Meetings are on the 1st Friday of each month
We meet the first Friday of each month at 7:30 PM in the
Artisans Suite, 2nd floor of The Professional Building at
8100 Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia. The Club business
meeting starts at 8:30 PM and lasts about an hour. After the club meetings
many members participate in clinics or bring a model to work on with other members.
For directions to The Professional Building click here.
Each of our meetings has a theme associated with it. In addition to
in progress kits, new builds, etc..., members may bring one model
to place on our theme contest table. To view the Theme Contest
Calendar click here.
If you have the right stuff, and at the cost of a few x-acto nicks, paint spills or super glued
fingers, you too can be immortalized in one of our famous winner plaques. You can view the past winners below.
DVSM Monthly Theme Contest
The DVSM monthly theme contest began in the fall of 2008 by turning the monthly theme
table into a contest. From the beginning it was decided the judging would be by people's choice. The points
are awarded like this: First, every model in the contest gets 1 point. (This is why we limit the
entries to one model per member). Then the winner receives 4 points + 1 more point for entering,
for a total of 5 points. Second place receives 3 points + 1, Third gets 2 points + 1, and Fourth
earns 1 point + 1 more. In the event of a tie, both models receive full points for the position.
So far we have not had a tie for First Place but if this were to happen, we would simply have
co-winners. The third piece of this puzzle was to decide how to "award" the winners.
One of our members had done plaques for his old club and agreed to do something similar for DVMS.
The plaques are unique, based around the monthly theme and always funny. An article on the
winning model can be found in the monthly newsletters so the modeler can share their thoughts,
describe the build process and more information is provided on the modeling subject. The original announcement
and history of the theme contests can be found here.
For more information on our theme contests and a full description of each theme
2017 Theme Contest Standings
Last Updated: May 22, 2017
* Monthly Theme Winner
- Turco, M. 21
- Anderson, D.* 20
- Tomczak, P.* 18
- Rifkin, H.* 16
- Brown, L. 13
- Webb, M.* 10
- Leonetti, J. 9
- Blum, M.* 7
- Lockard, C. 7
- Goschke, J. 6
- Orsino, L. 6
- Hoover, G.* 5
- Rakos, R. 5
- Vattilana, J. 5
- Lacey, L. 4
- Turner, R. 4
- Cicconi, B. 3
- Senner, D. 2
- Stonnier, B. 2
- Volz, J. 2
- Benner, J. 1
- Schur, G. 1
- Tiewski, F. 1
- Kapczynski, P. 0
- James, B. 0
- Goerke, D. 0
- Jones, K. 0
- Schwach, C. 0