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NEWS ===========================================

Changes in the ESM team:
The ESM coordinator for 2017, Rob Landsbergen, has chosen to resign due to circumstances. The IPMS Nederland board decided not to seek new coordinator but to assume the responsibility for organising the event. Our chairman, Jan de Haan will act as ESM coordinator and will be supported by other board members and the ESM team.

Entry of traders, sellers, IPMS Nederland chapters, SIGs, model clubs: 

If you have not yet registered through this web site, do so as soon as possible!

The number of received entries is on schedule and it appears that this year we will have an even bigger ESM at the new venue in Houten (near Utrecht). We already have reservations for over 500 tables in addition to traders who have their own stand. If you are a trader and have not yet registered, please do so as soon as possible. Read more and use the trader registration form…..

The various forms are located on the right-hand side of this screen (click on the ESM logo at the top right if you do not see the forms for a renewed  webpage).

About the Model Contest.
Team member Martin Voorspuij will coordinate the ESM scale model contest. We are working on a simplified administration system. So registration for the ESM model contest is not yet possible. Meanwhile,  please read the contest information on this page…..



Saturday, November 25,  2017


ESM 2017 will be held in a ... NEW BIGGER VENUE AT A NEW LOCATION

Expo Houten,
Meidoornkade 24,
3992 AE Houten (near Nieuwegein and Utrecht)
The Netherlands

Car parking is no problem with a big nearby parking lot, at no charge. If you travel by public transport, the Expo Houten can be reached by bus from several NS rail stations.

Go to the ROUTE LOCATION MAP and Public Transport information ....


About Euro Scale Modeling
In this beautiful centrally located venue we will have more space with three large halls (1, 2 and 3) for displays, clubs, traders, sellers and the competition. This venue in the town of Houten is certainly not unknown in the hobby world as hobby events are regularly organized there. The basic set-up of Euro Scale Modelling is very similar to previous editions with…
• Over 150 exhibitors and traders attending, from ten different European countries.
• Approximately 3000 modellers, visitors, buyers are expected from all of Europe, both IPMS members and non members.
• Many international visitors and professional Traders of plastic model kits, tools, accessories, and associated materials will attend.
• Approximately 75 modelling clubs and individual modellers will exhibit, both IPMS related and non-aligned.
• Group projects and themes will be exhibited by IPMS-Regional Chapters, IPMS-Special Interest Groups, Clubs, and Individual participants, exhibiting their finished and on-going projects.
• Hundreds of models will compete in our Scale Modelling Contest (see below), open to all plastic scale modellers.
• And last but not least: our Raffle with scores of prizes large and small to be won.


PROGRAM Euro Scale Modelling Saturday 25 November 2017

08.00 hours: Reception for confirmed registered traders at separate entrance for setting up their stand; General access still closed.

09:00: Reception for confirmed registered participants at separate entrance for setting up their stand; General access still closed.

10:00 AM: Doors open to public and IPMS members.

10:00 - 11:00 pm: Registration and acceptance of contest models

12:00 - 13:30: Judging of the competition models by qualified judges.

Approx. 14:00: Reopening of the competition room for the public to view the contest models.

16:00: Presentation of various prizes.

17:00 hours: ESM closure.


For members of the public ESM entry fee is  € 7.00 each, opening at 10.00 hrs.

For IPMS members free entry with a valid membership card, opening at 10.00 hrs.

finger2 PLEASE: Bring your (International-) IPMS Membership card!

Children up to 12 years under supervision have free entry.

The complex is easily accessible by wheelchair and similar. You will receive a wrist strap at the central entry counter.

In the foyer and IPMS PR stand we will provide a large scale indexed map of the show which will enable you to quickly find your favourite trader or club.


Numerous traders and participants will sell all kinds items like model kits, accessories, paints and much more related to plastic modelling. Both from the Netherlands and abroad! Furthermore, there are sales of second-hand model kits by participants as well as some traders.
Traders and participants who wish to sell items MUST register well in advance. A confirmation and detail information for payment in advance will be submitted after registration. You can register by using the right web registration form…..


Many plastic scale model clubs as well as IPMS Chapters and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will present themselves and display beautiful and special plastic models and dioramas. Thousands of models to be seen.
All registered Clubs, SIGs and IPMS Chapters automatically compete for the price of "Best Group Display".
Participation of your club is free, but each club will receive a limited number of wriststraps for entry to the site and build-up. These clubs and groups must register well in advance, see the web registration form....

A confirmation with assigned number of tables will be submitted after registration. Without confirmation, no access to the ESM!

(In addition, a club can also order a limited number of sales tables, please indicate this at your registration on the web form; we will try to locate these sales tables next to your club tables).


Of course, Euro Scale Modelling is the opportunity to showcase your beautifully constructed plastic models and participate in our plastic scale model competition. Come and try to win a prize! Each model is judged individually on its own merits no matter other models that are entered. Please read the contest information and the rules if you are not familiar with them. Models must obviously be made largely of plastic and the same judging concept is followed as previous ESM editions.

We ask a small fee for each model entered. (Contest entree for modellers under the age of sixteen is free).
Payment of the competition fee is in cash on the ESM day at the contest registration table. Please have the appropriate payment in coins and small bills.

Registration is NOT yet possible. The contest team is working to simplify the admin process. Meanwhile, please read the contest information on this page…..


Nice modelling prizes can be won if you buy a ticket for the raffle. A ticket costs only € 0.50 and when buying more there is a chance for the super prices. Participate and win!


ESM is organized by IPMS Nederland, the Internal Plastic Modellers’ Society of the Netherlands! For all information about the IPMS and practical issues during the ESM, you can always get info and help at the IPMS promotion stand. Also on display will be many review models that were featured in our IPMS plastic model magazine Modelling In Plastic (MIP).


IPMS Nederland and various traders have contributed special prices for various themes in plastic modelling. And of course there are the competition prizes / awards for contest participants.


As in previous years young people can build their own model for a small fee and under expert guidance at the Kids Corner. The models, glues and tools are sponsored by Revell and Airfix. This Make & Take is organized in collaboration with Modelbouwclub Nederland and the fees paid go to the Child Cancer Fund. The finished model of the (small) child is off course his or hers to take home!


There are various excellent facilities for snacks and drinks. There is also a restaurant with a wide selection of hot foods.

(Note: it is not permitted to bring your own electrical equipment such as coffeemakers or water heaters due to fire safety regulations).


We as IPMS are working hard with the team to present you “the plastic model event of the Netherlands”, now in Expo Houten at an even bigger venue!

Regularly, news will be published on these web pages. So come back regularly and have a look at the latest updates on this site. In the last weeks before the ESM we will announce the list of participants and the floor plan.

We look forward to your visit of Euro Scale Modelling 2017 on Saturday 25th of November!

On behalf of the ESM team of IPMS Nederland,
Jan de Haan (ESM coordinator)

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Check out the ESM 2016  Contest results...

And the large ESM 2016  Photo Reports.....


ESM 2017 Flyer p1

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ESM 2017 Flyer p2



ESM 2018:  Saturday 24 November 2018

ESM 2019:  Saturday 23 November 2019