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IPMS NL hosting 5th annual model show in St. John's

Darryl Chislett’s replica model of the Umiak, commonly referred to as the Woman’s Boat of the Arctic people, was selected as Best in Show at the 2016 IPMS St. John’s Model Show. For the fifth year in a row, hobby model builders will get a chance to display their completed projects that will be on display for the public to see Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in St. John’s.
Darryl Chislett’s replica model of the Umiak, commonly referred to as the Woman’s Boat of the Arctic people, was selected as Best in Show at the 2016 IPMS St. John’s Model Show. For the fifth year in a row, hobby model builders will get a chance to display their completed projects that will be on display for the public to see Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in St. John’s.

Planes, trains and automobiles.

While that may sound like a movie or a neat catch phrase, the reality of those three categories goes much deeper than that.

Replica models of each of those modes of transportation … and more … will be on display as the International Plastic Model Society St. John’s (IPMS) hosts its 5th Annual IPMS St. John’s Model Show on Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in St. John’s.

“This is an event that allows our members to show off what they have done once a year,’’ Joe Gaudon, president IPMS St. John’s said.

Gaudon, who has organized the event since it’s inception in 2012, said there has been a steady growth in the number of people involved in the club and what is available to model builders of all levels in the community.

“Our club has more than 20 members and the plastic model community is larger here in St. John’s,’’ he said.

“We are a diverse club, with a very large interest in automobile models, older models, rat rods and more,’’ he added.

He said building models is a hobby that takes root when someone is young and is something they keep coming back to right up into their 60s and 70s.

IPMS St. John’s is made up of mostly older builders, but Gaudon said there are two junior members who are 14 and15 years old.

Aircraft, automobiles, ships, figures, military and sci-fi are among the models the IPMS members enjoy building.

The IPMS St. John’s show provides the regional modeling community an opportunity to show their work and compete for prizes.

In addition, several special guests will be on hand including RC Combat model enthusiast Curt Stokes and R2NL.

Stokes builds remote controlled fighting ships from scratch including his latest project, USS Montana a 1/144 scale project that is over six feet long.
In addition, R2NL — Newfoundland R2-Builders — will showcase Star Wars Astromech Droid building in Newfoundland. R2NL builds 1:1 scale R2 units and more.

Many events are on tap and include a Make and Take activity aimed at participants five to 15 years old.

The activity will allow participants a chance to build a 2015 Mustang GT and take it home. Pre-registration is required for this and those wishing to take part can do so by contacting Signal Hobbies on 2 Pearson St. in St. John’s by logging on to its website at www.signalhobbies.com.

There will also be a swap table available throughout the day where you can bring your old plastic model kits and trade them for others that you have an interest in. It’s not just for model kits. Participants can bring paint, supplies or reference books.

For more: International Plastic Modelers Society (IPMS) St. John’s Chapter, log on to https://www.facebook.com/IPMS-St-Johns-NL-319507198172839/.

 

samuel.mcneish@thetelegram.com

 

Prize categories

The following are a complete list of categories participants can vie for prizes in throughout the day:
Best in Show - Sponsored by Signal Hobbies
Judges selection for best in overall competition. There will be one prize award for Best in Show.


People’s Choice Award - Sponsored by IPMS Canada
Visitors get the opportunity to vote for their choice of best model. There will be a ballot in your welcome envelope for you to write in the number from the competition registration form on the table. Place your ballot in the box at the registration table. There will be one prize award for People’s Choice.


President’s Choice
The IPMS Chapter President will choose one model, not a winner in any category, that exemplifies the hobby, not just on quality, but on passion, effort, and dedication to the hobby. There will be one prize awarded for Presidents Choice.

Category Awards - (Junior - 16 years below)
There will be a first, second, and third place judging for each category. First place will receive a prize and a certificate while second and third place will receive a certificate.

Automobile Senior - Out of box

No significant modifications or additions

Automobile Junior - Out of Box

No significant modifications or additions

Automobile Senior – Modified

Modifed/Scratch-Built Body/Parts 

Automobile Junior - Modified

Modifed/Scratch-Built Body/Parts 

Aircraft

Any aircraft, Civilian or Military; fixed wing, rotary; or space vehicle that is has been or is currently in use.

Military

Any Military land vehicle; from any era, wheeled or tracked; from any country; past or present.

Ship - Sponsored by Rod Churchil (IPMS Member)

Any ship or boat that floats; military or civilian; any propulsion system; that has or currently exists.

Sci-Fi

Any fictional Land, Sea, or Air display vehicle or character belonging to popular Television/Movie, literature or culture.

Gunpla - Sponsored by Big Guy Hobby Supply

Any Gunpla kit that has been painted and/or weathered.

Figures

Any plastic, resin or metal figure painted to represent a current or historical personality. 

Diorama - Any Subject

A plastic model on a base representing a three-dimensional scene. 

Diorama - Automobile

A plastic Automobile model on a base that represents a three dimensional scene. (An Automobile Diorama may be entered in either of Diorama Categories, but not both). 

Any Category - Junior

All Junior entries will be judged and awarded in each of the two Automobile categories. There is no Junior exclusive category in any of the other categories due to no entries in the past. However, any junior(s) entered in any of the non-automobile categories will be combined and will be judged/awarded as one group. Juniors are still eligible for Best in Show, People’s Choice and President’s Choice.

Show Schedule
9 a.m. - Show Opens/Display Area Open
9 a.m. - Competition Registration
10 a.m. – Seminar: Figure Painting Basics
Basics techniques in painting scale figures
11 a.m. – Seminar: Introduction to Gunpla

Gunpla figures, painting and weathering
12:30 p.m. - Judges Meeting
1 p.m. - Registration Ends
1: p.m. - Judging Starts
Competition area closed for viewing
1 p.m. – Seminar: Introduction to Airbrushing
Discussing various types of airbrushes, paint preparation, brushing techniques and results.
2 p.m. – Seminar: Automobile Modeling
Techniques in modifying and finishing Automobile modeling. Polishing, Bare Metal Foil and Detailing.
3:30 p.m. - Judging Ends
3:30 p.m. - Raffle and 50/50 Draw
4 p.m. - Presentation of Awards
4:30 p.m. - Closing and Door Prize Draw
5 p.m. - Show Ends

 

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