Rickenbacker Postage Stamp USAAnyone is invited to attend a meeting of our club.  Meetings are generally held on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 6:00 pm, The meeting place has changed back to ODOT Aviation.  For any updates check our Facebook page and read the Flyby.

The ODOT Aviation building is at 3397 W Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, OH 43235, however, this is misleading as it is not on W Dublin Granville Rd.  To get there, put 3397 W Dublin Granville Rd, in a GPS/Google Maps device and that will take you to Beightler Armory.  Take Brookdown Drive, which is to the west of the Armory, all the way down to a deadend, turn left and ODOT Aviation is in the fenced area.

Membership for our chapter is $12.00 per year, $15.00 per year for a family membership, and $7.00 per year for a Junior membership. Although many of our members are also IPMS USA Nationals member, it is not required.

At all meetings we have a contest, with every month having a theme. If you do not feel like entering the theme contest, there is a open contest each month as well. Some contests are judged and others voted. So, if you have ever felt like learning how to judge, from some of the best in the business, come and try your hand.

Also on certain months we have a raffle, where great prizes can be won, and every October we have a kit auction where amazing amounts of plastic, etched brass and resin exchange hands for very little money, only to come back next year.


2017 Meeting dates and contest theme information

Date Theme Award Type Raffle & Notes
January 8  Out of the Box Voted No
February 11 Fit on a 4 inch square or round base Judged No
March 12 1910-1920 Voted Yes
April 9 Pre-1980s kit Judged No
May 7  Animals Voted No
June 11 On TV or in a movie Judged Yes
July 9 Something humorous, a 3-D pun Voted No
August 13 Weather or Space Judged No
Sept. 10 Experimental or Prototype Voted Yes – picnic
October 8 Well-used or Weathered Judged No (auction)
November 12 Multi-color scheme (3 color minimum) Voted No
December 10 Best of the Best – Monthly Winners only Judged Members Only

There may be some special events in the coming year, to be announced in Fly By and on this website.

Two awards result from our monthly meetings, Modeler of the year and Model of the year

Modeler of the Year

Our Modeler of the year is chosen by points scored at our monthly contests. Each model entered into the contest earns a point. Each model entered into a themed contest earns a additional point. The winner gets three extra points, second place two points and third gets one. The winner is announced each year in March. The Current Modeler of the Year for 2016-2017 is Jon Mitchell.

Model of the Year

Our Model of the year is the winning model from the December contest, the Best of each of the monthly winners. The 2016 Model of the Year will be chosen from the 2016 monthly competition winners at the December 2016 meeting, so ramp up your game, hone your skills and take a shot at being chosen next year as best of the best!


Eddie Rickenbacker Chapter