NordicCon 2017

Minnesota’s Largest Scale Model Convention

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Saturday, September 30th

Doors open at 9:00 a.m.
Awards ceremony will be around 3:30 p.m.

Inver Grove Heights Community Center,
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

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Registration Forms

DOWNLOAD the forms and complete them as instructed.


For a complete list of categories go HERE.


With the exceptions of Armor, all other categories of competing models will be judged according to the rules of the International Plastic Modeler Society (IPMS). For more information on these rules, visit:


Modelers in the Armor category do not compete against each other, as they do in other categories at NordicCon. Armor models are judged on criteria developed by the Amor Modeling and Preservation Society (AMPS) and written feedback is provided by trained judges to help the modeler improve his/her skills.Medals in the Armor category are awarded based on the accomplishments of the modeler at his or her skill level: Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced. It is possible for any and all entrants to receive a Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal based on how well they meet the criteria for their skill level.Because of the time necessary to adequately judge and provide helpful feedback to the modeler, ONLY ONE ARMOR MODEL WILL BE JUDGED PER MODELER. Armor modelers must select only one of their entries for judging when completing their registration at the door; the remaining models will be displayed on the show tables under the appropriate categories marked by table signs. The model that is judged will be placed on the show table in the appropriate category after it is judged.For more information on AMPS judging and criteria, visit:

Special Awards

Special awards are decided upon by their sponsor or the sponsor’s designees.

  • Best Competition Vehicle sponsored by RPM
  • Best Polish Subject sponsored by Sean Brzozowski
  • Best Russian/Soviet Subject sponsored by Jacques Duquette
  • Best Vietnam Subject sponsored by Erik Zabel
  • Most Unique Model sponsored by MSM
  • Best Figure sponsored by the Minnesota by MMFS
  • Best Ordinance sponsored by OMG Model Club
  • Best Armor Subject sponsored by MMFS
  • Best WWII U.S. Armor Subject sponsored by David Herbert
  • Best Airliner sponsored by Randy Worringer and David DeBace
  • Best Sci-Fi Subject sponsored by Starship Modeler
  • Best Luftwaffe Subject (War on the Eastern Front Winter) by Luft-Sig
  • Curtis Wacker Best Conversion/Scratchbuilt Armour Award sponsored by MMFS
  • Best Float / Seaplane sponsored by Merrill Anderson
  • Best Bomber sponsored by Merrill Anderson
  • Best WWI Subject (Best Aircraft) sponsored by Merrill Anderson
  • Best WWI Subject (Non-Aircraft) sponsored by Merrill Anderson

Sponsored by the Twin City Aero Historians

  • Best U.S. Jet (1980 to Present)
  • Best Invasion Stripes
  • Best USMC Aircraft (Dave Kopydlowski Memorial)
  • Best Japaneses Aircraft (Don Soderlund Jr. Memorial)
  • Best Aircraft Using a Classic Kit (Jeff Kurth Memorial)
  • David Huffmeier Award - "WWII Luftwaffe subject"
  • Show Theme - "Best WWI - American Subject"
  • NordicCon's People Choice Awards

Places to eat

For places to eat around NordicCon you can go here.