IPMS Farnborough

Welcome to the IPMS Farnborough Model Club

We specialise in static scale models made from plastic construction kits, but welcome and encourage all forms of modelling

In this site we describe our hobby, our club and its meetings, and the various shows and events around the country where we exhibit our models

We also have information on our annual show, Modelfest, and some real-world reference material

Novenber 2019

The Competition gallery and results table are now up to date with November's club meeting, including the Wattisham Anker Trophy postposned from last month, this time won by Sam WIison with his Hawker Hunter:

Receiving the trophy

Scale Model World this month and Josey won the Branch Champion's Trophy!!

I'll put up a full list of medal winners later, but there is a write up of the weekend here: SMW 2019

October 2019

The Competition gallery and results table are now up to date with October's club meeting. The Wattisham Anker Trophy was held over as there were no entrants this month. We'll try again in November!

The annual trip to the IPMS Abingdon model show was its usualy success with a large number of us attending. As usual the pub lunch was excellent as can be testified here:

... and the show table was pretty good too...


September 2019

2019's Modelfest was a great success on Saturday September 14th. The weather was excellent (we often seem to be lucky with the weather), the tombola made a roaring trade and an ejoyable time seemed to be had by all.  We made a decent profit for our charity, Phyllis Tuckwell, more on that will be reported once the accounts are finalised. Here is pretty much the whole gang at the end of the afternoon:

There is a gallery of photos here, taken by our own Mr Modelfest, Tony Andrews:



The Competition gallery and results table are now up to date with September's club meeting, including the resutls for the Canadian Trophy - see below...

Our Canadian friends in IPMS Ottawa have run their annual "Anything British" competition for the Farnborough Trophy on 4th September. The winner was Matt Dubois with his 1:35 model of a Cromwell tank from the Polish 1st Armoured Division, 1 Dywizija Pancerna which was assigned to the First Canadian Army in 1944. The division fought Nazis across Netherlands and into Germany and was notable in the Battle of Falaise. The kit is from Tamoya but the stowage is all scratch built.

Here is Matt being presented the trophy by Glenn Cauley, President of IPMS Ottawa

On our side of the pond, we ran our Canadian Trophy competition this month as well and the winner of that was Les Burningham with his HMCS Iroquis

and here is Les being presented the trophy by Eric

August 2019

We once again attended the Boscome Down Aviation Collection Model show, an enjoyable annual event which is quite well attended. I managed to bag a gold in the Ships class in their competition for the Tokyo Water Bus, however, I have a sneaking suspicion it was the only entry as there was no silver or bronze awarded!

The Competition gallery and results table are now up to date with August's club meeting.

July 2019

This year's Romsey show was at a new location, larger than the small hall previously used but that did not spoil this friendly show.

The Competition gallery and results table are now up to date with July's club meeting

 The club visited the Hailsham & District Model show on the first weekend in July. Ian won a bronze for his model figure (make your own jokes) in the competition and several were winners in the raffle.

June 2019

The Competition gallery and results table are now up to date with June's club meeting

The second weekend of June was a brand new show in Elstree. Reports say it was a good show, but parking was tricky. We only had one table - next year we could do with more space!

The first weekend in June was the Salisbury model show, a good day was had by all!

May 2019

The Competition gallery and results table are now up to date with May's club meeting

The first weekend of May was the IPMS Tangmere model show. Its a nice museum with some excellent exhibits - Chris and Stewart even got to play with an FGR.2! Gary joined us for his first show back with the gang

April 2019

The Competition gallery and results table are now up to date with April's club meeting

On 28th April we braved the Norther Reaches of Milton Keynes for their new venue, which turned out to be pretty good, a vast improvement over the old venue!


In the middle of April, a busy month, there was the Poole Vikings show, a staple event on our club circuit, which always providing an opportunity to visit the two model shops in Poole itself during the lunch. I forgot to take a pic of the table but here are most of the reprobates that came along


The SMW Displays in the History section have been updated with 2017 and 2018's displays. You may notice that the page links are slightly different - this is a move to make the site more secure against hackers!

7th April was the IPMS Shropshire show at the RAF Museum in Cosford, one of our favourite shows of the year. A good time was had by all I believe and even better, no laptops were lost nor drinks spilled!

March 2019

The Competition gallery and results table are now up to date with March's club meeting which was also the Member Trophy with the subject of 'Miscellaneous'. The winner was Sam WIlson with his inventive Weaver & Locks advertising billboard!

There was a subsidiary competition called "Most Miscellaneous" which was voted on by the club membership. This was also won by Sam. Second place was Harriet with her Tree Man and third was Ian Roberts with Joe's Cafe.

February 2019

The Competition gallery and results table are now up to date with February's club meeting. This month is was the annual Antipodean trophy which was won, again, by Mark Worboys with his RAN Sea Fury

Here is Mark receiving the trophy from Eric

Earlier this week, Chris handed over the cheque for £1000 to Laura Hughes from St Michaels Hospice on behalf of the club.



January 2019

Welcome to the new year at IPMS Farnborough!

First up, the Competition gallery and results table are now up to date with January's club meeting, thanks for Harriet and her assistant Chris B for the photos. The most important part of January's meeting however was the Model of the year Award which this year went to the superbly evocative diorama Josey built for Telford last year



and of course here is Josey being presented the trophy by Pete



You can see more photos of the Model of the Year entries here

Other places for the Model of the Year were:

Second: Harriet with the Foden Steam Truck from Feb

Third: Tony Horton's Global Air Power diorama from December

Fourth: Tony Horton's HMS Victorious from October