ModelMania 2016 Results

Here are the contest results of this year’s Modelmania. There were nearly 550 entries from 127 contestants, and since some of the entries were collections or dioramas, there were some 600 models on display. Every one of our 97 vendor tables was sold, and although there were a couple of no-shows, there was plenty of shopping going on.

Update: I’ve put both the results and Don’s article on a separate page, which you can find on the main Galleries page (in the menu above) and selecting the ‘Modelmania 2016’ link. There are photos, too! More photos will be added as I get them.

Contest results: ModelMania 2016 Awards

Don McFetridge provided an article on this year’s Theme Award (“Vintage Kits”, in case you’ve forgotten already) explaining the process used in selecting the winner. It’s also relevant to judging in general, and you can read it here: Modelmania Theme Award

Modelmania Panic (yes, we’re having a show!)


However, I bet all all you need to do is fill out your registration form (on per person entering the contest), your entry cards (one per model entered), and show up when the doors open at 9am.

In case you remember the frog-strangler from a couple of years ago, rest assured that our scouts have surveyed the area and confirm that the streets in the area are open. Stafford Centre has also confirmed that they will be open. The show must go on!

In case you were in a coma for the last few days – or maybe just trying to get the last decals in place – you can read Rick Cotton’s summary of our recent weather here.

All the general info is in the Modelmania menu item  above, or get the brochure here.

We have a writeup from Boyd on last weekend’s CAF fly-in, and an article from Rick on Modelmania. Both are on the Articles page.

April meeting recap

We had a big turnout this last Tuesday for our quarterly contest, with over 30 members in attendance, including some new faces. (All it takes to be a member is to show up!)

All of the vendor tables for ModelMania have been sold, and there is now a waiting list.

Immediately after ModelMania, we’ll be collecting information on any models to be placed in the Houston Public Library display. It’s okay if they aren’t contest winners, or if they’ve been shown before. The library is making up placards that will identify the model and who built it, so it’s best to get this to them as soon as possible.

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Meeting, and writing, and contests, and profiles

I’m posting this remotely, so not a lot of detail until I get a chance to update it (maybe).

Regular monthly meeting is next Tuesday, April 12. It’s a quarterly contest again.

Two new articles from Rick Cotton on the Articles page.

Lots of upcoming contests — well, okay, maybe just one, but it’s really important. It’s ModelMania!

We have some new members, so not everyone may know that we have member profiles on our Members page. You can download a profile form there to complete and send in if you like.

Row, row, row. . .

Rick Cotton’s latest article can be read here. And I’ve personally sung the song he mentions (the tune is “Song of the Volga Boatmen”) including the verse about sheep.