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Events not associated with IPMS/USA.

2017 New Mexico State Fair (Model Contest)

September 7, 2017 - 9:00am

2017 New Mexico State Fair

Fair Dates: Sept 7 - 17, 2017

Creative Arts - Division 13

Models - Military, Science Fiction & Others

Sponsored by

Albuquerque Scale Modelers Club

Model Entry Dates at the Fair are:

Aug 25th (Friday) - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Aug 26th (Saturday) - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM



1st, 2nd & 3rd place Ribbons in each Class; Best of Show Rosette in all Sections


Electronic version of the rules (pdf) is available at:



Or via a link available on the ASM Website's Home Page - see address below.

For information on the Albuquerque Scale Modelers Club, please visit our website at:


300 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87108

NNL Western Nationals

January 28, 2017 - 9:00am

If you're a die-hard model car builder, then the NNL West is one of those shows you look forward toevery year. If you live here in the bay area, it's a big national event right here in your back yard. If you're coming from other parts of the country it's a chance to get away from the bad winter weather and take in a great event at the same time. I'll never forget the guys from the MASSCAR model club pulling grass from my front lawn and putting it in their pockets to take home!

The NNL West is about a lot of things: it's about great looking model cars, it's about meeting old friends and meeting new ones, it's about maybe getting your model photographed for a magazine (did you see last year's coverage in the Scale Auto,Contest Cars, & Model Cars?), most of all it's about having fun. During the day you can check out the door prize table and maybe win a prize, or the kids can sign up for the "Make N' Take" program and have a chance to build a model right there, and then put it on the display tables or you can set-in on a How-To seminar. You can also walk through the NNL West Model Expo held in the same huge hall as the NNL. Vendors come from all over the country bringing great deals on the latest aftermarket parts, NEW kits, or rare old kits! Modeler's save-up all year for this great chance to stock up on modeling goods!

The NNL West is a non-competitive event. The only two awards are the "Youth Modeler's Choice" award, and the "Adult Modelers Choice" award. But there will be some awards from other sources. The Silicon Valley Scale Vehicles will be continuing their tradition of presenting a "Club Pick" award along with a couple of other clubs, for their favorite car at the show, and there will also be the NNL West "Staff Picks" again this year. I'm sure there will be others as the show draws closer (if your club is doing something special, email me and let us know!). Model Cars magazine will present a special awards each year.Keep your eye on the "What's New" page and we'll let you know.

If it's your first time at NNL West let's give you a quick run down on what to do; first you'll want to buy tickets at the box office located in the lobby ($15.00 for adults, children under 12 yrs old free, ticket sales start about 8:30am, & doors open at 9am), make your way to the front door in the "A" HALL this year where NNL volunteers will take your ticket and give you numbered placemats to put under your models, take your models to a table and display them. You'll also receive door prize tickets but you might want to buy extra (there's a lot of door prizes to go around, but the more tickets you have, the better chance you have to win). If you have kids, sign them up for the Make N' Take. There's great how-to seminars through out the day as well.

5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA, 95054

Euro Scale Modelling 2016 IPMS Netherlands (NL)

October 29, 2016 - 10:00am



Saturday, October 29, 2016

Nieuwegein , The Netherlands (NL)

10.00 - 17.00 hrs

Organized by IPMS Nederland

Again, this large one day event will comprise of a large exhibition of finished plastic scale models as well as our renowned plastic (scale-) modelling contest. Over 1,100 yards of tables with the most exciting and diversified plastic model kit fair of the low-countries. Our stated aim is to combine a leading social event for the plastic-modeller with a successful day for the plastic model trade.

As in previous years, our Euro Scale Modelling event will be held at NBC-Congrescentrum (NBC) at Nieuwegein, near Utrecht, centrally located in the Netherlands.

The two main NBC exhibition halls - the "Grand Hall" and the "Event Hall" are fully packed but also extra space will be used. IPMS clubs and their Regional Chapters, Special Interest Groups and other modelling clubs (many from abroad) will participate. Traders and private sellers will sell new, stock and rare plastic model kits, products and accessories.

Some key-numbers about the event:

* more than 1,100 yards of pure scale modelling displays and 150 exhibitors and traders from ten different European countries.

* Approximately 2,500 up to 3,000 modellers, visitors, buyers are expected from all of Europe, both IPMS members and others.

* Many international visitors and professional Traders of plastic model kits, tools, accessories, and associated materials will attend.

* Approximately 100 exhibiting modelling clubs and individual modellers displays, both IPMS related and non-aligned.

* Group projects and themes will be exhibited by IPMS-Regional Chapters, IPMS-Special Interest Groups, Clubs, and Individual participants, exhibiting their finished and on-going projects.

* Hundreds of models will compete in our Scale Modelling Contest which will be open to all. Junior participants (up to 16 years old) enter the contest for FREE.

* A separate section of the event will be devoted to paper scale modelling, with many leading Publishers, Traders and Modellers attending.

* And last but not least: our Raffle with scores of prizes large and small to be won.




blokhoeve 1, nieuwegein, 3834LC, Netherlands

Greek IPMS Expo-Competition 2016

October 28, 2016 - 12:00pm

Fellow modellers,

IPMS Hellas has been organizing its annual expo/competition at the end of the summer period, when the weather is still warm and travel is more convenient. For this year, our venue will be held during the long weekend of October 28-30, which also coincides with our national holiday (Friday, 28).

This year, and despite the difficult economic climate, we are upgrading the whole event, exposing our venue to a more general public, by holding the IPMS Annual in the centre of Athens, at the Technopolis Centre (the old Athenian gas works http://www.technopolis-athens.com/web/guest/events). This is a very popular site with an excellent track record for exhibitions and first-class facilities.

This year, apart from the standard categories, we have added special and commemorative categories for the following:

  • Civil Aviation
  • 80 years from the start of the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939
  • 70 years of the Hellenic Armour Corps (1946-2016)
  • Post Apocalyptic - Diesel Punk - Steam Punk
  • Non-military Dioramas

We would be greatly honoured if modellers from your country would seize the occasion to visit and participate. We are at your disposal to provide any information necessary with regard to itineraries, hotels, side events, museums etc. So feel free to contact us.

Hoping to see you in Athens.

Technopolis City of Athens, Athens, na, Greece

HeritageCon 10

March 20, 2016 (All day)

Heritage Con is IPMS Hamiltons annual model contest and show. 2016 is the ten anniversary and we have a Speacial guest with Mig Jimenez attending the show and doing a presentation. There will be around 110 vendor tables and a great Raffle table 

9280 Airport road, Mount Hope, Hamilton, ON, L0R 1W0, Canada