ModelFiesta 41 is scheduled for February 11th, 2023 at the New Braunfels Civic Center

Important Updates:

We are making some significant changes to this year’s contest due to scheduling constraints for the facility. As you may recall, during the Covid period our former venue was sold, and we were required to move our event to the NBCC on short notice. Because events at the venue are scheduled several years in advance, in 2023 and 2024 we will not have access to the entire facility as we did in 2022. We will retain the same space for our vendors as we had in 2022, but our space for the contest will be constrained. Therefore, we are making changes to conduct the contest in a smaller area.

1)      We strongly encourage that you pre-register  your entries. Our on-site registration will be done in the NBCC’s lobby this year, so pre-registration will help to minimize crowding.

2)      Please study the new contest categories and contest rules carefull . The category list has been condensed and simplified. The rules have been changed to clarify the definition of legacy kit builds.

3)     Contestants will be limited to only one entry in any given category, but they are free to enter as many categories as they wish. Please note that this rule is in effect BEFORE the judges apply any split(s) to any given category. This is a good opportunity to build in categories you might not normally consider.

4)     The contest room will be closed to spectators during judging. Only staff and judging personnel will be allowed access during those hours.

We want everyone to have a great time at ModelFiesta and we appreciate your help to manage this situation. Here are some important reminders..

Safety. Given the spread of the highly contagious COVID virus, we are asking all vendors, competitors, and attendees to wear face masks and distance when you are in the building. Please be considerate of the safety of the other people at the event. We will have sanitizer stations for you to use throughout the day. If you are experiencing any COVID symptoms or have recently been exposed to someone known to have the virus, please postpone your visit until ModelFiesta 42 in 2024.

Food. There will be no food or drink sales at the venue. Restaurants and bakeries are within walking distance of the contest.

ATM The facility does not have an ATM machine, so plan your cash holdings accordingly.

Pre-Registration.  We strongly suggest you pre-register your entries. This simple procedure will save you time and reduce your registration fee.

Vendors. Vendors may set up on Friday evening, February 10th, from 6-9 p.m. or on Saturday, February 11th beginning at 6 a.m. Club members will be available to help vendors unload their vehicles.

Raffle. We have many model kits, paint sets, tools, and books in our raffle. Some of these kits are the latest releases from Tamiya, ICM, Takom, Bandai, and Aoshima. Raffle tickets are $5 each.

Donations. Alamo Squadron is collecting kits, modeling supplies, and reference materials for US military veterans. Please consider a generous donation. A Models 4 Troops bin will be available for your donations.

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ModelFiesta 41 Brochure

Download a copy of the show's brochure. This is a handy, compact document that includes all the show's important details.

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Classes & Categories

The classes and categories for entry in the contest. Identify where your model fits and fill-in the appropriate category on your entry form(s).

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Theme Award

Loigistics - Hauling the Freight

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Do you wish to sell your modeling-related products at ModelFiesta? Check out this link for more details.

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Individually Sponsored Awards

Special awards sponsored and judged by individuals and groups other than Alamo Squadron.

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Register for ModelFiesta.

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Offical entry and judging rules of ModelFiesta.

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Modeling and Judging Guidelines

The IPMS/USA guide to model contests.

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