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Contest Information and Schedule

What's New on the Website?

D-Day Plus Seventy

     


 

For Information Click on:
Convention & Contest Schedule
Convention Map / Area Layout
Make 'N Take / Air Bushing Demos
Model Photography
NM Military Vehicle Preservation Society Display
Vendors at Chile Con 3
Fees for the Contest
 


 

Omaha Beach
 
D-Day History
 

 

Omaha Beach, commonly known as Omaha, was the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944, during World War II. Omaha is located on the coast of Normandy, France, facing the English Channel, and is 5 miles (8 km) long, from east of Sainte-Honorine-des-Pertes to west of Vierville-sur-Mer on the right bank of the Douve River estuary. Landings here were necessary in order to link up the British landings to the east at Gold with the American landing to the west at Utah, thus providing a continuous lodgement on the Normandy coast of the Bay of the Seine. Taking Omaha was to be the responsibility of United States Army troops, with sea transport and naval artillery support provided by the U.S. Navy and elements of the British Royal Navy.

 On D-Day, the untested 29th Infantry Division, joined by the veteran 1st Infantry Division and nine companies of U.S. Army Rangers redirected from Pointe du Hoc, were to assault the western half of the beach. The battle-hardened 1st Infantry Division was given the eastern half. The initial assault waves, consisting of tanks, infantry, and combat engineer forces, were carefully planned to reduce the coastal defenses and allow the larger ships of the follow-up waves to land.

 The primary objective at Omaha was to secure a beachhead of some five miles (eight kilometres) depth, between Port-en-Bessin and the Vire River, linking with the British landings at Gold to the east, and reaching the area of Isigny to the west to link up with VII Corps landing at Utah. Opposing the landings was the German 352nd Infantry Division, a large portion of whom were teenagers, though they were supplemented by veterans who had fought on the Eastern Front. The 352nd had never had any battalion or regimental training. Of the 12,020 men of the division, only 6,800 were experienced combat troops, detailed to defend a 53-kilometre-long (33-mile) front. The Germans were largely deployed in strongpoints along the coast—the German strategy was based on defeating any seaborne assault at the water line. Nevertheless, Allied calculations indicated that Omaha's defenses were three times as strong as those they had encountered during the Battle of Kwajalein, and its defenders were four times as many.

 Very little went as planned during the landing at Omaha. Difficulties in navigation caused the majority of landing craft to miss their targets throughout the day. The defenses were unexpectedly strong, and inflicted heavy casualties on landing US troops. Under heavy fire, the engineers struggled to clear the beach obstacles; later landings bunched up around the few channels that were cleared. Weakened by the casualties taken just in landing, the surviving assault troops could not clear the heavily defended exits off the beach. This caused further problems and consequent delays for later landings. Small penetrations were eventually achieved by groups of survivors making improvised assaults, scaling the bluffs between the most heavily defended points. By the end of the day, two small isolated footholds had been won, which were subsequently exploited against weaker defenses further inland, thus achieving the original D-Day objectives over the following days.  Source:  Wikipedia.

For additional info click here:  Omaha Beach Info-1     Omaha Beach Info-2

 

     

 

   

 


 

Convention & Contest Schedule

( Subject to Change )

Friday, 11 July:

    Registration             12:00 Noon - 6:00 PM

    Vendors Room        12:00 Noon - 9:00 pm (Vendors can start setting up at 10:00 AM)

    Model Room            12:00 Noon  - 9:00 PM

    Make 'N Take            6:00 PM start 

   

Saturday, 12 July:

    Registration              9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

    Vendors Room         9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Model Room             9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Region 10 Meeting   10:00 - 11:00 AM near Make N Take area

    Make 'N Take             10:00 AM start; as long as kits last

    Model Photography    10:00 AM to 1:00 PM in Model Contest Room

    Air Brushing Demo's   11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 2:00 PM

    New Mexico Military Vehicle Preservation Association vehicles on display:  9:00 AM

    Judges Meeting starts at 1:30 PM

    Judging                     2:00 - 6:00 PM

    Banquet                     6:00 PM

    Awards Ceremony    7:00 - 9:30 PM

    Models will not be allowed to leave the judging room until 10:00 PM

Additional Chile Con 3 Flyer (pdf file)

Convention Map / Area Layout
  

Make 'N Take / Air Brushing Demonstrations

   Make 'N Take:

   Friday, 11 July            6:00 PM start 

   Saturday, 12 July       10:00 AM start; as long as kits last

  
   Air Brushing Demonstrations:

   Saturday, 12 July        11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon  "Hands-On Demo" for four people
                                          1:00 PM   Air Brush Cleaning
                                          2:00 PM   "Dino's and Monsters"

 

  

Model Photography

   Model photography by professional photographers Rick Carver and/or Patrick Dick is available
 on Saturday, 12 July from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Cost is $5.00 for an 8x10 inch photo printed to
 take with you.   Tables for photography are located in the Model Contest Room. 

 

 

Fees for the Contest

    See Registration Form for additional info

    All fees include an unlimited number of model entries

    Early registration cut-off date has been extended to June 30th, 2014  

    IPMS members:  $18.00/person until June 30th; $20.00/person thereafter

    Non-IPMS members:  $24.00/person until June 30th; $27.00/person thereafter

    Juniors $10/person

    General Admission (walk-in):  $2.00/person

    Banquet $35.00/person

    Vendors tables $35.00/table for two days.

    Hotel Room: $81 single/double occupancy.   Reservation cut-off date is June 19th.

    Rate includes full hot breakfast and 2 complimentary cocktails.

   Chile Con 3 T-shirts : Cost is $20.00 each; ordering date cut-off is June 10, 2014

Chile Con 3 T-Shirts

 

New Mexico Military Vehicle Preservation Association Display

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The New Mexico Military Vehicle Preservation Association will have static displays of their vehicles at Chile Con 3 on both Friday and Saturday, and will allow supervised photography of the vehicles. 

The following is a tentative list of vehicles that may be on display.  Note that due to possible mechanical difficulties, this list could change: 

 

 M-18 Hellcat GMC Tank Destroyer
M2A1 Half-Track
M3A1 Scout Car
M1A1 57mm Antitank Gun
1 1/2 Ton Truck
M38A1 /4 Ton Truck
M37
M35A2
M38A1
M108
M109
1/4 Ton "MB" Jeep
1/4 Ton Willys MB Manufactured Nov 1941
M725 Gamma Goat
MB
Mutt
HUMMV

Pictures below are from the display at Chile Con 2006:

         

 

Vendors at Chile Con 3

Listed below are the vendors who will be at Chile Con 3
and number of tables they will be using

Click here for the Vendors Information webpage

TAG / Iwata (Colorado) 2
M & S Hobbies (Arizona) 3
Rhino Hobby Tools & More (Glendale AZ)
Maus Werx (Colorado) 1
Team Hobbies 1
Phillip Chu's Model Expo 2
Jane's Tools 4
Hobby Proz 1
Individuals (Non-Company) As Follows: -
Mike Ronnau 3
Ed Mummey 2
David Downs 2
Matt Quiroz 2
Tom Perea and Patrick Dick 1
Victor Maestas 2
Mike Horrell 2

 

   

 

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