The IPMS Prison City Modelers are located in Leavenworth, the first city of Kansas. Founded in July 1996, we became an IPMS chapter in 2010. We meet on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 P.M. at the Leavenworth Public Library.
The chapter is made up of modelers of all building interest, skill levels and ages. Please join us for a meeting, and bring whatever project you are working on.
President: Timothy Moran. Tim is relatively new to the hobby, and focuses on aircraft and armor models.
Vice President: Curt Pangracs. Curt builds primarily modern AFVs, focusing on the Soviet bloc but recently has become the club expert on 3D printing. I believe he now has three different types of 3D printers and continues to expand his CAD expertise.
Treasurer: Ed Burgess. Ed probably has the most interesting display case in the club. He does everything from aircraft, wheeled AFVs, to steam punk and Sci Fi models.
Secretary (and webmaster): Mark Gerges. Mark is an armor modeler, building AFVs from World War I to Desert Storm. He also does figures (54mm), space and sci-fi, and some small-scale dioramas.
Chapter meetings normally run two hours. We try to limit the business part to a half hour, and then a member presents a demo of some modeling technique or product. Afterwards, the remainder of the time is taken up with our “Show What Ya’ Brung” where club members discuss what models they brought to show the group.
The chapter hosts an IPMS approved contest each fall, normally the last Saturday in September. Information can be found on the contest page.