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The Old Dominion Open Scale Model Show & Contest: February 24, 2018

The Old Dominion Open (ODO) has been a Richmond tradition for decades now and is one of the largest scale modeling shows on the east coast. There are over 60 contest categories with First, Second and Third place awards and special awards that include Best In Show. There are over 120 vendor tables, display-only tables, a huge kit drawing and many more things for you to enjoy! Get updates by visiting our Facebook page or the IPMS Richmond Blog.

About IPMS Richmond

We became an IPMS/USA chapter in 1974, and since then have grown steadily to become the home for the scale modeling community in the greater Richmond area. Our member interests cover all aspects of the hobby, and we meet in a relaxed atmosphere that encourages learning and sharing among each other. Our monthly meetings include technique discussions and an opportunity to show and describe our builds, along with any obstacles overcome. We also feature speaker-led demonstrations on a variety of topics that interest our members. Regardless of your location in the hobby timeline, be it just starting out or a seasoned veteran, you are welcome at IPMS Richmond!

Our meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Monday from 6:30-9:00 pm. Our location is the Smoketree Community Building of Chesterfield County, located at 11100 Smoketree Drive, Richmond, Virginia 23236.
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Schedules and meeting information is available on our Facebook page or the IPMS Richmond Blog. You can also contact us from here.

About IPMS, A Worldwide Organization of Modelers

The International Plastic Modeling Society (IPMS) was created over 45 years ago by modelers as a means to help one another learn model building and acquire not only basic, but advanced skills that increase the enjoyment of the hobby. The membership extends across many international as well as demographic lines. Members have varied interests and not only work in plastic, as our name implies, but metal, wood, resin, and other mediums.

Becoming an IPMS-USA member is easy, and it reaps many benefits. The one mentioned most by our members is the bi-monthly modeling publication called "The Journal." It provides useful model reviews, techniques, and reference photos, all in color. In addition, regular features provide updates on shows and events. Membership also carries with it discounts at many shows and qualifies you to participate in the annual National Convention each summer. This is the premier modeling event in the USA, drawing modelers from across the USA and beyond. Want to host a local show? Membership in IPMS-USA entitles access to an insurance rider that will save many dollars in show expenses. The Make 'n Take program sets out to introduce our youth to the hobby with free model kits to build. IPMS-USA also supports our military personnel serving overseas by coordinating collection points for donated kits, supplies, and paints that go directly to the troops.

If you are considering joining IPMS-USA or want to find out more, please visit the IPMS-USA website.