Chattanooga Scale Modelers Have Model Convention Friday And Saturday

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

The Chattanooga Scale Modelers will hold their annual Model Convention Friday and Saturday at the Chattanooga Convention Center.   

Scale models and dioramas of all kinds - planes, military vehicles and figures, cars, fantasy, etc. - will be on display, along with vendors selling kits, books, and other scale modeling items.  Seminars will be held on topics related to the hobby.

Attendees may bring their own models for the display competition.  Entry fees are posted on the website.  This includes car models, so attendees of World of Wheels, which will be held at the same time this weekend in the same venue, may want to bring some of their car models over and enter the competition. 

New features this year are a "make and take" room, where, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, older children can receive a free model, build it, and take it home.    There will also be a display of past award-winning models and a new category for the competition: model photography. 

Hours on Friday are 2-6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.  Admission is open to the public; $5 for adults; juniors are free.  For more information, visit www.chattanoogascalemodelers.com.


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