Friday, November 10, 2017

Scale Model Challenge 2017

While not a U.S. show, the Scale Model Challenge in Veldhoven, The Netherlands features some of the best models in the world. Stats from this year's recent show:

Over 3.000 visitors, 138 exhibitors divided over 122 stands, over 50 clubs, and a contest with a mind boggling 1.987 (!) entries. Those entries were by 575 participants from 40 countries.

Enjoy the photos of some of this year's entries:

32 pages of mind-blowing models!

--Mark Groth

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Well, Are There?

2018 ODO: Vendor Registration

Vendor registration for the 2018 ODO is now open. A link to the fillable registration form is at the end of this post as well as in the 2018 ODO tab above.

  • Vendor reservations MUST be paid by January 31, 2018 to hold table requests.
  • Requests may be cancelled at any time up to January 31, 2018.
  • No refunds after January 31, 2018 for any reason.
  • Tables are eight feet long; $35.00 per table.
  • If you need more than two chairs, please bring them with you.
  • If you plan on using your own tables or free-standing display(s), please contact Bob Walls so you can decide how to best situate them.
  • Additional information is on the form.

Bob Walls

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

It's Here: 2018 ODO Brochure

The full 2018 Old Dominion Open brochure is now available! The link has been added to the 2018 ODO page above and a link is also at the end of this post. Click it for the official rules, categories, and all forms. Be sure to mark your calendar now!

Monday, October 30, 2017

November 13th Meeting Demo: Using Acrylic and Polymer Products

As a child, my favorite show was Watch Mr. Wizard. This month's demo will sort of be like that show. The demo will cover using various lesser known products in different ways to improve your model building.  As time permits, the demo will cover using Future as a glue for photo etch; wood glue for filling seams and injector pin marks; using clear-drying kitchen caulk for making water-like bases for 1/700 scale ships and other uses; using artist mediums to make mud, glue ground work, dilute paints; using fabric paint for rivets; and many other topics including even making your own acrylic model paints.  These won't be super in-depth, but quick how-to's.

After the demo, I will be pulling out winners for door prizes of some of the products used.
 - Bob Walls

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Chapter Contest Entry Form

The theme for our December Chapter Contest is "1962-1972 Kits." For those who want to get a head-start on completing their paperwork, the entry form can be accessed from the below link:

December 2017 Contest Entry Form

Next Meeting: November 13, 2017

The next meeting of IPMS Richmond will be:

Monday, November 13, 2017
6:30 p.m.

Smoketree Community Center
11100 Smoketree Drive
North Chesterfield, VA 23236

In addition to Show 'n' Tell and our quarterly raffle, Bob Walls will be presenting a demo on

"Using Acrylics, Polymers, Resins and Other Paints/Pastes/Products in Modeling"

Bob will be demonstrating many uses for Future floor wax; artists acrylic gels, pastes, and matte medium; clear two-part epoxy glues; carpenters glue; and glazing medium. Bob will have door prizes for those that attend this must-see demo so be sure to be there!