Houston Automotive Modeler's Society



Club Group Build

January 20, 2019 at 1:25 pm | Blog | No comment


At the January meeting it was decided that the club would participate in a group build for the 2021 IPMS Nationals which will be held in San Marcos, Texas. The theme we chose is “1970”. To join in, all you have to do is build a 1/24 or 1/25 scale street car, race car, pickup, or van from the 1970 model year. They can be box stock, highly detailed, or scratchbuilt. We need at least 5 completed models to compete.

A due date has not yet been set, but it will be well prior to the Nationals in 2020. Afterall, we can enter them in other IPMS shows in Texas, too.

(Note that each builder does not have to attend the Nationals. As long as one person can transport and enter them, all is well.)


Model Display at the Lone Star Flight Museum

January 20, 2019 at 1:17 pm | Blog | No comment


The Lone Star Flight Museum invited all of the Houston area model clubs to display their work at the museum on Saturday, January 12. There was a good turnout of modelers. Jim Lynch and Mike Stucker from HAMS participated. Also in attendance were members of IPMS-GBASMA, IPMS-Houston, Houston Armor Club, & the Gulf Coast Ship Model Society.

Some photos from the day:

For more info on the Lone Start Flight Museum, visit their web site at www.lonestarflight.org


2019 Model Contests

January 1, 2019 at 4:32 pm | Blog | No comment


Below is our annual list of model shows & contests (mostly in Texas and Louisiana) that may be of interest to Houston area car modelers in 2018.

January 27; Lake Charles, LA

February 16; San Antonio, TX
IPMS-Alamo Squadron ModelFiesta

March 2; Farmers Branch, TX
IPMS-Metroplex Car Modelers’ Association Showdown

March 30; Bossier City, LA
IPMS-Red River Modelers RiverCon

April 6; Kenner, LA
IPMS-New Orleans Great South Tigerfest

April 27; Stafford, TX
IPMS-Houston Modelmania

May 2-5, Salt Lake City, UT
GSL-XXVII International Scale Vehicle Championship and Convention

June 1; Grapevine, TX
IPMS-North Central Texas Scalefest

June 8; Irving, TX
Plastic Society Fine Scale Model Exhibition

June 13-15; Grapevine, TX
Squadron Eaglequest

June 22; Covington, LA
IPMS-North Shore Scale Modelers AutumnCon

July 20; Spring, TX
IPMS-HAMS Thirteenth Annual Model Car Show and Contest
Our own show!

August 7-10; Chattanooga, TN
IPMS-USA National Convention

September 14; Arlington, TX
IPMS-Fort Worth Supercon

October 5; Austin, TX
IPMS-Austin Scale Modelers Society Capitol Classic

November 9: Irving, TX
Radius Nation’s Racers Reunion

We will update this list as more info becomes available.