Model Show

Model Show Hours

Model intake:

Friday 2 pm – 7 pm
Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

Room open to public:

Friday 2 pm – 7 pm.
After-hours modeling 8-11 pm. bring a model and build with us.

Saturday 10 am – 6 pm.
After-hours modeling 7-11 pm.  bring a model and build with us.

Sunday 10 am – 4 pm


Saturday 7-8 pm

Entry pickup:

Sunday 3 pm – 4 pm

Model Show and Make & Take

Plastic Model Make & Take: Interactive Video 2 Room, Governor’s Square 16

             Sunday 11 am – 3 pm (or when we run out of kits, whichever happens first)

The annual scale model show and contest is located in Directors Row E, down the hall to the left of Hotel Check-In. The show contest is open to con members, volunteers, and staff.

Plastic Model Make & Takes are in Century Room, in the Tower Building on the Mezzanine Floor (above Dealers Room).  Come build something!

Some things to know:

  1.  This is an anime con, so please keep that in mind when selecting your entries.  Science Fiction and Fantasy are welcome, as are models representing elements of Japanese culture.
  2.  Photography is highly encouraged in the model room.  Just be careful not to bump the tables or models with your costume or camera.
  3.  Entrants are asked to pick up their entries and associated prizes on Sunday between 3 and 4 pm.  IF you are unable to pick up at this time, PLEASE let the staff know at the time of entry that someone else will pick up for you.
  4.  Model show staff will be doing demos of modeling techniques throughout the show.  The schedule will be on the Panel listing, as well as in the Model Show room

Model Contest categories

Juniors: Modelers under 18
Adults: Modelers age 18+


Robots & power suits. This includes Super-Deformed, Gundam and MaK


Real-space and science fiction space vehicles Vehicle Atmospheric, ground and sea craft


Japanese art cars: semis, vans, cars and motorcycles decorated with chrome, lighting, murals, etc.


Animals, dinosaurs, and monsters


Human/humanoid beings

Anime Girl

Representations of female anime characters

Painted Minis

Single figures, groups of figures, and armies


Judged in part by the strength of the theme or story

Paper Models

Models made of folded paper


Japanese for cute


We had so much fun with this the first time, we decided to bring it back this year

Special Award

Year of the gamer

Special Category

Gundam adversaries (min. 2 builds, same scale)