Info 08-Open (English)

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Modellexpo 08-Open 2019

IPMS Stockholm arranges Modellexpo 08-Open April 13–14, 2019. The event is held in Skytteholmsskolan in Solna. With 40 years of tradition, Modellexpo 08-Open is one of the largest events of its kind in Sweden and one of the most important in the Nordic countries. Modellexpo 08-Open is much more than just a contest, there are also dealers, café Shake’n’Bake and not least a lot of modellers. We also have a number of special exhibitions.

Register competition models.

Register exhibition models.


Saturday, April 13

  • 10:00 to 11:30 Check-in of models
  • 12:00 to 16:00 Exhibition and judging
  • 19:00 Joint dinner at R.Asia. RSVP to on 2019-04-06 at the latest.

Sunday, April 14

  • 10:00 to 15:00 Exhibition
  • 15:00 (approximately) Award ceremony
  • 16:00–17:00 Exhibition break-down

Open to the public: Saturday 12:00 to 16:00 and Sunday 10:00 to 15:00.

Admission 80 SEK, IPMS members (with proof of membership) and children up to 15 years enter free. Exhibitors and event officers are not charged any admission fee.

This year’s theme: The Journey

Build a model related to the journey and compete or exhibit in this year’s theme class.

Special exhibitions

The special exhibitions are not judged, but just for show.

Matchbox SIG

Matchbox is no longer produced under its own name, even if Revell occasionally rereleases old Matchbox kits under their own brand. The goal of this exhibition is to show all Matchbox kits, so if you have an old Matchbox kit in your display case, bring it along; if you have an old kit at the bottom of the closet, build it and exhibit it. As long as the box or moulds say Matchbox, they are all welcome.

”Work in Progress”

Even those modelbuilders who have difficulties completing their models should get a chance to show what they are working on.

We believe that there are many interesting projects/models under construction that show different ideas, techniques and solutions that can be displayed, discussed, and commented on by other builders. Here every builder gets a chance to show what they are working on despite the fact that it is not finished. This way every builder can participate in 08-Open.

Special Interest Guy

Each year we have a special exhibit of some significant modeller.

Pål Björkman has built plastic models for the last 50 years and will not only show models of his own but also give a presentation on how plastic modelling has evolved over this period.


We will have a hall dedicated to shops where you can fulfil all your needs in the way of models, tools, paint, accessories, etc.

If you want to sell stuff at 08-Open, please contact the management at

Dinomin Hobby


A number of clubs will be showcasing their activities.

If your club wants to participate with a table, please contact the management at

IPMS Stockholm logo
IPMS Göteborg logo


If you have any requests or suggestions for how to improve the event, please contact the event management at