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IPMS LogoInternational Plastic Modelers' Society / USA



IPMS/USA 50th Anniversary

IPMS South Africa

We selected the 'Best on Show any US subject'.

Winner: Julian Bishop of the Gold Reef Scale Modellers, Johannesburg. Julian is on the left, the award is presented by Colin Burgess, IPMS/SA President.

Model: HobbyBoss 1/48th F-18A/F Hornet, heavily weathered. Julian is a WWII aircraft modeler, this is his first jet.

IPMS Malta

The Malta edition of the IPMS USA 50th Anniversary Competition was held at the Society's headquarters at Hamrun on Wednesday 25th June 2014.

The winning entry was a white metal figure sculpted and cast by David Grech showing Malta Prime Minister Dr. George Borg Olivier holding the Maltese Declaration of Independence on September 21, 1964. This entry was considered by the Judge as the most relevant model to 1964 in the local context.

IPMS Ireland

The Award was given at D2 - the 2013 IPMS Ireland Nationals.

This was held on October 12th/13th 2013 in Dublin, Ireland.

The winner of the special IPMS USA 50th Award in Ireland was:

IPMS Guatemala

The winner:

  • Modeler: Eduardo Arguijo
  • Model: SR-71 Blackbird, Testors 1/48th scale
  • Date: June 28th

This is what Eduardo wrote about his model:

I choose this Project because not only the SR-71 is a well known and beautiful piece of engineering with lots of achievements and records, but because it's one of my favorite jet planes and the first model I build in 1/48th scale was one of these. I was 20 years younger and finished it in one day of work...

IPMS Poland

Model Information

  • Name: Sukhoi Su - 7 BKL (cat.no. KP060089)
  • Scale: 1:48
  • Manufacturer: KOPRO
  • Additional Resin cockpit: NEOMEGA
  • Photoetched parts: EDUARD

Model has not precise details, too thick panle lines, seams, and molds - that means it is a kit for experienced modellers.

IPMS Sweden

Here is the pictures of the winning model. The modeller is Sven Young from southern Sweden who is a very profilic builder here specializing on odd Swedish vehicles that usually involves heavy conversion and detailing. The award is being presented by the IPMS Sweden President, Jan Nilsson.

IPMS Panama

IPMS Panama, awarded March 2014

  • Modeler: Rene M. Barretto S.
  • Kit: Trumpeter 1/72 BAC Lightning F.Mk.3
  • History: BAC LIGHTING F.MK.3 XP738, 74 Squadron Aircraft RAF, In 1964 they moved to RAF Leuchars to get F.Mk.3

IPMS Norway

IPMS Norway's winning "1964" model at the IPMS Norway annual show "SKALA" in March 2014 in Letohallen vicinity of the Oslo airport, Gerdermoen, Norway

About the Modeler

My name is Marius Moe. I'm 42 years old. I'm married and have two teen daughters.
I have been modeling since I was a kid. I joined IPMS Norway in 1995/96. It took some time to get going but I picked up the hobby again in 2005. Since then I've become an active member.

IPMS Netherlands

My name is Paul Hartman and I reside in the Netherlands in the village of Leusden. That's close to Soesterberg AFB where once 32nd FIS was on active duty. I watched 32nd as a kid and was very impressed by the roar and thunder of the mighty F100's. That's 50 years ago now and in the meantime I've become an IPMS member in 1990. I've held a lifetime fascination with the Super Sabre and recently I ran into Trumpeters's giant in 1/32nd scale.

IPMS Italy

IPMS Italy, Imola Model Show, October 2013

Won by a IPMS member from Rimini, whose name is Daniele Ferrone. (In the center of the picture, on the right is the IPMS Italy Dep. Director & Editor and on the right, the President).