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The fourth annual San Diego IPMS Model Expo was held on June 6, in conjunction with the San Diego Air & Space Museum’s Model Swap meet. As in the past, the event was held at the Museum’s Annex at Gillespie Field. This year the weather cooperated with partially cloudy skies and much cooler temperatures.
The show went off without a hitch and 89 modelers brought 339 models to this year’s contest, which filled the contest room quite nicely. The Museum had well over 40 vendor tables filled with all types of plastic and other related items for those looking for modeling bargains.
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The contest room just opened. Only a few models have showed up so far. The side room is ready for contestants.
An early contestant unpack his work. The registration desk is getting busy. Judges are killing time.
Vendors area are filling up. Lots of merchandise is offered. All under historic pieces.
The air show is under way. Firefly is taking off... ...and landing.
C-47 Skytrain coming in for landing. Planes do not always look like they can fly. Mini Corsair on stand-by, ready for action.
Mustang and Mig from past generations. A guest from CAF. The contest rooms are filled...
...and ready for judging. The contestants are assembled for the award ceremony... ...which is about to begin.
And first place goes to... Best Aircraft Award to Mark Glidden. Best Military Vehicle to Jim Wechsler.
Best Figure Award to Jim Stute. Best Ship Award to Jerry Jackson. Best Auto Award to Jason Boatmun.
Tom Augustine Award for Best Auto, to Jesse Chavez Best Junior Award, to Kellee Rotun and Ron Hornaday Jr. Joel Hendricks presents the Best of Show Award.
Jim Wechsler helps Joel with the heavy trophy. And the Best of Show Award goes to Jason Boatmun. Congratulations from President Tony Bunch.

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