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, 9 December 2012

December Meeting; Christmas party and Branch Championship.

 Karl Robinson receiving the Jaguar Trophy 2011.

The club's December meeting will be on Sunday 16th and as in previous years there will be the Christmas  Party when we welcome family members to share in the festivities with club members contributing food for a buffet. The meeting is largely an informal affair although we do have the presentation of trophies - this year we have a new set to replace the ageing ones that have long since seen their best days.The Branch Champion is voted for by the members from the winning entries of the monthly competitions.

Terry Walton has prepared a quiz for anyone attending the party to participate in (Except those us who have had prior sight of it and would have an unfair advantage) - there are no prizes it's just for fun.

A regular feature of the Christmas meeting is the Hospice Trophy Draw, members contribute unwanted kits from their collection, gift-wrapped, which then go into as sack and are drawn out on a lucky dip basis with a payment of £3 per kit. The kit should then be built by the February meeting using only the contents of the box/package plus glue and paint (No after-market add-ons or decals allowed). If it isn't finished by the February meeting then an additional £2 is payable with all the proceeds going to the Acorns Children's Hospice.

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our fellow IPMS (UK) and international branches and their members, with special greeting's to our friends at IPMS Syracuse.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Sutton Coldfield Show and Droitwich Salt Festival.

During September the club had displays at the Sutton Coldfield Model Makers show and Droitwich Salt Festival.

Sutton Coldfield Show.

To see more photographs of the Sutton Coldfield Show please go to the album on the IPMS Birmingham Facebook page.

Droitwich Salt Festival.

David Child 'Takes the salute' on the club stand 

This year was our forth year as guests of the Forever Forties Group, displaying at Droitwich. It is always a good day and gives us the chance to meet the general public and promote the hobby.

In addition to our stand there was also the Droiwich and District Model Boat Club with some impressive radio controlled ships.

As in previous years there was a contingent of Roman re-enactors who this year decided that adding a Bren Gun to the Imperial Arsenal would be a good idea - as if the Romans needed any help conquering the, then known, world!

For more photos of Droitwich Salt Festival see the album on IPMS Birmingham's Facebook Page.

Future events.

Apart from the club meeting on 21st October we have no other comitments for October but in November there is, of course, Scale ModelWorld on the weekend of 10th & 11th at The Telford International Centre, Shropshire.

We will be attending Bugle Call 2012 (Subject to confirmation) on Sunday 25th Nov. at The Pavillions, Bath.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Ron Adams

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death, earlier today, of one of our oldest and staunchest members, Ron Adams.

Ron was also an early member of IPMS (UK) his membership number being 167. But above all he was greatly liked and respected gentleman and we are the poorer for his passing. He had recently been diagnosed with a brain tumour but non-the-less showed great spirit and determination to carry on with his life and live it to the full.

Our condolences go to Ron's wife Doreen and their family.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Midland Expo 2013

The date for Midland Expo 2013 has been announced, Sunday
28th July 2013 at Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre and Golf Course, Alcester Road South, Kings Heath, Birmignham. 
B14 6ER.

This a change from our traditional date of the mid-May weekend and an explanation of the reasons behind the move can be found on the Midland Expo website.

Midland Expo 2013 Poster

Print a copy of this poster (PDF file from Google Drive).

Monday, 21 May 2012

Midland Expo 2012

Sunday 20th May saw the club's own show Midland Expo 2012 held at Cocks Moors Woods Leisure Centre and Golf Course.

Photo montage of Midland Expo 2012  go to Facebook album to see individual pictures.

Friday, 13 April 2012

April 2012

Recent Shows

Over the past couple of months the club has attended a number of shows at Huddersfield, Cosford, Hinckley, Alumwell and Weston-super-Mare. Photos from some of  shows are available as albums on the IPMS Birmingham Facebook page -please click on the captions of the pictures below to view them.

Huddersfield Show

Hinckley Show

Cosford Show

The Rotunda

The April edition of the club newsletter "The Rotunda" is now available to download.

Midland Expo

Our own show, Midland Expo 2012 is now only just over a month away and preparations are going ahead with meetings of the the management committee and with the venue management taking place in the past fortnight, for the latest update please see the Midland Expo Website.

IPMS Birmingham Logo and website

A new digital version of the club logo has been created, it is based on the the previous design which appears on the cloths used for our displays at model shows.  Prior to this the logo used on this website and other publicity material was a photograph taken from one of the cloths. The digital version is more versatile and can be adapted to suit a number of different types of media in a variety of sizes and can incorporate such additions as the IPMS (UK) logo, but retains the the recognised IPMS Birmingham style.

The website has also undergone a few changes in style and now has a new header image which includes the digital version of the logo (with IPMS UK logo) and a collage of photographs of club activity and members' models.