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2017 IPMS/USA NATIONAL CONVENTION- 
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0. JUNIORS   
*Aircraft (all eras)   
010. 1/144 and 1/72 (pre-teen) IPMS/West Central Missouri
011. 1/144 and 1/72 (teen)  
015. 1/48 and 1/32 (pre-teen)     IPMS Wright Field Scale Modelers
016. 1/48 and 1/32 (teen) IPMS Las Vegas Nevada 
   
*Military Vehicles (all scales, all eras)   
020. All entries (pre-teen) Granite State Modelers
021. All entries (teen)  
   
Figures (all scales, all eras)   
030. All entries (pre-teen) IPMS Centennial
032. All entries (teen)  
   
*Ships (all scales, types, and eras)   
040. All entries (pre-teen) IPMS Spruce Goose
042. All entries (teen)  
   
*Automotive (all scales, all eras)   
050. All entries (pre-teen)  Mid-Michigan Model Makers
051. All entries (teen) High Plains Modelers, Denver, CO
   
Dioramas (all scales, all eras)   
070. All entries (pre-teen)  
071. All entries (teen)  
   
*Miscellaneous   
080. All entries (pre-teen)  
081. All entries (teen)  
   
I. AIRCRAFT  
Biplanes (and others that are predominantly fabric, struts, and rigging) 
100. 1/144 and 1/72                                 IPMS Tidewater
103A. 1/48                         
103B. 1/32 IPMS Great Plains
   
Small Aircraft, Single Engine, Prop and Turboprop, or glider 
105A. 1/72 (not exceeding 8.5" length or wingspan)   IPMS Will-Cook 
105B. 1/72  
105C. 1/72    
105D. 1/72  Obscureco Aircraft
106. 1/72 Out-of-the-Box  
107A. 1/48 (not exceeding 13.9" length or wingspan) IPMS Memphis
107B. 1/48 IPMS First Coast of Jacksonville, FL 
107C. 1/48   
107D. 1/48   
107E. 1/48  
108    1/48 Out-of-the-Box IPMS Plastic Surgeons
Medium Aircraft - Multi Engine,  Prop or Turboprop, or Glider 
111. 1/72 (not exceeding 11" length or wingspan) Ron Bell
113A. 1/48 (not exceeding 17" length or wingspan) #1              
113B. 1/48 (not exceeding 17" length or wingspan) #1              
   
Large Aircraft - Multi-engine, Prop or Turboprop, or Glider 
115. 1/72 (exceeding 11" length or wingspan)             
117. 1/48 (exceeding 17" length or wingspan)  
   
Small Jet   
121A. 1/72 (not exceeding 8.5" length or wingspan) Alexander Lippisch Chapter IPMS
121B. 1/72  
122.   1/72 Out-of-the-Box  
125A. 1/48 (not exceeding 13.9" length or wingspan) Skyhawk Association
125B. 1/48   
126.   1/48 Out-of-the-Box  
   
Large Jet   
129A. 1/72 (exceeding 8.5" length or wingspan)  
129B. 1/72  
130.    1/72 Out-of-the-Box  
131A. 1/48 (exceeding 13.9" length or wingspan)   
131B. 1/48  
132.   1/48 Out-of-the-Box  
   
Military Aircraft 1/32   
135. Propeller driven Phantom Hobbies
137. Jet             
138. Out-of-the-Box  
   
Military Aircraft 1/144   
141. Small (not exceeding 4.25" in length or wingspan)Prop  
143. Large (exceeding 4.25" in length or wingspan)  
144. Out-of-the-Box  
   
Rotary Wing (all types and eras)   
151. 1/144 and 1/72 IPMS/Fresno Scale Modelers 
153. 1/48 and 1/32  
154. Out-of-the-Box  
   
Civil, Sport, Racing, and Airships (all types and eras)   
157. 1/144 and 1/72 IPMS/Western Reserve Chapter
161. 1/48 and 1/32   
162. Out-of-the-Box  
   
Airlines & Airships   
163A. 1/144  
163B.  
165. 1/72, 1/48, and 1/32  
166. Out-of-the-Box  
   
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles   
167. All Entries  
   
Other Out-of-the-Box Aircraft  
168. All Entries  
   
In Flight (non-diorama, gear-up, in-flight displays
175. All Scales IPMS Chicago Sprue Stretchers
   
Vacuum-Formed (civil or military, all eras)   
181A. All Entries  
181B. All Entries  
   
Conversions (civil or military, all eras)   
183A. All Entries  
183B. All Entries  
   
Scratch-built (civil or military, all eras)   
185. All Entries  
   
II. MILITARY VEHICLES  
1/35 refers to scales 1/35 and larger
1/48 refers to scales 1/69 to 1/36
1/72 refers to scales 1/100 to 1/60
 
