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.

2018 is the 40th anniversary of Battlestar Galactica! Help us celebrate with your Vipers, Raiders, Raptors, and Battlestars!

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 2 hour 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 Maroon Peak 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.

Modeling 101 – Mike Smith

Interested in model building but don’t know where to start? This class will provide an overview of tools and techniques to point you in the right direction!

Decals – Vern Clark

Knowing how to apply decals can be the difference between a museum-quality and a toy-like appearance. Come and learn how to do it!

Lighting – Brad Guy

Lighting your model can set it apart at a contest. Come and see how it is done!

Miniatures – Aaron Clark

Gaming miniatures are often painted to exacting standards. Come and see how it is done!

“This will kill you!” – Robb Merrill

Scale model building presents hazards that simply aren’t present in other hobbies. Find out how to build safely!

Introduction to Resin Figures – Jack Hubbard

Resin figures offer a means to model unusual or hard to find subjects. Come learn the skills to build them!

Small Scale Busts – Cal Dowling

Busts are a popular genre in scale modeling. Come see how to paint them!

Confessions of a Modeler’s Widow

You’re significant other has taken up the hobby. Now what? Our panel discussion might be able to help!


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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