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!