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Join us at our monthly meeting

Our regular monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm. Join us at Calvary Presbyterian Church at 3400 Lemay Ferry Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125 for demos, contests, auctions and comraderie.

2017 Contest, September 9, 2017

Holiday Inn, Route 66 once again will host our annual contest.
Find the flyer here

September 10, 2016 "100 Years of Boeing"

Gateway finished up another successful invitational today. Around 200 kits in the contest from about 50 contestants. See all the photos here

MMVA St. Louis

MMVA St. Louis has joined us on our website. Follow this link to find information about their 2016 shows!

Come Join Us

August 16, 2016 is our next meeting. Come out and join us. This month will be our beauty contest and Judging Seminar. We will need your help at the contest with judging, so come prepared.

Also, Marion has given us an update to the Modeler of the Year contest guidelines. For all of you who want to know how to earn points in the contest, here is everything you need to know. Modeler of the Year link.

Club Picnic;

September 11, 2016 is our annual club picnic. Come out and join us. We are at a new venue, Deer Creek Park in Maplewood. The club provides meat and beer. You bring a side dish to share. We generally start eating right around noon. Come out and celebrate completing another contest. Follow this link for directions.


Welcome to IPMS Gateway !!!

The Gateway Chapter IPMS was formed by a small group of St. Louis area modelers in late 1975, and received its IPMS/USA charter in 1976. Meetings were held in a small room at the Des Peres Hobby Shop, with Del Miller as the Club's first president. Since then, the Club has grown to sixty or seventy members.

Club sponsored activities include a variety of model contests at monthly meetings, model displays, kit raffles, swap meets, an annual banquet and an annual picnic. The common interests among club members have created "Road Trips" to various modeling conventions, as well as to air shows and museums throughout the country.

You will find many benefits as a member of IPMS Gateway. They include admittance to all club functions (including business meetings), and also eligibility to enter all local club contests. You will also receive the monthly newsletter, THE ARCH SCALER NEWS, delivered to your home or e-mail inbox before the general club meeting. Club membership is honored at area hobby shops with some shops providing small discounts on purchases to members. Hobby shops require you show your current membership card to receive your discount.

Of course there are many intangible benefits from belonging to IPMS Gateway, such as sharing of modeling techniques, reference materials, trips, kit swapping and, in general, the camaraderie of friends who share your enjoyment of plastic modeling and the subjects modeled. I hope you enjoy your membership and invite you to participate in all club activities.

IPMS-USA Chapter of the Year 1982-82, 1991-92
IPMS-Region 5 Chapter of the Year 1982-83, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1998-99, 2010
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