The Chattanooga Scale Modelers club builds scale models of just about anything from historically accurate tank, airplanes and ships to cars and sci fi that are works of art.
These aren't the $5 kits from drugstores that many think of but intricate masterpieces that sometimes take years to complete," said member Yancey Christopher.
The chapter is hosting the International Plastic Modelers Society of the United States National Convention this year in August.
The convention is expecting to attract well over a thousand contestants plus family members as well as vendors. The show will have the entire convention center from Aug. 7-10. Folks will be attending from as far away as Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Europe and South America.
"Our focus is not only educational but fun and entertaining for all that attend," said Mr. Christopher.