IPMS Seattle Spring Show:
April 27th, 2024!






"My very favorite show of the year."
- Bob Jacobsen



...the sponsors had a room where ... kids
could build models for free ... getting
tips from some of the old timers [...].
Thank you Seattle IPMS for
presenting this opportunity to the
younger generation of model builders!
- Mark Slavik


The IPMS Seattle Spring Show is the largest scale model contest on the west coast. See the website for contest entry forms, categories, and rules.


There will be 70 vendor tables stacked high with kits, tools, paints, books, and accessories. Our raffle will be bigger than ever with hundreds of kits.


Spring Show Q&A

  • Q: Will there be food available at the show?
  • A: YES. Angel City Deli will have coffee and pastries for sale in the morning. Lunch options include a rib plate, roasted chicken plate, hot dogs, and Polish sausage with a variety of side dishes.
  • Q: Is there a hotel nearby?
  • A: YES. The Best Western Plus Renton is across the road from the Renton Community Center. Unfortunately, the Shari’s restaurant has closed so there is not a breakfast spot nearby.
  • Q: Do you accept credit / debit card?
  • A: NO. We only accept cash for entry. Most of the vendors are also cash only.
  • Q: Can I register for the model contest in advance.
  • A: YES. Please download and fill out the entry forms and bring them to the contest for registration. This saves a considerable amount of time.
  • Q: When do the doors open?
  • A: 9:00 AM
  • Q: When does the contest registration close?
  • A: 12:00 Noon
  • Q: When is the Awards Ceremony?
  • A: 3:30 PM
  • Q: Do I have to be a member of IPMS to enter models in the contest?
  • A: NO, anyone may enter the contest with their models. The fee is the same, whether IPMS or non-IPMS: $5 for Juniors aged 17 and below, and $20 for folks aged 18 and older.
  • Q: How many models can I enter in the Show?
  • A: Your entry fee covers UNLIMITED entries.
  • Q: Do I need to pre-register my model entries prior to Show Day?
  • A: NO. Model entry/registration takes place from 9AM to
    12 Noon on Show Day.

Videos of Previous Shows

2016 2019

View the 2019 video by show-goer Michael Mercado! (©2019 M.M. Films)

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