The Western Australian Scale Model Expo started in 2000 & is the state's premier scale modelling event. Incorporating the WA Scale Modelling Championships, the Expo features a public model competition, displays by local clubs and individual enthusiasts, a swap-and-sell, retail stands by major hobby shops and specialist retailers, and more. Here you will see two halls of outstanding scale model creations and display pieces as built by some of the most talented plastics modellers in the state. Hundreds of model aeroplanes, tanks, cars, ships, figures, science fiction subjects and just about anything else you can think of will be on display. It is a non-profit event run purely in the interests of furthering the hobby of scale modelling.
Competition A large competition for scale models is held during the Expo and is open to everyone. With more than 40 categories spread over three age groups there is bound to be a division to suit your age, interest and choice of scale. There are also lots of trophies and some great prizes to be won so why not join in the fun? See here for more.
Swap and sell A modellers' swap meet is held on the Sunday morning of the Expo. You could use this opportunity to clean out your model cupboard (to fund some new purchases!) or perhaps pick up some bargains. See here for more .
Exhibiting your models Are you an individual modeller with something to show off? Why not become a part of the Exhibition and put your models on display for everyone to admire? Perhaps your club pursues a hobby other than plastic scale modelling but would still like to participate in WASMEx? We do like to offer a touch of variety every year however we place a limit on the number of clubs with other interests in order to maintain the focus on our core hobby. Contact WASMEx for further details.
Organisation Who runs WASMEx? WASMEx is largely organised by a small and dedicated group of very hard working enthusiasts. All of the local modelling clubs are invited to have representation on the committee and therefore no one club can claim ownership of the event. WASMEx inc. is a non-profit organisation run by entirely by volunteers solely for the benefit of the Western Australian modelling community.
Tell me more Any further details of the next Expo will be posted here as they come to hand. Keep a look out for posters and information at your local hobby store or check out our Facebook page.