Leavenworth Contest information

Our 2016 contest is right around the corner.   We posted the contest flyer that you can download and place in hobby shops or send out to your members in the contest page, or you can click here: 2016 Contest Flyer.

Our ad also ran in the newest issue of the IPMS journal. IPMS ad 2016

The contest page contains downloadable registration forms– note, you need one for yourself, and one for each model you plan on entering.

The actual day of the contest will be unchanged from previous years: door open at 9:00 a.m. for modelers (8:00 for vendors only to set up), registration runs until noon, and then judging begins.  The award ceremony will be at 3:00 p.m., and our raffle will be running through out the afternoon.

The kind people at the Heritage Center will be providing, for a nominal cost, some snacks and coffee in the morning and something more substantial for lunch and sodas.  All profits from the food concession  goes to the Heritage Center.

There are still vendor tables available at $10 a table.  Please contact Mark if you’d like to reserve some table space.

For those of you looking to make a weekend of it, two new hotels have opened in downtown Leavenworth, as well as some new and updated restaurants within walking distance of the Heritage Center. The Frontier Army Museum on Fort Leavenworth,  Carousel Museum, Carrol Mansion and Leavenworth Historical Society and Richard Allen Cultural Center are all nearby and worth a visit.

Looking forward to seeing you in Leavenworth!

 

 

Wow, has it really been five months?

I have to apologize for not updating this website sooner.  In my defense, it has been a busy time (house fire in January kind of changed my priorities for a while) but that is not a good excuse.

Just to bring everyone up to date–the Prison City Modelers are doing great, we meet next Wednesday, May 18th at the Leavenworth Public Library.  We’ll have a demonstration on the use of Clay Shay, an Aves product, as well as displaying our Communist bloc models that we built as part of the club build.

Also check out our newsletter next week.  We’ve added a few new sections, including a buy, sell, trade, or give away for free section!  As always, we’ll have a recap of the last meeting, Jayhawk Journal, and other interesting articles.  If you’ve missed our past issues, here is a link to past issues: click here

Hope you can make it, and bring what ever is on your workbench!

Mark

November meeting and new newsletters

The monthly meeting of the IPMS Prison City Modelers will be Wednesday, 20 November at 7:00 P.M. in the Leavenworth Public Library.  We have the room starting at 6:30, so some early if you want some more time to discuss the latest projects.

The monthly newsletter for October and November are now posted on our site. You can access them here.  If you’d like to be added to our monthly newsletter distro list, please send me an email.

Hope to see you at the meeting,

Mark

 

Contest Results posted

Thank you again to all who came to the IPMS Prison City Model Show on 19 September.  We could not have been a success without the modelers, vendors, and sponsors who contributed to the overall event.

We have now posted the results here. Congratulations to our winners, and we hope to see you back next year.

Congratulations to all who came

The 19 September Leavenworth contest was a resounding success, with over 200 models present.  Modelers from across the region came to Leavenworth on a beautiful fall morning, and we had some incredible models to judge.  I hope to have the results and a few photos published in the next few days, so check back often to see.  If in the highly unlikely event I misspell a name (ok, not that unlikely at all) please send me an email of leave a comment and I’ll correct it.

Thank you again to all who helped make this show a success, and we’ll see you next year on 17 September 2016 in downtown Leavenworth (pending regional coordinator and IPMS USA approval, of course, but we have the venue!).

September meeting reminder and newsletter

Hello, the September meeting of the IPMS Prison City Modelers will be Wednesday, 16 September at 7:00 p.m. at the Leavenworth Public Library.  We’ll be preparing for the contest on Saturday (have we mentioned that before?) as well as conducting a judging clinic and our normal “Show What Ya’ Brung.”

To give you something to do until then, this month’s newsletter is now post on our website here.

Hope to see you at the meeting Wednesday, and even more importantly, at out show on Saturday.  Doors open at 9:00 a.m. for registration!

A plastic modelers club located in Leavenworth, Kansas