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. 

November 2018 Meeting

The weather threatened to keep everyone away for the November NJIPMS club meeting, but the driving rain and wind proved no match for those who wanted to talk model building. The Russia Night contest had some fine entries, and other displays of non-contest material filled out the display table.

December 14th is the next meeting, and the yearly Christmas party. Check the upcoming December newsletter for this year’s contest winners, and if your model is on the list, bring it to the meeting for the Model of the Year competition.

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October 2018 Meeting

The October 2018 meeting was a bit light on the contest table, but the work for Civilian Night was extraordinary, none the less. Photos below.

November is Russian Night, and the last sponsored contest night of the year before the December Christmas party.

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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.