Model Show


  The IPMS/CoMMiES (International Plastic Model Society, chapter Colorado Modeling Militia Enjoying Sci-Fi) happily sponsors the NDK model show again this year. In addition to the model show, we also sponsor and staff the Plastic Model Make & Take and the Paper Model (papercraft) Make & Take.

 We want to share our love of model-building with you, and hope you catch the fever”!

 Model Shows Rules

No Entry Fee. Participation in the show is open to all NDK attendees, Staff, and Volunteers.

 Contest Rules

  1.     Please note that this is an anime con and select your entries accordingly. Science Fiction and Fantasy themed entries are welcome.
  2.     NDK is a family-oriented convention. Please, no entries that do not suit this audience.
  3.     If a model has placed at a previous NDK model contest, please do not enter it again.
  4.     Please be sure your entries will stand on their own on the display tables.
  5.     If there are enough entries in a category, the category may be split into two or more smaller categories.
  6.     Please pick up your entries during posted entry pick-up time on Sunday.

Disclaimer: NDK, the hotel & Con staff, and the IPMS/CoMMiES are not responsible for damage to or loss of entries. Although model show staff will safeguard entries to the best of their ability to reduce the possibility of damage or loss, accidents do happen.

 Model Show judging

Award Certificates will be given in the following Model Show categories.

  •         1st-3rd in each category, if number of entries permits
  •         Best Paper Model
  •         Peoples Choice (based on voting by con-goers. Remember to vote!)
  •         BEOSWL (Best Example of Something We Like, a CoMMiES award)
  •         JudgesBest of Show

Judging will be done Saturday after the show closes, and the judges will be selected prior to the show. Certificates can be claimed when the entrants pick up their entries.

 Contest Categories


Modelers under the age of 18 have their own category.


Modelers age 18 and over

  •   Mecha – robots & power suits. This category includes Super-Deformed, Gundam and MaK
  •   Spaceship – real-space and science fiction space vehicles
  •   Vehicle – atmospheric, ground and sea craft
  •   Dekotora – Japanese art cars: semis, vans, cars and motorcycles decorated with chrome, lighting, murals, etc.
  •   Creature – animals, dinosaurs, and monsters
  •   Figure – human/humanoid beings
  •   Anime Girl – representations of female anime characters
  •   Painted Minis – single figures, groups of figures, and armies
  •   Dioramas – judged in part by the strength of the theme or story
  •   Kawaii – Japanese for cute
  •   Bears – out of the box, or customized, we really love bears (Petit’gguy, beargguy, or something new)


Model Show Hours

Model intake:

Friday 2-6pm

Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

 Room Open to Public:

Friday – 2-6 pm

After hours build – 8 pm – 11 pm – bring a model and build with us

 Saturday – 10 am – 6 pm

After hours build – 8 pm – 11 pm – bring a model and build with us

 Sunday – 10 am – 4 pm

 Judging Saturday 7-8 pm – winners will be announced Sunday morning


Entry pick-up Sunday 3-4 pm