Overview History

The first formative meetings of the club that has become IPMS First Coast were help at the Orange Park Library in the Fall of 1999, but the origins of the club go back decades.

Gil Gregg and Tracy Mann, who were both active duty Navy airmen, were notable members of IPMS Jacksonville in the 80's and early 90's when the club help its meetings at the Arlington Fire Station then later "The Kit Bunker" on Spring Park Road. Several other members of the club at that time also had Navy ties through active duty or civil service experience at our local military bases. IPMS Jacksonville's club logo during this period was an F-18 flying over an aircraft carrier, and befor that it was an A-7, so that shows how far back the "Navy connection" goes.

About Our Club

IPMS 1st Coast is a fraternity dedicated to fastering the craft of scale modeling. IPMS 1st Coast is a chapter of the International Plastic Modeler Society/USA. We are based in Orange Park, Florida and serve the greater Jacksonville/First Coast modeling community. Our charter is part of IPMS/USA Region 11 (Florida).

We meet twice a month to share builds, techniques, club news, and plan for future events.

Come join us!

Regardless of skill level, you are invited. Whether showing off your masterpiece, or just seeing what others are doing and picking up a few tips, you are welcome to participate.

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Get to know Us

IPMS First Coast is privileged to have some exceptionally talented scale modelers among its memebers. Many have won awards at local and regional shows, and a select few have even won at the recent IPMS national conventions.

Board and Members


We meet twice a month at the Orange Park Library at 2054 Plainfield Ave., Orange Park, FL 32073. Our meetings are held on the second Saturday (2-5 PM) and last Thrusday (6-9PM) of each month.