Date(s) - 06/09/2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Some of the best scale modelers in the southeast will be at the Museum of Aviation on Saturday June 9th for the twelfth annual “ScottCon” model contest sponsored by the Museum and the Gen. Robert L. Scott Chapter of the International Plastic Modelers Society. ScottCon has been designated as the IPMS/USA Region 3 regional meet and is a preliminary event for the IPMS National contest to be held in Phoenix, AX in August. The contest is open to all modelers with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards given in categories for aircraft, armor, automotive, ships, science fiction, and more. There will be separate junior categories for modelers 16 and younger. This year’s theme is “Southern Comfort” with any model with a connection to the South is eligible.
Over 130 additional awards will be given in more than 30 categories. Special awards include, Best World War I subject, Best Muscle Car, Best Tet Offensive (Vietnam) Subject and Best in Show. Last year’s show featured nearly 300 entries with entrants coming from Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
In addition to the models on display there will be a vendor’s area with a wide variety of model kits, tools, and supplies available. There will also be a raffle for door prizes. Raffle tickets can be purchased for one dollar each or six for five dollars.
Entry fee for the contest is $15.00 that includes the first three models and $1.00 for each additional model. The fee for junior modelers (under 18 years of age) is $5.00 with no limit on the number of models entered. All IPMS members receive a $2.00 discount. Spectators are welcome at no charge. Registration opens at 9:00 am the day of the contest and ends at 12:30. Judging will be from 1:00 to 3:00 with awards to be presented at 4:00.
The Gen Robert L. Scott Chapter was formed in 1977 and is the local chapter of the International Plastic Modelers Society, a world wide organization of hobbyist with branches in more than 35 countries. The local chapter is named after Brigadier General Robert L. Scott, Jr, WWII fighter ace and author of the best selling book “God is My Co-pilot” The group meets at 7:00 on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the 1st Christian Church on North Houston Road in Warner Robins. Any one interested in the hobby of scale modeling is welcomed to attend.
More information is available at the contest website http//www.ipmsrlscotttcontest.webs.com or Chapter President Bill Paul at (478)929-3210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.