The International Plastic Modellers Association is alive and well in New Zealand.
The COMS is one IPMS-associated group in New Zealand that strives to raise the quality level among its plastic kitset modelling members. Regular club, inter-club and national competitions are held to introduce younger members into building at competition level quality, and to keep more experienced model builders on their toes.
The COMS supports the annual IPMS Southland club competition by providing a model train display during the competition event.
Our members attend and the COMS hosts in rotation, the IPMS Southern Inter-Club Trophy competed for by Dunedin, Invercargill and Central Otago IPMS model clubs.
The COMS also attends and hosts in rotation the IPMS Nationals - the event of the year in the New Zealand IPMS modelling world.
The COMS most recently hosted the IPMS Nationals in 2012 and in 2017.