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ASMS Annual Show & Contest

The Austin Scale Modeler's Society hosts an annual model show and contest - "The Capitol Classic".

The theme for this year's contest in "Failures & Defeats". Any subject that is recognized as a failure or performed abysmally in its assigned role is eligible to win the theme award.

WHAT: Austin Scale Modelers Society 2016 "Capitol Classic"
WHERE: Norris Conference Center
2525 West Anderson Lane, Austin TX
Click here for map and directions.
WHEN: Saturday, September 24, 2016
9:00AM - 5:30PM
COST: General Admission (Non-Contestant):
$5.00, Children 12 and under FREE

Contest Fees (Includes Admission):
  • Seniors: (18 & over) $10.00 for the first model, $3.00 for each additional model
  • Juniors: (17 & under) $5.00 for the first model, $1.00 for each additional model

Click here for a printable flyer with complete contest information.

Registration forms now available! Save time by downloading and completing your registration forms before you come to the show:

Show Schedule:

6:00AM - 9:00AM Vendor Setup
9:00AM - 5:00PM Doors Open to Public
9:00AM - 12:30PM     Model
10:00AM - 2:00PM Make & Take
1:00PM - 4:00PM Judging
4:30PM - 5:30PM Awards Ceremony

Make & Take Program: We will have models for children ages 12 and under to assemble at the show, and staff will be on hand to help with and supervise the construction. Participation is free, while supplies last. Children must be accompanied by a parent.

Special Awards: The following Special Awards will be presented at this year's show.

Show Theme "Failures & Defeats" Award
Any subject that is recognized as a failure or performed abysmally in its assigned role is eligible to win the theme award.
Judges Best of Show Award
The best model overall as chosen by the show judges.
"Best of Category" Awards
The best model is each major category.
Road Less Traveled Award
For most unusual or hardest to build aircraft subject.
In Memory of Phil Brandt
On Her Majesty's Service Award
For the best model of materiel in service to the British Crown since 1952.
Best Automotive Power Train Award
For the best non-military automotive engine.
Sponsored by Mike Poole
Best Unmanned Aircraft Award
For the best model of any unmanned aircraft.
Sponsored by Intific, Inc.
Best Warhammer Model Award
For the best Warhammer/W40K model.
Sponsored by Aaron Smischney
Best Star Trek Model Award
For the best Star Trek model.
Sponsored by Jeff Forster
Best Spitfire Model Award
For the best model of any Spitfire variant.
Sponsored by Lee Forbes
Best 1950's USAF Interceptor Model Award
For the best model of any active (no experimental) USAF interceptor used during the 50s.
Sponsored by Jack Johnston
Best USMC Aircraft Model
For the best US Marnie Corps aircraft.
Sponsored by Mike Krizan
Best Air Racer Model
For the best air racer model.
Sponsored by Williams Brothers Model Products
Best Texas Air National Guard Model
For the best Texas Air National Guard subject.
Sponsored by Major General Kenneth Wisian, Commander TxANG

Display Tables will be available for models not eligible for competition.

Vendor information: 60" x 30" (5ft) tables are available for $25.00 per table. For information, please contact Randy Bumgardner at (510) 402-8750.

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Previous Contest Information

Interested in what happened at past ASMS contests? Here are a few links for you.

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