• 2012 NorthWest Scale Modelers Show

2012 NorthWest Scale Modelers Show

Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 10:00am to Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 4:30pm
Great Gallery

NorthWest Scale Modelers (NWSM) will push the envelope with a massive show of modeling force, attempting to stage the largest model show in Pacific Northwest history. See hundreds upon hundreds of model aircraft, cars, tanks, ships, spacecraft, and more as NWSM members display their collections. Meet expert modelers and learn about the fascinating hobby of scale modeling. (Note: this event is a spectacular exhibition, not a contest.) The show also will feature special displays of models representing famous aircraft produced by the Mikoyan-and-Gurevich Design Bureau and creatures and hardware from the Star Wars series.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: On Saturday Feb. 18 at 2:00 p.m., Bob Jacobsen will demonstrate the life-size working model of R2-D2 he designed and built from scratch. The fictional droid, who appears as a major character throughout all six Star Wars films, was a major hit with adults and children alike at last year’s model show.

MODEL SEMINARS: Learn the skills of modeling during a series of seminars on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Members of NorthWest Scale Modelers will share expert tips on building and painting plastic model aircraft, armor, automobiles and more.

“MAKE AND TAKE”: Children age 6 and up are invited to learn the art of modeling during free “Make & Take” model building workshops sponsored by Galaxy Hobby and The Skyway Model Shop. Experts from NorthWest Scale Modelers will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday to help children build a scale aircraft model to take home. Workshops are first-come, first-serve. Each child should have an adult helper.

This program is included with Museum admission and is Free for members of the Museum of Flight.