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Air Capital IPMS Modelers

is the International Plastic Modelers Society Chapter

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

 

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Region VI Convention 'Prairie Wind 2014' fillable forms for Convention & Vendor Registration are now available! Model entry forms are now available on the Catagories page! Marriott Hotel reservation link is now available on Hotel & Information page!

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Latest News, Events & Contest Updates

4/16/14 - Only 30 days left until one of the biggest IPMS events in the Midwest offered this year! Be sure to check the Contest registration form posted below on 3/1 for your early discount, fill it out and send it in. Registration for the Bus Tour of McConnell AFB and the Kansas AVIATION Museum MUST be received by May 1st to be approved in advance (Photo ID required at time of tour). We still have plenty of seats available to fill as the large bus seats 54. For the Tour schedule see the 4/12 listing posted below.

We are still seeking additional Vendors and sponsors for Trophy Packages. forms and information on both can be found in the 4/17 and 3/1 listings below

See our 1/2 page listing shown below in this months current March/April issue of the 'IPMS Journal'!

For Registration and Contest Information click anywhere on the image below:

 

4/12/14 - The Schedule of Events for PRAIRIE WIND 2014 is now available

Friday, May 16th, 2014 

8:00 am - 8:30 pm  Charter Bus Tour Check-in & Boarding Front Lobby 
8:30 am - 3:00 pm Charter Bus leaves for McConnell AFB|KAM  
8:00 am - 12:00 noon Vendor rooms open for vendor setup  Kansas Grand Ballroom/Atrium
12:00 noon    Registration & Vendor/Contest rooms open  Kansas Grand Ballroom/Atrium
12:00 noon - 4:00 pm   Model Check-in   Kansas Grand Ballroom Entrance
12:00 noon - 5:00 pm Seminars Sedgewick & Topeka 
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Juniors Make n Take Arkansas
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Kit Drawing (last drawing at 4:00 pm) Main Hallway Glass Entrance Area
6:00 pm Vendor/Contest room closes  Kansas Grand Ballroom/Atrium
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Bring n Build Buffet/Social Wichita Ballroom

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

8:00 am  Vendor rooms open for vendor setup   Kansas Grand Ballroom/Atrium
9:00 am  Registration & Vendor/Contest rooms open Kansas Grand Ballroom/Atrium
9:00 am 12:00 noon Model Check-in  Kansas Grand Ballroom Entrance
9:00 am 2:00 pm Seminars Sedgewick & Topeka
9:00 am 2:00 pm Juniors Make n Take Arkansas
10:00 am -4:00 pm  Kit Drawing (last drawing at 3:00 pm)  Main Hallway Glass Entrance Area
1:00 pm  Judges Meeting in Contest Room  Kansas Grand Ballroom Contest Area
4:00 pm Vendor/Contest rooms close Kansas Grand Ballroom/Atrium
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Breakdown/Set-up for Awards Ceremony Kansas Grand Ballroom Vendor Area
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Cash Bar Open/Social Wichita Ballroom
6:30 pm 8:00 pm Award Banquet Wichita Ballroom
8:00 pm 9:00 pm  Awards Ceremony Kansas Grand Ballroom

Charter Bus Tour of McConnell AFB/Kansas AVIATION Museum (Friday, May 16th, 2014 only)

0830 Board Charter bus(es) from Front Lobby of Marriott for trip to McConnell AFB
0845 Charter bus(es) arrive at Visitors center - met by PAO and HO.
0855 Transfer to (2) GOV buses in Dole Center Parking Lot for Flight Line activities
0910 Group arrives at ISO Prep Doc working on KC-135R (Aircraft Maintenance Hangar)
1030 Group leaves Hanger to view active Flight Line with KC-135R on Static Display
1115 Group leaves static display to Dole Center for Taste & See pre-arranged Luncheon and see presentation by Air Wing Historian, Daniel Williams
1215 Re-board Charter bus(es) and take Mini driving tour of base given by PA toward forward Air Park for Static Display photo opportunity
1230 Photo opportunity and time spent at forward Air Park (early KC-135 | B-47E)
1245 Depart forward Air Park for Static Display Park at Kansas Air National Guard side for additional photo opportunity (Examples of many Kansas ANG Aircraft from the P-80 to the B-1)
1315 Charter bus Departs display area and heads over to Kansas AVIATION Museum
1330 Group arrives at Kansas AVIATION Museum (B-52D, B47, KC-135E, F-84F, BOEING 727 & 737-200, Beech U-8 Queen Air, Cessna T-37B, Beech Starship, Learjet Model 23 and many historic aircraft)
1500 Group leaves Kansas AVIATION Museum for return to the Marriott

View an Early KC-135 Tanker & B-47E up close at McConnell AFB

4/9/14 - Revell has provided PRAIRIE WIND 2014 with the 1/32 scale historic Bell X-1, a 1/48 scale Modern F/A-18F Super Hornet and historic WWII B-25J Mitchell Gun Nose and from their Revell-Monogram SSP Selected Subjects Program a 1/72 scale U.S. AIR RESCUE SERVICE Albatross SA-16B. These will  be available as part of the special Banquet Drawing.

