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Southland landmarks re-created in miniature
Southland landmarks re-created in miniature

Gregory Kelly is a small-scale historian who is out to memorialize big-time Southern California landmarks, one by one. There's the miniature Watts Towers, an elaborate depiction of Newport Beach's Balboa Pavilion and a proportionally correct model of Silver Lake's Music Box Steps — all tucked in Kelly's crowded Tustin hobby shop. Not bad for a man who had never even built a plastic model airplane before deciding at age 20 to open his own shop in a building owned by his father. "I started out in 1972 with $325 worth of model kits," he said. "As a 9-year-old I'd made two attempts at making models before giving up. So when I started building...

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