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.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Droitwich Salt Day 2011 and Yate Show.

Forever Forties vehicles, Salt Day 2010.
Salt Day

David Child has again arranged for the club to attend Droitwich's Salt Day, Saturday 10th September as guests of the Forever Forties Group. We have displayed at this event for the past two years and it has been a thoroughly enjoyable day for those of us who have manned the club stand, it being one of the occasions when we have the opportunity to promote our hobby to a wider public rather than other modellers. There is always room for more club members to contribute, so if you would like to bring along some of your models please do so but please remember the theme is the 1940s (Predominantly WWII). If you are not a club member but are in the area we will be pleased  to see you and talk about our models or try to answer any modelling questions you may have.

Report on last year's Salt Day.

IPMS Avon Model Show, Yate

1/72 scale Bristol Brabazon (A-Model kit) on the Avon display.
The Avon show was held Sunday 21st August  at Yate Leisure Centre and as usual was well attended by IPMS Birmingham, which was fortunate as we had four tables to fill with models. The club was represented by Peter Betteridge, Norman Otty, Roger Hartill, Bill Nicholls, Terry Walton and Roland Turner.

One feature was the first sighting of a completed A-Model 1/72 scale Bristol Brabazon (Photo above), a kit with a price tag that will make serious dent in most peoples' bank balance. For the less well heeled there were plenty of bargains to be had from both traders and private sellers.

To see more photographs of the Yate show please go to the IPMS Birmingham Facebook album "IPMS Avon Show 2011".

September Club meeting and Sutton Coldfield Model Spectacular.

Finally a reminder that September's club meeting has been put back one week (25th Sept.) to avoid clashing with the Sutton Coldfield show, 18th Sept. where the club has a stand and which most of the membership will be attending.