The Scale Model Show: Evolution!

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The Scale Model Show returns in 2024 with The Scale Model Show: Evolution!

The nitty gritty:

Theme: Evolution
Date: October 12th, 2024
Location: The Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5401 Snyder Ln, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Information/Vending: showcoordinator@ipmssantarosa.org

We are moving to an open system for judging! The judging guidelines and rules can be found at the following links:

The Judging Guide The Judging Rules

More details to follow…

IPMS Santa Rosa Meetings

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Our club meetings are held on the first Monday of each month. We meet from 7pm to 9pm at Fundemonium in Rohnert Park. Our general format is a brief business overview for the attendees followed by Show ‘n’ Tell. When members are finished discussing their models, we have a demonstration/presentation and a door prize giveaway to round out the evening. The executive branch holds the club business meeting during the hour before the regular meeting, at 6pm. All are welcome to attend our club meetings, and everyone is highly encouraged to bring any completed projects or anything in progress.

Fundemonium is located in the Expressway Center located at 579 Rohnert Park Expy, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

2024 Meetings
    Presentation Contest
January   Survey Results N\A
February   Canopies with Jack N\A
March   Sprue Rigging with Mike N\A
April   Tools & Supplies To Make Scale Modeling Easier with James N\A
May   Salt Weathering N\A
June   Open Judging Clinic TAMIYA KITS
July   Panel Lining with TBC N\A
August   Cutting Machine with James N\A
September   TBA N\A
October   TBA N\A
November   TBA N\A
December   TBA TBD

Meetings of 2023

Our club meetings are held on the first Monday of each month. We meet from 7pm to 9pm at Fundemonium in Rohnert Park. Our general format is a brief business overview for the attendees followed by Show ‘n’ Tell. When members are finished discussing their models, we have a demonstration/presentation and a door prize giveaway to round out the evening. The executive branch holds the club business meeting during the hour before the regular meeting, at 6pm. All are welcome to attend our club meetings, and everyone is highly encouraged to bring any completed projects or anything in progress.

Fundemonium is located in the Expressway Center located at 579 Rohnert Park Expy, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

2023 Meetings
  Theme Presentation Quarterly Contest
January New Scribing with Randy N\A
February Oldest Model Wood Grain with Jack N\A
March Ugliest Model <skipped> Gunpla\Mecha
April Worst Model Faces with Dev N\A
May Most Colorful IPMS Judging Clinic N\A
June Shiniest Model Static Grass with Bob Random Raffle Category
July Patriotic Ambulance Kits with Mark N\A
August Hottest Model Sludge Washes with Jack N\A
September Learned A Lot TBA Figure Painting
October What Have you been working on? Making Water with Bob N\A
November What Have you been working on? TBA N\A
December What Have you been working on? TBA Christmas Mayhem

Meeting! 06/05/2023

Our next meeting will be on June 5th, 2023 at 7:00pm. We’re now holding the business meetings prior to the meeting at 6:00pm. We meet at Fundemonium: Expressway Center, 579 Rohnert Park Expy, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

We will be discussing the recent Show at the meeting. All the usual stuff, what worked, what didn’t, how much moolah we got…

This month will also be the second quarterly contest of 2023! Now is your chance to reclaim that five bucks you lost to Tom Bolah. If you’re not sure what that means, you need to attend this meeting, and bring your quarterly contest entry. As always gift certificates will be awarded for first, second, and third place.

Our theme this month is your Shiniest Model. So bring in those shiny models to show off – the shinier, the better. We’ll provide the sunglasses (if the budget allows it)… We also strongly encourage you to bring the latest and greatest project on your bench. It doesn’t have to be complete – works in progress are great! This month’s demonstration is title “Static Grass with Bob”, demonstrated by the inimitable Bob Sabia.

Meeting! 03/07/2023

Alrighty, time to get things squared away for our next meeting. Let’s get the formalities out of the way… 

Monday, March 7th, at 7:00pm at Fundemonium. For those who don’t know, Fundemonium is located in the Expressway Center, 579 Rohnert Park Expy, Rohnert Park, CA 94928. Our business meetings take place one hour prior to the club meeting. So, get there at 6:00pm and have a say in the club’s goings on.

This month’s theme is “Your Ugliest Model.” Bring in those unsightly projects, finished or underway, and tell your story! This month is also our Q1 Quarterly Contest, “Gunpla/Mecha.” So, bring in your finished gunpla and/or mecha projects this quarter for fun and prizes. Remember, your quarterly entry must have been built, or a majority of the work done, in this quarter. We will also have a drawing for the Q2 Quarterly Contest, more on that below.

Our own Mr. President, Dev Sodagar, will be performing a demonstration of figure face painting. He’ll be getting us ready for our Q3 Quarterly Contest.

