The Third Annual South Carolina Scale Model Mega Show, originally scheduled for 19/20 June 2020, has been postponed to 21/22 August 2020 due to concerns over the COVID-19 crisis. The daily schedules and the venue have not changed—the main event will begin at 0900 at the National Guard Armory on Bluff Road.
In an effort to ease financial burdens our patrons may be facing, we have changed the entry fees and the format of the show.
The new entry fees are $10 for adults and $3 for Juniors.
General admission is still free for anybody who wants to come in, see the models, and check out the vendors and raffle.
This year, our model show will be an exhibition-style show with awards in the model of the Military Miniatures Society of Illinois (MMSI). In this format, you will pay an entry fee for a section of a display table, on which you can display as many models as will fit in the space. You may arrange your models however you wish—if you want to have a personal theme display, go for it, and if you just want to show off all the models you’ve built this year, that’s okay, too. Chairs will be provided behind the table for you to socialize with other modelers, share techniques, and discuss models—in other words, the show will be about the models, not the medals.
Awards will still be available, though. You may also select ONE of your models for judges’ evaluation. The judging criteria will be, as always, based on modeling basics, and the scoring method will be similar to that used by the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society (AMPS). Best in Class, Best in Show, and Skill Level awards will be available.
We have also reduced the cost for vendor tables to $15/table. If you have already paid for tables, you will be refunded the excess. If you have made a partial payment, your balance due will be recalculated to reflect the change. If you want to reserve tables, be aware that we have once again sold out, but we are taking names for a wait list—we anticipate that most, if not all, of the vendors already reserved will attend, but we also know that some may opt to back out over health concerns.
We will continually monitor the COVID-19 situation, and, if needed, we will cancel the show. We hope it does not come to that, so let’s everybody stay safe and healthy so that we might gather in August!
Mark your calendars. We hope to see you in August!
In light of the current pandemic situation, please be aware that neither IPMS/USA, AMPS, nor their Chapters are liable for any potential transmission of illnesses. Those planning to attend this event should (a) follow existing safe social distancing recommendations and (b) abide by any local or state regulations regarding gatherings.