We are one month away from our 16 September show! Planning is going well– 18 vendor tables sold, trophy sponsorships coming in, and a couple of demos being planned include Tru-Colors new military paint line and a possible 3-D printing display. We have a great meeting planned for tonight, and will finalize our contest theme for 2018–so you can start building for next year.
We’d like to also like to thank some of our recent sponsors–IPMS Fort Crook who is sponsoring the Best of Armor trophy, and A-3: Single Engine Jet Powered, 1/48 scale. Tru-Colors Paints out of Phoenix, AZ is issuing a new military colors line in late 2017, and has provided paints samples for the raffle as well as for a demo at the contest of the military line.
Thanks to all, and hope to see you at the chapter meeting.
Congratulations to the Fort Crook IPMS/USA crew for hosting an outstanding convention.
I’d also like to congratulate our crew of modelers who made the trek north to compete. Shane Curtis, Paul Curtis, Ed Burgess, Ron Denning, Rick Brownlee, and Paul Reeb all competed, while Tim Fincham, Doug Hall, and Mark Gerges drove up for the vendors and to see the competition. Winners for our club were Ron Denning with a second in aircraft scratchbuilt and conversions for his CH-54 Skycrane, and Paul Curtis iwith a first place in ships (pre-teens) , first in military vehicles(pre-teens), first in dioramas(pre-teens), and second in aircraft, 1/144 and 1/72 scale (pre-teen)
Well done to all, and can’t wait to hear about your experiences at the August meeting.
Hello, we posted the flyer for the 2017 show. It includes the cost, and categories for the show. Feel free to print out a few copies and post it around your town.
Thanks Shane for the hard work on the flyer!
2017 Contest Flyer
The demo from the April meeting, on “The Scale Effects on Color” and some items you might want to consider as you paint your models has been posted in the member articles pages. Here’s a link, enjoy.
Hello all– just a reminder that our March meeting is just around the corner, on Wednesday, 15 March at 7:00 p.m. We will discuss the results of the chapter’s entries in the IPMS Great Plains-KCAMPS contest this weekend (hint: we did great– congratulations to everyone who went).
One of the major goals of the meeting is discussing the final categories for the 16 September show. We will finalize those, as well as get a flyer on the website in the next few weeks. The theme is set– 1967, so get building!
Hope to see you Wednesday.
The image in the header of the website is a close-up of the groundwork shown at our February chapter meeting by member Gary Rhunke.
The figure on the base is TBG Miniatures Hawkeye figure in 54mm. The figure is painted with Vallejo paints. The kit came with a resin base and Gary added Woodland Scenics Realistic Water and Water Effects to create a stream through the center. The fallen log, leave debris, and moss recreate the Eastern woodlands habitat of the Last of the Mohicans in the wilderness of upper New York. He used a variety of materials to recreate the foliage and other fallen debris of the base.
Excellent work Gary!
The October meeting of the IPMS Prison City Modelers is tomorrow night, 16 November at 7:00 pm. We’ll be discussing nominations for club officers, and most importantly, selecting the theme for our 2017 contest in September, and do our normal Show What Ya’ Brung.
I also posted the newsletters for October November in the newsletter tab. Here’s a link: http://leavenworthmodelersclub.org/pcm-newsletters/2016-newsletters/
Thank you everyone who came out to support our 17 September model show. From the modelers who worked for months on the models, to the vendors, and guest judges, you all made it a success. Thanks for coming.
The results are now posted under 2016 contest results. Photos of many of the models are available on our Facebook page– see the link to the right of this post.
Link to contest results: http://leavenworthmodelersclub.org/contest-results-2/2016-ipms-prison-city-modelers-contest-results/
Thank you everyone who came to the show, vended, or just walked in to view the models. We had a great turn-out, and some fantastic models on the tables. Check back in the next couple of days to see the full results posted here, and you can see photos of some of the models on our Facebook site right now– just look to the right column of this page for a link to take you to the page.
Thanks again, and save next year’s date–16 September 2017.
It’s finally here– our annual model contest, located in the heart of historic Leavenworth, the first city in Kansas. The set-up from the club is complete– The Heritage Center, located at 109 Delaware Street has 31 tables with 35 categories, and the vendor room contains twenty-one tables just waiting for the goodies to arrive.
Weather looks to be good, perfect for a walk down to the Mighty Missouri or around town as you look at our numerous lunch places. Travel safely, and we hope to see you in Leavenworth!