Friday, January 12, 2018

2018 ODO Sponsors

Please support these fine businesses, clubs, and individuals who, in turn, sponsor the Old Dominion Open:

Manufacturers & Businesses
Atlantis Toy & Hobby
Bluefin Distribution
Fire House Hobbies
HobbyLink Japan
Independent Ams Oil Dealer
Kitty Hawk Models
Panda Models
Starfighter Decals

AMPS Central Virginia
Artist Preservation Group
Central Pennsylvania AMPS
Hampton Roads Ship Model Society
IPMS Central Pennsylvania
IPMS Eastern Car0lina Scale Modelers
IPMS Lackawanna Valley Scale Modelers
IPMS New Jersey
IPMS Tidewater
IPMS Washington, D.C.
National Capital Model Soldier Society
Richmond Automobile Modelers Society
Roanoke Valley IPMS
Tidewater Automobile Modelers Society
Washington Ship Modelers Society

Friends of Dave Hamilton
Jerry & Madie Quick
Joe Koenig
Warren Yuan

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

FREE TICKET to the Old Dominion Open HUGE kit drawing

To say thanks to the many modelers who visit the ODO we are offering free tickets to our drawing.

You can find these coupons at the following links, print them, fill them out and present them when you pay at the door. 

General Admission Coupon
Model Entrant Coupon 

Thank you all for supporting the Old Dominion Open for all these years.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Current List of Vendors for the 2018 Old Dominion Open

With over two months to go, we have a large list of vendors who have reserved tables for the February 24th, 2018 ODO.  Here is our current list. We only have about 34 tables left to rent for a sell out!

 If you are a vendor and would like to have a table at our show, use the Vendor form link below to print out this form.

Click here for the Vendor Form

Saturday, December 2, 2017

2018 ODO Photo in Time

Check out our 2018 ODO Brochure for full details on the show and all the new categories. A copy can be found at the link below.!AnewTgZc4MmSgjLcx6KFiLPpbcfJ 

If you are looking for a project for the 2018 ODO, may we suggest the new Photo In Time category. 

Find a picture of a subject you like, and recreate it for your entry.  You may use any source and any subject  for your model within our standard rules. Just bring in a photo copy or printout of the historical subject  to display with your model.

For the armor modelers,  below is a link to several collections of WW II German Archive photos from which the interesting  picture above was taken from the Bundesarchiv I collection. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for a list of these collections.

-Bob Walls

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Vendor Update for the Old Dominion Open

Calling all modelers
If you are thinking about attending our Model Show and Contest on February 24, 2018 please remember to bring extra spending cash. As of this post, 23 vendors have committed to attend the show and they have reserved 73 tables! We expect a sellout of our 115 table vendor mart.

Stay tuned as we update the vendor list starting next month and each month until the show. 

Also, look for our special promotions for those attending and those entering the show.  More to follow!

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