IPMS

Space Coast

Would you like to come to an IPMS Space Coast Meeting or Event? We want to meet you!

Download the About IPMS Space Coast PDF document here and come out and be part of the fun!

   Thanks for visiting our website!  We are the local chapter of the International Plastic Modeler's Society (IPMS) Region 11. 

   

   Comprised of model builders from central Florida's east coast, specifically Brevard County (Titusville-Canaveral-Cocoa-Rockledge-Melbourne-Palm Bay and the Beach Communities) who want to share their enthusiasm for the hobby. The club originated in 1981 as the "Brevard Plastic Modelers Club" in the city of Palm Bay, FL and was renamed "IPMS/SPACE COAST" - because of its proximity to NASA's Kennedy Space Center - after it became a chapter member of International Plastic Modelers Society/USA in 1991.


        We host a bi-annual model show known as ModelFEST which began 25+ years ago. An account of that first contest was recalled by  our current Vice President and founding member Jon Thompson as a small affair "Our first contest was held in 1991 at the Shoney’s on west Rt.192.  We rented two meeting rooms, we did not have much of a club treasury yet. It was so cramped that people had to turn sideways and shuffle past one another to get between the tables.  We had one room for vendors and one for the contest. Not much of a show but it got us on the map."  From those humble beginnings ModelFEST has became the Space Coast's premier model show with nearly 400 entries and 80 vendor tables. The 2018 edition of ModelFEST has been named as the IPMS region 11 regional show which guarantees that there will be models on display from some of the best builders in the southeast!}


   Our goal is to get together and enjoy the enriching hobby of model building. We are a club of 40+ members of all types of skill levels and models of any type or genre. In fact several of our members are nationally recognized for there modeling capabilities.

   

  Membership is open to anyone that enjoys building models of any type, subject or skill level.  


We meet twice a month at the following locations starting at 6pm:

Our meetings usually comprise of:

  • A general meeting for club business and events
  • Time for our members to show and tell about there latest or completed projects (We always like to see what our members are up to!)
  • Seminars and or demonstrations to help you build better models
  • An occasional club raffle where you could win a model!


2nd Tuesday of each month:



Suntree/Viera Library

902 Jordan Blass Drive
Melbourne, Florida  32940
Phone:  (321) 255-4404


Diner/Socializing follows after meeting at:

Uno Pizzeria & Grill

8260 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32940

(NOTE: A new location for dinner in September!)



Last Tuesday of each month:


Cocoa Public Library a.k.a. Catherine Schweinsberg Rood Central Library

308 Forrest Avenue
Cocoa, Florida  32922
Phone:  (321) 633-2024


Dinner/Socializing follows after meeting at

Longhorns Steakhouse on SR 520

across from the Merritt Square Mall.  

Interested in Joining IPMS Space Coast?

President:             Rick Ostman               rickostman@yahoo.com


Vice President:   Jon Thompson


Treasurer:            Chuck Smith                bcsmith@cfl.rr.com


Webmaster:        Andy Caldwell             426hemiterp@gmail.com

About IPMS Space Coast

IPMS Space Coast Officers

International Plastic Modeler Society Region 11