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San Diego Model Expo 2019

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San Diego Model Expo & Swap Meet

June 1st 2019


At the San Diego Air and Space Museum's restoration facility.
335 Kenney St., El Cajon, CA 92020

8AM to 3PM, Entry deadline is 11AM

There will be lots of categories for military, automotive, gunpla(Gundams and other mecha), SciFi, and Figures. 

Special themes for this year are Gasser Wars in Automotive, and D-Day in military.

There will be a raffle, prizes, a swap meet, and live demonstrations during the judging. 

Judging will follow IPMS rules. We also have a "no sweeps" rule. A modeler may only place once in a given category. There will also be a display-only section. 

 

 

Our category list is below. Judges may also split a category if it has a lot of entries. Previous years have had large gunpla categories, and yes, we have gunpla capable judges. 

This is now the only major contest in the San Diego area. Come on out, meet your fellow modelers, do a little shopping, and check out some great builds. 

 

Jointly presented by the San Diego Model Car Club, and the San Diego IPMS

 

Category List

Junior

1-All scales/categories (non-automotive)

Aircraft

2- 1/72 & smaller-Prop
3- 1/72 & smaller-Jet
4- 1/73 to 1/33 - Prop
5- 1/73 to 1/33 - Jet
6- 1/32 & larger - Prop
7- 1/32 & larger - Jet
8-Rotary Wing - All scales & types
 

Armor

9-Armor-1/72 & smaller, all types
10-Armor-1/48, all types
11-Armor-1/47 & larger - Fully tracked
12-Armor-1/47 & larger - Wheeled, semi-tracked
13-Softskin - 1/47 & larger, all types
 

Dioramas

14-Small composition
15-Large composition
 

Ships

16-1/451 & smaller
17-1/450 & larger
18-Submarine
19-Sailing
 

Figures

20-53 MM & smaller
21-54 MM & larger
22-Sci-Fi & Fantasy
 

Other Categories

23-Sci-Fi & Real Space Vehicles: all scales & types
24-Gunpla, Gundam and Mecha: all scales & types
25-Hypothetical: all scales & types
26-Others: all scales & types
27-Out-of-the-Box: all scales & types (non-automotive)
 

Automotive

28-Juniors
28-Production/Replica
30-Hot Rods, Street Rods and Street Machines
31-Custom
32-Competition – Non-Drag Racing
33-Competition - Dragsters
34-Large
35-Low Riders
36-Motorcycles
37-Out-of-the-Box
 

Display -

Bring anything that you’d like to show but do not want to enter in the model contest.

 

Other Special Awards

• Best Tamiya Model
• Best 1:48 Stearman
• Judges Grand Prize - Best of Show
 
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