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
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!
April 29th and 30th of 2016 saw NorEastCon 25 held at the Museum of American Armor in Old Bethpage, NY. Several of the NJIPMS crew made the trip out. All in all, a great show with good model turnout, and a great venue. Some photos below, more have been added to the Facebook page.
iHobby 2016 is now in the books. The Raritan Expo Center hosted this year, the first time in a long time (maybe ever?) the show has come to ‘Jersey. Held in conjunction with a model train show, the expo hall was filled with people.
The manufacturers participating had some nice displays, of particular interest to your editor were the Vallejo and Iwata booths and their product demonstrations. Others on hand included Xuron, Flexi-File, Mega Hobby, and other outlets. While this was mostly a trade show with little retail sales going on, a few vendors did offer their products for sale to the public.
The New Jersey IPMS Make-N-Take was very well attended. With the build area set up in a huge U-shaped table area with at least 2 dozen seats, it was almost always packed with kids building kits donated by various vendors at the event.
All in all, a great showing for the hobby in general, iHobby, and especially NJIPMS.
The Hudson Valley Historical Miniatures Guild will be hosting their 2015 expo on Saturday, October 17th. Information on cost, directions, and theme can be found by clicking their logo above, or by clicking HERE.
Just a last-minute note to let everyone know that MosquitoCon 23 is as ready as it’s ever gonna be, and we’re all set to open the doors at the Wayne PAL at 9 a.m. this coming Saturday, April 5th. For information on entry fees, rules, contest categories, etc., check out the MosquitoCon 23 page.
There’s still time to sponsor a trophy package if you wish. Check out the Trophy Sponsorship page for information on how to do so, and for a list of who has already sponsored, and what categories are still available. Sponsor in the name of your club, organization, or business and we’ll give you a link on the Trophy Sponsorship page, and mention you during the awards ceremony.
See everyone on Saturday!
The most current information has been added to the lists of Trophy Sponsors and to the Vendor and Raffle Sponsor pages. We can’t say “thank you” enough to all those who are helping out with MosquitoCon 23 by sponsoring a trophy package, donating to the raffle, or showing up to do business in the dealer’s room.
The most recent newsletter for March 2014 was added to the Newsletter page.
The September 2013 edition of the MosquitoGram has been uploaded to the Newsletter page.
A reminder that next Friday through Sunday is the Jersey Fest show. Check out their website for all details HERE (or by clicking the image to the left).
This coming Friday the 13th is the monthly meeting. Bring an appetite, as dinner will be served.