IPMS Livonia 

Livonia, Michigan, USA
A Proud Chapter of IPMS USA Since 1976


Next Meeting: Tues Dec 8, 2020

Our December meeting will be an online Zoom meeting.

We will announce the winner of the Birth-Year Build contest.  And we will have an fire/lava painting demo from Albert.  Hope to see you there.

Feel free to join us, everyone is welcome!

Social ‘hour’ starts at 7:00pm
The meeting will begin at 7:30pm, and might go to 9 or 9:30pm.
If online, we will post the link here, and on Facebook.
If face-to-face, we meet at:
Livonia Pierson Center – Suite 5
32625 7 Mile Rd, Livonia MI

Are you interested in coming to one of our face-to-face meetings?  Check out more info here!

Here is our tentative subject schedule for 2020.

Miss a meeting?  Learn about our past meetings here.

IPMS Livonia Welcomes New Officers

Please help us welcome our newest club officers for the 2021-2022 season:

President – Chris Wesley
Vice President – Randy Helms
Secretary – Albert Divetta
Treasurer – Alex Mierzejewski

Thanks to former VP Travis Blevins, and to John Kesner, who has served as Club Treasurer for many years.

Online Build-Your Birth Year

This is a friendly just-for-fun competition for our members.

Theme: Your birth year!

The theme is anything that made an initial flight, introduced into service, debuted, model year, figure from a particular service in that year, participated in a campaign in the year of your birth, OR, a kit that was produced in that year. We will not be checking birth certificates or maker marks to verify years, so we’re on the honor system.

Rules: Have fun and keep them simple!

Contest Start: Oct 1, 2020
Contest End: Dec 1, 2020

We will be using the IPMS Livonia Virtual Build Page on Facebook to post our build progress.

  • Post your unstarted kit with whatever aftermarket goodies you would like. If you choose to add something afterwards, just post a picture of it with something showing the day you start. (i.e. phone with Date/time stamp etc),   October 1 is a Thursday, so if you can’t start till that following Saturday not a big deal.
  • Post in progress pics periodically of your build.
  • Once your build is completed, we will vote on it in a similar manor as the MoM. (We will figure out the logistics later and let everyone know.

The goal is just for us to have fun and show off the great work our club members do!!

Any questions can be directed to Randy Helms or Chris Wesley on Facebook Messenger.



Due to possible restrictions that may be in place come October, the CAN-AM Contest committee has decided to cancel this year’s show.

We don’t regret our decision, as we feel that there could possibly be too great of a chance that restrictions could make our show less than what we (and you) would expect. All vendor monies collected so far will be refunded in full.

We hope you all understand the reasoning behind this decision. Believe me, this disappoints us a great deal to cancel a successful running show.  Our next show will be in 2022.  As soon as we finalize details, we’ll make the announcement.

What this does mean is…get ready for a GREAT show when we resume.
Thanks all!

Build Day Status?

Update March 31, 2020:

In-Person Build Days at St. Paul Lutheran School are cancelled until further notice.  Thanks for understanding.

However, we now have a Virtual Build Day Log over on Facebook.  Members are showing off their works in progress, and smack-talking, just like an In-Person Build Day!  If you’re a member, or a friend of a member, or would like to be either one, come check out our Build Day Log!

Upcoming Local Shows

IPMS Region IV 2020 Convention
Nov 13-14, 2020

Check out the Events Calendar for more!

IPMS Motor City Kids Schedule

The Kids Club has been cancelled for the Fall ’20 – Spring ’21 season. 

We encourage kids and parents to  keep building on your own, and send us a message if you’d like some help via email or a Zoom call.
We hope to start again in Fall ’21.

The Motor City Kids Club is a free club open to all boys and girls aged 8-16. Paint and tools are provided! Instructors from IPMS Livonia will teach you how to assemble, paint, and detail plastic models or figures. All skill levels are welcome.  Read more about our normal operations on The IPMS Motor City Kids Club page.


The national contest was held August 7-10, 2019 in Chattanooga, TN.  It was a beautiful facility with thousands of models, and aisle after aisle of vendors.

Click here to read a wrap-up,  with lots of fun pics!

We Welcome New IPMS Chapter "Willow Run Bomber Plant" in Ypsilanti

Welcome to our IPMS Club neighbors “Willow Run Bomb Plant” Chapter in Ypsilanti Mi!

The Chapter name proudly reflects the history and heritage of Henry Ford’s famous Willow Run Bomber Plant, in Ypsilanti Michigan, which built over 8000 B-24 Liberators in WW2.

General meetings are held on the FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH, at UAW Local 898 Union Hall located at 8975 Textile Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Meetings 6:30-8:30.


Looking for a modeling club in your area?  Check out our list of other regional chapters.

"The Biggest, Little Club in IPMS"

With members ranging from beginners to National award winners, our club is dedicated to sharing the long-time art of plastic model building.

Join us at one of our monthly chapter meetings held in Livonia, Michigan.

Click above to view the complete IPMS Livonia "Bullsheet" archive.

Member-only build days are hosted monthly at our local Nankin Hobby shop.

Easily check the date for meetings, build days, kids' club & contests.

Take a peek at what our members have been working on lately...

Members, you can now conveniently pay your annual club dues online!

Club News


November 2020 Model of the Month Gallery

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Monthly Meeting - October 2020

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Monthly Meeting - September 2020

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