The Korean War
Saturday, July 20, 2024
Havelock Tourist & Event Center
201 Tourist Center Drive
Havelock, NC 28532
East Carolina Plastic Modelers (IPMS New Bern, NC) are happy to announce that we will be holding our DownEastCon 2024 on July 20, 2024.
The main theme will be to honor those who served in 'The Korean War'. This will include any model that represents those nations and the vehicles, equipment, and personnel present in Korean War from 1950 to 1953. The lists of Nation involved (for acceptable markings) are listed on page 2 of our category/rules. (See Forms Button below)
We also have sub-theme that will be 'Shoot the Moon'. If our show date (July 20th), looks familiar it is because on July 20, 1969, Neal Armstrong was the first man to place his foot print on the moon. We will honor our Real Space heroes with those models representing Apollo missions 11 to17. For more details, find them on page 2 of our category/rules. (See Forms Button below)
ECPM will be holding the contest using IPMS/USA guidelines as of the posting (Sept 20, 2023). So, all the usual categories and more.
For those of you who attended DownEastCon '22 Catch 22, we have increased our maximum registered models from 8 to 10 total models.
With that being said, we have also increased the number of models entered into a Class (Aircraft, Military Vehicles, Figures, Ships, Autos, Dioramas, and Miscellaneous) from 3 to 6 models per class.
We are keeping the same maximum 2 models per category but we have also added 6 categories to help you spread you models out over the judging table. See additions below:
001. Junior entries, ages 5-12
002. Junior entries, ages 13-17
(Also, please note that there are no entry limits to the Junior Class)
106. Single engine prop, 1:48 Allies
108. Single engine prop, 1:48 Axis.
II. Military Vehicles:
201. Armor, 1:35 & larger, closed top, all eras, Allied
203. Armor, 1:35 & larger, closed top, all eras, Axis.
306. Fantasy & Sci-Fi, - Plastic Injection Molded. Scales - only 1/8, 1/10, 1/12, & some box/no scale (Ex. Hawk Weird-ohs). If you have a question on this, please send your question via our Question button below.
401. Surface, sail & oar powered
403. Surface, powered, (steam/nuke)
405. Submersibles, all eras
506. Competition, open wheel, all scales
508. Competition, closed wheel, all scales
510. Commercial, light duty, all scales, (single rear axle,
vehicles and trailers)
512. Commercial, heavy duty & equipment, all scales
(multi-axle & tracked)
514. Sit upon, (bikes, trikes, go carts)
Like DownEastCon '22, we will judge and present 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals for each category, and 'Best of' awards for each IPMS classes, plus Best of Korea classes. Take note that Shoot the Moon will be 1 award.
The show will be held at our usual Havelock Event Center in Havelock, NC. The event center has much to exhibit beyond our DEC show plus the location is close to the beach so the family can go swim while you hang at the show. Were doing everything in our power to make it a fun and convenient event plus you get to see great displays of Marine Corps aviation.
We hope to see you there.
BUILDERS: Click the button to download the Rules and Categories for the DownEastCon 2024. They are in .pdf format.
VENDORS: We will now be taking Vendor table reservations. Please click on the button to the left and fill out the form completely. Next, click on the SEND button and your reservation will be sent to Jeff Maples (Vendor Wrangler)
SPONSERS: We are looking for medals and award sponsorships from clubs, chapters, businesses, and individuals.
THE VENUE: The Havelock Tourist Center is a prime location for this type of event as it is also the home of the Museum of Marine Aviation.
We are also issuing a call for both qualified and new judges (we will teach you) for this event. Anyone who has an interest in judging should contact us. You can use the button conveniently located to the left.