About IPMS Birmingham

A branch of IPMS(UK) we are a club for modellers and those interested in modelling in Birmingham and surrounding areas, we welcome people of all abilities to attend our meetings on the third Sunday of each month - please see "About IPMS Birmingham" page for venue details and times.

Monday, 23 March 2020

Coronavirus Measures


In view of the continuing Covid-19 crisis and the Government's restrictions the Branch Committee have decided with immediate effect to suspend all club meetings until further notice.

The Rotunda, the branch's newsletter will continue to be distributed to members via email (with printed version posted to those who do not have internet access).

Friday, 2 August 2019

Avon Show

This coming Sunday, 4th August IPMS Birmingham will be attending the Avon Show at Thornbury.

Please feel free to drop by our stand for a chat or just to say hello.

Monday, 4 February 2019

New Mid Week Meetings

This coming Thursday, 7th February, sees the first of our new Mid-Week Meetings.

These meetings will be "build nights", so bring along a model (or two) that you are currently working on, tools, glues, paints etc. but most importantly your cutting mat to protect the church's furniture. The aim is to share modelling techniques and skills with other members as well as inspire others to try something different, whether it's a new subject, genre or style.

The new mid-week meetings will be held at our regular venue, Longbridge Methodist Church, but in one of the smaller backrooms rather than the cafe/reception area, between 7.00 pm and 10.00 pm on the first Thursday of each month. There will be no competitions on these nights and very little "official business". It is hoped that a number of existing members as well as potential new members will benefit from these new meetings, especially those who find it difficult to attend the "main" monthly Sunday meetings owing to other commitments.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Happy New Year 2019.

Happy New Year to all our members, friends and followers.

We already have some news about the club for 2019:

As of today Martin Deakins takes over the role of Newsletter Editor from John Duffield.
From February we will be having two meetings a month in stead of just one, the new meeting will be an evening 'build session' on the first Thursday of the month, more details to follow

The theme for our monthly competitions this year will be:  
Meanwhile the theme for the Transatlantic (Across the Pond) Challenge, chosen this year by our friends from IPMS Syracuse, New York, is The Korean War 1950-3.

Monday, 24 December 2018

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Shropshire Model Show, RAF Museum, Cosford

 At tomorrow's Shropshire Model Show at the RAF Museum, Cosford we will have some


to give away on our stand, but please be aware that most have something wrong with them; e.g. missing parts/decals or have been started. Some of our members have been clearing out their stashes and would like to make these kits available free to other modelers who can make use of them rather than binning them.

All that we ask is that is that, in return, you consider making a donation to the charity that we are supporting this year:

The appeal's target is raise £2M to equip four ambulances with the latest life support equipment.

So please come along and take look, our club display will situated in the Cold War Hall under the nose of the Handley Page Hastings.

We look forward to meeting friends old and new.

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Owing to the weather and the possibility of further snow today's club meeting has been postponed. We are hoping to rearrange it for next weekend subject to the venue being available.