Info 08-Open (English)

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Modellexpo 08-Open 2020

08-Open 2020 is cancelled for reasons of infection control.

BUT, we won’t give up. You can still upload pictures of the models you intended to participate with and we will set up picture pages. If you have other material you want to contribute, greetings from your club, building tips, or such, let us know, and we’ll put it on the page as well.

IPMS Stockholm arranges Modellexpo 08-Open April 25–26, 2020. This year 08-Open is also the Swedish Nationals.
The event is held in Skytteholmsskolan in Solna. With over 40 years of tradition, the event is one of the largest 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 25

    • 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 2020-04-18 at the latest.

Sunday, April 26

  • 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: Korea

Build a model related to Korea 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.

Swedish Air Force SIG

This year we planned a really big SIG with lots of models, and what better subject than the Royal Swedish Air Force? Here you may participate with old and new models with any kind of connection to the RSwAF: all kinds of aircraft, vehicles, radar stations and other equipment, as well as all kinds of dioramas of RSwAF subjects. This exhibition should enable almost all modellers to participate.

Special Interest Guy

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

Stellan Schroeder Englund may be the IPMS Stockholm member who has gathered the most prizes with his multitudinous models in all categories, often rebuilt with much thought and humour into something new and unexpected.


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

This year’s shops (still changing):

Peter Halvar


All clubs connected to the modelling hobby and its subjects are very welcome to show off their activities. Modellexpo 08-Open has always had a wide range of participating clubs so if your club wants to participate, do not hesitate to contact us at

Non-profit organisations get their tables and chairs for free, but have to prepare their table themselves.

This year’s participants (still changing):

IPMS Stockholm logo
IPMS Dalarna
IPMS Finland logo
IPMS Göteborg logo


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