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he 2016 San Diego Model Expo is hosted by IPMS San Diego and the San Diego Model Car Club in cooperation with the San Diego Air and Space Museum.
It will take place on Saturday, June 3 at the San Diego Air and Space Museum Annex at Gillespie Field:
335 Kenney St, El Cajon, CA 92020
The Model Expo will have both a model swap meet and a model contest.
General admission to is $3.
Please note – contest admission is separate from general admission. If entering the contest, paying the general admission fee of $3 is required in addition to the model contest entry fees.
Contest admission is $10 for 3 entries for adults, plus $2 for each additional entry.
Contest admission is $5 for 3 entries for Juniors (age 17 and under), plus $2 for each additional entry.
The contest will be judged based on IPMS National rules, including the no sweeps rule, and no previous San Diego Model Expo, IPMS National, or Region 8 winners.
There will also be room for display-only models – Bring anything that you’d like to show but do not want to enter in the model contest. The model contest fees do not apply to display-only models.
We have a new category for the contest – Gundam, Gunpla and mecha models has been added!
- Juniors, 17 & Under: all scales/categories (non-automotive)
- Aircraft: 1/72 & smaller-Prop
- Aircraft: 1/72 & smaller-Jet
- Aircraft: 1/73 to 1/33 – Prop
- Aircraft: 1/73 to 1/33 – Jet
- Aircraft: 1/32 & larger – Prop
- Aircraft: 1/32 & larger – Jet
- Helicopters: all scales & types
- Military Vehicles: Armor – 1/72 & smaller, all types
- Military Vehicles: Armor – 1/48, all types
- Military Vehicles: Armor – 1/47 & larger – Fully tracked
- Military Vehicles: Armor – 1/47 & larger – Wheeled, semi-tracked
- Military Vehicles: Softskin – 1/47 & larger, all types
- Dioramas: small composition
- Dioramas: large composition
- Ships: 1/451 & smaller
- Ships: 1/450 & larger
- Ships: Submarine
- Ships: Sailing
- Figures: 53 MM & smaller
- Figures: 54 MM & larger
- Figures: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
- Sci-Fi & Real Space Vehicles: all scales & types
- Gundam, Gunpla, and Mecha
- Hypothetical: all scales & types
- Miscellaneous: all scales & types
- Out-of-the-Box: all scales & types
- Automotive: Juniors
- Automotive: Production/Replica
- Automotive: Hot Rods, Street Rods and Street Machines
- Automotive: Custom
- Automotive: Competition – Non-Drag Racing
- Automotive: Competition – Dragsters
- Automotive: Large
- Automotive: Low Riders
- Automotive: Motorcycles
- Automotive: Out-of-the-Box
- Best Aircraft
- Best Ship
- Best Military
- Best Figure
- Best Diorama
- Best Space, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
- Best Irish Subject
- Best 1:72nd Scale Aircraft
- Best Hypothetical Model – Craig Burke Memorial Award
- Best Automotive – Fred Fimbres Memorial Award
- Best Tamiya Model
- Best Theme: 100 Years of Boeing
- Best Theme: Orphan Cars
- Judges Grand Prize – Best of Show
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