Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 October 2018


NH Eindhoven Conference Centre `Koningshof`

Locht 117

5504 RM Veldhoven (near Eindhoven)

The Netherlands

Opening hours:

Saturday 20 October: 10:00-17:00 hrs

Sunday 21 October: 10:00-17:00 hrs


Day ticket: € 7, (Up to 14 years € 5)

Two Day tickets: € 12 (Up to 14 years € 10)

Kids under 6 free admission

Over 6.500  square meters with:

Clubs – Traders – Competition – Expo Zone with free demos – special commemorative figure – demonstrations & presentations by renowned modellers and painters – Dedicated parking space for disabled at the venue entrance – Free admission and participation to demonstrations & presentations – free participation in the KIDS CLUB for kids up to 14 years – great catering – special hotel arrangements at NH Koningshof – welcome diner on Saturday evening & goodbye diner on Sunday evening


Please note that parking at NH Eindhoven is no longer free of charge.
The first 3 hours are free of charge, every subsequent hour is charged at € 1.50/hr with a maximum of € 5.00/24 hrs.  The NH parking system operates based on license plate recognition and payment is possible at all exits/entries of the venue and hotel and required before leaving the NH premises.

We regret this new NH policy but wish to emphasize that the SMC organizers had no voice in this matter.

Workshop program is online and registration is open

Dear all, we are hapy to announce that our 2018 workshop program is now online and registration is open. Please read all information carefully before you register. Workshop participants are ensured of fast lane entry in the morning. Check out the full program and...

SMC 2017 Showcase by Canfora Publishing OUT NOW!

We are happy to announce the release of the SMC 2017 Showcase, featuring all gold medal winning models and figures and a random selection from all other contest pieces as well as the full contest results, pictures from the show and what else happens at SMC. 80 pages...

Dates of future SMC’s

Summer- and vacation time is here! So, in case you don't know what to do with all of that free time on your hands, perhaps noting the dates of future SMC's  might be an excellent idea to help kill some time in a useful manner. SMC 2018: October 20-21 SMC 2019: October...


The exhibition in detail

SMC 2018 has everything you want, need and ever dreamed about!

A large amount of manufacturers, traders, publishers and clubs from all over the world will be present on over 200 stands. You can find more eye candy and demos in the EXPOZONE, and there will be great work on display from renowned artists as well as interactive workshops. Above all: SMC is a unique show where painters and modellers from all over the world get together for a fantastic social event.
Please use the links below to find more information about everything that SMC has to offer.


At Scale Model Challenge we are proud to host a large variety of traders, manufacturers, publishers etc. who offer everything you need to enjoy the hobby:  Kits, figures, tools, paints, books, magazines, diorama accessories and everything else that you can imagine. SMC is truly a one stop shopping event! The list of attending traders will be published in late Spring 2018. Read more……….


Occupied stand space


An international selection of clubs will take part in SMC 2018 with a club stand. Scale Model Challenge is a show for all categories of “plastic” scale modelling, figure painting and more,  and members of those clubs will always be more than happy to share their tips & tricks and  answer all your questions about the hobby.   Read more……


Occupied stand space


At the Vintage Market you can find the tables of private sellers who are selling their surplus stock and where you might find that, perhaps, long forgotten kit that “you have always wanted to build but never could afford back in the day”. Read more……


Occupied stand space


The EXPOZONE is the central area of the show where we offer you lots of cool stuff and eye candy. On the various vendor stands in the EXPOZONE you can attend demonstrations by renowned modellers. There will also be demos by various guests and other exhibitors in this area. In the EXPOZONE you will also find the displays of the work of our judges and other painters and modellers.


At SMC 2018 you will be able to learn from the best in our interactive workshop program. Interactive means hands-on, so you will work on your model or figure together with the some of the best artists in the hobby.

We offer a substantial  workshops program for painters and modellers and the program will be announced early 2018. read more……


Please have a closer look at the (preliminary) floorplan of SMC 2018.


One of SMC’s key features is its contest which is divided in a scale modelling competition and a figure painting competition, both with their own Best of Show Awards.
The SMC contest is open to all modellers and painters and you can enter into different experience levels.

Registration for the contest will open 1 September 2018, but you can already find all information about the contest on the dedicated page on this website.  Read more……..


Click on the icons below to read more information about the place where it all happens and if you wish to spend more time in and around Eindhoven, we have gathered some interesting information for you:

  • An overview of things to do in Eindhoven
  • If you are interested in contemporary design we recommend that you visit the Dutch Design Week when you come to SMC. Eindhoven is renowned for its Design Academy and this annual event draws many (inter-)national visitors. Highly recommended. the SMC dates coincide with the dates of this event (20th-28th October), so it is an ideal reason to lengthen your stay.
  • And because the SMC venue, the NH Eindhoven Conference Centre Koningshof is actually located in the suburb Veldhoven, we have a link to the Veldhoven tourist information for you as well.

Hotel Reservations

Book your hotelroom here

SMC Diners & Entertainment

Believe us when we say that there is more to SMC then meets they eye!  Read all about it here



Things to do in Eindhoven


Dutch Design Week


Things to do in Veldhoven



In the SMC Webshop you can purchase our
commemorative book for our 10th SMC in 2016 and
the Rembrandt bust, which is a special figure for a
separate SMC contest class: Dutch Masters Miniatures.

Click here to go to the shop to order your copies!

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