Model Building Challenge

Model Building Challenge

Are you tough enough to finish a model in six hours?

The IPMS/CoMMiES aim to find out! At the Six-Hour Challenge, you will have a Pegasus Hobbies “Apollo 27 Rocket” kit, your tools, your paints, and your wits.

The $20 fee covers your kit and your space at the table. Space is limited to 16 participants.

You can register through the Starland store or at the convention. The Six-Hour Challenge will be Sunday from 10am to 4pm in the StarFest Model Show at the Marriott Hotel. Let’s see what you’re made of!


StarFest HorrorFest and ComicFest HotelsCalling all photographers…
We want your photos

We’ve finally started to upload some of the photos that were taken at this year’s StarFest convention to our photo gallery. It’s going to take a while to post all of them, but we hope to have several hundred for you to look through.

Please look through the photos. You are encouraged to submit comments. We’ve reactivated the photo comment feature, now that we can moderate it. Your comments won’t appear instantaniously, but we’ll get them up there ASAP – if they aren’t mean or inappropriate.

We are very interested in adding your photos to our collection. Please zip your photos together into a single file and attach it to an email to Be sure to include your name in the email so we can give you proper credit for taking the photos. We’ll try to sort them when they are posted. We need your photos to be at least five inches (360px) on the longest side. We’d prefer to reduce the size for you to match the other photos on the site.

Modelling Events at StarFest

Iron Man Model KitStarFest Model Building News

TAG Services and the CoMMiES are pleased to announce this year’s kit for the FREE Model Make-N-Take: Iron Man from Moebius Models. We have a bunch of these kits ready for junior con members to build and paint! Saturday morning from 9:30 to 2:00 p.m., last builder seated at 1:00 p.m. Sponsored by Iwata, Moebius Models, Testors and Excel Hobby Blades.

Come build with us! Bring your kits and supplies! Friday and Saturday nights 8:00pm until we can’t take anymore!

Fun for all at the FREE Paper Modeling event. Build and keep a free paper model! Saturday Noon – 5:00pm, Sunday 9:30am – Noon.

Test your creativity in the CoMMiES Scratchbuild Spaceship Contest. Start with a mystery kit and have at it with what you can find in our parts boxes! Sunday 11:30am – 2:30pm.

Check out our great selection of original garage kits and modeling tools and supplies including Iwata airbrushes.

Come see us in our new location: The Maroon Peak Room, right next to the Model Show.

Attending the Airbrush Experience?

Interested airbrush students can get themselves a set up of their own at great prices! Humming Line of Colorado Springs is offering Iwata airbrush equipment to Airbrush Experience students at special low prices! Check out the sale at Hummingline and order before April 7 and your airbrush set up will be delivered to you in class. See us in our new location: Maroon Peak Room right next to the Model Show. Session times: Saturday 2:15pm and 4:00pm, Sunday 9:30am. Early sign ups can be made in the Maroon Peak room starting Saturday at 9:30am. Same $10 class fee as every year!


StarFest HorrorFest and ComicFest HotelsThe 30th Anniversary of the best Star Wars movie ever made

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the BEST INSTALLMENT of the Star Wars saga, the StarFest Model Show has adopted the theme of "The Model Show Strikes Back." As always, we will feature some of the finest science fiction, science fact, fantasy, and horror models, but we will be paying special recognition to the best ESB subject piece entered in the competition. The show is open to all Starfest attendees.

Visit the Starland Model Show Message Board for more information about the StarFest Model Show.