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.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Midland Expo 2015

The date and venue for Midland Expo 2015 have been announced, once again the show is being held at Leasowes Sports Centre, Halesowen on Sunday 26th July.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year

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

From a modelling point of view 2015 already promises much with some excellent choices for new releases from Airfix, and doubtless many more to come from other manufacturers.

M4 Sherman 75mm,37th Tank Battalion,
4th Armoured Division, Brittany, France 1944 Dragon 1/35 scale.

This year in conjunction with our twin chapter in the USA, IPMS Syracuse, New York, we will be having our "Across the Pond Challenge" this year the subject being Sherman tanks. The challenge is just for the fun of it (as should all modelling be) there are no prizes and very few rules, basically build a model of a Sherman tank, any version, in any scale. The finished models will be photographed and shared with our friends in Syracuse.

Photo credit: Model and photo by Alan Brown of Leicester Modellers.

We are intending to run Midland Expo again this year and are waiting for confirmation of our preferred date from Leasowes Sports Centre before making a formal announcement.

Don't forget the the competition theme for this year is  "The Silver Screen", so lots of possibilities and as George Green our Competition Secretary has pointed out, if we have a good response, it will a good basis for our club display at Scale ModelWorld in November.

Also, with effect from today, Roland Turner takes over the role of Branch Chairman.