pm or later.
    The Southwestern Ontario Figure Club is a group of like-minded miniature figure painters, interested in all subject matters from historical to science fiction and fantasy. New members are welcome. This club meets on the first Sunday of every month.

     

    TAPS - Toronto Area Plastic modellerS

    Dates: This club meets on the third Saturday of the month, 2:00 - 5:00pm
    The TAPS modelling club is mainly composed car modellers, but members do build all subjects. Members will bring out their tools and latest model to work on. It's an excellent way to see what techniques and tools that your fellow modellers use.

  • Flightline Clinic 2014 with Tony Bell

    This Flightline Clinic is sold out

    Dates: Every other Thursday starting October, 2014,  16 from 7:30 – 9:30pm

    Join Tony Bell, award winning model builder and frequent contributor to Finescale Modeler’s magazine, as he takes you through the steps of building and weathering the brand new Airfix 1/48 scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb. (#A05125)

    Cost: $130.00, includes Supermarine SpitfireMk.Vb model kit.

    Call 416-755-4878 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get on the waiting list.

    This hands-on clinic is limited to 7 participants only for optimal enjoyment and learning.

  • Model Show Schedule

     

     

     

    Summer 2017

    Sword & Brush Annual Figure Show
    September 9, 2017, 10:00am-4:30pm
    Toronto Fire and EMS Training Centre: 895 Eastern Ave., Toronto, Ont.

     

    Fall 2017

    Group 25 - 2017 Toronto Model Car Show
    September 30, 2017
    Franklin Horner Community Centre: 432 Horner Ave., Etobicoke, Ont.

     

  • Other Local Clubs

    AMPS Fort York - a Toronto chapter of the Armour Modelling and Preservation Society
    http://ipmstoronto.com/amps/

    IPMS Toronto - a Toronto chapter of the International Plastic Modellers Society
    http://ipmstoronto.com

    Ontario Model Soldier Society - Canada's oldest and largest organization of model soldier enthusiasts
    http://www.omss.ca/index.html