Dayton Area Plastic Modelers

Dayton Area Plastic Modelers is the oldest continuously functioning IPMS chapter 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.

From its inception the chapter has emphasized teaching modeling skills, with speakers, demonstrations of modeling techniques, and seminars at each meeting including presentations on the historical aspects related to our hobby. The chapter has also held a monthly model contest continuously since 1969 with results culminating in annual awards in a variety of categories, hosted a multi-state regional and/or invitational contest almost yearly for more that 20 years, and hosted the IPMS National Convention in 1988. Special projects of a voluntary nature for the National Museum of the United States Air Force and other locations are done from time to time.  Everyone and anyone interested participating in an Equal Opportunity model building organization run by and for model builders is welcome.


We meet at 3 PM on the third Sunday of each month, except for holiday conflicts, at the Peace Lutheran Church, 3530 Dayton Xenia Road, Beavercreek, Ohio.  [Directions]

Check our Meeting Schedule for specific dates and topics.. 


Chapter Contact: Bob Ellis


DAPM Officers

Bill McAllister

Vice President
Bill Bond

Bruce Newsome

Randy Geithman

Facilities Coordinator
Charles Bainter

Chapter Contact
Bob Ellis