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  

November 2017

Scale Model World 2017 happened this month as well, here is a write up of the events of the weekend and here are some photos:

and here is a link to the full size photo if you wish to download it.

Here is a link to the club's results from the SMW Competition, not a bad haul for the club, 3 golds, a silver and a couple of condemneds commendeds.

Competition gallery and results table are now up to date with November club meeting, during which Gary Barling finally came clean with his subs for the last two years! SMW updates coming soon...

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

October 2017

Competition gallery and results table are now up to date with October club meeting, including the Wattiasham Anker Trophy, this month won by John Tucker with his Gloster Meteor.

Yes you read that right, I did say John Tucker!

September 2017

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

August 2017

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.


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

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!

July 2017

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

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 :(

June 2017

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

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:



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