Now, more about the Q2 contest. We’re calling this contest “Random Raffle,” and the idea is to build something that you wouldn’t normally build. Your moving out of your comfort zone. First, some ground rules… There is a $5 ‘buy in’ for this contest. You will need to put $5 into the pot in order to draw a category. This is to encourage people to actually submit something for the category they drew. If you enter something for your category at the Q2 contest in June, you get the $5 back regardless of how well you do. If you don’t enter anything, that’s cool – the $5 will go into the club funds. The categories that we will be drawing from are listed below. There will two tickets of each of these categories in the raffle tumbler to draw.

Q2 Categories:

  • Miscellaneous
  • Single & Multi Engine Jet
  • Single & Multi Engine Prop
  • Bi-Plane
  • Civilian Aircraft
  • Rotary Wing Aircraft
  • Military Vehicles – Soft Skinned
  • Armoured Fighting Vehicles
  • Towed/Tracked Artillery
  • Ships Powered – All types
  • Ships Sailing – All types
  • Submarines
  • Automotive – All types
  • Space Vehicles Sci-fi & Fantasy
  • Space Vehicles and Missles – Real
  • Figures – Real and Historical
  • Figures – Sci Fi and Fantasy
  • Gundam & Articulated Mecha

Meeting! 02/06/2023

Our next meeting will be on Monday, February 6th, 2023 at 7:00pm. We’re now holding the business meetings prior to the meeting at 6:00pm. We meet at Fundemonium: Expressway Center, 579 Rohnert Park Expy, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Our theme this month is “Yout Oldest Model”. So dust off those ancient relics and bring them in to show off – finshed or in-progress, it doesn’t matter. If it’s old enough, we’ll all marvel at it with a gleam in our eyes. Except for the younger members, they’ll just look at us weird. This month’s demonstration is provided by Jack Riggar and covers painting a wood grain surface.

Meeting! 01/09/2023

Happy New Year! Another exciting trip around the sun for us. As January 2nd, 2023, is the legal holiday for New Year’s Day, we’re moving our meeting back one week. Our next meeting will be on January 9th, 2023 at 7:00pm. We’re now holding the business meetings prior to the meeting at 6:00pm. We meet at Fundemonium: Expressway Center, 579 Rohnert Park Expy, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

We will be collecting Membership Fees for 2023 starting at January’s meeting. We are setting the rates at $25. We’ve been slowly ramping up the dues each year and now we’re getting back to normal. (Is there really ever a “normal”?) This will help us fund the club show as well as all our other events for the coming year.

This month we’ll hold our last quarterly contest of 2022 in 2023! As nobody brought in something they received as a gift in December (surely you received something model-related as a gift), the theme for this quarter is “Gifts I Got Last Year.” Any model you received as a gift within the last 12 months is eligible. As always gift certificates will be awarded for first, second, and third place.

Our theme this month is New. So bring in those New models/builds to show off, or bring the latest and greatest (also New) project on your bench. This month’s demonstration will cover scribing by Randy Bumgardner.

It’s almost Christmas… almost…

Can you hear it? The ringing of sleigh bells, or perhaps the cursing of a modeler that just had another gift stolen! Yes, it’s time again for the IPMS Santa Rosa Holiday Bash!

We’re gathering at Mountain Mike’s Pizza on Cleveland Ave on December 17th at 6pm. The club will provide the pizzas and soda for all who attend. If you’d prefer an adult beverage, beer and wine are available at the bar compliments of your own wallet. We’ll be having our annual “White Elephant” gift exchange as well. Each gift is limited to 3 steals and we play until the pile is gone. Each attendee should bring one gift, or more if you would like more chances at the pile.

A note on the gifts. Each gift should be approximately valued at $30, or if you want to spend more go for it! Please, do not bring any kits that have been started, missing parts, or in a condition you wouldn’t want to receive.

It’s going to be a blast, so we hope to see everyone there! Mountain Mike’s address: 3125 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Meeting! 12/05/2022

Our next meeting will be on December 5th, 2022 at 7:00pm. We’re now holding the business meetings prior to the meeting at 6:00pm. We meet at Fundemonium: Expressway Center, 579 Rohnert Park Expy, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

This month we’ll hold our last quarterly contest of 2022! The theme for this quarter is “Gifts I Got This Year.” Any model you received as a gift within the last 12 months is eligible. As always prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place.

Our theme this month is Weathered. So bring in those weathered models to show off, or bring the latest and greatest project on your bench. This month’s demonstration will cover scribing by Randy Bumgardner.

11/07/2022 Meeting

Our next meeting will be on November 7th, 2022 at 7:00pm. We’re now holding the business meetings prior to the meeting at 6:00pm. We’re meeting at Fundemonium: Expressway Center, 579 Rohnert Park Expy, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Our theme this month is Revolution, in honor of Guy Fawkes. So bring in those revolutionary models, or whatever you have to bring. We will also have a demo on something by Somebody.