2023 Washington Show Recap
Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our 62nd Annual Washington Show held September 30 at the Springfield Hilton in Virginia. We sincerely appreciate our exhibitors, attendees, sponsors, vendors, other local clubs, and volunteers for helping to make our show a success.
This year we had an increase in both participants and visitors, with 72 individual exhibitors in the competition and approximately 310 pieces on display. All categories were very well represented this year and the tables were full. Photos of the exhibits (courtesy of photographer Mike Fleckenstein) and the awards list are available below. Highlights include the Judges’ Best of Show awarded to Greg DiFranco and the People’s Choice Best of Show that went to Steve Pyle for the second year in a row. Zachariah Becker received the show theme award, “Honoring the Revolutionary War’s End, 240 Years” for his Colonial Militiaman. Thank you to the judging team volunteers who gave their time to judge the displays and to the sponsors that donated awards for the special categories. This year’s show sponsors included:
The NCMSS is dedicated to supporting the modeling hobby and we enjoy giving other clubs the opportunity to display their work. We were joined by the NVNTRAK Railroading club, who had as always an impressive running train display. The Washington Ship Modelers, Washington Armor Club, the NW Virginia Armor Modeling Preservation Society (NoVAMPS) and the NOVA Wargamers also brought impressive displays and provided demonstrations from their members.
Features of this year’s show included a Gundam build table run by Nick Strocchia with free Pokémon kits which were a big hit with kids and parents alike. (Well done, Nick!) Informative modeling demonstrations were provided by Robert Prokop, Eric Reinert (Washington Armor Club), Mike Dutcher & Zach Becker, and Greg DiFranco (Long Island Miniature Collectors Society). Thank you, gentlemen for sharing your time and expertise. In the main room there were 12 vendors and 5 Flea Market tables with a variety of hobby-related merchandise for sale. Unfortunately, we missed the presence of several of our long-time vendors who could not make the show due to flooding in New York, but they’ve promised to attend again next year.
Finally, our show would not have been possible without the talented participants who displayed their inspirational work. On behalf of the NCMSS thank you and we hope to see you in 2024!
Show Images & Entries
(If you allowed the friendly photographer to shoot your entry it will appear here)
Limited Edition Show Figure
Only a few still available
The NCMSS is proud to announce a new Limited Edition figure for our
62nd Annual Washington Show.
We're celebrating the 240th anniversary of the end of the War for Independence by offering a 75mm figure of a Colonial Militiaman beautifully sculpted and cast in resin by NCMSS member Mike Stelzel of the Artist Preservation Group and founder of Michael Roberts Ltd. Miniatures.
Only 30 kits will be available.
The figure can be ordered below through PayPal for $49.95. This includes the shipping cost. A discount price is available for club members. It can also be purchased by check payable to NCMSS, send to: NCMSS c/o Darci Hoffman, 17720 Mill Creek Dr., Derwood MD 20855.
At the show there will be a separate competition category for this figure. Order now while supplies last!