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
Competition gallery and results table are now up to date with the December meeting competition. Can I wish a Happy Christmas and Merry New Year to all the visitors to our webiste. I hope you've enjoyed the antics we have been up to over the last year and I look forward to 2017!
Competition gallery and results table are now up to date with the November meeting competition. During the meeting, Eric presented Alan P with a cheque for Jane Sleight for her charity parachute jump, with our thanks for the time she spend helping at Modelfest each year.
Also we had our friends Wayne and David over from the States for Telford this year, so here is Eric and Pete presenting them with a bottle of somethign for them to enjoy during their modelling expoits when they get back home. It was great to see them again.
Scale Model World! A fantastic (if tiring) weekend with lots of great reaction to the club display and some successful entries in the competition. I'll add a proper SMW 2016 results page once the resutls are officially published, but Otto, JC and myself were quite successful! Here is the table with Chris Bradley providing the shiny dome behidn the mountain...
Tank Mod, Tank Museum Bovingdon 8th October, its a good show but a long drive!
Note from the IPMS Membership team:
"New Memberships and Renewals processing cut-off before Scale ModelWorld
Please note that we will not be processing any new memberships or renewals after 24th October 2016 until Scale ModelWorld. We do this each year due to the sheer number of transactions that have to be processed in the run-up to Scale ModelWorld.
Normal service will be resumed the week after Scale ModelWorld.
If your membership is due to expire on 31st October and you are not already paying by Direct Debit, you have two weeks to get yourself sorted out!
Similarly, if any of your mates or fellow club members want to join the Society, make sure they do something about it before 24th October."
First day of October and it was the Abingdon show:
Site Update!!! You may have noticed that the menu on the left has grown a bit... not only that but the Meeting Galleries section is easier to navigate, having them now split up by year rather than in one long list. Hopefully this makes the site easier to use :)
Modelfest has happened and was a great success! Excellent weather and a great buzz around the halls. Lots of visitors and everyone seemed to have a good time.
For more photos click here
Modelfest Exhibitors page updated with this years participants.
Competition gallery and results table are now up to date with the September meeting competition including the Members Competition which this month had Ships as it subject. All the entries were submarines and the winner was Julian Edwards with his HMS Holland. Here he is receiveing the trophy from Otto
IPMS Romsey had their first show on 16th July. It was a small intimate show, with only about half a dozen clubs abd a few traders, but the atmospher was good and we get on well witht he Romsey folks ao in our considered opinion it was a success.
RAF Odiham famailies day is a regular spot in our show calendar and the weather held fair for us on 21st July. We had many interested visitors with the parents supplying the "don't touch" manatra to the excited children!
June 4th Was the IPMS Salisbury ahow. The table was well filled as can be seen here
Chris trying to master the art of the selfie
Bill is obviously very impressed with Eric the "auteur"
11th April saw the monthly club meeting, this time with the added pleasure of the AGM! The Treasurer presented the accounts for the year ended 31/3/16, and after discussion it was decided to £2,000 to the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice and £500 to the British Heart Foundation (proposed John Tucker, seconded Jim Potts)
9th April was Poole Vikings show, some of the usual suspects showed up as nromal, inclusing Jim in his new Farnborough shirt! The show was good and a visit to two model shops in the town was the icing on the cake!
3rd of April saw us heading north to RAF Cosford for the IPMS Shropshire model show. We were in our now usual place just inside Hanger 2, opposite TSR 2. With no orange juice spills, but just one beer accident, the evening before went well. The show was up to its usual standard and the weather held, so it was possible to walk to Hanger 1 and not get blown backwards by the wind as last year!
A good assortement of models on the table...
Competition gallery and results table are now up to date with the March meeting competition. This month was Member's Trophy time and the subject was Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Real Space. There were a good number of excellent entries and the winner was Andrew Prentis with his model of the new 22" Eagle Transporter kit from Round2/MPC
The club show table display labels page has been updted with labels corrected to have the logo on the left. These can be found here
Added the Modelfest 2016 Flyer for download
Jay being presented with the prize an airbrush set, donated by runway13.com and ACTMS
In January's meeting, the model of the year was voted on. The winner was Tony Horton's HMS Warspite:
Congratulations Tony - this will go forward to represent Farnborough a the next SMW competition in the UK Club class - assuming the IPMS UK Competition Secretary accepts the entry! More photos can be seen here
Diary updated with March member's trophy subject which is Science Fiction, Fantasy and Real Space, plus some other dates.
Happy New Year to all our members and site visitors. The 2015 News page has been archived on this page