Wings & Wheels Modelers, an IPMS affiliated scale modeling club which meets in West Springfield presents Valleycon 28 on 25 March 2018 at the Knights of Columbus Hall 460 Granby Road in Chicopee. Doors open to the public at 9:00 am.
We will have 68 vendor tables including Action Figure World, Birch Tree Enterprises, Craftec Hobbies, Farina Enterprises, The Hobby Bunker, HobbyWorld USA, Sentinel Miniatures, Time Machine Hobbies, Tom’s Trains, Tru North Paints and, Turn 4 Hobbies
We feature traditional IPMS style judging for the automotive and aircraft categories where the best three models in each class take an award. All other categories are judged in the Open System where each entry is judged on its own merits with no predetermined number of awards for each class.
Our 31 classes include military vehicles, aircraft, automotive subjects, figures, ships, science fiction, and diorama. Two classes are reserved for juniors under 16. 18 additiona special awards will be presented.
We are introducing a dedicated Gundam class. Gundams are based on Japanese animation featuring giant robots and mobile suits. The kits have a wide following worldwide and dealers say they are bringing young teenagers to septuagenarians back into the hobby stores.
Our huge raffle with models, reference material and surprise items returns, of course.
might have to make a weekend of it with the Wife and kids!!!
Lots to do in the area, Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield Armory Museum, Quadrangle museums, Dr. Seuus stuff, several college museums including Amherst with a good fossil collection. Holyoke Mall for shopping. About 20 minutes from the New England Air Museum. About half an hour from Yankee Candle flagship store.
Always looking forward to the "kick-off show"! Seems to be one in our area that gets the ball rolling to spring a well! Looking forward to seeing some of the usual subject out there at the end of the month!
Post by scratchmod on Mar 25, 2018 16:50:12 GMT -5
Just got back from the show, good turn out and very nice models in the contest room. I managed to leave without buying any kits or supplies lol. Had to really hold back, there were some kits that caught my eye and at great show prices too. Have to first crack open the kits I bought at the last two shows lol.
Wish I could say I left empty handed, but Id be lying through my teeth. What started out as responsible purchasing on my part ( two kits that were very reasonable) soon degraded to empty pockets and 4 more kits in addition to the two I started the buying frenzy with. Some paint and putty rounded out the splurge, and a couple bronze blings for my kits. Best of all was the gabbing with the gang, and enjoying some really great built kits! Unfortunately, the ride home resulted in my alternator crapping out and the car dying about 40 miles short of home. The wife and 2 kids got a ride home thanks to my brother in law, and I took the remainder of the trip as a passenger of a AAA tow truck. Looks like my splurge for kits now will be twice as expensive as originally anticipated, and those kits will not get touched tomorrow as I will be knuckle busting a new alternator ( and probably battery and serpentine belt) into the 4 runner