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.
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!
Hello, just a quick update on the 2016 contest next weekend, 17 September. The trophies were picked up today; we currently have 20 vendor tables sold, and the club shirts have arrived so you can pick us out of a crowd when you get here.
The registration forms and model entry forms are in the contest page, and I just created a Frequently Asked Questions page on some of the contest questions we have gotten over the years.
Hope to see you at the contest on Saturday September 17th, and if you are a club member, remember we meet a week early this month, 14 September so we can do some last-minute judges’ training and assigning of responsibilities.
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.
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.
Here is the flyer that will run in the IPMS Journal later this summer. Please help us get the word out about the contest by placing the ad in your newsletters, or printing out copies for your local hobby shops.
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!).
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!
Our annual show in Leavenworth is one week away! The doors open for registration at 9:00 a.m.; vendors you can get it at 8:00 a.m. to set up. Because we will still be moving tables around and doing other chores, we will not let anyone register before 9:00.
Parking in the early morning will be a little challenge, as a 100 mile bicycle race is starting near our venue and many of the parking slots were taken last year when we showed up. Luckily, many people select a shorter route, and by 10:00-10:30 there was no problem with parking.
Categories as well as the PDF registration forms are on our contest pages. Find them here. The special theme is 1940, and any autos, aircraft, AFVs, ships, etc in use in 1940 are eligible. If you think your model is eligible, make sure the registration desk marks your forms when you come in.
There has been a lot of construction in downtown Leavenworth over the past year, and a number of new or refurbished restaurants are available for lunch near our venue. Unfortunately the Italian restaurant and Grinder’s High Noon saloon, both within walking distance and being totally remodeled, will not be open by next Saturday.
Some people have had problems with the registration forms not being fillable when downloaded from our site. If you have problems, please email me and I’ll send you the files directly.
By the way, I spent some time adding our club newsletters for the past year. You can find them here: If you’d like to be added to our distro list and receive the newsletter directly each month, please send me an email.
Looking forward to seeing you in Leavenworth next weekend, Mark
A plastic modelers club located in Leavenworth, Kansas