IPMS LogoInternational Plastic Modelers' Society / USA

IPMS LogoInternational Plastic Modelers' Society / USA



As any member who has attended the past few Business Meetings at the National Convention could tell you, the Make and Take program has been an ongoing item of discussion in terms of cost and benefits to the Society. While the intent of MnT has always been to recruit new/young members, no correlation has been established between participation in a MnT and subsequent enrollments. In spite of this, the program was continued because of the local goodwill it was perceived to generate.

However, recent changes by our suppliers of Make and Take kits have severely limited the selection of kits, placed restrictions on their distribution, and significantly increased our costs. In fact, for the past several years, these costs have averaged around $10,000 annually, or looking at it another...


This is an appointed position that serves on the Executive Board with duties that center around collecting and disbursing all monies, keeping detailed accounts of any and all transactions, publishing in the Journal an annual financial report and working with our accountant in the preparation of annual tax returns. Applicants should have a good working knowledge of accepted book keeping practices, literacy in computer accounting programs such as QuickBooks and the ability to be bonded by the society. Total remuneration consists of comped membership during service and some period afterward based on length of tenure.

Applicants should apply by submitting a brief summary of their qualifications to the President of IPMS/USA at...


The 2016 National Contest Rules and Categories have been updated on the NCC web pages.

Mary Jane Kinney, the IPMS/USA Office Manager, passed away on October 14.

MJ was the face of our organization to our members and to those outside our organization. We will miss her sense of humor, willingness to help our members, and her tolerance of the uniqueness of our members.

Our condolences to her family and friends on their loss.

A remembrance page has been created on the forum for those who would like to share a story.

Dick Christ

The results from the 2015 IPMS/USA Executive Board Election have been tallied and are as follows:

  • President
    • Ron Bell - 321 votes
    • Bruce Drummond - 90 votes
    • Abstain - 2 votes
    • Write-in
      • Doug West - 1 vote
      • Doug Reed - 1 vote
      • Gil Hodges - 2 votes
  • First VP
    • David Morrissette - 395 votes 
    • Abstain - 10 votes
    • Write-in
      • Art Loder - 1 vote
      • Don West - 1 vote
      • Rafael Hernandez - 1 vote
      • Richard Montgomery - 1 vote
      • Ron Bell - 1 vote
      •  Bruce Drummond - 1 vote
      • Joe Caputo - 1 vote
      • Anyone else - 1 vote

    Second VP

    • Mike Van...