Category Archives: model contest

Thank you for coming!

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.

Thanks again for making this contest a success.

Contest is here!

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.

Hope to see you tomorrow.

 

 

meeting reminder, 20 February

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!

upcoming meeting reminder

Hello, the January meeting for the club is this Wednesday, 16 January at 7:00 pm at the Leavenworth Public Library.

The results of the December elections are in (ok, they were in at the meeting, but if you missed them . . .)  Shane Curtis was elected president for the upcoming year, with  Tim Moran as the vice president.  JW Dirske was re-elected treasurer (in what I understand was a landslide), and Mark Gerges as secretary.

The agenda for this week is to discuss the theme for our fall contest which is scheduled for September 21, 2013.  Come with your ideas on a great theme!  If you can’t attend but have an idea (or more than one,) send Shane your comments and he’ll them to the meeting.

 

Region 5 Convention, May 2012

Here’s the flyer for the IPMS Region 5 contest in 19 May 2012, hosted by the IPMS West Central Missouri chapter.  See the flyer under Modelling Links for more details, and we hope to see a good turn out!

Also, thanks for the great turn-out for the January meeting.  Shane has straightened out the room reservations, and for the rest of the year we’ll be meeting in the East Room (through the children’s section to the east wall of the library).  hope to see you at the February meeting. 

If you are interested in doing a demo, or have ideas for things you would like to see done, please post your ideas.

Leavenworth model contest around the corner

We had a good turn-out for the 17 August Leavenworth model club meeting, and want to welcome the new CGSC students who took time away from studying to join us.  Andy Prawitz gave us vacuforming and thermoforming demonstration, and I’m sure I wasn’t the only one looking at Mattel vacuform machines on eBay the next day.

IPMS Prison City Modelers contest awards
A small sample of the awards to be given out at the contest. Thanks to Rick Brownlee who designed the awards.

Biggest order of business was final prep for the 24 September model contest here in downtown Leavenworth.  Trophies have been ordered, but it isn’t too late if you want to sponsor a trophy package or be a vendor at the show.  More info is available on the contest pages.

We have one more meeting on 21 September before the contest.  Hope to see you there, and if not, then at the contest on Saturday, 24 September.

If you have noticed the banners on the club site, they are photos taken by some of our members.  Brooks Lyles contributed the photo of the P-38 that has been up the last month, and John Curatola took the inflight photo of the B-17 engines when the aricraft visited Kansas City in 2009.  Thanks to both of them for sharing.