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
Well, the summer is more than half over, and we are starting to look ahead to our fall model contest. We’ve just posted our new flyer, with some minor changes to the categories for the 19 September contest. Please print out copies for your local hobby shop, or send them to members of other model clubs to help us get the word out.
The special theme for the contest is 1940. This can include anything from the fall of France, Battle of Britain, or newest automobiles coming out of Detroit. Only rule– had to be in use in the year 1940.
The results from the 20 September contest in Leavenworth Kansas are now posted in the Contest Results page. Congratulations to all of you who came and competed, and we hope to see you next year on 19 September 2015. A special thanks goes to our sponsors for the various categories as well as the vendors who make the contest so worthwhile– and get us in hot water with our sponsors–but it is totally worth it!
Well, it is finally here! Our annual model show at the Heritage Center, 109 Delaware Street in Leavenworth is this Saturday, 20 September. Doors open for registration at 9:00 a.m. and registration closes at 12:00. Judging is from 12:00 to 2:45, and then the awards presentation is at 3:00 p.m.
We’ll have vendors, a raffle going throughout the day, and the Heritage Center is cooking food and pies for those who don’t want to leave for lunch. The Heritage Center is located in downtown Leavenworth, and there are numerous restaurants within walking distance. For those coming with a spouse, next door is the CW Parker Carousel Museum, and not one but TWO new sewing shops, opened within the last month on our main street.
There is a bicycle race beginning at 8:00 nearby and last year much of the parking directly across the street was full in the early morning but there are numerous other lots within a one block radius. The bike racers are an early morning bunch, and the lots emptied out by 9:30.
Hope to see you all there. Remember, this year’s special theme is the Great War.
Hello all, the 2013 contest results page is now live. Thanks for all the modelers who came to our show and made it a success. Here’s the link to the page. If I’ve spelled any names incorrectly, please let me know.
Save the date– the date for the 2014 contest is 20 September at the same location in downtown Leavenworth (pending our IPMS region’s final approval).
It was a great contest in downtown Leavenworth yesterday, and we would like to thank all of you that came out and supported the hobby.
I will be posting the results and some photos in the next few days, but to let you know, we had 56 modelers enter a total of 243 models in the contest. We also had a display which included an eight foot long radio controlled U-boat in 1:35 scale.
Hello all. The 2013 contest is only hours away. We just finished setting up the room, and will be ready for the rush when the doors open at 0900 tomorrow morning. The registration runs from 0900 to 1200, and if you want to save time you can fill out the registration forms at home tonight. They are available here.
We have some excellent raffle prizes, and a room full of vendors. We also have a local radio controlled modeler who is displaying his fully operational 8 1/2 foot long German U-boat. He also has a German midget sub in 1/12th scale and PT 109 in 1:32nd. All are incredible to see.
The address is 109 Delaware Street in downtown Leavenworth in the Heritage Center. We are convenient to the Carousel Museum, River Front Park, and local restaurants and quilt stores, just to name a few things.
Reminder we’ll be having our monthly meeting at 7:00 pm in the Leavenworth Public Library on Wednesday, 20 February. We will be hosting a model exchange– let me let our president explain the concept:
“we will kick off our internal club contest with a model swap to see who is going to build what. Please bring in an old kit (pre-1980 if possible, but we can be a little flexible there) for random distribution to a fellow club-member. We’ll plan on wrapping the contest up in May when everyone brings in their competed works. If you can’t be at the meeting but still plan to participate in the contest, let me know and someone will draw for you. We’ll have some extra models on hand, so DON’T go out and buy a model for this contest (feel free to bring an extra or two of your own if you have something in your stash that you know you will never build–you know, like that old Lindberg kit that ends up at every single raffle in the KC area but you keep getting stuck with.) Make sure the models are complete–it will definitely increase the degree of difficulty if someone has to build someone without instructions!!”
Hopefully, the weather will hold off until after the meeting, and we’ll see you all there!
A plastic modelers club located in Leavenworth, Kansas