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News about IPMS/USA Chapters

New Region Coordinator for Region 11

Welcome our new Region 11 Coordinator, Bruce Drummond Sr. Bruce is a long time modeler. His IPMS/USA odyssey started in Long Island in the 80's. He migrated (as many northerners do) to the West Palm Beach are in FL and was involved in many chapters there. He was instrumental in creating the South Florida Scale Model Consortium in West Palm Beach in 2012.

His first of many nationals was in 2008 in Virginia as well as his first experience in judging. He was the head judge for the Miscellaneous Category in Phoenix.

Obituary - William L. "Bill" Brickhouse IPMS# 478

IPMS Tidewater lost one of its founding members and longtime president. William "Bill" Brickhouse passed away on February 1, 2021 at the age of 83, surrounded by his loving family and with his beloved dog, Gotti, on his lap. Bill resided in Newport News, VA and is survived by his wife Sylvia Van Liew Brickhouse; daughters, Deborah Brickhouse, Lisa Brickhouse Kelly and her husband Mike; stepson Dennis Hancock; grandchildren, Elizabeth Stella Barbrey, John A. Presgraves, Jr.

IPMS Reno, "High Rollers" 21st Show - CANCELLED

It is with great disapointment that the IPMS Reno, "High Rollers", today must announce the cancellation of our 21st show scheduled for October 3rd, 2020. We are planning on going forward with a show in 2021 and will make announcements on this in the near future. Should you have any questions please email our chapter contact:

Douglas E Summers at




NEW! - IPMS Willow Run Bomber Plant Chapter

Our WRBP Membership is proud to announce the establishment of the IPMS Willow Run Bomber Plant Chapter on December 11th, 2018. Our Chapter is located in Ypsilanti Michigan - home of the Willow Run Bomber Plant and "Rosie the Riveter".

The WRBP Chapter name proudly reflects the history and heritage of Henry Ford's famous Willow Run Bomber Plant, in Ypsilanti Michigan This plant built over 8000 B-24 Liberators in WW2.

Gateway Chapter IPMS Donates $661 to Toys for Tots

The Gateway Chapter of the International Plastic Modelers' Society (IPMS) donated $661 to the United States Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR) Toys for Tots campaign in Metropolitan St. Louis today (December 15). The club presented its contribution at a Toys for Tots toy drive held at The Summit at Gravois Bluffs, 788 Gravois Bluffs Blvd. in Fenton, Missouri. Radio station Y98 (KYKY, 98.1 FM) broadcast live from Gravois Bluffs during this event.

New Chapter - IPMS/ Nautical Research Guild

We have a new Chapter in Region 13 - IPMS/ Nautical Research Guild.

The NRG was formed in 1948 and is a 501 (c)(3) organization.

The current membership of the Nautical Research Guild is approximately 1,100 members from the US, Canada, Mexico and 27 other countries.

We publish the Nautical Research Journal on a quarterly basis. It is mailed to all members.