IPMS Farnborough Model Club

2006 Archive

25th November 2006

We’ve just about recovered from “The Nationals”, aka Scale ModelWorld.  A good time was had by all, and we should have some photos shortly.


The date for the next Modelfest has been pencilled in as Sunday 23rd September 2007.


New model photos by Andy Eaton have been added to the gallery, including his Mustang, Nieuport 11 Bebe, Sabre, and a number of excellent figures.


Updated Diary and competition results.


14th October

Walkround of RAF Chinook HC2 added to the Reference section


Updated Diary and competition results for October, with new pictures of models by Julian Edwards, Chris McKee and Nick Aronica.


More photos from Modelfest, thanks to Andy Eaton and Gary North


Spitfire and Pembroke photos from the Duxford Autumn Air Show


Updated links page


26th September 2006

Another year, another Modelfest!   Feedback from the day has been very positive, and first cut of the figures says we’ve raised over £1,000 for charity.  Many thanks to everyone who exhibited, attended or helped out.  There’s a few general photos here.


20th September 2006

Many thanks to Revell for their support of Modelfest


Admission charges for Modelfest confirmed.


17th September 2006

We won’t have an RAF Puma this year, but we can promise full-size military vehicles and a terrific variety of models.


Link to a review of Modelfest 2005 with pictures, courtesy of Steve Evans of Model Airplane International.


Some photos of old Scale ModelWorld branch displays have been found.  What will our theme be this year?  (Answers on a postcard please.)


New photos by Allan Simpson: PzKw IV Ausf E by Les Clancy; HMCS Snowberry by Les Burningham, F-14 Tomcat by Alan Purusram and Russian KV-1 by Sam Wilson.


Diary and competition results for August and September added.


4th August 2006

More photos from the Air Tattoo at Fairford. Thanks to Ron Gafney for some spectacular images to add to those already supplied by Tony Horton.  


31st July 2006

Only two months to Modelfest!   A list of the clubs and traders who have confirmed so far has been added to the site.


Tony Horton won the July Members’ Trophy competition with his Avenger. There are  photos of all the competition entrants, thanks to Stew Hargrave.


It’s airshow season, so further thanks to Tony for providing us with an F4E Phantom walkround, and other photos from the Air Tattoo at Fairford. There’s also photos from the Farnborough Airshow, and from our trip to Brooklands Museum.


As well as the competition winners, we also have new photos of Sam Wilson’s Marder and Pete Readman’s Harrier and Fulmar


Updated diary and June competition results, with photos of the competition winning models.


20th June 2006

Letter from the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, acknowledging our donation of £1,200 raised from last year’s Modelfest.


Updated diary and competition results.


24th May 2006

New photos of models by Keith Hawkins: Garrett Showman’s Engine, Garrett Road Roller, Lysander and Merkava


The new 1/72nd Curtiss SB2C Helldiver from Academy, as built by Pete Readman


Another valuable addition to our Reference Section


Updated diary and competition results.


3rd May 2006

Updated captions for Chris McKee’s Centurion, Mark Jowett’s VC10 and Keith Hawkins' Road Roller.


Added link to IPMS Ipswich


26th April 2006

We have decided to “twin” with IPMS Ottawa.  See explanation in About The Club.


Article by Otto Ulrich on Trumpeter’s new, 1/35th scale CH47 Chinook, including the vexed question of “How do I convert it to an RAF aircraft ?”


New pictures of Chris McKee’s Anti-Pesto Van, Centurion and Isreali Soldier, Tony Horton’s Jaguar and Phantom, Mark Jowett’s VC10 and Keith Hawkin’s Road Roller.


Updated diary and competition results.


21st March 2006

AGM held; committee members re-elected unopposed.  


We agreed to donate £1,200 to the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.


Pictures of Les Burningham’s Neptune and entries to this year’s Antipodean Trophy competition


Updated diary and competition results.


27th February 2006

We came second in the IPMS-UK Nationals branch display contest!!


A good day out was had at the Fleet Air Arm Museum’s model show.


Diary and competition results have been updated.


10th January 2006

Congratulations to John McIllmurray for winning the 2005 Model of the Year Competition with his 1/72nd Vickers Wellington. John is moving away, and so we all wish him well, and hope to see him soon.


Diary and competition results have been updated, and a Poetry Corner (yes, that’s right, poetry) has been added.


Photos of Oriana by Bill Simpson, and Canberra, Centurion and Phantom by Chris McKee have been added to the gallery.