Do you build models? If so, bring it by the Model Show and share your work with the world! Our show includes science fiction, science fact, fantasy, and horror subjects. Are you amazed by detailed artwork in miniature? Come on by and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award! Do you want to improve your skills? Our friendly staff of qualified volunteers will be happy to talk to you about your work.
Model Show Awards Presentation and Door Prize Drawing
Every year, the outstanding modelers in the show are presented certificates and prizes. This year, we are going to recognize those achievements in an award ceremony. Come and help us celebrate their accomplishments!
We will also have the door prize drawing. Here’s where your participation in the modeling events pays off. You must be present to win.
Paper models have been gaining in popularity in recent years. IPMS/CoMMiES will help you take your first step into this fascinating hobby. We have compiled a wide selection of Cubeecraft models. This event is in the Model Show room and is free! Come check it out!
The Model Events Team is pleased to announce the 2016 FREE Model Make-N-Take at StarFest.
Once again, we will have some of their most popular kits for the Make-N-Take Participants! This event is for members from 8 to 16 years old.
The StarFest Model Show is proud to announce Modeler’s University will be returning in 2016. Regardless of your age, skill level or topic of interest, our professor’s will be hosting a range of classes that include all aspects of model building. Classes are free and we encourage you to attend all of them.
Each class will be held once a day each day of the convention. Classes last approximately 50 minutes. Topics include getting started in the hobby, bases and groundwork, scratchbuilding, and basic & advanced lighting.
Scratch Building and Design – Nate Deveaux
How to use parts and plastic shapes for kit bashing and scratch building with an overview of design as it pertains to getting things laid out.
Base(ic) Training – Cal Dowling
Recreation of terrain in a small scale. Tools and techniques for recreating different types of terrain like mud, snow, dried & cracked mud, dirt, and sand.
Introduction to Airbrushing – Dan Holmes (Saturday Only)
An airbrush is probably the most versatile modeling tool there is. It is also a significant financial investment and requires hours of practice. Dan Holmes will discuss selecting, using, learning, and maintaining this tool.
Model Lighting – Doug Scott (Sunday Only)
Models are impressive. Lit models are life-like. We will cover wiring and powering the model, selecting the proper resistor, connecting components, and other topics.
Lighting with Microcontrollers – Pat Amaral (Saturday Only)
A basic introduction to using the inexpensive Arduino microcontroller to produce complex lighting schemes for scale models.
Introduction to Modeling – Vernon Clark
Model building is a rich and rewarding hobby. It is also an intimidating one to start. We will cover selecting a kit, assembling it, and discuss necessary basic tools.
Advanced Tools – Robb Merrill and Brad Guy
Better tools often mean better results. Plus, you can never have too many pin vises.
Vacuum Forming – Brad Guy
Learn how to create custom parts using sheet plastic, heat, and a vacuum. We will discussion creating a master part and how to replicate it.
Introduction to Resin – Jack Hubbard
An overview of how to build resin kits, including resin commercial and garage kits. This is intended as an overview of the process of assembling these kits from the basic purchase of the kit, to the tools needed, to the final product.
Weathering – Tim Blanchard
Unless you are building a factory fresh vehicle, it should show some degree of dirt and wear. We will discuss how to make your model fit into its environment realistically.
Do you have what it takes to hang with the CoMMiES? Bring a kit, bring your tools, and sniff glue with the most unique chapter of the International Plastic Modelers Society.
Work on a kit. Ask about techniques. Share stories. And, above all, poke your friends verbally! Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm in the Model Show room.