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New South Wales Scale Model Show

Every year the Illawarra Plastic Modellers' Association (IPMA) holds the NSW Scale Model Show . From modest beginnings this event has grown into the largest model competition/ display in the state.

As well as a great selection of models entered in the competitions, there will be displays from IPMA and other clubs , along with modelling demonstrations.

Food and and drinks are available at the venue and there is plenty of free parking.

For further information please  contact Darren Dickerson on 0419 148335 or via E-mail

In 2020 it will held over the weekend of the TBA May

At the Illawarra Sports Stadium, Hooka Creek Road, Berkeley.

(Click on the Map to go to Google Maps)


Models entered in the competition will be judged by the IPMA judging team and will be competing for the usual trophies and ribbons. Competition entry fees, categories, terms and conditions are below.

Modellers not wanting to enter the competition are encouraged to display their models on the display table the expo and display their work on the display tables. There is no charge (except the normal admission charge) to do this.

For those entering models please download and fill out the competition entry form beforehand and bring along with your models on the day. Please use 1 form per model.

You can also email the entry form so we can pre-register your model prior to the event. Emailing the form implies acceptance of the terms and conditions and the normal entry fees still apply.

Emailing your entry forms  will enable us process entries more efficiently meaning you can get to the swap and sell table quicker. Either the word or PDF form may be used. 

The email address for entries is ipma.nsw@gmail.com

Public Entry is 9am to 4pm on both days.

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The Airfix Cup


In 2020 the kit is any boxing of the 

1/48 Airfix Hawker Hunter F.6
(Kit No. A09185)

1/48 Airfix Hawker Hunter F.4
(Kit No. A09189)

The original kit may be enhanced in the following ways:

  • Antennas or aerials
  • Seat belts or resin seat
  • Pilots
  • Alternative wheels
  • Ordnance / Tanks / Pylons
  • Panel lines maybe re-scribed after construction or to correct inaccuracies.
  • Change of paint  scheme and/or decals
  • Refining of kit parts without changing their basic shape

The Airfix name and Logo are a registered trademark of Hornby Hobbies Ltd

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The Panzer Tracks Trophy

For 2019  we are going with a Theatre -  The Desert War 1940-1943 

You can choose any 1/48 Allied or Axis Tamiya Military Vehicle Kit (includes Tamiya re-boxed kits) suitable for period

If you have any questions contact us and we will be happy to clarify


The original kit may be enhanced in the following ways:

  • Metal Barrels including machine guns
  • Engine Screens (Etch)
  • Zimmert if applicable
  • Alternative markings/paint schemes
  • Aerials
  • Kit can be presented on small base – maximum 2 figures on model or base
  • Rest of kit must be out of the box

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Swap and Sell

Along with a huge range of traders we'll be running our ever popular swap and sell table. We'd love to  sell your unwanted  kits/decals/resin/military and modelling books for you, however we do charge a small fee (10% of the sale price).

If you wish to sell anything at the show please place a sticker on each individual item with your initials (3 is better) and the price.

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 2019 NSW Scale Model Competition Terms, Definitions And Conditions (provisional)


1.         All models that are being entered in the competition should be entered between 9.00am and 4.00pm Saturday and remain on display Sunday until award ceremony has ended, around 3.30pm. A $3.00 fee per model applies for up to 10 models (Max $30). All subsequent models are free.

2.         There is no limit to the number of models that competitor can enter. Models entered in previous NSW Scale Model Competitions are not eligible for entry.unless they form part of a new diorama / vignette or new category that allows for the submission of older models.

3.         Modelers are also welcome to display their work free of charge on the display tables if they choose not to enter the competition.

4.         The organising committee reserves the right to refuse to display any model or visual material considered inappropriate for public display. This may include adult themes, politically sensitive, or acts of cruelty etc

5.         All entries must be owned and be the work of the competitor and competitors (if joint entry).

6.         Models entered do not require instructions or reference material.

7.         Cross entry of models in different categories is not permitted.

8.         MILITARY is defined as; the armed forces and auxiliary formations of any country or period.

9.         ‘OPEN’ category will include any model not covered by the other categories.

10.      ‘SCRATCHBUILT’ will include all models that are predominately made of raw materials; some kit parts can be used.

