Model Show

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.

commiesLogo Paper Model Make-N-Take

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!

 Model Make-N-Take

The Model Events Team is pleased to announce the 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.

  Airbrush Experience

Use an airbrush to create your own painting in this 90 minute hands-on class. All equipment, supplies and materials provided by Iwata-Medea and TAG Team Hobbies. Learn the basics or airbrush operation while experiencing the fun of airbrushing!

There is a $20 fee to cover supplies and the class is limited to 8 students. There will be three 2-hour sessions on Saturday: 10:00 – 12:00, 12:30 – 2:30, and 3:00 – 5:00. The classes will be in the Model Show room.

commiesLogo Modeler’s University

The StarFest Model Show is proud to announce Modeler’s University will be returning this year.  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.

Classes last approximately 50 minutes.

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

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

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.

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.

Building Resin Figures – 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.

Painting Chips and Scratches – Brad Guy

This class covers several techniques for adding realistic minor damage, from day-to-day wear, to models, figures, miniatures, and props.

Decals – Vern Clark

Decals can make the difference between a museum-quality piece and a toy-like appearance. We will demonstrate the Microscale System, how to prep the surface, how to apply the decal, and how to seal your work.


commiesLogo After Hours Modeling with the CoMMiES

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.

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