4/7/14 - A word about Trophy Sponsorship. A Regional Convention must count on Chapters in its Region to provide Sponsorship of the Trophy Packages and while not the only source of Sponsorship, it is the main source to award your fellow members who have what it takes to achieve the next level award from our Region and encourage them to take their Regional award winning models on to the National Convention.

Please consider adding your Chapters name or even as an individual to your favorite Category, Class or Special award.

Trophy Sponsorships are now available using Paypal for the following:

                   

For PRAIRIE WIND 2014, Region VI is providing quality Clear Acrylic awards for the 100 Category type of awards at $75 for each 1st, 2nd & 3rd place award package.

Category First Choice

Category Second Choice

Example of the 8 Class & 5 Special type of awards at $50 each.

Class/Special First Choice
Class/Special Second Choice

4/4/14 - The Marriott Hotel Reservation Link on the Hotel & Information Page has been updated to add an additional night's stay for those who also wish to stay Saturday evening and check out on Sunday morning. If you have already registered and you wish to check out Sunday morning, please click on Reservations in the upper right hand corner to enter your confirmation number and add the additional room night to confirm you are also getting the Region VI Convention rate for Saturday night.

4/1/14 - CHARTER BUS TOUR OF McCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE/Kansas AVIATION Museum

KC-135A Stratotanker

We are offering an exclusive tour of McConnell AFB and Kansas AVIATION Museum on Friday May 16th. Anyone wishing to take the tour MUST be registered including payment by May 1st (see the Pre-registration Form below). To take the tour, all guests over 16 years of age must have a valid state or federal issued picture identification card. We will have the Base Historian on-board to personally give the tour and take you around the base to the different areas including a visit to the Maintenance Hangar, Flightline, 22ARW Air Park and the KANG Air Park that will be made available for the tour before heading over to the KANSAS AVIATION MUSEUM in the afternoon. Lunch will be made available at the Dole Center on Base for an additional cost of $12 (pre-arranged) and a briefing will be given by the Base Historian, Daniel Williams.

Fueling the  ...

"Hey Buddy....Got AV Fuel?"

 The tour will leave the Marriott Hotel & Event Center from the Main Entrance at 8:30 AM and boarding will begin promptly at 8:00 AM to verify all persons on board before leaving. The Tour will return you to the Hotel about 3:00PM.

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3/31/14 - We have been busy visiting the Tulsa, OK and TigerFest in LA Contests this weekend promoting the Region VI Convention and taking in all the fun while there! PRAIRIE WIND 2014 will be a FULL 2-day Regional Show with the purpose of offering a prime opportunity to experience all aspects of a typical IPMS National Convention for the 5-state region of KS|OK|TX|AR|LA and we also welcome our neighboring nearby Regions to the East (KC|MO), North (NE), and West (CO|NM).

If you are at all unsure what a Regional is all about especially when Wichita has not seen one in 15 years, it is the link between the Local IPMS Events in the Region's States and the IPMS National Convention. It is a chance to put your Plastic up against the Best Modelers in your Regional area to see what it takes to compete at the next level! It is also an opportunity for novices to participate in a somewhat larger venue where there are plenty of experienced modelers that can help you with your individual modeling skills! 

3/30/14 - The actual kit has arrived and is a slight change from our original posting of the Super Wing Series P-51D/K Mustang, release No.9 in 1/32 scale, however PRAIRIE WIND 2014 has been chosen by Zoukie-Mura to help promote their Super Wing Series earlier P-51D Mustang, release No.4 in 1/32 scale. They have asked that EVERY contest entry in the Aircraft Class get a complementary ticket for an opportunity to win this kit. If you do not have an Aircraft entry a ticket may be obtained separately.

 

They are also providing us with 2 of their concept books on both their Mustang and Skyraider kits.

And pssst....don't tell anyone....we have also just received an SWS 1/48 No.01 J7W1 SHINDEN for our Regular Kit Drawing held over the 2-day contest!

3/10/14 - The PRAIRIE WIND 2014 Master & Single Model Fillable entry forms are ready and are now posted on the Catagories page under the PRAIRIE WIND 2014 button at the upper left menu. Again, you simply click on the images of the form and it will launch as a Fillable PDF form which will allow you to fill it out using your computer, print it out and bring with you to the contest, it's that easy! Be sure to put your printed forms with your models so you don't leave them at home, otherwise you'll have to manually fill out a new set at the contest!

