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Wings & Wheels Modelers, an IPMS affiliated scale modeling club which meets in West Springfield presents Valleycon 28 on 25 March 2018 at the Knights of Columbus Hall 460 Granby Road in Chicopee. Doors open to the public at 9:00 am.


We will have 68 vendor tables including Action Figure World, Birch Tree Enterprises, Craftec Hobbies, Farina Enterprises, The Hobby Bunker, HobbyWorld USA, Sentinel Miniatures, Time Machine Hobbies, Tom’s Trains, Tru North Paints and, Turn 4 Hobbies


We feature traditional IPMS style judging for the automotive and aircraft categories where the best three models in each class take an award. All other categories are judged in the Open System where each entry is judged on its own merits with no predetermined number of awards for each class.


Our 31 classes include military vehicles, aircraft, automotive subjects, figures, ships, science fiction, and diorama. Two classes are reserved for juniors under 16. 18 additiona special awards will be presented.


We are introducing a dedicated Gundam class. Gundams are based on Japanese animation featuring giant robots and mobile suits. The kits have a wide following worldwide and dealers say they are bringing young teenagers to septuagenarians back into the hobby stores.


Our huge raffle with models, reference material and surprise items returns, of course.


Contest forms can be found at http://www.wwmodelclub.org/show_pages/forms.htm. Entrants presenting prefilled forms receive two free raffle tickets.


Admission is $5.00 for the first three entries. Additional entries are $2.00 each. Children under 17 get in for free and may enter up to three models at no cost.


Parking is free and lunch is available for purchase from the K of C.


For more information contact Al LaFleche at 413-306-1270 or ajlafleche@comcast.net.

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