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. 

NorEastCon 46 Photos

Intrepid show attendee and photographer Martin J. Quinn has uploaded tons of photos from the recent NorEastCon 46 show to the club’s Facebook page. Click HERE for the page and scroll down for photos broken down by category.


May 2017 Meeting

Friday May 12th, 2017, saw a very well attended meeting of NJIPMS at our usual Nights of Columbus location. There was no set theme for the evening, so an eclectic mix of ships, aircraft, sci-fi, figures, and lots of in-progress builds, filled the tables.

The next meeting is set for June 9th, same time and place. The theme will be “The Pacific: 1942”, so dig out your best and bring it along.

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MosquitoCon 26 Initial Results

MosquitoCon 26 is now in the books. Some statistics from the April 1st, 2017 show:

110 registered entrants
Over 450 models entered
Over 350 walk-ins (non-registrants)
MosquitoCon 27 is scheduled for April 7, 2018

Some of the great raffle prizes donated by HobbyLink Japan.

Best in Show: Panther F, by Errin Hoffman

Best Aircraft was a 1/72 F6F
Best Civilian was a Honda NSX race car
Best Ship was a 1/700 scale Japanese tanker
Best Armor was the Panther F
Best of the Rest was the bust of Rommel
Best Vietnam was USS Intrepid
Best Cold War was USS Intrepid

These are just a quick notice of results. As the final results are double-checked and passed along, they will be posted to the website.

Thank you to everyone that made MosquitoCon 26 a huge success. See you all on April 7th, 2018!

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