Welcome To Dayton Area Plastic Modelers
The Dayton Area Plastic Modelers Society (DAPMS)
is one of the oldest International Plastic Modelers Society (IPMS) chapters in the United States. We are represented through various displays around the country. The Packard Museum, The Museum of the United States Air Force, both in Dayton, The Pentagon, and The Smithsonian in Washington D.C. all contain work by members of DAPMS. We maintain a laid-back approach focusing on the importance of each individual skill level. We believe that it is easier to enhance your skill when you are encouraged and supported through teaching, and sharing therefore we emphasize the support of the modeler, and encourage their development.
February 2019 Meeting
2018 Annual Model Contest Results
Best Aircraft​
Best Armor​
  1. Managing Director
  1. Managing Director
1/ 48 AS-3C
Bruce Newsome
1/72 Jagdpanzer 38 "Hetzer"
Bruce Newsome
Best Automobile
Best Ship​
  1. Managing Director
  1. Managing Director
1/25 '66 GTO Custom
Mike Purdy
1/700 Type VII U-Boat
Bob Meeker
Meeting Info

Next Meeting

May 19, 2019

The Chapter meets the Third Sunday of each month in the basement of the Peace Lutheran Church, 3530 Dayton Xenia Rd. Beavercreek OH.  Meetings start at  3:00 P.M.

This month will be our quaterly model contest. Bring in your latest creations for the contest or just to display them.

The program will be a slide show on figures by Bill McAllister.

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Next Hobby Shop Gathering

May 18, 2019

The third Saturday of each month, at 1:00 P.M., we gather at The HobbyShop, 153 N. Springboro Pike, Miamisburg, OH to build talk, teach, argue, with each other.  It is rare that everyone doesn't learn something new by the end ofthe session.  A really great opportunity to get some work done.

The Hobby Shop

DAPM members have compiled one of the largest series of "walkarounds" of detailed photos of military and civil aircraft on the web.  They are posted for the reference purposes of modelers and aviation enthusiasts alike.
If you have walkaround photos you'd like to make available to other modelers, please contact the DAPM webmaster on the CONTACT US Page.