IPMS Region 12 Regional Contest
The 2023 IPMS Region 12 Regional Contest is proudly being hosted by Charlotte Scale Modelers and Gaston County Model Builders. Our clubs are dedicating this event to the memory of recently departed members Jim Kiker, Larry Moore and Jim Sullivan.
Our main contest theme “All Things Recce” is a nod to our dear friend Jim Kiker who was an RF-4C Phantom pilot and backseater who had a passion for all things recce.
As many of the Charlotte Scale Modelers will be acting as contest judges, our club members will not be actual contestants but will only have our own works on display.
Our contest has well over 80 categories and a number of ‘Best Of’ awards to include a ‘Best in Show’ award as determined by the contest judges. Judging is never easy but we strive to be fair and to recognize the best entries impartially and in accordance with IPMS rules.
Most importantly we just want all of our guests to enjoy themselves, make some new friends, visit the vendors, maybe learn some new skills and be inspired by the contest entries.
We look forward to welcoming you to the 2023 IPMS Region 12 Regional Contest on November 4, 2023.
Including a copy of the recent IPMS Email Blast sent out by IPMS on behalf of Charlotte Scale Modeler & Gaston County Model Builders. We very much appreciate the assistance of IPMS-USA.
International Plastic Modeler Society
IPMS Region 12
Charlotte Scale Modelers and Gaston County Model Builders
To the 2023 IPMS Region 12 Regional Contest hosted by on Saturday, November 4, 2023.
The venue is at the Gaston County Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy, Dallas NC 28034. Some of you might have attended the successful Regional Contest held there in 2017. Doors open at 9:00 AM. This event is also open to the general public, and you do not have to be an IPMS member to enter a model.
We very much hope you'll mark us down on your calendars and come out to participate in what we hope will be a great show. Our primary goal has been to put on an event where everyone has a good time, see old friends, maybe make some new friends, and be inspired by the works of other modelers.
We will also be providing additional spaces for those who only want to display their work and not compete in the contest. A great way to share your craft and provide that inspiration to other builders.
There are 87 categories including 14 for teens and pre-teens.
Our contest flyer, list of specific categories, contest rules, and other documents can be found on our website http://www.charlottescalemodelers.com.
As you will see our main theme is "All Things RECCE", which can encompass anything reconnaissance or exploration, land, sea, air, or space, and even Sci-Fi. Additional themes are "All Things Great & Small", simply put we'll judge the best very large-scale model and the very small-scale model. Lastly, we have the "Last Decade of Real Cars - 1960-1969".
There will of course be numerous vendors on hand who will be most pleased to see you and we will have the obligatory raffle going on throughout the day.
As with any contest we'd love to have contest category trophy sponsors. We haven't set a fee, we're only asking for a donation in whatever amount a club or individual can afford. Contact any of us listed below if interested.
We will be posting updated information about the contest, judging rules, sponsors, vendors, raffles, registration, and model entry forms as needed.
There are numerous local amenities including area hotels for those wanting to spend the night.
We hope you all can make the trip to see us in November.
Christopher Fish Dave Maher
Charlotte Scale Modelers Charlotte Scale Modelers