June 2019 Meeting

IPMS San Diego held a meeting on Friday, June 28, 2019 at the Girl Scouts of America campus on Upas street.

We discussed Model Expo with an emphasis on what we want to do for next year. A few items of note:

  1. We would like to send preliminary flyers to the Southern California Gundam Model Competition on November 9 (see http://thosegundamguys.org/southern-california-gundam-model-competition/). This means that we will need to come up with a date and themes earlier than usual.
  2. Per request by Tony Beres, we would like to hold the contest two weeks earlier than usual – in mid-May. This request is being relayed to the IPMS-USA Regional Coordinator for approval.
  3. Rachel Ambrose’s diorama building demo was a big success! Can we get more volunteers to do demos next year?

Meeting pictures:




San Diego Model Expo 2019

San Diego Model Expo took place on Saturday, June 1, at the San Diego Air and Space Museum Annex on the north side of Gillespie Field. IPMS San Diego co-hosted it with the San Diego Model Car Club in association with the San Diego Air and Space Museum.


Display Models


Model Contest – Juniors


Model Contest – Aircraft


Model Contest – Military Vehicles


Model Contest – Dioramas


Model Contest – Ships


Model Contest – Figures


Model Contest – Science-Fiction, Real-Space, Hypothetical, Miscellaneous and Out-of-the-Box (Non-Automotive)


Model Contest – Automotive


Model Contest – Special Awards




May 2019 Meeting

We had a very short meeting on May 31, 2019 at the Girl Scouts of America campus on Upas Street. We did not have our usual show n’ tell or model-building seminars because of Model Expo happening the next day. The meeting was spent making final checks and preparations for Model Expo.




2019 Model Expo Update 2

On Saturday, June 1, IPMS San Diego and the San Diego Model Car Club in collaboration with the San Diego Air and Space Museum will host the 2019 San Diego Model Expo at the San Diego Air and Space Museum annex on the north side of Gillespie Field (335 Kenney St, El Cajon, CA 92020). There will be a vendor area, a model contest, a raffle and more!

Check back here often for information about model categories, special awards, etc.

The model contest will be hosted by the San Diego Model Car Club and IPMS San Diego. The vendor area will be hosted by the San Diego Air and Space Museum.

PLEASE NOTE – because the contest and the vendor areas are hosted by separate groups, there is a small entrance fee for the vendor area and a separate entrance fee for those who wish to enter their models in the contest.

Please see the flyer and contest categories below for details. Model entry and contest registration forms are also below.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS – Model Expo is a success because of our dedicated members. Want to help make the show a success? Please consider helping to set up on Friday, May 31 (starting at 10AM) or helping to clean up afterward on Saturday, June 1. Want to learn about what judges look for? Help judge! Even if you have never judged at a model contest, you can help judge. If you are new to judging, you will be paired with other, more experienced judges who know the ropes. Please contact club President Bob Ekstrom for details on setup and clean up and club Lead Judge Jerry Jackson for details on judging.

2019 Model Expo Flyer

2019 Contest Categories

2019 Contest Registration

2019 Model Entry Form

2019 Display-Only Model Entry Form




April 2019 Meeting

We had a great meeting on Friday, April 26 at the Girl Scouts campus in San Diego. We had a number of show n’ tell models and we held our semi-annual contest. Please see below for the results.

Our next meeting is our last before Model Expo 2019. Please consider bringing a kit to donate for the raffle and / or sponsoring a contest category. Model Expo is a success because of committed members like you!

All pictures are courtesy of member Chris Jonas. Thank you, Chris!




IPMS Las Vegas Best of the West 2019

IPMS Las Vegas hosted Best of the West 2019 on Saturday, April 27 at the East Side Cannery Resort and Casino. IPMS San Diego Members Manny Gutsche and Rich Durham won awards!




2019 Model Expo Update 1

On Saturday, June 1, IPMS San Diego and the San Diego Model Car Club in collaboration with the San Diego Air and Space Museum will host the 2019 San Diego Model Expo at the San Diego Air and Space Museum annex on the north side of Gillespie Field (335 Kenney St, El Cajon, CA 92020). There will be a vendor area, a model contest, a raffle and more!

Check back here often for information about model categories, special awards, etc.

The model contest will be hosted by the San Diego Model Car Club and IPMS San Diego. The vendor area will be hosted by the San Diego Air and Space Museum.

PLEASE NOTE – because the contest and the vendor areas are hosted by separate groups, there is a small entrance fee for the vendor area and a separate entrance fee for those who wish to enter their models in the contest.

Please see the flyer and contest categories below for details

2019 Model Expo Flyer

2019 Contest Categories




March 2019 Meeting

Our March 2019 meeting was held on Friday, March 29 at the Girl Scouts of America campus at 1231 Upas Street.

The club voted on and decided to hold periodic raffles at club meetings. These raffles will be financed by the club, will have a different theme each time, and will be held quarterly.

We had a lot of models for Show n’ Tell.

Additionally, Jerry Jackson continued his weathering seminars with a demonstration on how to use oil paints to make rust effects.




February 2019 Meeting

Our February meeting was held on Friday, February 22 at the Girl Scouts campus on Upas Street.

We had a number of great models brought in for show n’ tell. Additionally, Jerry Jackson gave a seminar on his weathering techniques.

Reminder – Model Expo is coming up in June. Please consider sponsoring a contest category to help the club. Sponsorships are a mere $25!


Jerry Jackson’s Weathering Seminar

PLEASE NOTE – Due to website limitations on file upload size, very high compression was used on these videos.


Show n’ Tell Pictures are Below:

 




January 2019 Meeting

Our January 2019 meeting took place on Friday, the 25th at the Girl Scouts of America campus near Balboa Park.

The Model Expo committee began meeting and will continue to meet prior to the main meetings each month.

The club decided by near unanimous vote on the following changes to the club constitution:

  1. Elected Officers shall be elected for a term of two years instead of one.
  2. The post of Assistant Treasurer was approved by the club. Rich Durham was elected to fill that post.