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  • 2023 Best of Class, Figure - Ashigaru by Didier Hachem

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    2023 Best of Class, Figure - Ashigaru by Didier Hachem

  • 2023 Best of Class, Tom Kolk Best Junior Model - Ki-61 Hien (Tony) by Thiago Escobar Andrade

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    2023 Best of Class, Tom Kolk Best Junior Model - Ki-61 Hien (Tony) by Thiago Escobar Andrade

  • 2023 Best of Class, Art Gerber Best Military Vehicle and George Lee Judges' Grand Award - Renault FB

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    2023 Best of Class, Art Gerber Best Military Vehicle and George Lee Judges' Grand Award - Renault FB Caterpillar Crawler by Michael Tsoumpas

  • 2023 Best of Class, Best Ship - CSS Alabama by Kendall Brown

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    2023 Best of Class, Best Ship - CSS Alabama by Kendall Brown

  • 2023 Best of Class, Automotive - "Double Trouble" by Alexander W. DeLeon

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    2023 Best of Class, Automotive - "Double Trouble" by Alexander W. DeLeon

  • 2023 Best of Class, Ken Robert Best Aircraft - SB2C Helldiver, "A Factory Fresh Beast" by Pat Donahu

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    2023 Best of Class, Ken Robert Best Aircraft - SB2C Helldiver, "A Factory Fresh Beast" by Pat Donahue

  • IPMS Nationals 2022

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  • Anime Mosaic

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  • 2023 Best of Class, Best Miscellaneous - Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp by Cary Millsap

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    2023 Best of Class, Best Miscellaneous - Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp by Cary Millsap

  • 2023 Best of Class, Best Space or Science Fiction Vehicle - Star Wars Blockade Runner by Changhuei Y

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    2023 Best of Class, Best Space or Science Fiction Vehicle - Star Wars Blockade Runner by Changhuei Yang

  • Y-Wing Mosaic

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Announcements

Fellow IPMS/USA members, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of our great society we are offering a three-year Adult membership to any new or existing member for only $60.00! Three-year Family memberships are only $65.00. This is a one-time offer in celebration of our Society’s many contributions to the scale modeling hobby. This offer is for all new and existing members on a one time only basis and will be available starting on the first day of the 2024 National Convention (July 17,2024) until the day before the 2025 National Convention (August 5, 2025).

Three years for $60.00... read more...

Online registration for the National Convention is closed. You can register as Walk-In at the convention.  The cost will be $65 on site.  

At the April 21 IPMS/USA Executive Board Meeting, the Executive Board voted to adopt the IPMS/USA Code of Ethics. This set of principles will guide the organization’s decision making and activities, as well as the behavior of its Executive Board members and volunteers and sets forth our commitment to ethical behavior. This IPMS/USA Code of Ethics articulates the core ethical beliefs of our society.

The purpose of adopting such a code formally, is to provide... read more...

Fellow IPMS Members, 

Happy Presidents' Day! We are all looking forward to a new year for IPMS/USA including the much-anticipated National Convention in Madison Wisconsin July 17-20. 2023 was a challenging year for IPMS/USA for a variety of reasons. But it was also a year of some significant accomplishments. Here are some things we did as a society that we can all be proud of.

  • We have initiated the first ever IPMS/USA scholarship program, thanks to the generosity of the Forehand family. The Ralph Forehand Scholarship will award up to... read more...

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Upcoming Events

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  • Rendering a Ramjet Rotorcraft - Scratch-building the XH-20 ‘Little Henry’ Helicopter, by Mike Mackowski

  • ‘Xylophone’ Rocket Rig - Equipping a GMC Deuce and a Half with the T27 Multiple Launch System Truck, by Robert Carman

  • Assembling an Ancient Ausf D. - Turning old into gold with Tamiya’s Panzer IV, by Robert Lomassaro

  • Air Force Fire Fighter - Scratch-building an FWD P-2 Crash Truck in 1:25, by Joe Vattilana

  • Macross Makeover - Adding accuracy to ARII’s 1:100 Destroid Spartan kit, by George Lellios

  • Clog and Effects - Weathering a 1:72 Supermodel Bv 138C, by Doug Jacobs

  • Two Valiant an Effort - Adding detail and fighting fit problems on battling 1:72 V-Bombers from Airfix and Mach 2, by Richard C. Engar


New Reviews

  • by Michael Reeves

    July 13, 2024

    This newest release derives originally from the 2018 release (#35101) and the kit is a combination of two of last year’s releases from ICM—the Krankenwagen kit (#35113) and the Military Medical...

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  • by Pat Villarreal

    July 13, 2024

    New decals for two aircraft of the VF-201 Hunters stationed out of NAS Fort Worth, TX. One is of an F-4N Phantom (BuNo 152244) during August, 1977. The other is of an F-14A Tomcat (BuNo 160396)...

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  • by Andy Taylor

    July 12, 2024

    This landscaped, hardback book is the third in a new series of books by renowned and prolific photograph collector and author Tom Cockle, published through PeKo Publishing of Hungary. This volume...

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  • by Tomasz Menert

    July 12, 2024

    The book Panzer-Rgt./Abt.18 on the Battlefield - World War Two Photobook Series Vol.26 is written by Tom Cockle. There are two pages dedicated to the history and combat experience of the Panzer-...

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  • by Bradley Moreland

    July 10, 2024

    Unboxing

    This kit has 3 sprues. Though the kit is small in size, it is LOADED with parts! I love how the parts were organized across the sprues. It was very easy to find what you needed....

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New Forum Posts

  • July 16, 2024
    This was started as a "kill time" model while paint/stuff dried on my main project, but I got into it and I think it came out pretty well. The underside parts are a bit fiddly and the whole... more »
  • July 13, 2024
    Imagine, if you will, the Grimm Brothers telling the tale of Snow White with 9 dwarves, one of whom is Creepy Sleazy. He’s got to go, even in their minds. That left eight dwarves, but eight is not a... more »
  • July 13, 2024
    Imagine, if you will, the Grimm Brothers telling the tale of Snow White with 9 dwarves, one of whom is Creepy Sleazy. He’s got to go, even in their minds. That left eight dwarves, but eight is not a... more »
  • July 12, 2024
    Last week when I was in the middle of painting my Russian MiG-21MF (posted below) I decided instead of twiddling my thumbs and watching the paint dry I'd start another easy build. Thus, I... more »
  • July 12, 2024
    I can't find the discount code for Micro Mark hoping someone could help me out. Also, are there any other vendors that give IPMS members discounts? Thanks, Ron W. more »
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