To the Membership of IPMS/USA,
The results of this year's officer elections and amendment referendum have been tabulated and verified and are available for your review below. In short, all officers were running unopposed, and were confirmed by the vote. All proposed amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws were approved by a majority of a sufficient number of the membership, to make a valid response as required in the By-Laws. The specific totals for each line item are included below.
The Executive Board of IPMS/USA appreciates your participation in the election process.... read more...
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Our annual national convention is one of the highlights of being a member of IPMS/USA. This year our convention was held in San Marcos, Texas, and it was a great success.
One of the key reasons modelers from all over the world attend is to take part in our national contest. This year there were over 3,100 models entered by 400 modelers in over 200 categories. While the competition is fierce, there is a strong comradery among all the modelers who participate, whether as contestants, judges, or simply as admirers of the amazing skills and talent on display.
The NCC (National... read more...
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Social media has been full of discussions regarding “IPMS judging” following this summer’s wonderful IPMS/USA National Convention in San Marcos. These social media and IPMS Discussion Forum debates are not new; judging has always been a topic that brings out the passion in modelers. There is always fervent support on either side of whatever judging issue is being discussed. We want you to know we are listening and appreciate and are inspired by your passion for the hobby, and any constructive feedback.
As an example, in response to feedback from the membership the... read more...
Dear Fellow IPMS/USA Members,
As a member-driven and hobby-focused organization, we greatly value feedback from our members.
Based on your input from the 2023 National Convention, the IPMS/USA Executive Board has reached an agreement that for all future IPMS/USA National Contests. Models will not be picked up or otherwise touched directly during the judging process for evaluation. The Board has directed the National Contest Committee to revise the rules and guidelines of the National Model Contest to ensure that this direction is clearly understood by both contestants and... read more...
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Up and Atom - Building a 3D-printed Ariel Atom 3, by Roy R. Sorenson
Hypothetical HMS Hood - A projection of how the battle cruiser might have looked after a 1944 refit, by Rick Jackson
Flashback F9F-5 - Celebrating a childhood memory with Monogram's classic 1:48 Panther kit, by H. Davis Gandees
Hubble Helper - Detailing and accurizing the 1:72 Monogram Space Shuttle, by Pete Malaguti