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  

May 2017

Competition gallery and results table are now up to date with May club meeting. No shows this month so not a lot to say...

April 2017

Competition gallery and results table are now up to date with April club meeting.

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

 

March 2017

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!

 

February 2017

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.

 

Competition gallery and results table are now up to date with February's club meeting. There was also the Antopodean trophy, which was won by Julian Edwards with his Harvard MkII

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.

January 2017

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