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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 "Old Dog, New Tricks". Any model in any scale that imagines that subject re-purposed from its original intent is eligible to win the theme award.

WHAT: Austin Scale Modelers Society 2017 "Capitol Classic"
WHERE: New Location This Year!
Travis County Expo Center
7311 Decker Lane, Austin TX
Click here for map and directions.
WHEN: Saturday, October 14, 2017
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:

7:00AM - 9:00AM Vendor Setup
9:00AM - 5:00PM Doors Open to Public
9:00AM - 12:30PM     Model Registration
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 "Old Dog, New Tricks" Award
Any model in any scale that imagines that subject re-purposed from its original intent 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.
On Her Majesty's Service Award
For the best model of materiel in service to the British Crown since 1952.
Sponsored by Eric Choy
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 USMC Aircraft Model
For the best US Marnie Corps aircraft.
Sponsored by Mike Krizan
Best 1950's USAF All Weather Interceptor Model Award
For the best model of USAF active duty/reserve/Air National Guard F-86D/L, F-89, F-94, F-102.
Sponsored by Jack Johnston
Best Air Racer Model
For the best air racer model.
Sponsored by Williams Brothers Model Products
Road Less Traveled Award
For most unusual or hardest to build aircraft subject.
In Memory of Phil "Bondo" Brandt
Best Unmanned Aircraft Award
For the best model of any unmanned aircraft.
Sponsored by Intific, Inc.
Best Texas Air National Guard Model
For the best Texas Air National Guard subject.
Sponsored by Major General Kenneth Wisian, Commander TxANG
Best Wingnut Wings Model
For the best Wingnut Wings model.
Sponsored by Chick "Obi-Wan" Konefsky and Ian Latham

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

Vendor information: 8ft tables are available for $40.00 per table. For information, please contact Ian Latham.

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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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