Welcome to Wright Field Scale Modelers

The Home of Active Modelers In the Miami Valley.

Welcome to Dayton's premier IPMS chapter and AMPS affiliate.  Come join us as we continue to grow into the most interactive and preferred general-interest modeling club in the Miami Valley.spad

If you're looking for an active modeling club that encourages and challenges you in the hobby and respects you and your work, please give us a try. 

We have quickly become the club of choice for folks starting new in the hobby, returning to it after years away, grizzled styrene warriors, and also of those who just simply like to build on a regular basis.

Our focus is simple:  Encourage fellow modelers to build, have fun, and to improve their skills through sharing of techniques, tools, and materials during monthly and special chapter programs, such as the Adult Building Course and "Make-N-Take" for the kids.


We are a  collection of "hands-on" modelers ranging in age from 8 to 80 who love to build anything and everything resembling a model.  You name it, we build it -- aircraft, armor, autos, ships, figures, space, sci-fi, and fantasy.  Our experience levels range from "snap" through national award winner -- and everything in between.  We welcome all.

IPMS LogoWright Field Scale Modelers is a dynamic chapter of the International Plastic Modelers Society - USA (IPMS/USA), AMPS Logochartered in December 2010, and the IPMS/USA Region IV Chapter of the Year for 2013.  We are also an affiliate of the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society (AMPS) since November 2012.  Although relatively new in existence, we are rich in modeling and club experience, with a fresh perspective and approach.


Recent Blog Posts

Mar 7, 2015 by hypertex

I am pleased to announce that on-line registration is now open for WrightCon 2015!  On-line registration is paperless and fast.

Feb 3, 2015 by hypertex

This is just a quick overview of a technique I used to add rounded rivets to my Stephenson's Rocket. The Rocket is an early steam engine from 1829. I am building this kit as part of an online group build called Iron Rails.

Jan 20, 2015 by hypertex

Following part one in my weathering with art supplies, I continue with more uses for oil paints. In part 2, I'll cover streaking effects, dusting, and fading/shading.

Oct 8, 2014 by hypertex

Sep 29, 2014 by hypertex

This is the first part in a series of posts that will detail how I use art supplies when I weather my models. I'll discuss, in detail, which ones I use, how I use them, and why. This series follows a "demo" I did at our most recent club meeting.