by the Table Top Cruisers
Model Club of Central Florida.
Spring SouthLandz Model Car Contest and Swap Meet
will be taking place Saturday, May 12, 2018.
scale model show event takes place on the campus at Our Lady
of Lourdes Catholic Church, Dunedin, Florida. The City
of Dunedin is on the west coast of Florida, just north
of of Clearwater and west of Tampa.
Southlandz Model Event is in an 11,000 square foot building,
San Salvador Drive, Dunedin, Florida 34698.
of the easiest ways to get to the event (coming from an eastern
direction) is to take Highway 580 (Also know as Main Street)
west to Bass Blvd. Turn right and go north to the end. Once
on the Campus property, Vendors will make the first left turn,
everyone else will turn at the first right and follow around
to the large parking area.
you're coming from a north or south direction, Highway 580
intersects with Highway 19. The Highway I-75 can get you to
Tampa, and from there you can go west several different ways
to work around to Dunedin.
event is open to the public, and is family friendly. Visitors
Southlandz Model Show and Swap Meet has grown larger each
year and attendance is higher than ever before, all because
of modelers like you! As always, the event will have vendors
selling all kinds of models and related products. Tools, paint,
photoetch, kits, books, just about anything you could want
to support your favorite hobby and ours.
are 60 tables worth of vendors - and these are 8-foot tables
mind you - so you can image how much is packed into this show!
Looking for that one model you always wanted? Looking for
great prices and special deals you won't see anywhere else?
This is the place to be.
with the vendors there will be literally HUNDREDS of
models on display. All of them a small work or art unto itself.
There are 36 "Modelers Choice" classes, so there's
a spot for everyone, no matter what you build. Be prepared
to spend all day with us because there's a lot to see and
also want to mention that there is a Cafe' onsite.
have all the food and fuel to keep you going for a full
days activities. Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Drinks, Snacks,
Salads, Donuts, etc.
located in Florida, we are truly an International event.
We've had modelers from various countries over the years,
most of them just a short hop by jet travel.
friends from South America, Bahamas, Jamaica, the Virgin
Islands, and many others. This year we're getting a
special visit from the "Club Viajero De Automodelismo
De Puerto Rico.". Despite the devastation from
last years hurricanes, they've managed to continue building,
and we're looking forward to hanging out with them!
Judged Themes for this Years Show:
(any Black Painted Vehicle Model)
Trucks and Jeeps)
Mobster or Gangster Car)
Woman Driven Race Car)
Themed classes above are judged by a small but select group
of people who are familiar with judging and models. Models
entered into a theme class are not judged by attendees, only
Special Awards are:
Use of Gravity Colors Paints
(Model is chosen by Gravity Colors)
(excluding the host club Table Top Cruisers
of Central Florida)
This award is given based on club participation, which includes
# of club members
participating in event, # of models entered by members, etc.
Schedule for Friday
PM till (?) - Vendor's Setup Only
Schedule for Saturday
AM till 9:30 AM - Vendor's Setup
AM till 11:00 AM - Registration for modelers.
AM till 5:00 PM - Vendor area is open, doors open for visitors.
AM till 12:30 PM - Ballots collected.
PM till 3:00 PM - Theme Classes are Judged.
PM - the 50/50 Raffle Drawing takes place.
PM - Awards Ceremony, 50/50 Drawing, and Auction.
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added a quick Wish List form you can download. We know that
once you get to the show, you can easily get caught up in
the event and distracted. Then you forget to get something
you specifically came to the event to try and find. Maybe
a model part to finish a model project, or a specific model
kit you're were looking for.
the quick Wish List, you can write down what you need and
what you're looking to get, bring it to the show, and you'll
be sure not to forget anything.
(1.7MB / PDF)
Fees - Entries
$ 10.00 for 1 to 6 models (and $1.00 for each additional
Age 16 & Under: $ 5.00 - Unlimited entries.
- $ 30.00
for 1 Table
- $ 50.00
for 2 Tables
- $ 60.00
for 3 Tables
for the General Public into the Event
- $ 5.00
(if not entering models in the show)
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
that "60 tables" sounds like a lot, but many vendors
have been selling at our shows for years, so many of the tables
go fast, and are sold way ahead of time. The closer to the
event date it gets, the faster they sell. If you wait too
long, there might be 20 tables left, and then a week later
when you go to get one - nothing. So please order your tables
ahead of time.
ALL 60 tables have been sold as of April 11, 2018!
we are making room to squeeze in just a few more overflow
tables if possible. Contact us immediately to see if we can
fit you in!
Tables - are 8-feet long (96 inches).
Choice" Classes with Awards
Choice" means - At 11:00 AM we began to give ballots
out to attendees, who peruse each class individually and make
their choice on which model they believe is the best quality.
that the people attending the event are mostly modelers, so
they do know what to look for and they do know about cars
and models. This allows a wider and more diverse group of
people to look at the various models and see what you've built.
Stock Pre 1970
Stock Post 1970
Stock Muscle Car 1964-1974
Cars (TV & Movie Related)
Racing Closed Wheel
Racing Open Wheel
Funny Cars (1985 and older)
Dragsters (1985 and older)
Door Slammers (1985 and older)
NASCAR (1991 and older)
Scale (Cars and Trucks)
(Age 16 & Younger)
Large (19" x 19")
- Military, Planes, Scfi, Etc.
Fifield , Secretary
If you are
visiting over the weekend, we recommend:
Ask for "Southlandz"
Map = Dunedin
Map = to Event
Laquer paints to replicate realistic metal, chrome, steel
and many other finishes.
Model Accessories - Resin
& Aluminum Model detail parts.
Souvenirs Hobbies - All
things NASCAR model rated.
Colors - Factory
color paints for your models.
Tools & Hobby- Hobby
and modelling tools.
Frazier - Out
of production kits and thousands of model kit parts.
Fisher - Curent
& out of production kits, annuals, and promos.
Turn Hobbies Trailers - Custom
Citizen Hobbies - Old
and new model kits of all kinds.
Dion - Out
of production kits.
Hobby Shop - Full
line hobby supplies for modelers.
Tech Model Parts - Machined
metal detail parts for your model building.
Repros Plus - Resin
and metal parts to detail your models.
that many of these vendors have multiple tables, sometimes
as many as 3 or 4, so it's going to be a packed event. Bring
your wish list!