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Welcome to our Web site!

The International Plastic Modelers Society (IPMS) is a special interest group promoting the hobby of scale model building. The Des Moines chapter, reknowned as the Hawkeye Modelers, was established in 1969. Members build models of various subjects, scales and eras. Subjects include aircraft, armor, cars, figures, science fiction, etc. Scale models in 1/72, 1/35, 1/24, etc. Eras include peace-time, war-time, past, present and future. Basically members build anything that suits them.

The Hawkeye Modelers are a socialable group that help others in the pursuit of scale model building. From construction techniques to final detailing. If our members know about it, so will you.  You may have techniques to share with us.  We travel to model contests held around the Midwest.

Thank you for a successful

I-CON 2009!


Superman figure by Jeff Harris

Our meetings are held on the first Monday and third Thursday evenings at Hobby Haven, 2575 86th St , in Urbandale.  Call Hobby Haven at 515 276-8785 if you have any questions.


 November 2nd, 7:30 - 8:30 pm.


November 19th
December 7th & 17th
January 4th & 21st
February 1st & 18th

Advantages to attending the meetings and joining the chapter are: learning about the latest hobby product releases; receiving help with any part of plastic modeling; and a chance to discuss model building with others that share a common interest. The chapter has a display case within Hobby Haven for everybody to display their latest handi-work.

Our IPMS chapter contact is Kevin Iutzeler , he would like to hear from you.

Plan on attending our next meeting, you'll be glad you did.

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This site maintained by Kent Kirkpatrick, IPMS #29477.
Please send any questions or comments direct to him.