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is the International Plastic Modelers Society Chapter

Wichita, Kansas

 

 

 

 

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

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Latest News, Events & Contest Updates

5/9/14 - FINAL UPDATE BEFORE PRAIRIE WIND 2014......Only 7 days left until one of the biggest IPMS events in the Midwest offered this year! The Convention Registration Form, Award Banquet and T-shirt ordering is now located on the Prairie Wind 2014 Registration page. The Vendor form is still available below (see the 3/1/14 update).

Yes, we will have a limited quantity of PRAIRIE WIND 2014 T-shirts available in Large to 3XL ($12 to $14 depending on size). Reserve yours early by ordering from the Registration Form on the Prairie Wind 2014 Registration page.

5/7/14 - TAMIYA USA has provided PRAIRIE WIND 2014 with their 1/35 scale British Chieftain Mk 5 Tank Model Kit for the Drawing

British Chieftain Mk 5 Tank Kt (Item #35068)

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

Friday, May 16th, 2014 

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 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

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.

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 - The PRAIRIE WIND 2014 Vendor form is available online as a fillable form! Simply click on the image 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!

 

The reservation link to the Hotel & Information page will take you directly to the Marriott Group Reservations site. You can still book now AND at the door to receive the group rate for the IPMS Region 6 Convention.

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

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 cost for a Vendor table is $35 up until the show!

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!

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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!

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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

 

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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

 

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