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Our group got started back in the early 2000's.   We all met through the Starshipmodeler Forums originally, then found out we all reside in or near the Central Florida area, so we scheduled a meeting @ an Applebee's in Temple Terrace and the rest, as they say, is history.

Why form our own club?  It was mostly because the other local modeling clubs used to have a rather standoffish and elitist attitude towards any model that was not their usual standard of planes, armor or ships.

Since all of us build both science fiction and non-science fiction models, we couldn't completely understand or agree with the reasons behind this attitude, nor could we change it (at the time), so we formed a group that would be more tolerant of ANY kind of scale model.

As for the name, well... we all were and still are fans of Farscape.  At the time of it's cancellation, thanks to an idiotic decision of the Sci-Fi Channel's management, we were looking for a name for our club and we all settled on Florida Peacekeepers.  A homage to our home state and to Farscape.  Perfect! 

We currently have people from Tampa, Orlando & Port Charlotte (plus a transplanted FPK member in Wisconsin, which makes us a nationwide club bay-bee! ).  We meet on a monthly basis, usually the 2nd Saturday of every month.  Occasionally we have special meetings, just for the heck of it, to have a BBQ or go catch a good movie, and just enjoy each others company. The meetings are announced at the main page of this website.

FPK's primary goal is to have fun and promote the hobby, no matter the type or kind of model.  Of late we have been participating in local model competitions in order to further this goal, and to our delight, the attitude towards SF models has slowly began to improve.

Our talented members are very good at what they do, and have won several awards at the local & national IPMS contests, as well as at Wonderfest.  You can see a sample of their work @ our photo gallery.

So if you live in or near the Orlando/Lakeland/Tampa areas, come on over and pay us a visit.  Everybody is welcome.

Cheers from Florida! 

 

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