2011 News Archive

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

 

December 2011

The diary is now up to date as are the competition results and gallery, featuring models show at our December club night

All dressed up at Telford 2011

Pictures of the IPMS Farnborough Table at Telford can be seen here

November 2011

A brief update tonight.  There are new dates in the diary and competition results for November and October (sorry no pictures).

Twinning with ACTMS Canberra

“Following on with our twinning with IPMS Ottawa in Canada www.ipmsottawa.com, IPMS Farnborough have now twinned with ACT Scale Modellers' Society in Australia www.actsms.asn.au

IPMS Farnborough Branch Secretary Pete Readman says "Besides the personal contacts between the members of the clubs twinning provides inspiration for modelling subjects and competitions, and is a useful for the interchange of techniques, reference materials and hard-to-find modellings items and materials. We look forward to cultivating our friendship with the members of ACTMS."

October 2011

Thanks to everyone for the splendid help with Modelfest this year.  There was a really good turnout to help with setting up and taking down, which makes it so much easier, and we were done in record time.

Numbers through the door were noticeably up on 2010, and first cut of the figures says we're up financially on last year as well, despite one major trader pulling out at the last minute, and despite the economic climate.

We’ve had a number of nice emails from clubs and traders alike, thanking us for a great show, and some wanting to book for next year already.

Finally, there are also some good photos on Britmodeller at http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=78305&st=0

The diary is now up to date as are the competition results and gallery, featuring models show at our September club night

September 2011

August club nights in the past have been quiet affairs with may people away on holiday.  Not this August; the competition tables were as busy as ever.   Go to the competition results and model gallery to see the class winners and many other on the models on display.

July 2011

Another bumper Club Night in July. The monthly competition featured the largest entry in the most classes yet seen, with the tables overflowing with the most wonderful range of models. Some of the more memorable and unusual subjects included a 1932 Roma racing bike, a saxophone, a German radar installation and a what-if sci-fi model made from tank parts!

Go to the competition results and model gallery to see the class winners and many other on the models on display.

Regarding the competition, the club members agreed to the setting up of a new diorama class separate from the military vehicles class.

June 2011

The highlight of our June Club Night was the presentation of a cheque for £1500 to the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.  Phyllis Tuckwell, based in Farnham, cares for seriously ill people and their families both at the Hospice and out in the local community. 

The picture, left, shows Fiona Coleman of the Hospice receiving the cheque from Chris McKee and Pete Readman.

IPMS Farnborough are proud to be associated with the Hospice and each year we donate the profits from our ModelFest show to the charity.

The diary has been updated with new dates for shows in 2012

The competition results page now includes links to photo galleries of the models on display on the competition tables. To display the gallery for given month click on the appropriate link in the left hand column of the results table.

Here are the competition winners for June together with some of the other superb models built our club members.