11.      If a model is mounted on a base with or without groundwork, the model only is to be judged.

12.  A Vignette is a scene composed of 3 figures or less and one (1) vehicle. A diorama is 4 figures or more and one or more vehicles. A Vignette or a Diorama should be composed on a base (implying a scene) which would be judged as part of the entry

13.      The organising committee will provide a judging panel of experienced modelers from the IPMA. No persons will eligible to judge or influence judging of a category in which they have entered.

14.      The judging panel’s decision will be final.

15.      Whilst all reasonable care will be taken to protect all models on show, these are displayed at the owners risk and no responsibility will be taken by the organisers. The owners of any models entered in the competition or displayed, give permission for models to be moved by IPMA members if required. 

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  2019 Entry Fees

      Competition Entries $3 Per Model for up to 10 models then all subsequent  models free (includes admission)
      Public Admission $4 Adult
Kids (15 yrs and under) Free
$5 Family (2 Adults)

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 2019 Categories' Seniors (17 Years +)

  Category Scale
1 Maritime Vessels - Surface All Scales
2 Submarines All Scales

Civilian Vehicles - Street

All Scales
4 Civilian Vehicles - Motorsport All Scales
5 Trucks - Light Commercial All Scales
6 Trucks - Heavy Commercial All Scales
7 Motor Cycles  All Scales
8 Figures 54mm and smaller
9 Figures 55mm and larger
10 Vignettes All Scales
11 Dioramas All Scales
12 Aircraft - 1900 to 1921 1/72 and Smaller
13 Aircraft - 1900 to 1921 1/48
14 Aircraft - 1900 to 1921 1/32 and larger
15 Aircraft - 1922 to 1945 (Allied) 1/72
16 Aircraft - 1922 to 1945 (Axis) 1/72
17 Aircraft - 1922 to 1945 1/144
18 Aircraft - 1946 to Present - Jets 1/72
19 Aircraft - 1946 to Present 1/144
20 Aircraft - 1946 to Present - Props 1/72
21 Aircraft - 1922 to 1945 - Axis 1/48
22 Aircraft - 1922 to 1945 - Allied 1/48
23 Aircraft - 1946 to Present - Jets 1/48
24 Aircraft - 1946 to Present - Props 1/48
25 Aircraft - 1940 to Present - Jets 1/32 and larger
26 Aircraft - 1922 to Present - Props 1/32 and larger
27 Civilian Aircraft (inclduing Airliners) All Scales
28 Helicopters  All Scales
29 Military Vehicles - 1900-1945 1/72 and smaller
30 Military Vehicles - 1946 to Present 1/72 and smaller
31 Military Vehicles - 1900 to Present 1/56 and 1/48
32 Military Vehicles -1900-1945 - Axis 1/35 and larger
33 Military Vehicles -1900-1945 - Allied 1/35 and larger
34 Military Vehicles - 1946 to Present 1/35 and larger
35 Military Vehicles - 1900 to Present 1/25 and larger
36 Spacecraft/Vehicles - Non Fiction All Scales
37 Movies, Science Fiction -  Vehicles (including spacecraft) All Scales
38 Star Wars - Vehicles and Figures All Scales
39 Movies, Science Fiction and Fantasy - Figures All Scales
40 Warhammer All Scales
41 Scratchbuilt/Open All Scales

Airfix Cup - 1/48 Airfix Sea Fury

43 Panzer Tracks Trophy - 1/48 Tamiya Tiger Family 1/48
44 Australian Military Aircraft  - 1922 - 1945 1/48
45 Australian AFV's 1/35
46  Egg Models (Egg Planes and Tanks)s All Scales
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2019 Categories' Juniors (13-16 years)

  Categories Section


All Scales
2 Military Vehicles All Scales
3 Civilian Vehicles All Scales
4  Dioramas All Scales
5 Science Fiction All Scales
6 Figures All Scales
7 Maritime Vessels All Scales
8 Warhammer All Scales
9 Scratchbuilt All Scales
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2019 Categories' Juniors (Up to 13 years) 


There are no formal categories for junior entrants aged under 13 but all models are welcome

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 Attending Traders (Potential - TBC)


Star Hobbies

Mouse House

Platypus Publications

Kerroby Models

Horizon Model


Model Art Magazine

Frontline Hobbies


Robbos Scale Models

David Cameron

Nathan (Wargamming)


The Combat Company

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