Club History


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The LISMS was founded in 1972 by people with shared interests in scale plastic modeling.

We were surprised and honored to receive this award two years in a row.

Thank you!

We were proud to accept the IPMS Region 1 Chapter of the Year Award for 2012. Our club strives to be a major incentive to promote the hobby. We welcome all who are interested in sharing their enthusiasm.


In the same year, Robert DeMaio has been given the honor being the IPMS Region 1 Person of the Year.

LISMS won the Chapter of the Year Award in 2006. Howie Belkin was President at that time. Howie is one of the oldest members of LISMS and has put countless hours over many years into the club it is today.

We were proud to host Noreastcon 39 in 2010 and win the Region 1 Noreastcon Cup. It was 26 years since a Noreastcon was held on Long Island under Robert DeMaio in 1984 when he was President of the Suffolk Scale Model Club. LISMS under Robert hosted Noreastcon 41 in 2012 and again won the cup again. To avoid not having a Noreastcon in Region 1 in 2014, Robert and chapter hosted it again.