Back in the 80s, Lubbock had one of the best hobby shops in the country called Chucks Hobbies. The owner, Chuck, was a fantastic modeler himself and believed in keeping the shop fully stocked with everything. He had originally ran the hobby portion of Toys By Roy in South Plains Mall before venturing out on his own. This was also the start of the Verlinden Syndrome so he had tons of that stuff and his dioramas, while perfect, looked like Verlinden catalogs. He finally went out of business because Lubbock is a rather limited market. Another builder.at that time who scratched Russian stuff and could give Zaloga a run for his money was Robert McNaughton I think. Last I was in Lubbock a couple of years ago there was a shop called Wings and Things I believe that was mostly Rc stuff but dis have a fee shelves of models. However, prices were too high. They even advertised scale modeling classes. Anyway, when I went to college at Tech there weren't many model builders (something about beer and coeds taking up most spare time) and I bet it hasn't changed.