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.


2018 Meeting dates and contest theme information

Date Theme Award Type Raffle & Notes
January 14  Out of the Box Voted No
February 11 My favorite subject/something you are associated with Judged No
March 11 Fits on a 4” round/square base Voted Yes
April 9 1920-1929 the 20s Judged No
May 20 On TV or in a movie Voted No
June 10 1980s or earlier kit. A classic kit. Judged Yes
July 8 Celebrate USA, something with an American flag on it Voted No
August 12 Build something new. Something that is out of your norm. Judged No
Sept. 9 TBA Voted Yes – picnic
October 14 Multicolor (Min 3 colors) Judged No (auction)
November 11 All quiet on the Western Front, commemorate the end of WW1—100
Voted No
December 9 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 2017-2018 is Ron Bell.

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 2017 Model of the Year will be chosen from the 2017 monthly competition winners at the December 2017 meeting, so ramp up your game, hone your skills and take a shot at being chosen next year as best of the best!  The model chosen this year was the Albatross by Larry Trout.


Eddie Rickenbacker Chapter