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.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Scale ModelWorld 2013

There can be few in the modelling fraternity who aren't aware of the fast approaching Scale ModelWorld 2013, now only two weeks away. Often still referred to as "The Nationals" or even just "Telford" it is undoubtedly the Mecca for scale modellers worldwide and this year promises to be better than ever, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of IPMS (UK) in 1963.

A timely reminder for those of you who are IPMS members (UK or overseas) to check that your membership is up-to-date and you have a current membership card with you when you visit the show in order to gain free admission. IPMS UK members can renew on-line here.

At IPMS Birmingham we have three guests from our twin chapter in the USA, IPMS Syracuse, New York State, - John Kesler, Jim Marconi and (Making his first visit to SMW and the UK) John King, attending.

For those travelling from farther afield there is a useful page on the show website giving directions to the Telford International Centre by road and public transport.

Our own stand will be in Hall 1, block 1E. (Grid ref; G4) and we will happy to greet old and new friends, so please drop by and say "Hello". 

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

HMS Victory Modelling Project

Not strictly plastic modelling, but this 10 month project using the Artesania Latina kit may be an inspiration for someone to build either the Airfix or Heller kit of HMS Victory.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Preparations for Scale ModelWorld 2013

SMW 2013 is fast approaching and the details of club, SIG and trader locations are now on the show website; http://smwshow.com/showguide.php.

The IPMS Birmingham display will be in Hall 1, block 1E. (Grid ref; G4), at this stage we do not know which side of the block we are located (see below).

We have three visitors from our twin chapter in the USA, IPMS Syracuse, attending the show, John Kesler, Jim Marconi and John King. This will be John King's first trip to the show (and the UK) so we want to give him a hearty welcome, John Kesler has become a 'regular' and Jim came over in 2011.

 We are currently making plans for museum visits for the "Boys from Syracuse" in the days before SMW and it is hoped that a meal can be arranged for as many club members as possible to meet them.