You can find all registration forms for Euro Scale Modeling here. Euro Scale Modelling offers many opportunities for participation, in the modelling competition, at the trade fair – commercial and private – and at the show. You can register from April 1 until October 23.

Although the electricity supply at the tables no longer needs to be paid for separately now, it is still important to request this at registration. This is because of the table arrangement. Requesting electricity on the day of the event itself is not possible.
Other wishes with regard to seating must also be requested at registration. Requests on the day of the event itself are not possible.

Entry before 10:00 am by persons standing at the ESM (c.q. stand crew) is not possible through the public/main entrance. Entry before 10:00 a.m. is only possible for FORWARD registered persons and through the specially assigned entrances at the rear of the event building within the designated times.
The registration forms have therefore been modified. With these, up to a total of five additional passes for stand crew can now be ordered. These are free of charge for IPMS members. For non-IPMS members the cost is €10. Registration via the form is sufficient as long as the stand crew enters via the rear entrance (depending on the number of tables). Stand crew entering after 10.00 must of course purchase a ticket.

Modelling competition

The ESM only has a physical competition on premise of the EXPO Houten. No online competition will be organised. Check for information the competition-page: Competition information – Euroscale Modelling

Regions and SIGs, Show Tables and Modelling Clubs

Many IPMS regions, Special Interest Groups (SIGs) individual members, associations and modelling clubs are happy to show their plastic and cardboard models built. There are hundreds of models on the modeling show. Many participants in the show are also actively working on a model. Of course you can also ask them questions. They would be gladly answering you! They are happy to explain the finer points of the hobby! All IPMS regions, Special Interest Groups (SIGs), individual members, associations and model building clubs compete for several prizes, like the “Best Group Display” or the “Pat Beentjes Award”.
Note that the show tables are NOT intended for sale.


Euro Scale Modeling is the largest event for plastic modelling on the European mainland. You can participate in the Euro Scale Modelling fair as a (web) retailer or other type of trader, but you can also reserve a table as a private individual. is a form for both forms of participation.

Traders commercial and private

Many commercial traders – from home and abroad – come to ESM to offer their wares in the field of (plastic) modeling for sale, both new model building items and second-hand. Private traders are (almost) always IPMS-members who offer their models as well as their surplus stock for sale. They can reserve table space on ESM to sell their modeling equipment.

Become a member of IPMS

Becoming a member of IPMS Nederland offers many advantages. Like free access to the Euro Scale Modeling, you will also receive the IPMS magazine Modelbouw in Plastic (MIP) 5 times a year. You can register with the region where you live for the fun and educational regional meetings. You can join one or more Special Interest Groups (SIG) and you can count on the help of your fellow modellers in the IPMS. If you want to become a member of IPMS Nederland, you can fill in the form on this website or register at the IPMS information booth at the ESM.