Fundemonium Model Expo
- Event Date: 10/27/2019
- Event Cost: Free to view, see contest entry fees to compete.
- Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- See hundreds of cool models
- Compete in a Gundam Speed Build contest
- Shop vendor tables
- Participate in a fundraising raffle to benefit a local charity.
Model Show Schedule:
- Free Public Admission: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Vendor Sales: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Model Registration: 10:00am - 12:30pm
- Judges Meeting: 12:30pm - 1:00pm
- Speed Build Challenge: 1:00pm - 2:00pm (Gundam model)
- Raffle Drawing: 2:00pm
- Judging: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
- Awards Presentation: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Model Raffle for Charity:Members of the Wine Country Modelers are donating model kits for a charity raffle. Contributions from other individuals and clubs will be gratefully accepted and acknowledged. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to a local Veterans group in Yountville that promotes hobbies among Veterans.
Speed Build Challenge:All participants start with the same model to work with.
You have a 1 hour maximum time to complete your model. After 1 hour models are judged on completeness and quality of the final build. The competition is based on time from opening the package and snipping parts, to a fully assembled model, so choose what you spend the most time on wisely!
The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners receive prizes.
Speed Build Challenge Entry fee is $10.
Contestants must bring their own X-acto knife, Sprue cutter, and markers if they wish to use them.
Contest Entry Fees:
- Youth (1 to 12): FREE ENTRY
- Junior (13 to 16): FREE ENTRY
- Adult (17 and over): $5 entry fee + $1 per model
- Gundam Speed Build Challenge: $10
Rules and Judging:This is a scale model contest open to the public. Pre-finished, pre-assembled, flying or RC models are generally not eligible. Some flexibility exists in cases such as scratchbuilt scale models, operating scale models and cast metal figures. If you have questions about eligibility, please contact us ahead of time.
Judging rules will follow the best practices of major modeling competitions the same as in previous Fundemonium model shows. Judging will place the emphasis on scale fidelity and workmanship.
Decisions by the Head Judge in all matters are final
What if I don't want to enter the contest? Then bring your models anyway! We encourage everyone to bring something, whether it is a past winner, just a neat model you enjoyed building or a work in progress. The goal is to have FUN and we all love to look at models. We'll have plenty of room for you to show off your creations and there is no fee for display models. If you have something that is unusually large, please contact us in advance.
We especially encourage model clubs to bring member models for display to promote their club. All models must be checked in at our registration table, including display only models.
Note: Display only models will be given a special placard to indicate they are not to be judged. Display only models will be placed in the center of the tables of their related categories so as not to interfere with the judges being able to judge the contest models.
Contest CategoriesYouth (1 to 12 years)
- Category 20, All Models/All Scales
- Category 19, All Models/All Scales
- Aircraft 1/72nd and smaller
- Aircraft 1/48th All
- Aircraft 1/32nd All
- Military Vehicles 1/72nd and smaller
- Military Vehicles 1/48th All Types
- Military Vehicles 1/35th Softskin
- Armored Fighting Vehicles 1/35th All Types
- Artillery All Scales
- Ships 1/351 and smaller
- Ships 1/350 and larger
- Autos, Motorcycles, & Trucks All Scales
- Science Fiction Vehicles All Scales
- Space Vehicles and Missiles, Real All Scales
- Figures, Fantasy All Scales
- Figures, Historical All Scales
- Dioramas All Scales
- Collections All Scales
- Miscellaneous All Scales
- Junior All Scales
- Youth All Scales
- Gundam All Scales
- Gaming Categories All Scales
- Speed Build
Vendor InfoVendors can start unloading at 8am, the doors open at 10am to the public and the show will end at 5pm.
Please pick a table or tables from the map below and contact Fundemonium to prepay for you reservation. The tables are first come, first served.
Vendor table price: $30 per table, maximum of 3 per person. Table fees are non-refundable after Sunday, October 13th.