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. 

October 2017 Meeting

Friday the 13th saw a good meeting of the NJIPMS group. Many models on the tables, along with club-sponsored pizza and open bar.

Remember: Yearly dues are due and being collected. Talk to Vince about renewing.

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JerseyFest 2017

JerseyFest 2017 was this past weekend, September 9th and 10th, at the Newark Airport Mariott. Turnout was lighter this year than last, most likely attributable to a new venue and the odd weather around the country at the moment. That being said, there was a lot of great work on display, some fantastic seminars, and a well-stocked dealer’s room. Some photos below. If you have the chance, definitely check it out in 2018!

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September Meeting and Newsletter

The September meeting had a good turnout. Primary Colors was the theme of the monthly contest, with several entries. The winners were Mike Terre with a 1/72nd scale Ki-9, and Stan Stankewicz with a 1/25th scale 2014 Camaro. Well done, guys.

Also, this month’s newsletter, the MosquitoGram, has been uploaded to the Newsletter page.

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IPMS Nationals in Omaha, NE, Photos Posted

A few NJIPMS members made it out to the Nationals in Omaha, Nebraska, this past week, and a couple of them had cameras in-hand. You can check out Martin Quinn’s extensive coverage on the group’s Facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/New-Jersey-IPMS-124068277612000/photos/

And Devin Poore has uploaded his photos to the group’s photo archive website here:

http://njipms.zenfolio.com/p610049940

Ron Dobrzelecki

We are sad to announce that long-time club member Ron Dobrzelecki passed away this morning. Our deepest sympathies are with Ron’s brother Mike, and the rest of the Dobrzelecki family. As funeral and memorial arrangements are made known to the club, we will post them here.