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
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:
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
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!
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 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.
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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