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Fairfax High School

3501 Lion Run (Formerly Rebel Run), Fairfax, VA


Northern Virginia Modelers

Contest Themes & Programs



Contest:   They Also Served - Any military support vehicle - ie. fuel truck, portable kitchen wagon, Engineering vehicle, etc

Program: Sci-Fi Modeling and Beyond! A Show Report from WonderFest 2023, presented by Brian Nicklas.  The largest sci-fi, horror, and fantasy scale modeling show in the United States is held every year in Louisville, Kentucky.  Club member Brian Nicklas attended the most recent WonderFest in 2023, and here, he shares highlights which include work by some of the most talented scale modelers in the world.   


Contest:   Turkeys - Any vehicle that did not meet expectations either in real life or kit form

Program: TBD

December  Annual Holiday Party, Blind Gift Exchange, Food

Contest:   Build the Same Subject (BTSS) -  Aircraft -Lancaster or MiG-25 any scale

                                                                                   Military Vehicle - M-18 Hellcat

                                                                                   Civilian Vehicle -  Land Rover

                                                                                   Sci-Fi – Vessels from the StarBlazers TV series



Contest: - Best of 2023

Program: TBD


Contest:   Feb 15, 2004 - 20 years ago - 46th Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins exactly 6 years to the day after his father Dale Earnhardt Sr. won his first and only Daytona 500 in 1998 Build any race cars any era and any type  (Formula 1, NASCAR, street racers, etc)

Program: TBD


Contest:  Build anything that is overly colorful

Program: TBD


Contest:  Apr 1, 1954 - 70 years ago -  1st US Army helicopter battalion forms, Fort Bragg, NC Whirlybirds - Build any variant of helicopter from the VS-300 forward.

Program: TBD


Contest:  May 1, 1949   - 75 years ago -   Batman first appears in Detective Comics (Model something inspired by super heroes or comics figures or vehicles)

Program: TBD


Contest:  June 6, 1944 - 80 years ago -  D-Day (build something which took place in Operatuon Overlord)

Program: TBD


Contest:  July 16, 1969 - 55  years ag - First man on the moon (Build something space related) 

Program: TBD


Contest: Aug 3, 1954 - 70 years ago  - 1st VTOL (Vertical Take-off & Land) flown (Build a VTOL)

Program: TBD


Contest: Sept 1, 1939 -  85 years ago -  WWII Begins - Early WWII (Build something from the beginning of WWII)

Program: TBD


Contest: Oct 1, 1924 - 100 years ago - 1st Dutch airliner, the Fokker F.VII takes off from Amsterdam for Batavia, Java (Build any airliner , any time frame, country, and scale).

Program: TBD


Contest: Nov 9, 1989 - 35 years ago -  Fall of Berlin Wall (Build any vehicle from the end of the Cold War)

Program: TBD


Annual Holiday Party, Blind Gift Exchange, Food

Contest:   Build the Same Subject (BTSS) TBD


   Contest & Activities subject to change

Read the Annual BTSS Rules here

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