16th Annual Tabletop Nationals NNL will be taking place
Saturday, October 21, 2017.
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.
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.
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.
event is open to the public, and is family friendly. Visitors
are welcome. Admittance is free.
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.
atmosphere at an NNL model show is casual, friendly, and fun.
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.
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
are three special themes for this years show:
(any scale, any type of Ferrari)
Scale Motorcycle Models
trikes, etc. Must be 1/18 scale or larger, no more than 3 wheels)
Cars of the Large and Small Screen Models
/ TV vehicles, as long as it can be verified with an on screen presence.)
In Show Model
(any scale, any type of model)
(any scale, any type of model built by
a young modeler)
(These are the models that are
popular by vote behind the Best In Show Award.)
that like any NNL Model event, when we say "Best"we mean
most popular by voters who have chosen the model as the Favorite
model in their view).
additional award is a vendor sponsor award for "Best Use
of a "Custom Display Stand by Jerry".
Meaning, Jerry chooses the stand that shows some imagination. So
if you have some
of his displays, dress them up, paint them, weather them, be creative
with showing off your model.
Schedule for the Day
AM till 9:00 AM - Vendor's Setup.
AM till 12:00 PM - Registration for modelers.
AM till 5:00 PM - Vendor area is open, doors open for visitors.
AM till 1:00 PM - Make N' Take Activity (for kids 12 and
PM till - Ballots will be handed out for voting (until they're
PM - Awards Ceremony, Special Announcements.
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Fees - Entries
$ 10.00 for 1 to 6 models.(and $10.00 for each additional
1 to 6 models, etc)
Free - Unlimited
- $ 25.00
for 1 Table
- $ 40.00
for 2 Tables
- $ 50.00
for 3 Tables
for the General Public into the Event
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!
(we use them for model placement purposes
only, to group like models together.)
Youth - Any automotive model built by persons of 14
years of age or younger.
Factory Stock - Any automotive model that looks as it
did when it left the manufacturer's factory. No modifications.
Street Machine - Any non factory stock street vehicle,
Import or domestic, 1964 and up. Including Pro Street /
Touring / Lowrider / Tuner / Pickup Truck / etc.
Street Rod - Any non factory stock street vehicle, 1948
and older. Including Pro Street / Touring / Lowrider / Pickup
/ variations and versions, etc.
Custom - Any non factory stock street vehicle, 1949
to 1963. Including Pro Street / Touring / Lowrider / Pickup
/ variations, etc.
Light Commercial - Police cars, Taxis, Light Duty Work
Heavy Commercial - Heavy Duty Work Vehicles, Big Rigs,
Open Wheel Competition - All open wheel closed circuit
race cars. Indy cars, Champ Cars, Formula 1, etc.
Close Wheel Competition - All close wheel closed circuit
race cars. NASCAR, Le Mans, IMSA, Rally, Rolex 24, DTM,
Straight Liners - If it goes in a straight line for
racing, this is your group. Drag Racing.
Motorcycles - Must be 1/24 or 1/25 scale, any motorcycle
or Trike, 3 wheels or less.
Small Scale - Car, Truck or Motorcycle model that's
1/26 scale or smaller.
Big Scale - Car, Truck or Motorcycle model that's 1/20
scale or larger.
Diorama - All kinds, automotive, military, scifi, airplane,
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!
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
Annual Tabletop Nationals NNL!
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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If you're traveling
to attend the show, there are three local hotels for your
La Quinta Hotel is almost within walking distance of the event.
The Extended Stay America is near a Crackle Barrel Restaurant.
Google Map for
the location of the event.