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
Modelfest 2018 date confirmed, Saturday 15th September 2018.
With great sadness we note the passing of Dick Ward, one of the founders of IPMS Farnborough and of IPMS itself and a friend to many memebers of the club. Chris McKee has written an Obituary which can be read here: Dick Ward, 1938-2017
Yes you read that right, I did say John Tucker!
The last day of September and we had the annual trip to Abingdon, with bacon butties and a nice pub lunch - oh and I believe there was a model show as well! With thanks to Mark Maxey of the Airfix Modelling SIG who let me use one of his photos of our table after I forgot again...
Competition gallery and results table are now up to date with September club meeting, including the Members Trophy. This month the suject was 'Figures' and it was won by Jan Jurena with his superb figure of the painter Diego Velazguez:
Here is Jan being presented the Trophy by Peter
Saturday 16th September was the date of our own annual show, Modelfest! A great day was had by all, the hard work paid off! Here is most of the crew at the end of the day with a special appearance from IPMS UK El Presidente himself!
With thanks to Paul Bowyer for taking the photo and letting me post it.
9th and 10th September we were invited to have a table at the Railway Enthusiasts Club annual show at the Leisure Centre in Woking. As it was a 2 day show, we had shifts set up so the Saturday shift set the table up and the Sunday shft packed it all away. Jim Potts was the constant presence on both days! Here is the Saturday crew
Late August was RAF Odiham's Families Day and thanks to Ian we had our usual table/tent with a good variety on display. The weather was good - unusal for this August and we got to see some good flying.
Early August saw the club display at the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection model show at Old Sarum. This is a good little museum with plenty of cockpits you can climb into :) Chris McKee even won one of the on-table competition classes and I got a Highly Commended!
IPMS Romsey had their show on Saturday 15th July and for the second year in a row, a Steam Roller turned up at the pub while we were have (a very nice) lunch!
The show itself was a nice small show and they instituted an interesting twist in the competition idea - a single best in show award voted by the culbs that were there. The winning entry was a very detailed WWII diorama called 'Unexpected Bounty' from Rick Williams in IPMS Salisbury. Photos of it can be seen in Rick's Facebook Album
This was our table with the usual gaggle of reprobates
The shape of the tables they gave us meant the banners didn't go all the way round :(
IPMS Salisbury show is always a popular one for our club and this year was no exception! A very full table attracted a lot of attention with an excellent cross section of genres. An excellent lunch and superb weather trurned the show into a grand day out!
The display without the rabble:
8th April was the Poole Vikings show, and a jolly good time was had by all!
2nd April was the Cosford show, which as usual was thoroughly enjoyable but tiring. Even more tiring for certain people who spent Saturday night partying like it was Space:1999 (joke ©Allan Simpson 2017). There were some "interesting" sights to see from the Sci-Fi convention that was taking place in Telford while we were there. The Cosford show itself on Sunday was busy on a nice sunny day. Good turn out from the club as shown in the photos below
Competition gallery and results table are now up to date with March club meeting. This month was also the Members Trophy, the subject of which was Civilian Vehicles. A good selection of models were entered, with trains, tractors and cars all making an appearance. The winner was Richard Clothier with his 1:24 Airfix Bentley
Here he is getting the cup from President Eric!
The second weekend of February saw the inaugural Bovington Tank Museum Expo show.
One of the features of the table at the show was Bill Simpson's Type VII U-Boat which was for sale, with proceeds to the Hospice. We were approached by representatives of the RAF Davidstow Moor Memorial Museum. They were looking for a U-Boat for their museum, which covers the Battle of the Atlantic. They had got as far as buying a kit, buit only had the minor matter of building it.
We decided to donate the model to the museum free of charge. They gave us £10 for the Hospice, anyway. See http://rafdavidstowmoormemori.apps-1and1.net/ for details of the museum.
Second was Sam Wilson with his 1:32 Figure of Australian Imperial Force Private, Gallipolli, 1915. Third was John Constable's Hudson MkIII and fourth was Mark Jowett's Mirage IIIO.
A new year has arrived and last year's news has been archived under the 2016 page.
Competition gallery and results table are now up to date with January's club meeting. This was also when we chose the Model of the Year for 2016 and this prodigious honour went to Simon Prince for his excellent Warrior Diorama from the Wattisham Ankar Trophy last October.
Here is Simon reciecing the trophy from The Chairman, Eric