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Manitoba Model Builders is sponsored by 

 Hobby Sense


Welcome back Hobby sense customers...!

To ensure everyone's health, please practise social distancing when entering the store. Hand sanitizer is provided and we'll  be limiting the number of customers to 10 at any one time until  further notice. We look forward to seeing you all again.  Our online service is available if you still want to shop online


Hobby Sense is very honored to team up with Vallejo Canada to offer a spectacular NEW online 'Model Photo' contest. There'll be 3 contests each at different times, and each with its own awesome modelling gifts donated by Vallejo

So everyone gets a fair chance to win, please send the pic of your model to info@hobbysense.ca (with your name for our records), and we'll post them all at once on Facebook May 25th without the personal information.

There's no limit how many models you can enter, but only 1 pic of each.

On June 1st, the pic with the most 'LIKES' receives from Hobby Sense the special "Vallejo Military Colors Box Set" - 74 Vallejo Colors, retail value of $350...!

Shipped directly to you free of charge, or can be picked up at our store...34-845 Dakota Street.

SO LET'S SEE YOUR MODELS...! ANY scale, ANY type, ANY kind, they just have to be yours.

We will announce the next contests in the future, where the prizes will be:

* 4 Vallejo Paint Racks, (2 wall and 2 bench), the 'Mechanic Realms' Book, and the 'IDF Colors Book '

with a total retail value of $190.

* Ryefield Models - M1A2 SEP V2 Abrams Tank Model, a retail value of $65


Covid-190 update

Manitoba Model Builders would like to thank all the builders out there that shopped on-line for their hobby needs to help Hobby Sense deal with this very frustrating time in our lives. We hope that the special offers and excellent turn around time for orders will not be forgotten when we all get back to some sense of normality.

It's the small businesses in our city that help us to fulfill our needs for our pastimes, and we must stick by them through good and bad times. 

                                                                THANK YOU

2020 workshops...contact us if you have ideas for a workshop

January 5.... Advanced Airbrushing

January 26....Photo Etch, Bare Metal Foil, Panel line tricks

February 23....Masking canopies, panel lines, more modelling basics, tips/tricks

ATTENTION ALL MMB MEMBERS...All workshops cancelled until further notice due to Covid-19 Pandemic

Members and interested parties can still contact Darryl or myself for any information regarding the workings of MMB, or other related modelling items...see contact info at bottom of MMB main page.

MMB club news and information


We are talking with Igor about adding  modeling "bling" to the store,

and with  that in mind we are looking to get finished models to show off and hang from the ceiling to get a bit of that 'ol school charm that used 

to permeate past hobby shops here in town. Give me or Darryl a shout if you think you might have a kit that would fit the bill.


Artist's Emporium is now offering a 10% on store purchases to all MMB members. Just show your memb. card at the time of sale.

See you at the workshops...Laurie, resident Airhead

mmb flea market


Current vintage kits for sale

Vintage MPC Darth Vader Tie Fighter - sealed $50

Vintage MPC Star Destroyer - $70

Vintage AMTMillennium Falcon cutaway - $75

Polar Lights 1/350 Enterprise Refit - $110

Vintage AMT X-Wing complete - $40

AMT Speederbike - $50

AMT Encounter on Degobah with Yoda - $50

Revell Monogram Cylon Raider 1998 - $20

Vintage Luke Skywalker's Snow Speeder - $30

Klingon Bird of Prey 1/650 (stand partially started)

Revell Master Series/Fine Molds 1/48 Tie Fighter WOW kit - $65

Vintage MPC Return of the Jedi Y-Wing snap kit - $25

contact - mikenadwidny@gmail.ca

Model Caves


"Dave's Workshop"

  •   Gotta like Dave's simplicity when it comes to a "build corner" in the model den. I don't even know what colour my cutting mat is...!!


Marc's bench

Send the pics via contacts at bottom of MMB page

Try for the sharpest images you can, and we will post for all to see.


John's workbench

Needs waaayyy more storage on the walls for "stash"...LOL...!

Modeling Links

Automotive Stuff

Aircraft/Armor Stuff

Automotive Stuff

Aircraft/Armor Stuff

Aircraft/Armor Stuff

Models, tools, Paints

Models, tools, Paints

Model Kits & other stuff

Models, tools, Paints


Model Kits & other stuff

Model Kits & other stuff

Model Kits & other stuff

Model Kits & other stuff

Model Kits & other stuff

MMB Airbrush Help Line

There are times when your airbrush does NOT want to co-operate. You have cleaned it to the best of your abilities. but the brush is being stubborn and you've run out of options. That's where our new MMB Airbrush Maintenance Service comes in. Drop off your brush at HobbySense with Igor, and we will disassemble it, give it a proper ultrasonic cleaning, remove all old paint and debris, lubricate the necessary fittings, check all parts for wear and tear, and reassemble to perfect working condition. Should we encounter any parts that need replacing, we will inform you and give you the option to allow us to purchase needed parts and install, or leave that to you. If you decide to purchase the parts yourself, we will install at no extra charge. The cost for this service is $35CDN

Our Goal

Put the "fun" back in scale modeling...!

The MMB Plan

Share the talents of builders

who have tried and tested many

of the techniques used in building all manner of model genres

The Details

Meeting at Hobby Sense, Manitoba Model Builders in Winnipeg will explore all the processes of building, painting, weathering, dioramas, airbrushing and expose all those "secrets" on how to get that special build you've always wanted. MMB...the place to be...!

manitoba model builders site map

Contact MMB

Drop us a line!

Stop in at Hobby Sense for info

There are still openings available for new members

Manitoba Model Builders

MMB Club Reps... Darryl Audette darrylaudette@shaw.ca Laurie Taite spitfire21@mymts.net


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