Wings & Wheels Modelers/IPMS present its 27th edition of Valleycon on Sunday 26 March at the Knights of Columbus Hall 460 Granby Road in Chicopee. Doors open at 9:00 am and we hope to be presenting awards by 3:30 pm.
We will have over 70 vendor tables, including The Hobby Bunker, Sentinel Miniatures, Farina Enterprises, Birch Tree Enterprises, Craftec Hobbies, Amato’s Hobbies, Tom’s Trains, Boomers’ Books, Turn 4 Hobbies, Time Machine Hobbies, and HobbyWorld.
Our contest features traditional IPMS style judging for the automotive and aircraft categories. All other categories are judged in the Open System wherein an entry is judged on its own merits and the builder will be rewarded with a gold, silver or bronze medal accordingly.
Classes include several categories each of military vehicles, aircraft, automotive subjects, figures, ship and boats and science fiction or fantasy machines and diorama/vignettes. We will again feature a Wargame Figure/Army class for those interested in this fascinating side of the hobby noted for its intricately painted fantasy or science fiction figures and machines. We have more than a dozen special awards, including best Closed Wheel Competition Sports Car, Best Display, Best Drag Strip Car, Best Muscle Car, Best Female Figure and Best Medical Vehicle.
As this is the centennial of World War I, we will continue a separate category for any subject representing that conflict. These will be judged using the open system mentioned above.
We continue with a huge raffle with models, reference material and surprise items. Our final draw will be for an Iwata airbrush.
We have posted our forms at www.wwmodelclub.org Those presenting prefilled forms from the website will receive two free raffle tickets.
General admission is $5. This allows competitors to enter their first three models. Additional entries are $2.00 each with no limit. Children under 17 get in for free and may enter up to three models at no cost. There is plenty of free parking on site.
For more information contact Al LaFleche at 413-306-1270 or firstname.lastname@example.org.