2019 IPMS Nationals: Chattanooga Choo Choo!

2019 IPMS Nationals: Chattanooga Choo Choo!

961 people entered. They came from as far away as Japan. They came from cultures as different from Chattanooga as Argentina, Canada, or Palo Alto, California. They were young, old, men, women, and any variation in between. They brought over 3000 models to be judged....

Chattanooga Model Con 2019: It’s all about the intangibles.

Of the shows that I have attended, or attend regularly, Chattanooga has the most unique judging methodology. In most other shows models are entered into general categories (aviation, armor, ships, figures, cars, etc), then divided into sub-categories (scale, time...
IPMS Middle TN, 2018

IPMS Middle TN, 2018

My fourth year back in the hobby, and my fourth year at the IPMS middle Tennessee show. The guys and gals that put on this show every November do a stellar job; it’s consistently organized and efficient with logical categories, fair judging and a great...
Huntsville Plastic Model Society Show 2018

Huntsville Plastic Model Society Show 2018

Today I made the trek to Huntsville, Alabama, to participate in their 42nd annual model show. It was my second time attending. I had almost decided not to waste a good summer Saturday with a trip down into the gaping maw of the Crimson Elephant, but I’m glad I...