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News and Updates

If you are a regular visitor to our site and you haven't seen many changes or updates, we apologize! All projects are underway and we are working to have them completed soon. The expansion into our increased space is ongoing. We have opened the expanded space but are still placing all of our fixtures, racks and products throughout the entire expanse. The integration of our online store to our real life inventory. As our store specializes in thousands of different things but not great quantities of things, it is crucial to serve you better that our online sale items reflect...

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Model rocketry is an exciting low-medium cost hobby that has been enjoyed for over 60 years! The Hobby Centre over its 30 year history has been involved in public and group rocket displays and supplied various Scouting and Cadet groups with bulk rockets. There seems to be a declining awareness of the hobby and the rules for conducting it. Here is a site that contains the rules for the operation of model rockets in Canada. Click HERE. As you can see, it is mostly about using common sense and being responsible. We carry ESTES brand rockets. Used as instructed, these...

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Litehawk Radio Control now in stock at The Hobby Centre

We are slowly entering the world of Radio Control hobbies. With the closure of Fred Z's Dynamic Hobbies, we realized there is no one in West Ottawa that carries radio controlled items. As it has been many years since we carried items of this nature, we elected to start with LITEHAWK products. Why? They are distributed to us from Toronto, so orders can be received quickly. LITEHAWK is a low to mid-range price line, with a lot of nice features AND spare parts for those inevitable breaks. Many radio controlled products in this price range are "break it and toss...

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My Next Great Project : Death Takes a Ride!

This is a commission piece I recently finished for a buddy. It is a long out of production pewter figure from Ral Partha. A lot of the time was spent cleaning the castings, straightening out bits and figuring out where everything goes (no instructions in this piece). Chrome is Alclad over gloss black, and it was used as a base for candy red and orange finishes. Various washes "dirtied" up the metallics in the engine, exhaust etc. A lot of fun to build, hope he likes it. - Bill Chappell

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New Categories to Help Find What You Need

We are aware that many people visit the site looking for gifts for friends and relatives and may not be hobbyists themselves. We have added new categories on the left hand navigation bar. Christmas will bring you a list of items we carry that our staff feel make great Christmas Gifts. Kids Zone will bring you a list of kits and products aimed a youngsters and beginners. Pop Culture will bring you to a list of trendy and popular items from franchises like Star Wars, Game of Thrones and other nifty things we bring into the store. Remember everything on...

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