Welcome to Wright Field Scale Modelers
The Home of Active Modelers In the Miami Valley.
Welcome to Dayton's premier IPMS chapter and AMPS affiliate. Come join us as we continue to grow into the most interactive and preferred general-interest modeling club in the Miami Valley.
If you're looking for an active modeling club that encourages and challenges you in the hobby and respects you and your work, please give us a try.
We have quickly become the club of choice for folks starting new in the hobby, returning to it after years away, grizzled styrene warriors, and also of those who just simply like to build on a regular basis.
Our focus is simple: Encourage fellow modelers to build, have fun, and to improve their skills through sharing of techniques, tools, and materials during monthly and special chapter programs, such as the Adult Building Course and "Make-N-Take" for the kids.
We are a collection of "hands-on" modelers ranging in age from 8 to 80 who love to build anything and everything resembling a model. You name it, we build it -- aircraft, armor, autos, ships, figures, space, sci-fi, and fantasy. Our experience levels range from "snap" through national award winner -- and everything in between. We welcome all.
Wright Field Scale Modelers is a dynamic chapter of the International Plastic Modelers Society - USA (IPMS/USA), chartered in December 2010, and the IPMS/USA Region IV Chapter of the Year for 2013. We are also an affiliate of the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society (AMPS) since November 2012. Although relatively new in existence, we are rich in modeling and club experience, with a fresh perspective and approach.
Recent Blog Posts
This is the first part in a series of posts that will detail how I use art supplies when I weather my models. I'll discuss, in detail, which ones I use, how I use them, and why. This series follows a "demo" I did at our most recent club meeting.
Because he's way too humble to toot his own horn, it's my distinct pleasure and honor to brag on WFSM's very own Chris Bumgarner -- the IPMS/USA Ralph Forehand Webmaster of the Year for calendar year 2013! Great job, Chris!!
Some, perhaps many, of our club members travel out of town to go to and participate in model contests. Being a certified “home body”, I had never traveled beyond Columbus to attend an IPMS Nationals. Since the IPMS Nationals were held near
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of wisdom with volumes of contemporary research and reference material documenting the Messerschmitt Bf 109. It was the age of foolishness as modelers debated the length