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We're back for 2021!

The SA Scale Model Expo is back on 9 - 10 October 2021 with a new location. We're pleased to announce this year's expo will be held at Cosgrove Hall, 40-50 York Ave, Clovelly Park 5042.

Click here to download our 2021 expo flyer.

With the global pandemic keeping many of us locked down at home, the expo gives you a chance to show off your completed projects. 

This event will be following strict guidelines from SA Health including a COVID-safe management plan to keep everyone safe for the duration of the event.

Expo opening times and general admission charges

Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Entrants: FREE
Adults: $10.00 (2 Day pass $15)
Concession and Student: $5.00
Children 12 and under: FREE
Family (2 adults, 2 children): $15.00

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Are you thinking about entering?

The SA Scale Model Expo is for modellers of all standards who can either enter their models for technical judging or for display only if they do not wish to compete. If you wish to enter your model for technical judging, click the Expo Entry form below.

Expo Entry form

Or if you want submit your entry online click here.

Please be aware that online entries will not be accepted from the Thursday before the expo.

Click here to check out the various categories.

Competition entry times and entry fees

Entry times
Friday: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Note: Only under exceptional circumstances will we accept entries after the 2.00pm Saturday cut-off

Cost per model entry
Technically Judged: $3.00
Display Only: FREE
Ages 13 & Under: FREE
Ages 14 – 17: $1.00
Min. Charge (Adults): $8.00

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Are you interested in a Trader's Table?

If you are interested in a trader’s table and want to find out more please contact sapmasecretary@gmail.com or download the links below.

Click here to download the trader information pack

Click here to download the Trader and Sponsorship registration form

Click here to download the dates and information guide

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Never entered a scale modelling competition before?

Below are judging notes and checklist for you to look over so that you are aware what the judges are looking for in the technically judged categories.

Judging Notes

Judges Checklist

References are an important component of judging. They can justify why you painted the part that colour, why you added weathering or why you chose a particular decal scheme.

If you are entering a model for technical judging then you might want to have a look at this article courtesy of the Melbourne Model Expo. It outlines what is required regarding references for the model or models you are entering.

Or you can look at the following reference pack from an award winning model from a few years ago.

Check out our past winners

A gallery of our 2019 winners can be found in the Expo Gallery page.

Model Expo 2019.

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