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Valleycon 26 in Chicopee MA
AJLaFleche
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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 09:58 PM UTC
Wings & Wheels Modelers, an IPMS affiliated scale modeling club which meets in West Springfield will present its 26th edition of Valleycon on 3 April at the Knights of Columbus Hall 460 Granby Road in Chicopee.

We will have almost 70 vendor tables. Among our well known vendors are Rare Planes Detective, The Hobby Bunker, Sentinel Miniatures, Farina Enterprises, Birch Tree Enterprises, Craftec Hobbies, Amatoís Hobbies, Tomís Trains, B & M Miniatures, Time Machine Hobbies, and HobbyWorld.

Our contest features traditional IPMS style judging for the automotive and aircraft categories. Here, entrants vie for one of three awards in each of several classes and models are judged against each other with the best three builders taking home awards. All other categories are judge by the so called Open System wherein an entry is judged on its own merits and the builder will be rewarded with a gold, silver or bronze medal accordingly.

Classes include several categories each of military vehicles, aircraft, automotive subjects, figures, ship and boats and science fiction or fantasy machines and diorama/vignettes in which the models are set up with ground work to tell a story.

We will again feature a Wargame Figure/Army class for those interested in this fascinating side of the hobby noted for its intricately painted fantasy or science fiction figures and machines. We offer this since most models are small and the painters might feel intimidated at competing with more traditional figures. We have 14 special awards, including best Closed Wheel Competition Sports Car, Best Display, Best Groundwork, Best Female Figure and Best Auto Paint.

As this is the centennial of World War I, we will have a separate category for any subject representing that conflict. These will be judged using the open system mentioned above.

We continue with a huge raffle with models, reference material and surprise items.

We have posted our forms at www.wwmodelclub.org Those presenting prefilled from the website will receive two free raffle tickets.

General admission is $5. This allows competitors to enter their first three models. Additional entries are $2.00 each with no limit. Children under 17 get in for free and may enter up to three models at no cost. There is plenty of free parking on site.

For more information contact Al LaFleche at 413-306-1270 or ajlafleche@comcast.net.
AJLaFleche
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Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 11:18 PM UTC
Sponsors for this yearís show are:

Al LaFleche
Amato Hobbies
Barrco Automotive Warehouse
Brian and Cathye Knapp
Carl Stoy, Jr
Craftec Hobbies
Connecticut Valley Miniature Figure Collectors
Dave Calhoun
Don Johnson
Frank Woodard
Gasoline Alley Auto Parts
Hobbytyme Distributors
In Memory Of DAVID E GREEN/Tony Kuraloski
In Memory Of James Costigan/Al Lafleche
In Memory Of Ron Harrison, Sr/Ron Harrison
IPMS Bay Colony Modelers
IPMS Long Island Historical Modelers
IPMS Niagara Frontier
IPMS Patriot Chapter
IPMS Wings & Wheels Modelers
L A Home Improvement
Mercenary Figure Painter
Mike Luzzi
Pat Deluhery
Phil Labounty
Pioneer Valley Hobbies
Sylvia Guillemette
Time Machine Hobby
Tom Irving
USA Package Delivery
Walt Damon
Wayne Weatherwax
Westfield Bank

Our commercial vendors are:

Amato's Hobby
B&M Miniatures
Birchtree Enterpri ses
Craftec
Hobby Bunker
Hobbyworld
Jane's Tools
Rare Planes Detective
Sentinel Miniatures
Time Machine
Tom's Trains
Wings & Wheels Modelers (Club Table)

Additionally, 13 private vendors will have merchandise for sale.





AJLaFleche
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Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 08:46 PM UTC
UPDATE: Rare Plane Detective had to cancel his vending tables but we were able to bring in Auto Attic in his place.