RICHMOND, VA – Sophomore Sean Hurley of Fork Union Military Academy’s Scale Modelers’ Club won first place at the Richmond International Plastic Modelers Society’s Old Dominion Open this past weekend.
In the 13–17-year-old youth category with approximately 25 competitors, Hurley earned a gold medal for his KV-1 Russian battle tank in winter camouflage. Models were judged on neatness of the build, paint job, weathering and overall appearance of the model.
Hurley is the son of John and Erin Hurley of Palmyra, Virginia.
In addition to Hurley, cadets Kendall Coard and Niv Patel also competed for the Academy.
The Old Dominion Open is an annual model contest sponsored by the Richmond IPMS Club. The contest is attended by competitive modelers from all over the East Coast, ranging from South Carolina to New York. Competitors submit their models to a variety of judging categories based on age, skill level, type of model and complexity of build.
Richmond IPMS is a longtime supporter of the FUMA Scale Modelers’ Club, donating hobby kits, tools, paints and reference materials. FUMA’s club would not exist if it were not for their generosity.