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  • 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, 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, 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, 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, Best Ship - CSS Alabama by Kendall Brown

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

  • Anime Mosaic

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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, 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

  • 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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  • Y-Wing Mosaic

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Announcements

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...

If you would like to volunteer at the 2024 IPMS/USA National Convention in Madison, WI, you can sign up online.

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 Gino Dykstra

    May 22, 2024

    Anyone who lives even remotely near a shoreline knows how ubiquitous seagulls can be. Essentially, they’re everywhere in warm weather – complaining to each other in their raucous voices, stealing...

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  • by Marc K. Blackburn

    May 22, 2024

    Pen and Sword books is a prolific publisher of military history base in the United Kingdom and distributed by Casemate Publications here in the United States. This is a partner volume to NATO and...

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  • by Jim Stepanek

    May 21, 2024

    The Studebaker is a wonderfully designed automobile that lends itself to streamlining for racing purposes. In this case, I built a race car for the gas coupe class with a blown Hemi. The kit also...

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  • by Mr. Paul Dunham

    May 21, 2024

    The Ukrainian kit manufacturer ICM has recently expanded their catalogue to include a range of acrylic paints and varnishes. In this review, I try out ICM’s paint set intended for WWII Royal Navy...

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  • by Andy Taylor

    May 21, 2024

    Hauler is well known for its detail and this set created for the Bundeswehr...

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New Forum Posts

  • May 24, 2024
    New Iron Shipwrights kit Background: The USS Narwhal, hull number SSN-671, was a totally unique and experimental nuclear-powered attack submarine and one of the most successful boats of her... more »
  • May 24, 2024
    This is the companion piece to their M-4 Sherman, the Russian T-34. It was released numerous times including a motorized version. Let's not talk accuracy here as that would take much too long.... more »
  • May 21, 2024
    The German Army set up a special program to get captured tanks (Beute-Panzer) back into service. A 1941 initiative directed a flamethrower to be installed on the French Char B1 bis. The conversion... more »
  • May 20, 2024
    I printed this Fotis Mint bust of the Witch King from Lord of the Rings and painted him primarily with Vallejo acrylics.
  • May 20, 2024
    I renewed my membership after being gone for a few years and I was just wondering if the IPMS still sent out a welcome letter with membership card and a sticker. Thanks, Ron Wilkinson
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