1/35 Military Vehicles (including tanks, assault guns and self-propelled guns)
200A. Closed Top AFVs, through Korea - Axis light and Medium  
200B. Closed Top AFVs, through Korea, Axis Heavy  
200C. Closed Top AFVs, through Korea, Allied  Jim Greer in memoriam
200D. Closed Top AFVs, through Korea, Other  
   
201A. Closed Top AFVs, Post-Korea, NATO                            IPMS/KC AMPS
201B. Closed Top AFVs, Post-Korea, Warsaw Pact, Russian                             
201C. Closed Top AFVs, Post-Korea, Other                           
   
206A. Open Top AFVs or AFVs with interiors, Axis The Dark Side
206B. Open Top AFVs or AFVs with interiors, Allied  
206C. Open Top AFVs or AFVs with interiors, Other  
   
210. Armored Cars and Armored Half-tracks  
   
211. Soft-Skinned Military Vehicles  
   
1/48 Military Vehicles
212. Tracked IPMS Ft Crook
213. Wheeled IPMS Ft Crook
   
1/72 Military Vehicles
218A. Fully Tracked, through Korea, Allied  
218B. Fully Tracked, through Korea, Axis  
218C. Fully Tracked, through Korea, Other  
   
219. Fully Tracked, Post Korea  
220. Armored Cars and Armored Half-tracks  
221. Soft-Skinned Military Vehicles  
   
Artillery, all eras, towed (including missiles and all railroad guns)   
223A. All Entries IPMS Sumter
223B.  
   
Conversions and Scratchbuilt  
228. All Entries  
   
Kit Bash Conversions  
229. All Entries  
   
Multi- or Towed Vehicles  
235. All Entries  
   
Out-of-the-Box Armored and Military 
290A. 1/35 Closed Top AFVs, through Korea, Axis Heavy  
290B. 1/35 Closed Top AFVs, through Korea, Allied  
290C. 1/35 Closed Top AFVs, through Korea, Other  
   
291. 1/35 Open Top AFVs or AFVs with interiors  
292. 1/35 Armored Cars and Half-tracks  
293.  1/35 Soft-skinned Military Vehicles  
   
294. 1/48 AFVs, Open and Closed-Top  
295. 1/48 Armored Cars, Half-Tracks, and Soft-Skinned Vehicles   
   
296. 1/72 AFVs, Open and Closed-Top  
297. 1/72 Armored Cars, Half-Tracks, and Soft-Skinned Vehicles   
   
III FIGURES  
1/32 and 1/35 figures compete as 54mm  
Dismounted and mounted (all eras)   
300. Dismounted and mounted (all eras) , 53mm and smaller Eastern Carolina Plastic Modelers
   
Dismounted  
305A. Dismounted (pre-1900), 54mm to 70mm In memory of Walter Hampton
305B.  
306A. Dismounted (Post 1900), 54mm to 70mm  
306B.   
   
Mounted or with Mount  
312. All Entries  
   
Conversions and Scratchbuilt  
317. All Entries  
   
Fantasy  
322A. All Entries  
322B.  
   
Science Fiction  
324A. All Entries  
324B.  
   
Busts  
327A. All Entries  
327B.  
327C.  
   
IV SHIPS  
1/700 refers to 1/401 and smaller
1/350 refers to 1/400 to 1/101
1/72 refers to 1/100 and larger
 
Aircraft Carriers  
400. 1/700 IPMS Patriot Club
401. 1/350  
   
Battleships, Battlecruisers and Cruisers  
402. 1/700  
403A. 1/350 Bathtub Admirals
403B.  
   
Destroyers, Escorts,Corvettes and other Small Ships (except boats)
404. 1/700  
405. 1/350  
   
Commercial Ships  
406. All Entries  
   
Sailing Ships  
407. All entries  
   
Early Steam and Sail (transition vessels, American Civil War, Spanish-American War, Pre-Dreadnoughts, etc.)
408. All entries  
   
Submarines  
412. 1/700  
413. 1/350, pre-1946  
414. 1/350, 1946 to present IPMS Binghamton Scale Modelers
415. 1/72 IPMS First Coast of Jacksonville, FL 
   
Boats, Speedboats, Motor Torpedo Boats, Motor Patrol Boats
418. All Entries  
   
Conversions and Scratchbuilt  
423. All Entries  
   
Out-of-the-Box  
425. Multi-Media/High-tech kits Mark Altizer
426. Single Media/Legacy Kits  
   
V AUTOMOTIVE  
1/32 refers to scales 1/32 and smaller
1/24 refers to scales 1/31 to 1/20
1/16 rfers to scales 1/19 and larger
 
Factory Stock  
500. 1/32 Northern Virginia IPMS
501. 1/24 1959 and Older Body  
502A. 1/24 1960 and Newer Body  
502B.  
   
