This years (2020) venue cancelled
Due to the restrictions regarding crowd size and travelling that is in effect because of the Corona Virus pandemic, C4-Open will not be arranged 2020. It is with heavy hearts we have come to this decission. But since the pandemic seems to linger on into the autumn we do not think it safe to arrange the event.
We bid you all welcome in 2021 though! Hopefully there will be no pandemic to stop os next year!
Soon it is once again time to open the doors to Scandinavia’s friendliest scale modeling event: C4 Open – held in Malmo, Sweden. As usual, our goal is to offer our visitors a first class show/competition with a large quantity of modeling subjects on display, an extensive hobby market and many interesting club displays.
In addition, there will be inspiring lectures, a well-furnished prize table, and of course our social gathering on Saturday evening which many consider to be the highlight of the weekend with a perfect mix of socializing, discussions about modeling, food and drink.
We will also continue with our well received and popular activities like Special Interest Groups/SIGs, as well as trial model building for the next generation of modelers.
C4-OPEN was started in 1991 by the association Kristianstad Modellbyggare with Johan Nordh at the helm. The event was held with great success at the County Museum in Kristianstad. From the very beginning, they had taken help from the model building collective in Malmö. After three successful years in Kristianstad, the association felt that they could not really take it anymore. The event then moved down to Malmö and Malmö Technology and Maritime Museum. The event was held here until 2018, when the museum was temporarily closed for renovation and rebuilding. After a fantastic collaboration with the museum, which has been a very good partner throughout the years, it was time for something new.
From 2019, the C4-OPEN will be held at Kockums Fritid in Malmö, a leisure and conference facility not too far (400m) from the old premises. C4-open is the same event with exhibition and sales, but now with access to both restaurant and parking adjacent to our premises.
The event has changed and developed over the years. Both the competition part and the sales part have grown significantly. Other parts of the event are its SIGs (Special Interest Group) where models within a certain theme are exhibited outside the competition. Associations from Sweden and abroad are also usually on site and show up. The event today attracts visitors, vendors, associations and participants from several countries. C4-OPEN is known for its convivial atmosphere and professional execution.
Today, C4-OPEN is definitely one of the largest and most famous events for model builders in Scandinavia.
Welcome to Kockum Fritid in Malmö and to C4-OPEN!