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Meeting Information

Impact of  the Corona Virus (COVID-19)on our monthly meetings

Fairfax High School will remain closed to community use until further notice. Since this is a very fluid situation, we have no estimate at present of when when our monthly meetings will resume. In addition to being posted on this site, everyone enrolled in our Google Group Forum will receive instant updates of the latest developments.

Until we can meet again in person your E-board has developed a procedure for virtual meetings using the online Zoom platform and a virtual contest using Google Forms. If you are enrolled in our Google Groups Forum you will receive notifications on dates, times and links to access the meetings & contest. Monthly club newsletters and other important information are also available through the forum.

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Two Great Ways to Participate!

Since we are not able to meet in person due to the Covid19 pandemic, these monthly virtual sessions will allow members to participate in club activities until we can meet in person once again

Next (Virtual) Meeting - Program & Contest

These meetings will follow the normal monthly format of a short business meeting, followed by a program and monthly (virtual) contest results

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 7pm

Contest:Red/White/BlueAny vehicle with major portions colored red, white, or blue.  

Program: Vince Mankowski  “Figure Painting & Using a Wet Pallet” 

Upcoming Virtual Meeting Dates

1st Wednesday of each month at 7pm  *

2021: Jul.7, Aug.4, Sep.1, Oct.6, Nov.3, Dec. 1

* Dates subject to change

Notification Links will be sent via the Google Group

(Virtual) Tips & Share Meetings

These meetings will be more informal get togethers, much like chatting with your fellow modelers before the start of a monthly meeting

Since we are not able to meet in person due to the Covid19 pandemic, these monthly virtual sessions will allow members to share ideas and show their in progress projects  in a less formal setting than the normal 1st Wed. of the month meetings

Of course the normal 1st Wed. of the month meeting featuring a Contest & Program will continue as usual

Next (Virtual) Tips & Share Meeting

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 7pm

Featuring a discussion of seam filling and sanding techniques

Upcoming Virtual Tips & Share Dates

3rd Wednesday of each month at 7pm  *

2021:  Jul.21, Aug.18, Sep.15, Oct.20, Nov.17, Dec. 15

* Dates subject to change

Notification Links will be sent via the Google Group 

June 2021

 Meeting Highlights

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Special - Desert Storm + 30

Jim Rotramel's  Jaguar

 Best of Show

David Hoffman's Genghis Kahn

Upcoming Events

IPMS Region 2 Convention  2021

 June 18-19, 2021

Roanoke, VA

Cancelled due to Covid19 Pandemic

IPMS Region 12 Convention

 June 19, 2021

South Carolina National Guard Armory

1225 Bluff Rd.

Columbia, SC

Mosquitocon 2021


Saturday, July 31, 2021

Wayne PAL Hall

PAL Drive

Wayne, NJ

IPMS National Convention 2021

August 18-21

Las Vegas, NV

Click here for latest updates  

Penncon 2021

Saturday, Sept 11, 2021

Eisenhower Complex

2638 Emmitsburg Rd.

Gettysburg, PA

Scale Model World 2021

November 13-14, 2021

Telford, UK

Northern Virginia Model Classic 2021

 Date TBD 

Fairfax, VA

Postponed due to Covid19 Pandemic 

AMPS Nationals 2022

April 7- 9, 2022

Newport News, VA

Club News

We haven't been able to attend shows and events lately due to the Covid19 pandemic but here are some images from 2019 to keep us smiling until we can meet again in person! 

NoVA Modelers - Out & About 

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NoVA Modelers crossed the pond in November 2019 for the UK annual Scale Model World.

(l-r) Jim Rotramel, Barbara Barb, Carol Fleckenstein, Tim Barb, Charlie Dykas, Chris Nicoll, Jon Etherton, Tom Henderson & Mike Fleckenstein.

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NoVA Modelers  toasting our Sister Chapter, IPMS UK Staffordshire Moorlands in November 2019 at the UK annual Scale Model World.

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NoVA Modelers was well represented at the 2019 National Convention in Chattanooga, TN.

Several of our members who attended but were not available for the group photo included Curtis & Shirley Clinton, Jon Etherton, Aris Pappas, Walter and Gail Schlueter, Jerry Lawson, Grant Berry, Nelson Kee, Keith Hudson, Haagen Klaus and Barbara Barb.

We did well in the competition with Nelson Kee, Haagen Klaus, Pat Brown, Alex Bernardo, Keith Hudson, Sunil Gupta, Mike Fleckenstein, Jose Luis Lopez, Sherman Collings, Tom Faletti & Mark Tutton taking home awards.