Hot Rods, Street Rod and Street Machines   
506. Hot Rods and Street Rods  IPMS Niagara Frontier 
507. Street Machine  
   
Customs  
512. All entries  
   
Competition Vehicles  
516A. 1/32  
516B.  
517A. 1/24 Drag Racing: Modified Street and Purpose Built  
517B.  
519.1/24  Open Wheel  
520A. 1/24 Closed Wheel  
520B.  
   
Large Scale (except motorcycles)   
529. 1/16  
   
Scratchbuilt and Conversions   
534. All Entries The Bolshevik Brothers
   
Documented Replicas  
535. All entries  
   
Commercial Vehicles, 1/32 and 1/24  
539. Light Commercial (a axles)  
540. Heavy commercial (3 or more axles), 1:20 and smaller  
   
Motorcycles (civilian/racing only)  
545. All entries  
   
Curbside  
550. All Entries  
   
Automotive and Technology Culture  
580. All Entries  
   
Out-of-the-Box  
590. Factory Stock  
591. Hot Rods, Street Rods, Street Machines, and Custom  
592. Competition  
   
VI SPACE AND SCIENCE FICTION VEHICLES  
Real Spacecraft, Missiles, and Vehicles (kits and scratchbuilt) 
600. Real Spacecraft, Missiles, and Vehicles  
601. Hypothetical Designs                   
   
Science Fiction and Fantasy Subjects  
605A. Vehicles, from kits      
605B.  
   
606. Mecha (Gundams, robots, etc., from kits)   
   
610A. Conversions and scratchbuilt  Northern Virginia IPMS
610B.  
   
Out-of-the-Box  
698. All entries  
   
VII DIORAMAS  
Aircraft   
710. Small composition (single a/c, no more than 5 figures) 1/144 and 1/72         
712. Small composition (single a/c, no more than 5 figures) 1/48 and 1/32           
714. Large composition (2 or more aircraft and/or more than 5 figures)                
Armor   
720. Small composition (single vehicle; 5 or less figures) 1/48 & larger               
722. Large composition (2 or more vehicles; 5 or more figures) 1/48 & larger     
724. Dioramas and vignettes (all types and eras) 1/49 and smaller                        
Figures   
730. Vignettes (5 or fewer figures)  
732. Dioramas (more than 5 figures)  
Ships   
740. All entries  
Automotive   
750. All entries  
Science Fiction   
760. All entries  
Miscellaneous Dioramas   
780. All entries  
   
VIII MISCELLANEOUS  
Dinosaurs  
800. All entries Three Rivers IPMS,Pittsburgh,PA
   
Humor in Modeling  
810. All entries IPMS Phoenix
   
Hypothetical (other than sci-fi)  
820. Kit-based (spurious markings on standard kit)  
821. Kit-bashed/scratchbuilt  
   
Triathlon (models from three different classes)
830. All entries  
   
Collections (five or more closely-related items)
840. All entries  
   
IPMS Chapter/Group Entry  
850. All entries  
   
Miscellaneous (Any subject not otherwise covered)
860. All Entries  
   
Out-of-the-Box  
890. Hypothetical (other than science fiction)  
891. Triathlon (as per category 830)  
892. Miscellaneous (as per category 860)  
   
OVERALL AWARDS  
George Lee Judges' Grand Award    IPMS/USA
Popular Best of Show     IPMS/USA
Tom Kolk Best Junior Model     IPMS Western Michigan
IPMS Chapter/Group Trophy       High Plains Modelers, Denver, CO
Best Aircraft                                                IPMS Centennial
Art Gerber Best Military Vehicle               IPMS Plastic Surgeons
Best Figure        Mid-Michigan Model Makers
Best Ship               IPMS Patriot Club
Best Automotive                IPMS/Oklahoma Historical Modelers' Society
Best Space/Science Fiction                IPMS Niagara Frontier 
Best Diorama                      IPMS/Oklahoma Historical Modelers' Society
Best Miscellaneous IPMS Prison City Modelers
   
THEME AWARDS  
6A - Air Force and Helos  
6B - Yankee Station / Navy and USMC Air Military Hobbies
In Country - Army and USMC Ground  
40 Years of the Force - Star Wars Hawkeye Modelers IPMS Des Moines
Air Force Golden Age - 40's and 50's IPMS Lakes Region Scale Modelers
Dunkirk - The Movie  
   
Individually Sponsored  
Chairman's Award: America Strikes Back IPMS Fort Crook
Best use of an IPMS National decal IPMS Past Presidents
Best Navy/Marine Attack Aircraft Skyhawk Association
Tamiya F-14 (within the Large Jet category) IPMS New Jersey/ Big Ed
MICHAEL L FRITZ Memorial Award for excellence in modeling WW I Aircraft (28th consecutive year.) IPMS Spruce Goose
Best Italian Subject IPMS Italy