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Exciting  News from our Sister club in the UK!

Here are the winning entries. Thanks to our friends in our sister club in the UK, Staffordshire Moorlands Scale Modelers, for inviting us to share in the fun.

Each person was allowed to submit 2 entries for models that were built during the past year. There were 3 categories, Aircraft, Military Vehicles & Figures

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Here are the winning entries


Retreat from Moscow

David Hoffman (NoVA Modelers)

Military Vehicles

1/35 Scammel Tractor

Robert Mountford (IPMS UK)


1/48 Macchi 202

Kevin Daly (NoVA Modelers)

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, May 5, 2021 at 7pm

Contest: Main Character  – Any specific vehicle or figure prominently featured in a memoir or other literary work.  e.g. “The Ruptured Duck” from Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, The Spirit of St. Louis, Apollo 11 from Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journey, King Richard I: The Autobiography of America's Greatest Auto Racer. – The book must be displayed with the model. (courtesy of Jon Etherton)

Program: “Decal Design and Manufacture.” presented by Mr. Marek Bodacek, BOA Decals of Czechoslovakia

Upcoming Virtual Meeting Dates

1st Wednesday of each month at 7pm  *

2021: May 5, Jun.2, 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, April 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: Apr.21, May 19, Jun.16, 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 

April 2021

 Meeting Highlights

April 2021 Virtual Meeting Contest Highlights

Check out all the winners here

 Best of Show

Jose Ruiz Lopez's (Spain)

ID4 Attacker 

Special - Classics

Peter Espada's "Beatnik Bandit"

Upcoming Events

AMPS Nationals 2021

April 29-May 1, 2021

Newport News, VA

Cancelled due to Covid19 Pandemic (New Date for 2022 below)

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 

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.

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

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.

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