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Be a Vendor at Model Classic 2024!

Vendors in Attendance

Fire House Hobbies

Mike Swinburne

Detail and Scale

Bill Strandberg

Felix (Joe) Rice

Roger Nutting

Tri State Scale Modelers

Michael DeWalt

Dave Galway

Bill & Rosalind Bayne

Tom Henderson

James Pratt

Doug’s Closet

Chris Mikesh

Mark Stille

Peter Ansoff

International Paper Modelers

Jim Tunney

Michael Howe

Mike Poreda

Mark’s Models and Toys

Kirk Wicker

Gael Hobbies

Mark Battaglia

AA “Ski” Janchevsky

Chris Whalley

John Garcia

3D Printing Samurai

All model entries must be in place, in their appropriate category in the contest area, not later than 12 noon

Any model that has placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd or won Best of Class or Show at a previous Model Classic, or at another IPMS Regional or National contest can be entered for DISPLAY ONLY. (This does not apply to previous awards at other local contests, Merit Awards, or preclude entry in the Triathlon or Collection categories)

Model Classic 2023 After Action Report

NoVA Modelers IPMS is pleased to report that Model Classic 2023, our 18th consecutive annual event, was a great success. In addition to the 568 model entries by 121 entrants, we had over 730 guests visit the show. They were kept well entertained by 52 vendors, 3 guest authors and 6 exhibiting organizations.  Thanks to many of these groups and individuals our contest awards were 100% sponsored.  The Fairfax High School All Night Graduation Committee provide set up and tear down help, as well as the food services, while the Choral Society, as usual, provided the opening ceremonies performance of the National Anthem.

Thanks to everyone who was able to attend, compete and assist with the show.  These shows would not be possible without your support. We’re already looking forward to Model  Classic 2024!

Scott Bricker


Model Classic 2023 Highlights

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Fairfax HS Choral Patrons Opening Ceremonies

National Anthem

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Judges at work

Which will it be?

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Award Presenters

(L-R) Nicholas, Sara, Susan, Selena

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Future Modelers at Make & Take

Best of  Show

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1927 Bugatti 35B

by Peter Espada

Best of Class Winners

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Best Aircraft


by Scott Samo

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Best Space/Sci-Fi

SK-62 "Oskar"

by TJ Haller

Best Figure

Bobba Fett

by TJ Haller

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Best Civilian Vehicle

1927 Bugatti 35B

by Peter Espada

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Best Military Vehicle


by Tom Jett

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Best Junior

USS New Jersey

by Wellington Jimenez

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Best Diorama

"Duel in the Desert"

by Robert Rule

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Best Ship

USS Cumberland

by Bob Cicconi

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Best Theme "Between the Wars"

Dornier Schneider Trophy Racer

by Keith Hudson

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Best Theme "Cold War Aircraft" 

U-2A Dragon Lady

by Nelson Kee

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Best Theme "Best USAF Aircraft" IMO Mike Neyland 

U-2A Dragon Lady

by Nelson Kee

Looking to the Future

As many of you learned during the Judges meeting at the show, 2023 was my last year as Head Judge for Model Classic. After 15 years I felt it was a wise change to turn the task over to someone younger who lived a bit closer than South Carolina. With that in mind I announced that Jim Fitzgibbon & Haagen Klaus will share the task at future shows. I will continue to administer the club web page. 

I want to thank all the Class Head Judges and Category Judges who have supported the show over the years and made my job a pleasure. I hope you all will continue to support Haagen & Jim, both longtime NoVA IPMS members.

I look forward to seeing you all at future shows. Maybe I can finally get a chance to see what the vendors have on offer!

Mike Fleckenstein

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