IPMS Farnborough Model Club

2009 Archive

20th December 2009

Club members who can contribute 1/72nd scale models for a display at the FAST Museum of captured aircraft at Farnborough in 1945 should contact Julian Edwards for information on what aircraft are wanted, and for reference materials.


Updated diary and the competition results; if you have won a class during 2009 remember to bring your model to the January club night to enter the Model of the Year competition.


As well as photos of the competition winning models, look out for Pete Reedman’s Lightning F2, Richard Clothier’s Fokker DXXI, Les Burningham’s Supermarine Swift, Andrew Davidge’s Bf109G and Spitfire 19, Mark Jowett’s MiG 25 and RF-4C Phantom, Tony Horton’s C-17 and Lockheed XP-90, Chris McKee’s Vulcan, Toby Knight’s MiG 1.44 and Su47, Ian Roberts’ Beaver, Sam Wilson’s Jagd Tiger, Jim Potts’ King Tiger, and Tony Andrews’ Tiger I.


28th November 2009

We’ve presented a cheque to the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice for £2,500, for money raised by the club in 2008 and 2009.  



From left to right

Chris McKee (IPMS Farnborough Chairman), club members Dave Matthews-Smith, John Constable and Les Burningham, and Charlotte Moakes from the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice


IPMS Farnborough present cheque to Phyllis Tuckwell HospiceChris McKeeJohn ConstableLes BurninghamCharlotte Moakes
Branch Display at Scale ModelWorld 2009Eric McLoughlinChris McKeePete ReadmanNic AronicaAllan SimpsonMark WorboysTony HortonChris Bradley James May Spitfire at CosfordRod "Otto" UlrichEric McLoughlinJohn TuckerPete ReadmanNic AronicaTony HortonAllan SimpsonChris McKeeMark Worboys

IPMS Farnborough at Scale ModelWorld 2009

The “Epic Departures” branch display (aka “You should have been here a minute ago”) raised a lot of smiles

The James May Spitfire

We visited the restoration workshops at the Cosford Museum, and, of course, had to be photographed in front of the celebrated giant “Airfix kit”

15th November 2009

Another enjoyable, if exhausting, Scale ModelWorld.  Special thanks to the IPMS (UK) Executive Committee for putting on another marvellous show - possible the biggest and best ever; and to the Poles of IPMS Swidnica for looking after Nic; and to James May for boosting the hobby.


We have a date for next year’s Modelfest: Saturday 18th September 2010.


Diary has been updated for 2010, and competition has winners for November added.


Photos of Les Burningham’s Canadian Sabre, Toby Knight’s unusual collection of British experimental planes, Tony Horton’s Hercules C3, Julian Edward’s skeletal Fokker E-III and Martin Humphrey’s Guard Tower have been added to the galleries.


IPMS Ottawa have announced the winner of the Twins Trophy: Steve  Johnson for his model "Bellicose on the Beach."

Gary Barling

Gary Barling (right) presents the Twins Trophy to Steve Johnson

Steve’s winning model

18th October 2009

We have voted to donate £1,300 to the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice as a result of the fund-raising at this year’s Modelfest.


Updated diary and competition pages, plus photos of new models by Otto Ulrich (OP Carrier), Olaf Kievit (Tiran), Mark Hardy (Tiger, Flak Panzer, Para, and Samurai), Jim Potts (KV-II and JS-III), Richard Frizzell (Jagd Tiger), Les Burningham (Harvard), Mark Jowett (Seahawk), Eric McLaughlin (Typhoon), Toby Knight (Avro Arrow) and Chris Bradley (SdKFz251).


26th September 2009

Thanks to Ed for photos of Modelfest


22nd September 2009

Many thanks to all that visited, exhibited at or helped with the running of Modelfest 2009


The show seems to have been a great success with everybody, and the numbers were up on last year.  We will have some photos on the website soon.


In August Branch Secretary Pete Readman visited IPMS Ottawa whilst he was on holiday, and was made very welcome.    In September Gary Barling from Ottawa was in the UK and paid a return visit to the Farnborough club night, where he presented a cheque for the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.

Pete Readman at IPMS OttawaPete ReadmanGary Barling

Pete Readman (centre) is given a book by Ottawa President Glenn Cauley (left) and Ottawa/Farnborough Liaison Officer Gary Barling

Gary presents a cheque for the hospice

Gary Barling (right) presents Treasurer Mal Sleight with the cheque

There’s the regular diary and competition updates, and some new photos of the August and September competition winners’ models, plus some other members’ work - Storm Trooper and T-34 by Andrew Davidge, Phantom by Andy Martin, Hurricane by Brian Boot, A13 Cruiser Tank by Les Clancy, Warhammer 40k Land Raider and Ultramarines by junior member Robert Baylis


1st September 2009

The Modelfest exhibitors list, diary and competition page have been updated.


25 July 2009

Late decision to exhibit at Cholsey Model Mania.  Any club member planning to go, contact Chris McKee.


