About IPMS Dayton

Wright Field Scale Modelers

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. Although the youngest IPMS chapter in the Dayton area, we are the home of the area's active modelers -- of all ages and skill levels.  As the months fly by, our list of milestones and achievements continues to grow and reflect our goal of becoming the area's premier scale modeling organization and ambassador. 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. We are a collection of "hands-on" modelers ranging in age from 7 to 79 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.

Our Affiliation


Wright Field Scale Modelers (WFSM) is a local chapter of  the International Plastic Modelers Society - USA (IPMS/USA), and is located in IPMS/USA Region IV.  We are also affiliated with the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society (AMPS)

Our Vision

Wright Field Scale Modelers' vision is to become the most relevant, helpful, and encouraging scale modeling organization in the Miami Valley.

Our Mission

Actively promote and advance scale modeling in the Miami Valley.

Actively engage, encourage, and develop modelers and prospective modelers of...

All ages, skill levels, and areas of subject matter interest.

Our Core ValuesRace car

Respect will be extended to all modelers and their work by all WFSM members both during WFSM events and modeling events external to WFSM.

Accountability of the Executive Board and members serving in official capacities to WFSM general membership, IPMS Region IV, and IPMS/USA.

Responsiveness of the Executive Board to concerns and issues raised by WFSM general membership, guests, and external parties.

Integrity in our conduct of WFSM business, management of competition at WFSM-sponsored contests, and our participation in other competitions at local, regional, and national levels.

Our ObjectivesTie Fighter

Establish Community among area modelers through monthly chapter meetings and other planned and ad-hoc events.

Promote Growth of scale modeling in our area by reaching out to prospective and "wayward" modelers through Make-N-Take and Adult Building Course events on a regular basis.

Encourage Continuous Improvement of our members' skills and confidence by sharing member experience, knowledge, and progress as integral parts of our monthly meetings through hands-on demonstrations and instruction and "show-and-tell" format.

Showcase the Hobby to the greater Miami Valley through annual shows and through local displays and exhibits.

GovernanceUSCG Boat

Governance of IPMS/Wright Field Scale Modelers is subject to its By-Laws, as adopted by the organization's general membership.  By-Laws will be reviewed and revised on an annual basis.  Any members in good standing wishing to propose changes to the By-Laws may send their proposals, in writing, to the Chapter President at any time for consideration during the next review cycle.