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2024 IPMS Nats in Madison, WI

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  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
2024 IPMS Nats in Madison, WI
Posted by EdGrune on Saturday, July 23, 2022 8:12 PM

Date will be August 14 to 17  

As a reminder, next year is in San Marcos, TX. Aug 2-5

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    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, July 23, 2022 8:41 PM

Thanks Ed for the breaking news!  Any word on what the top model was at the contest?

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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    August 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Sunday, July 24, 2022 6:16 AM

The WWI German tri-wing floatplane, in naval losenge camo took the judge's best in show.   Totally scratchbuilt, wings & fuselage thermoformed over wooden bucks.  

The prototype was a one-off and there were but 5 pictures taken.  That was the scope of the research material available

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Sunday, July 24, 2022 12:02 PM

Nice, if I am still above ground I will have to try and attend!


"I can't get ahead no matter how hard I try, I'm gettin' really good at barely gettin' by"

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    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Sunday, July 24, 2022 2:55 PM

That's great news!  My first national that I ever attended was the one held in Tenessee in 2019.  I never thought that the nationals would ever get this close to my home.  Two hours away means that I can attend all four days now! I've better start saving my money!



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    January 2003
  • From: Colorado Springs, CO
Posted by veedubb67 on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 2:07 PM

Probably not going to attend next year in TX but already planning for 2024!


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Posted by Plastik_Dackel on Sunday, July 31, 2022 2:52 PM

Hi, I too was told by a vendor at AirVenture 2022 in Oshkosh that the IPMS Nats are coming to Madison,WI in 2024. While I feel the metro Milwaukee area would have been an even better location, it still is good to see the Nats coming to Wisconsin.

Any info on where they will be held ? The Alliant Expo Center is my guess, but I could be wrong.

Also, will FSM / Kalmbach have a big presence and maybe special events / sales to celebrate the event in their home state?



  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 8:24 AM

The bid proposal from Madison is posted on the IPMS USA website

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    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 6:15 PM

Next year in Texas is in early August?  Don't leave kits or built models in the car during the show.  I'm not speaking from experience but sounds like ruined decals and warped parts.  
Wisconsin is a fine place to hold the event in 2024.  Some of the nicest people I've met have been while spending time in Wisconsin.  

  • Member since
    August 2023
Posted by Boss76 on Monday, August 7, 2023 2:04 PM

Hi Everyone:  The dates for the IPMS Nationals in Madison for 2024 HAVE CHANGED!!!!

New dates per IPMS letter dated June 2023 now has the dates as 17 July thru 20 July, 2024.

Also the venue changed as well.  It is now being held Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center.  

So please take notice.


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