Tuesday, November 19, 2019

2020 ODO: Rules Changes!

There are TWO MAJOR CHANGES to the Rules for the 2020 ODO: Inappropriate Entries and Picture Build Books.

A. Inappropriate Entries [This brings the 2020 ODO into alignment with IPMS National rules.]

The Chief Judge will exclude/remove from competition any entry considered by Contest officials to be inappropriate or offensive to generally acknowledged standards of taste and acceptability. The following are prohibited in competition and may not be placed on display at any IPMS event:

1. There shall be no depiction of excretory functions depicting any human being or animal.

2. There shall be no depiction of sadomasochistic activity, equipment, settings or situations, to any degree, regardless of whether there are figures in the model and regardless of whether any figures present in the model are clothed.

3. There shall be no depictions of explicit sexual conduct, bilateral or autoerotic, regardless of degree and regardless of the clothing-status of the participants that involves the touching of the breasts or genitals or other erogenous zones of any depicted figure.

4. There shall be no depiction of any nude human male or female figures where the genitalia of the figure are exposed where the clear intent of the same is to portray a sexual scene.

Picture Build Books
Build books of reasonable size can be placed on the table next to the model entry. However, these books shall not be viewed or considered in any way by the judges of that particular category. All enhancements, additions, or modifications for judges’ consideration should be noted in the box provided on the model entry form.

Both of these changes are highlighted in red in the 2020 ODO brochure.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

2020 ODO: Category Revisions and Clarifications

In order to facilitate your entries, following are the category revisions and clarifications for the upcoming 2020 Old Dominion Open on February 29, 2020 (changes in bold type):

32. Competition, open wheels, 1/20 and smaller
33. Competition, straight line, 1/20 and smaller
34. Competition, closed wheels, 1/20 and smaller 

37. Large scale, 1/19 and larger, all eras

40. Pro Street (Street Legal Drag Style)

59. Busts (Military)
60. Busts (Non-Military)

63. Gundam, 1/144 and smaller, UC (Universal Century)
64. Gundam, 1/144 and smaller, Non-UC
65. Gundam 1/100 and larger, UC
66. Gundam, 1/100 and larger, Non-UC

Please note that several key ODO positions have changed for 2020:

  • Chris Bryan is ODO Chairman
  • Richard Leininger is Head Judge
  • Craig Norris is in charge of Vendors
Their contact information is listed in the ODO brochure.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

2020 ODO Brochure and Forms

The brochure and forms for the 2020 Old Dominion Open are available at the link above or by clicking HERE.

Included in the brochure are:

  • Contest Categories
  • General Information
  • Rules
  • Model Entry Form
  • Registration Master Form
  • Trophy Package Sponsorship Form
  • Vendor Registration Form
Over the next few weeks, we will be posting information regarding the changes to the 2020 contest categories and rules. For now, please note the following contact information:

ODO Chairman: Chris Bryan, modelprofessor@gmail.com
Head Judge: Richard Leininger, raleininger@verizon.net
Raffle: Mike Lyons, mlyons@richmondicezone.com
Vendors: Craig Norris, canorris1970@gmail.com

Thursday, August 8, 2019

August Spare Parts Now Available

The August 2019 issue of "Spare Parts" is now available online at the link in the menu above.

As a reminder, all issues of "Spare Parts" dating back to January 2017 are also available at the same link. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Airbrushing Craft Paints!

Chris's Eastern Express Gaz 66 Command Vehicle
You've seen examples of his work at our meetings, now you have the opportunity to see exactly how the "Model Professor" himself, Chris Bryan, accomplishes this. Join us at our August 12 meeting to learn how Chris mixes, thins, and airbrushes inexpensive craft paints. It'll be a demo not to be missed!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

NCMSS 58th Annual Show, September 7, 2019

The National Capital Model Soldier Society will hold its 58th Annual Show on September 7, 2019 at the Springfield Hilton in Springfield, VA. Click here for more information and forms: https://www.ncmssclub.org/annual-show

Sunday, July 7, 2019

July 2019 Spare Parts Now Available

The July 2019 issue of "Spare Parts" is now available on the above page.

Many thanks to our editor, Mark Elder!