3/7/14 - IPMS Tulsa Modelers have agreed to help host PRAIRIE WIND 2014 and will be assisting is helping to run the overall activities side by side with IPMS Air Capital Modelers. This will include Convention Registration, Model Check-in and Judging.

3/1/14 - We now have the PRAIRIE WIND 2014 Contest Registration & Vendor forms available online as fillable forms! Simply click on the images below and you will launch the form as a Fillable PDF form which will allow you to fill it out using your computer, print it out and mail it in, it's that easy!

                            

We have just added the reservation link to the Hotel & Information page which will take you directly to the Marriott Group Reservations site. You must book by 05/02/14 to receive the group rate for the IPMS Region 6 Convention.

Check for minor changes to the Contest catagories page online under the PRAIRIE WIND 2014 menu button, which includes matching the Single Model Entry form Special Awards boxes which has now been added.

2/22/14 - If you have a current edition of the printed flyer and it states that 'Pre-registration' ends on April 15th, we have extended that date to May 1st. This is the latest date which we will accept Pre-registration at the discounted price(s) in order to prepare Pre-registration packets to have them ready upon your arrival at the Convention.

2/17/14 - Air Capital IPMS Modelers went 'Deep in the Heart of Texas' to ModelFiesta 33 at the San Antonio Event Center in San Antonio to promote the upcoming Region VI Convention 'Prairie Wind 2014'. We had just printed a run of flyers for the show and while we were there noted that the Vendor table prices were not correctly listed along with the deadline date for Pre-registering as a Vendor. The intended cost for a Vendor table is $35 until May 1st and $40 after up until the show!

We will also be initiating a new feature for our website on or around April 15th

to accommodate handling registration & online Paypal payments for the upcoming full 2-Day

IPMS Region 6 Convention

PRAIRIE WIND 2014

May 16-17 at the MARRIOTT Hotel & Event Center in Wichita, Kansas

Sponsored by:

 

 

Eastgate Plaza Shopping Center

8113 East Kellogg Avenue, Suite 200

Wichita, KS 67207

Phone (316) 683-7222

2/10/14 - The Air Capital IPMS Modelers Discussion Forum on now online!

To get registered and start posting your comments, pics and more! Details on how to post your photos will follow which will involve using your own flicker or photobucket type account.

Click Here: http://aircapitalipms.freeforums.org

 Also check out the Tulsa IPMS Modeler's Forum here:

http://tulsaipms.freeforums.org/wichita-2013-post-em-if-you-got-em-t404.html

2013 Region 6 IPMS Convention

Kansas Tornado II over Europe during late WWII

UPCOMING PRAIRIE WIND 2014 PROGRAM BOOK COVER

2013 Region 6 IPMS Convention

The 50th Anniversary, August 6th - 9th at the Embassy Suites Hampton Roads Hotel & Convention Center,

1700 Coliseum Drive in HAMPTON, VIRGINIA

Click on logo below for flyer and more information!

2014 Nats Logo

Be sure to click on the C o n A i r  2 0 1 3 Gallery button (upper left corner of this page)

for a complete list of this years winners and photographs!

Join the Fun!

Our interests include various scale Armor, Cars, Military and Civilian Aircraft, Ships, Figures, Spacecraft & Sci-Fi modeling. Our goal is to assist in expanding the skills and interests in each of our members so they can experience an even greater sense of pride and accomplishment!

Our Next Regular IPMS Chapter Meeting is at

in Wichita and is NOW held on the 3rd Saturday of each month

from 10AM to 12Noon

If you live in or near Wichita, Kansas and you'd like to participate in an exciting IPMS Chapter, then

Air Capital IPMS Modelers

is for you, join us at our next monthly meeting!

Bring a Model - Make a Friend!

For monthly meeting info and update page (click here)

 

The Convicts have taken over the plane!

WE have taken over the plane and launched a new era of modeling fun

here in Wichita!

  Air Capital IPMS Modelers will also be hosting our 4th Annual IPMS Model Show and Contest event in Wichita, Kansas...

C o n A i r  2 0 1 4 show date is 10.11.2014

 

C o n A i r  2 0 1 4

will be listed with the following online model event calendars

 

IPMS/USA Banner

Cybermodeler Online

FineScale Modeler Magazine

Look for our classified ad in the October Issue!

Starship Modeler - model and other conventions and events of ineterst to s/f scale modelers

 

This website will be updated regularly to inform our visitors as to the latest Local, Regional and National IPMS updates, contests and events, check back often!

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