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IPMS - Model Car Creations presents the

16th Annual Tabletop Nationals NNL Model Show Event

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Deerfield Beach, (South) Florida, USA


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Building time till the Show: Casual The heat is on! Red Alert !
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The 16th Annual Tabletop Nationals NNL will be taking place Saturday, October 21, 2017.
It is presented by the Model Car Creations Club of South Florida.

The scale model show event takes place at the Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex, located in the City of Deerfield Beach, Florida. Deerfield is just north of Fort Lauderdale, about halfway between West Palm Beach and Miami, on the east coast. The event takes place inside the Jonny Tigner Community Center building, at 445 SW 2 street, Deerfield Beach, FL, 33441.

The exit on I-95 is Hillsboro Blvd. East. If you're using the Florida Turnpike, you would need to get off at SW 10 Street exit (south of the event) or Glades Road exit (north of the event). You would have to go east from there.

Model Car Creations is an official IPMS club. The event is an NNL style model show. There will be vendors selling models and supplies at the event.

This event is open to the public, and is family friendly. Visitors are welcome. Admittance is free.

An NNL model style event** is a model show that doesn't use the older traditional style of "Judging" and Classes. Meaning, it uses People's Choice awards for specific kinds of subjects (such as the three themes this year). This allows modelers, as well as the general public, to pick their favorites. Everyone gets to participate in choosing the model they like the most.

The atmosphere at an NNL model show is casual, friendly, and fun.

NNL model shows are primarily models of vehicles. You'll see models of cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc. From any era, year, shape or form. They are small artworks of transportation history. Showroom cars, Hot Rods, Race Cars, Pickup Trucks, 18 Wheelers, Street Racers, Tuners, NASCAR, Customs - the subjects are wide and varied.

More than anything else, an NNL Event is a chance for modelers (no matter what kind of models they build) to hang out, swap tips and techniques, visit the vendors, and enjoy the company of fellow builders. It's not a "contest" per se' - it's an event.

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There are three special themes for this years show:

70 Years of Ferrari
(any scale, any type of Ferrari)

Large Scale Motorcycles
(motorcycles, trikes, etc. Must be 1/18 scale or larger, no more than 3 wheels)

Star Cars of the Large and Small Screen
(any scale, Movie / TV vehicles, as long as it can be verified with an on screen presence.)

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Additional "Awards" are:

Best In Show Model
(any scale, any type of model)

Best Youth Model
(any scale, any type of model built by a young modeler)

"Tabletop 10"
(These are the models that are
popular by vote behind the Best In Show Award.)

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Special Awards Are:

"Custom Displays by Jerry"
Jerry chooses a model he thinks could benefit from a new Custom Display.

 

(Note that like any NNL Model event, when we say "Best"we mean the
most popular by voters who have chosen the model as the Favorite model in their view).

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  • Event Schedule for the Day
  • 8:00 AM till 9:00 AM - Vendor's Setup.
  • 9:00 AM till 12:00 PM - Registration for modelers.
  • 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM - Vendor area is open, doors open for visitors.
  • 10:00 AM till 1:00 PM - Make N' Take Activity (for kids 12 and under).
  • 12:00 PM till - Ballots will be handed out for voting (until they're gone).
  • 3:00 PM - Awards Ceremony, Special Announcements.
 

 

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NNL Florida event flyer

Event Flyer
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NNL Florida registration forms

Registration Form
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NNL Model Show forms

Event Rules
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  • Registration Fees - Entries
  • Adult: $ 10.00 for 1 to 6 models.(and $10.00 for each additional 1 to 6 models, etc)
  • Junior: Free - Unlimited
  • Vendors Fees
  • $ 25.00 for 1 Table
  • $ 40.00 for 2 Tables
  • $ 50.00 for 3 Tables
  • Admission for the General Public into the Event
  • Free!
  Vendor: You don't have to be "company" or a "business" to be a Vendor. If you've got a few hundred (thousands?) of plastic model kits, and you want to "thin the herd" a bit, or sell off some multiples and duplicates, selling as a vendor can help turn those extra kits into cash. Vendor tables are limited, so we only ask that you have plenty of models kits to fill the table(s) you get. The more the better. See ya there!  

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Categories / Groups
(we use them for model placement purposes
only, to group like models together.)

 

