Dayton Area Plastic Modelers (DAPM)



Welcome to Dayton Area Plastic Modelers

Dayton Area Plastic Modelers is the oldest continuously functioning chapter of the International Plastic Modelers Society  (IPMS) in the United States, having been organized in July, 1968 and receiving its charter in September of that year. DAPM members are a mixture of modelers from all walks of life -- military and civilian, tradesmen, professionals, and retirees. 
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Come Join us for the DAPMS Fall Invitational Contest

DAPMS holds an annual invitational contest and meet each fall. This year the date is set for
September 17, 2016. Models can be entered from 9:00 AM until 12:30 PM when judging starts.
The event is multiple class and  we’ve made every effort to include all aspects of modeling.
Click here for more information on  listings, schedules, prices, and location.

Click here for class sheet and an entry form.  We look forward to seeing you on the 17th.


We are excited to announce the launch of a new website in October of 2016. A beta verison is currently available for your view at this link:

Please stop by and let us know what you think or tell us what you would like to see!!!

Peruse Our Resources

As you tee up your next project, or if you want to add some "pop" to what's currently on your workbench, have a look at the resources our members have compiled and posted for all to use...

Check Out Our Members' Works

The fellas in DAPM build a wide variety of subjects, and are proud to show them off to anyone who shows the slightest interest.  Come take a look at their works and works of other modelers in our Gallery.


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Best of Show at the DAPM Annual Invitational Contest


Next Meeting

AUG 21

Summary of Nationals

Next Business Meeting

AUG 21


Next Hobby Shop Gathering

AUG 20, 2016

At The Hobby Shop, by the Dayton Mall, 1 to 5 PM.  Bring your tools and a model to work on. You'll meet some interesting folks. You can share your knowledge about the hobby and may learn some thing too!!!