New photographs of models shown at the July club night by Andrew Davidge, Eric McLaughlin, Jim Potts, Allan Simpson, Chris McKee, Mark Hardy, John Constable, Brian Boot, Les Burningham, Nic Aronica, Richard Frizzel, Connie Nash, Les Clancy, Martin Humphrey, Pete Harris, Mark Jowett and Richard Clothier.


Updated Modelfest exhibitors list, competition results for July 2009 and Diary.


Winners of IPMS Salisbury Show best displaySam WilsonAllan SimpsonStew HargraveChris McKeeOlaf KievitJohn ConstableLes Burningham27th June 2009

We won the Best Branch Display contest at the IPMS Salisbury Show (see photo right).


New photos of the competition winners, plus a glut of Churchill tanks from Andrew Davidge, Les Clancy and Tony Horton


In addition, we have Richard Clothier’s Babylon 5 Star Fury, Mark Hardy’s Ferrari 308, Sam Wilsons’ SdKfz 251, John Constable’s HMS Exmouth, Brian Boot’s cutaway Handley Page Halton, Jim Potts Elefant and T-122, and Les Burningham’s Westland Wasp


At the June club night Mark Jowett resigned as Competition Secretary due to working hours problems. Richard Clothier volunteered to replace Mark, and there being no other candidates, Richard was unanimously elected to the role. The membership also gave sincere thanks to Mark for his long and unstinting service as Competition Secretary.


The diary and competition page have been updated.


17th May 2009

Photos from the Abingdon show. Updated the diary and competition page. As well as photos of the competition winners, there are also pictures of Les Burningham’s Canberra T4 conversion, Pete Dennis’ latest Centurion, Toby Knight’s CF-100 and Sea Venom, Brian Boot’s DH Comet, Andrew Davidge’s US Infantry and German Navy figures, Richard Clothier’s King Tiger, Jim Potts’ M32A1 and Oliphant, Sam Wilson’s Panzer 38t, an update of Allan Simpson’s captured SdKfz222, Mark Jowett’s Sean the Sheep Land Rover, Tony Horton’s Nimrod and Olaf Kievit’s YPR-765


25th April 2009

Added a list of who, so far, has booked to exhibit at Modelfest.  (If you think you should be on the list click here.)


Mega photo update (with thanks to Chris Bradley for most of them), with models by Pete Dennis, Tony Horton, Mark Jowett, Olaf Kievit, Eric McLaughlin, Les Vowles, Mark Hardy, Chris Bradley, Pete Readman, Chris McKee, Andrew Davidge, Richard Clothier, Nic Aronica, Les Clancy and Julian Edwards.


Photo of the Poole show and updates to the diary and competition page.


4th April 2009

At last! We now have the date and venue for Modelfest confirmed.  This year the show will be on Saturday (not Sunday) 19th September, at the same venue as last year, Kings College International , in Camberley.


The Annual General Meeting was held at the branch meeting of 9th March 2009.

    Pete Readman, Mal Sleight and Mark Jowett were re-elected unopposed to their roles.


    For the position of Chairman Chris McKee was proposed by Mark Woboys and seconded by Allan Simpson.  Rod “Otto” Ulrich was proposed by John Tucker and seconded by Nic Aronica. By a show of hands Chris McKee was elected.


    The Treasurer presented his interim report.  Based on the reserves for the year, it was agreed to donate £1,200 to the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.

Diary and competition winners have been updated.


Added a picture from the Fleet Air Arm Museum show


15th February 2009

A thousand apologies to Richard Clothier for wrongly attributing his competition-winning Curtiss BFC2-1 in the last update.


12th February 2009


The club AGM will be held at the next club night, on 9th March 2009.  


  • Approve the accounts for 2008
  • Determine charitable donation to be made
  • Election of club officers (all to stand down and seek re-election)
  • AOB

    Andrew Davidge has set a theme for the July Members’ Trophy Competition; see the diary for details.


    Added new photos of Brian Boot’s Shorts SC1, Richard Clothier’s Ford Deuce and Lockheed Orion, Pete Readman’s Helldiver I, Les Burningham’s Sea Venom and the competition winners.  from the February club night.


    1st February 2009

    Updated diary and competition winners, which include the 2008 Model of the Year.  This is judged from all the competition class winners of the last year, and was won by Chris McKee with his Centurion “Doghouse”


    There are also photos of Andrew Davidge’s Members’ Trophy winning model of a German machine gunner, and pictures of Tony Horton’s latest efforts.


    Thanks are due to Brian Boot and Tony Horton for their photos of our stand at the London Model Engineering Exhibition last month.  We had a large, joint display with four other clubs, which received a lot of interest.


    Finally - better late than never - pictures from 2008 Scale ModelWorld.  Many thanks to Chris Bradley and Allan Simpson for the p

    News from before 1/1/2009 has been moved to the archive page.