About New Jersey IPMS

We meet at 7:30pm on the 2nd Friday of each month at the Knights of Columbus hall on South Ave. in Garwood, NJ (across from the Pathmark), accessible from the GSP exit 137. New Jersey IPMS is a club of modelers who get together once a month to trade ideas on modeling and basically have fun.  We have a monthly, informal contest within our club. Membership dues are 25$ a year or 3$ per meeting. Our biggest event is what we lovingly call Mosquitocon. This is our biggest contest of the year and we also invite hobby retailers to come in and sell their goods at a special show price. We have had contestants from the hinterlands of NJ, PA, NY and as far away as VA and MASS.  During our meetings we talk about the latest news from kit manufacturers, we also have informal classes to keep our skills sharp and maybe learn a thing or two. Our members run the gambit of modeling, we have armor, aircraft, automobile, sci-fi, figures and ship modelers. Our skill level runs from beginner to expert and all levels in between. We also like to support our community by getting involved with various projects that are happening locally. We have been actively supporting the efforts of the Battleship New Jersey Foundation, both with donations from the club and building replicas of New Jersey. We have done shows for New Jersey’s Liberty Science Center, The Intrepid Air and Space Museum and various airshows. Most of all we are just a bunch of modelers who get together once a month to have fun talking about modeling and meeting with friends, so come on and join us. 

Wonderfest 2018 Photos

This past weekend,June 2nd and 3rd, saw Wonderfest 2018 in Louisville, KY. A Sci-Fi and Fantasy model show, lots of spaceships, figures and dioramas were on the table. Photos taken by Devin Poore have been posted to the club’s gallery website HERE.

MosquitoCon 27 Contest Results Posted

Contest Results for MosquitoCon 27 have been posted. Click HERE for the full list. The Best Of winners are below, along with some photos. The entire batch of photos will be posted in the near future.

Thank you again to everyone who made MosquitoCon 27 a great success. It goes down as our third largest ever. We look forward to seeing you all again next year, Saturday April 6th, 2019!

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Best Junior – Mk 1 Dragonfly – Conrad Chapman
Best Aircraft – DFW CV – Jay Howard
Best Armor – German Wespe Hummel – Glen Martin
Best Ship – IJN Yahagi – Joe Simon
Best Sci-Fi – Millennium Falcon – Chris Robledo
Best Civilian Subject – 1960 Mack Fire Pumper – William Ratcliff
Best of the Rest – Retirement – Jerry Rutman
Best Tailhook -F-14A Tomcat – Mike Witkowski
Best Vietnam subject – “Tell it to Hanoi” M48A3 – Mike Trentadue
Best Theme award “War in the Med” – LRDG – Mike Trentadue
Judges Best in Show – IJN Yahagi – Joe Simon

MosquitoCon 27: Thank You All!

MosquitoCon 27 is now behind us. The initial counts place it in the top 3 attended events of the show’s history. Initial numbers are:

  • 505 models entered
  • 140 entrants
  • 400+ walk-in attendees

Best of Show went to Joe Simon’s amazing Japanese cruiser Yahagi. More photos of this, the other winners, and of all the models entered to follow, as soon as we can get them processed and sorted.