 
  • 1. Youth - Any automotive model built by persons of 14 years of age or younger.
  • 2. Factory Stock - Any automotive model that looks as it did when it left the manufacturer's factory. No modifications.
  • 3. Street Machine - Any non factory stock street vehicle, Import or domestic, 1964 and up. Including Pro Street / Touring / Lowrider / Tuner / Pickup Truck / etc.
  • 4. Street Rod - Any non factory stock street vehicle, 1948 and older. Including Pro Street / Touring / Lowrider / Pickup / variations and versions, etc.
  • 5. Custom - Any non factory stock street vehicle, 1949 to 1963. Including Pro Street / Touring / Lowrider / Pickup / variations, etc.
  • 6. Light Commercial - Police cars, Taxis, Light Duty Work Vehicles.
  • 7. Heavy Commercial - Heavy Duty Work Vehicles, Big Rigs, Construction, etc.
  • 8. Open Wheel Competition - All open wheel closed circuit race cars. Indy cars, Champ Cars, Formula 1, etc.
  • 9. Close Wheel Competition - All close wheel closed circuit race cars. NASCAR, Le Mans, IMSA, Rally, Rolex 24, DTM, etc.
  • 10. Straight Liners - If it goes in a straight line for racing, this is your group. Drag Racing.
  • 11. Motorcycles - Must be 1/24 or 1/25 scale, any motorcycle or Trike, 3 wheels or less.
  • 12. Small Scale - Car, Truck or Motorcycle model that's 1/26 scale or smaller.
  • 13. Big Scale - Car, Truck or Motorcycle model that's 1/20 scale or larger.
  • 14. Diorama - All kinds, automotive, military, scifi, airplane, funny, etc
  • 15. Miscellaneous - Any non-automotive model that does not fit in the above categories. Military, Airplanes, Scifi, Figures, whatever model you have.

 

 

While the model groups are primarily cars, we do see a lot of other types of models of course. Military trucks, Jeeps, some Scifi and Figures, Robots, anything can show up in the Misc. group, or even in some of the car groups (military trucks in the truck group for instance). If you have a spectacular model of some kind that will "wow!" the crowd, bring it on down.
All modelers are welcome!

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we want your model kits

We want to see your models! You've spent countless hours perfecting your craft and adding those fine details. Now it's time to bring those models out into the light and show them off ! Are you part of a model club, or a loose group of model builders? Load up your crew and your builds and head on down to the 16th Annual Tabletop Nationals NNL!

Meet other modelers from around Florida and beyond who share the same hobby as you. There are hundreds of modelers across the State, all waiting to see what you've been building. Share your tips, tactics, and trade secrets. It's all about you!

 

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Email Us

mcc2sf@gmail.com

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Show Information:

Jeff Selker
305.812.2139

Vendor Information:

A.D. Lasseter
954.258.9710

 

 

 

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  • Vendors
  • Jerrys Display Stands - Custom diplays for your models - Car, Planes, Ships, whatever you build.
  • Bruce Models - Model parts, built kits, sealed kits, old and new.

If you're traveling to attend the show, there are three local hotels for your convenience.

 

The La Quinta Hotel is almost within walking distance of the event. The Extended Stay America is near a Crackle Barrel Restaurant.

 

Map

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Google Map for the location of the event.

 

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**NNL stands for "National Nameless Luminaries". These types of model shows
were started around 1980 by a friendly group of car modelers, and they have grown into annual National
events across the country. The first NNLs presented no awards at all. Yet they
still became some of the most popular (and biggest)
model shows in the U.S. We have a few "awards" to keep it fun,
but beyond that, it's a social event for modelers to swap ideas
and show off their work.

 

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There are scale model shows all throughout the year in Florida. Many take place in the larger city areas, such as Jacksonville (Jaxcon) and Orlando, even Tampa. In the middle or nothern areas of the state. But for South Florida, especially the Dade and Broward County areas, model shows are kind of slim. I mean, sure, the southern end of Florida is pretty much the end of the road, at the bottom of the state. But we have a lot of model builders, and a lot of hobbyists. But for some reason, modeling events are rare.

The thing is, especially with car related models, we have some of the premiere builders right here. Builders that are certainly known around the Florida state, and some beyond that. They build mind blowing models, with details that most of us average builders (like me) would ever hope to do. You can see one of their models, and almost immediately identify the builder. Their work is impeccable. There's certainly no shortage of good model builders in our area.

Many groups and clubs have tried to carry a model event or show here in south Florida, but it's not easy. The Tabletop Nationals is one of those shows that plugs on, now for 16 years, to give modelers a chance to meetup and have an event. It's a lot of hard work, but it provides a chance for modelers from all over South Florida to shows off their models, and best of all, hook up with other builders in the hobby.

If you build models, any kind of plastic models, we hope you will attend and share your projects. For some modelers, this may be the only event they will get a chance to visit and participate around this area. So forget about the rivet counting judging and stressful effort to place to get a $ 5.00 trophy. Get with your model crew and bring some of your models! Or, just swing by to see what's being built by others. No matter if you're from West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, or beyond, we hope to see you at the event!

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If you're traveling for the show with your family, and you plan on spending a few days in South Florida, you might want to see:

If you like fishing, there's the Deerfield Fishing Pier on the beach. It's about 10 minutes east of our show.
A few minutes south of our event is a Crackle Barrel, if you like their food.
The South Florida Railway Museum isn't far away and is west of our event.
For gearheads there's the Ferrari dealership on US1, and Morris 4x4 Center off I-95 at Atlantic.
At the South end of Lauderdale is the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum
There's Butterfly World, the largest Butterfly house in the U.S.
South is the Xtreme Go Karting action park.
The Splash Adventure Water Park is great or kids.
And Planet Air Sports has some things for kids as well.

Maybe the wife wants to do some shopping while in town? Check out the Sawgrass Mall. Acres of shopping and over 350+ stores and dining restaurants. Your husband spends money on model kits, it's only fair you get to spend at the mall, right?

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Want to see some images and videos from past shows? Check them out!

 

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