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  • 2023 Best of Class, Figure - Ashigaru by Didier Hachem

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    2023 Best of Class, Figure - Ashigaru by Didier Hachem

  • 2023 Best of Class, Best Miscellaneous - Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp by Cary Millsap

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    2023 Best of Class, Best Miscellaneous - Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp by Cary Millsap

  • 2023 Best of Class, Best Space or Science Fiction Vehicle - Star Wars Blockade Runner by Changhuei Y

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    2023 Best of Class, Best Space or Science Fiction Vehicle - Star Wars Blockade Runner by Changhuei Yang

  • 2023 Best of Class, Ken Robert Best Aircraft - SB2C Helldiver, "A Factory Fresh Beast" by Pat Donahu

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    2023 Best of Class, Ken Robert Best Aircraft - SB2C Helldiver, "A Factory Fresh Beast" by Pat Donahue

  • Anime Mosaic

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  • 2023 Best of Class, Art Gerber Best Military Vehicle and George Lee Judges' Grand Award - Renault FB

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    2023 Best of Class, Art Gerber Best Military Vehicle and George Lee Judges' Grand Award - Renault FB Caterpillar Crawler by Michael Tsoumpas

  • IPMS Nationals 2022

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  • Y-Wing Mosaic

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  • 2023 Best of Class, Tom Kolk Best Junior Model - Ki-61 Hien (Tony) by Thiago Escobar Andrade

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    2023 Best of Class, Tom Kolk Best Junior Model - Ki-61 Hien (Tony) by Thiago Escobar Andrade

  • 2023 Best of Class, Best Ship - CSS Alabama by Kendall Brown

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    2023 Best of Class, Best Ship - CSS Alabama by Kendall Brown

  • 2023 Best of Class, Automotive - "Double Trouble" by Alexander W. DeLeon

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    2023 Best of Class, Automotive - "Double Trouble" by Alexander W. DeLeon

Announcements

Fellow IPMS Members, 

Happy Presidents' Day! We are all looking forward to a new year for IPMS/USA including the much-anticipated National Convention in Madison Wisconsin July 17-20. 2023 was a challenging year for IPMS/USA for a variety of reasons. But it was also a year of some significant accomplishments. Here are some things we did as a society that we can all be proud of.

  • We have initiated the first ever IPMS/USA scholarship program, thanks to the generosity of the Forehand family. The Ralph Forehand Scholarship will award up to... read more...

One of IPMS/USA's goals in the next 6-12 months is to build more awareness of our society through the use of social media platforms. While we already have an active Facebook presence, the obvious first addition is YouTube. And the perfect entry into video content is to build awareness of the efforts of our IPMS/USA Reviewer Corps.

The IPMS Reviewers Corps' program was created back in the 90s.  Reviews were originally printed in the IPMS Journal and every 2 months IPMS/USA would mail a bunch of... read more...

Fellow IPMS members:

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Ivancso to fill the position of Secretary on the IPMS/USA Executive Board. Jessica brings her skills in meeting management, event planning, and effective communications to the position. She has previously held volunteer positions with the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) at all levels and roles,including Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-President, and President.

Jessica brings 25+ years of professional experience in the technology field. She’s been involved with IPMS since... read more...

News


Upcoming Events

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  • Juniors – Category 0

  • Tom Kolk – Best Junior Award

  • Aircraft – Category 1

  • Make a Model, Take it to Texas - Dem Brudders at the 2023 IPMS/USA Nationals, by Dick and Bill Engar

  • Military Vehicles – Category 2

  • Figures – Category 3

  • Ships – Category 4

  • Automotive – Category 5

  • Real Space and SciFi – Category 6

  • Miscellaneous – Category 7

  • Theme and Special Awards – Category 8

  • George Lee Judges’ Grand Award


New Reviews

  • by Andy Taylor

    February 23, 2024

    This is the fourth book in the War in Ukraine series (currently at five volumes). The first two volumes were reviewed by Orlando Reyes of the IPMS/USA Review Corps:

  • by Doug Cole

    February 21, 2024

    The McLaren MP4/2C is a legendary Formula 1 racing car that debuted in the 1986 season. Designed by Gordon Murray, the MP4/2C was highly successful. The car featured an aerodynamic design and...

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  • by Pat Villarreal

    February 20, 2024

    A new resin detail set from Brengun to add or replace 1/48 scale LAU-115 & LAU-127 missile rail launchers for all the variants of the F/A-18 Hornet, Super Hornet, and Growler.

    In The...

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  • by Hub Plott

    February 20, 2024

    This is number 140 in the now very familiar Warpaint series from Guideline and covers the NA OV-10 Bronco. This volume has 104 pages with over 20 pages of color profiles and 250 B&W and color...

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  • by Paul R. Brown

    February 20, 2024

    This set is designed to provide replacement parts for Zvezda’s Pe-8 bomber kit. The package includes two complete sets of main gear struts and actuators and a new single-piece casting of the...

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New Forum Posts

  • February 21, 2024
    This is another terrific kit that apparently has been in my stash for quite some time. Coming from the talented hands of John Dennett, it's a 1/3 scale bust of Frankenstein's monster as... more »
  • February 20, 2024
    That's right, these are my first finished models for 2024, and also the accomplishment of another milestone. First up is Number 896, this is the Dragon 1/72 scale US Marine M103A2... more »
  • February 18, 2024
    JAXCON 2024 was a record breaker! We had 124 people put 601 seriously fine entries on the tables. We had so many very nice models that we ran low/out of medals and may need to mail out some to some... more »
  • February 18, 2024
    As I finish my 1/16 Sopwith Camel Diorama I decided to tackle this model. Both painting all of those knobs, toggles, switches, etc. and applying some very tiny decals has really challenged me and the... more »
  • February 17, 2024
    Just finished this figure from George Stamov. It's the Death character from Terry Pratchett's book Reaper Man. Figure is approximately 90mm. I hope to add some stalks to the ground cover... more »
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