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About Us

The National Capital Model Soldier Society (NCMSS) is a membership supported club which provides the military miniatures hobbyist with a means to exchange ideas, information and reference materials. Located in and principally supporting hobbyists in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, NCMSS provides an opportunity for figure painters as well as collectors of miniature figures, toy soldiers, plastic models and militaria to meet socially and exhibit their work. We hold monthly meetings, sponsor regular painting clinics, publish a monthly newsletter and host a major annual regional military miniatures exhibition.

The NCMSS has been in existence for more than 50 years and is one of the premier military miniature clubs on the East Coast of the United States.

Where  Do We Meet

We meet at Thomas Edison High School, 5801 Franconia Rd., Alexandria, VA 22310, Room E-112 (across from the Cafeteria). You can enter the school next to the cafeteria. Doors open at 7:00 PM. The meeting officially starts at 7:30 and ends before 10:00 PM. 

Upcoming Meetings


NCMSS Club Meetings:

Normally held 4th Wednesday of the month 

Exceptions below in RED



July 24/2024

We also offer a Bi-monthly Virtual meeting.

(For our members who are unable to attend in person meetings)

A link will be sent about a week before the meeting date. Again hoping to have the pleasure of some of our more distant members participating.  As usual we will focus on our Parade Ground “Show and Tell”, so please get to me any submissions by the day before the meeting

E-mail submissions to:

About Our Meetings

Meetings begin with a short discussion of old and new business. Club members then gather around the "Parade Ground" tables where they display their latest projects/purchases, discuss modeling techniques, and share historical knowledge. After Parade Ground, meetings often include presentations by members or guests on various hobby-related topics such as painting techniques, 3-D printing, sculpting and casting.


If you want to learn more about historical miniatures, there couldn't be a better place than the NCMSS free-for-all discussions that enhance our meetings. Our club's motto is "To Honor History Through Art" and that's second nature to our members. A number of our members are also interested in Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Gundam as well as modeling trains, armor, tanks, and aircraft. We enjoy working with traditional gaming table size (25-32mm) as well as 200mm full figures and larger.


Whether you’re an expert or just starting out, our meetings are open to anyone who appreciates the miniature modelling hobby.    

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