Photos from ModelFEST 2018
Wow! Where do I start? IPMS Space Coast Modelfest 2018 was a great weekend. Personally I had a wonderful time and I am reasonably sure most of the attendees did too.
First I have to thank the participants, as after all, they are the reason to hold the show. Seventy seven entrants put three hundred ninety three models of all genres on the tables. We had entrants not just from Florida, but as far away as Alabama, Georgia and North and South Carolina. The imagination, skill and final execution that each individual model builder displayed was inspiring. The judging was tough in every class. Picking “Best in Show” was particularly difficult, with Al Kamrad’s Famo halftrack just nudging Johnny Grenot’s Heinkel HE-111 for the top spot.
Geographically IPMS/USA Region 11 encompasses all of Florida. We had entrants and judges from the following chapters; IPMS/Caloosa Plastic Modelers - Ft. Myers, IPMS/First Coast - Jacksonville, IPMS/Flight 19 - Ft. Lauderdale, IPMS/Florida Auto & Scale Truck Model Club (FAST) - Ocala, IPMS/Gator Modelers - Gainesville, IPMS/Miami Rum Runners - Miami, IPMS/Model Car Creations of South Florida - Fort Lauderdale, IPMS/Model Creations Unlimited-Jacksonville - Jacksonville, IPMS/Ocala - Ocala, IPMS/Orlando - Orlando, IPMS/Pelikan Model Club - Clearwater, IPMS/Pensacola Modelers - Pensacola, IPMS/Polk Area Model Society - Lakeland, IPMS/South Florida Scale Model Consortium - Wellington & Royal Palm, IPMS/Space Coast - Melbourne, IPMS/Table Top Cruisers of Central Florida, and IPMS/Wings, Wheels and Keels – Venice. Thanks to all these chapters for your support.
Next I have to express thanks to the diverse group of vendors we had. Sixty four tables of models, books, tools, finishing supplies and aftermarket items were busy all weekend. The vendors are the first stop I make after I register for any show. Without them the show would not have been as much fun.
I have to give credit to the two hundred twenty seven paid spectators that attended. That’s over two hundred potential customers for the vendors, future members of IPMS, and entrants in show.
Last, but far from least, I have to express my heartfelt thanks to the members of IPMS/ Space Coast that worked so hard for the past year to make this happen and happen so successfully. Give yourself a round of applause, it’s well deserved.
IPMS Space Coast
Inaugral PAMS CON 18 IPMS Scale ModelShow: Held at the Lake Gibson Methodist Church 421 Platt St. Lakeland, FL. 33809
Hosted by the Polk Area Model Society
Hours 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Phone: (518) 420-2354
Or (321 768-7945
PAMS Club Website for show information click HERE
Located on the East Coast of Florida, we are Brevard County's chapter of the International Plastic Modeler's Society.. We are a club of 40+ members that want to meet you!
Come on out to a meeting and see what we are all about!
All modelers no matter what skill level and types of modeling are
Bi-Monthly Club meeting beginning at 6:00 PM at the
Cocoa Public Library a.k.a. Catherine Schweinsberg Rood Central Library
308 Forrest Avenue
Cocoa, Florida 32922
Phone: (321) 633-2024
Bi-Monthly Club meeting beginning at 6:00PM at the Suntree/Viera Library
902 Jordan Blass Drive
Melbourne, Florida 32940
Phone: (321) 255-4404
Want to see what was on display at ModelFEST 2018? Check out the ModelFEST 2018 Photo Gallery!
Winners from ModelFEST 2018
Like checking out photos of models? Our members are quite talented and like showing off their work. Here is where you can see what they have built.
"Best Of" Categories..
Aircraft: Johnny Grenot, Heinkel HE-111.
Military Vehicle: Al Kamrad, Famo & Sd.Ah.116
Nautical: Randy Riley, IJN Takao.
Automotive: Andy Caldwell 1954 Porsche 550
Space/Fantasy: Steve Williams, 20,000 League Nautilus.
Figure: Joseph Brubaker, Tommy MG gunner.
Diorama: Richard Schmitt, Motorcycle repair shop.
Junior: Cadene Levene, Jagd Tiger.
Miscellaneous : Jeff Selker, Ford left for dead.
Out of the Box.: Jeff Selker, PT-109.
Collection: Matthew Olson, NASA Probes
Old Geezer: Charlie Walker, AD-6 Skyraider.
"Ahhhhh" Award: Matthew Olson, NASA Probes.
Bob Heinz Memorial: Johnny Grenot, Heinkel HE-111.
Best 1968: Ray Engineer, UH-1B Huey.
Best WW I: Brian Cooker, Fokker.
Popular Choice: Butch Bryan, Star Trek Doomsday Machine.
Best in Show: Al Kamrad, Famo & Sd.Ah.116
Model galleries from our members
ModelFEST 2018 Best in Show Winner
FAMO & Sd.Ah.116 by Al Kamrad
International Plastic Modeler Society Region 11
Spring SouthLandz Model Car Swap Meet and Contest: Held at the Comney Center @ Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 750 San Salvador Dr. Dunedin FL, 34698
Hosted by the Table Top Cruisers of Central Florida
Hours 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Phone: (518) 420-2354
Or (321 768-7945
Facebook Page for show information click HERE
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Scale model building by nature is a solitary hobby. Have you considered sharing your hobby with others?
Well we here in IPMS Space Coast want to meet you! We are a friendly bunch with with builders that range from novice's to master modelers!
We are not restricted to any one type of models. If its a scale model, we like it! Come and meet us at one of our bi-monthly meetings to see what we are all about!
Our schedule for our monthly meetings and events are shown above or you can download the About IPMS Space Coast PDF document hereand come out and be part of the fun!