[IPMS/Techmages - Adventures in Imaginative Scale Modeling]

IPMS/Techmages is a club by and for imaginative scale model enthusiasts. Our primary goals are:
  • to promote fellowship and the exchange of knowledge and ideas amongst modelers with diverse interests;
  • to promote the enjoyment of the hobby as both an enjoyable pastime and a means of self-expression, and;
  • to further the growth of imaginitive modeling in general and science fiction modeling in particular, amongst our peers in the hobby and the general public.
  • [Terry Miesle's Stargate SG-1 Death Glider]

    Though a shared interest in imaginative modeling in general, and science fiction modeling in particular, is the glue that binds our members together, we appreciate all genres of the hobby - from cars to tanks to airplanes to ships.

    Read our full charter here.

    Techmages is a chapter of the International Plastic Modelers' Society (USA) in Region 5. Membership is open to any who share our interests, regardless of geographic location or IPMS membership status. The majority of members are from the greater Chicagoland (Illinois, USA) area, so that's where we currently meet.

    Unless other arrangements are made, meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 5:30 - 7:30pm CST at: Hoffman Estates Park District Community Center in Hoffman Estates IL, on Higgins Rd (IL Rte 72) (about 1 mile east of Barrington Rd). For more information on the club or any of our activities, please click here to eMail John Lester.

    Join us for our next meeting at:

    Hoffman Estates Park District Community Center
    January 9, 2010 5:30 - 7:30pm
    1685 W. Higgins Road
    Hoffman Estates, IL 60195

    All are invited to dinner beforehand at one of the many fine establishments in the area ... usually Buona Beef (in the (formerly) Menards Plaza about 1 mile west of the Blackhawk Center), but the eMail reminder sent the week prior to the meeting will specify the place.

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