The show had about 90 models entered, and I counted around 20 modelers. The show room at the Grace Baptist Church had plenty of room, and the lighting was very good. It reminded me of the room at the Arkansas Health Center we used for the Sproo-Doo a few years ago. There were a few tables in the entry way that had model kits for sale, mostly car and few military kits, but it appeared that a few older and hard to find kits were there for sale. The raffle had around 50 or so kits, and raffle tickets were only 50 cents. Bob bought several raffle tickets, and won quite a few kits.
I talked with several local modelers, and really enjoyed meeting a few new people in the hobby. They closed the show room for judging, and while there wasn’t another place at the venue to hang out, we had fun exploring Joplin, which is a really nice town. There are quite a few restaurants and stores in the area that are worth checking out.
The judging seemed to go very smoothly, and from my perspective, it appeared to be fair and consistent. I am very happy to say that all of the participants from Arkansas did very well, and Mona Hiatt received the People Choice and the Best of Show awards.
Overall, we had a great time, and really enjoyed meeting the members of this club. Hopefully, we’ll be able to attend again next year, and maybe more CASM members will join us!
Here is a list of awards won by Arkansas modelers:
Mona Hiatt-1st place in Watercraft
1st and 2nd place in Large Scale
1st place in Miscellaneous
2nd place in Military
Best of Show
Bob Hiatt-2nd and 3rd place in Watercraft
Brent Bristow-1st place in Sci-Fi
1st and 2nd place in Figures
Ron Leker-2nd and 3rd place in Sci-Fi
1st and 2nd in War Gaming
3rd in Large Scale
Robert Garton-1st place in Motorcycles
3rd place in Custom
Michelle Garton-2nd place in Motorcycles
2nd and 3rd place in Street Machines
3rd place in Factory
Taryn Garton-1st and 2nd place in Juniors
David Carter-2nd place in Vignettes
1st place in Military
2nd place in Aircraft
Aaron Howell-1st place in Vignettes
1st place in Dioramas
3rd place in Military