Andy Argent at Romsey Modellers

Andy will be at the club on the 16th April to give us an insight into his models and techniques.

Andy has won countless awards for his outstanding AFV’s and dioramas. This is definitely a night to bring your camera as Andy will be bringing along examples of his work and will talk about how he achieves his fantastic work.. NOT TO BE MISSED

Wednesdays meeting 02.04.2014

TSR 2Great to see everyone again. For me the highlight of the evening was Richard Stewart s TSR2 in the markings of 617 squadron. An  absolutely superb and beautifully presented model of a great subject, more of a “if only” rather than a “what if”  On the subject of great models Barry Sharman s model of the Mulberry harbour will be at this years “War and Peace” show at Folkestone racecourse. For those of you who have not seen the model in the flesh, photos are available on the “On Track” show website. On the subject of photos; Paul was displaying on his laptop the latest photos of club members models taken at the latest photo shoot and they are very impressive. Paul s new macro lens is clearly a good investment, apparently he spent six hours fine tuning the pictures but, trust me, the finished images were well worth it.

Last Club Meeting: 19th March 2014

Russell Eden demonstrates base making techniques

Great to see everyone at the last club meet, and pleased to see lots of old kits exchanging hands , thanks to Richard Parkhurst and IPMS Portsmouth. I am looking forward to seeing the built up models or are they all loft insulation!!! Russell gave a very informative talk on making bases for models something that he excels as evidenced by the many examples he showed off.

A very nice 617 Lancaster on display from Tony, the new Airfix tooling and lots more going on as well in fact where did two hours go!!

Poole show on April 12th is the next club outing and for the die-hards there is the REME show the next day at Aborfield

Romsey Modellers Annual Competition – The Results

At our December meeting the category winners of the clubs annual competition were announced. The winners then went forward to be judged for the John Cox Memorial trophy awarded for the best model of 2013.

This years winner was Jim Bettley with his Schwimwaggon Das Reich

Jim Bettley receives the John Cox Memorial trophy from Pat Camp
Annual Competition Winner: Schwimwaggon Das Reich (Jim Bettley)

 

Full Results

Class 1 –  Aircraft 1/72nd scale and below

Entry Entrant Model

1st (3pts)

2nd (2pts)

3rd (1pt)

Total

Placing

1 Steve Hall Air Force One

IIII

4

2 Dave Henwood Spad XIII

II

IIIII

9

3 Steve Edwards Sea Venom

I

I

3

4 Sean Summers Spitfire Mk5

IIIIIIIII

IIIIIII

IIII

45

2nd

5 Nick Burden Avro Lancaster III ASR

III

IIII

I

18

3rd

6 Brain Sampson Devastator

I

III

6

7 Brian Sampson Bell 47

IIIIIIIIII

IIIIII

IIII

46

1st

8 Will Booth Thunderbolt

II

4

9 Brain Sampson Hawk

I

III

5

10 Brain Sampson Brabazon

III

I

11

4th

 

Class 2  – Aircraft above 1/72nd scale

Entry Entrant Model

1st (3pts)

2nd (2pts)

3rd (1pt)

Total

Placing

11 Gray Sharpling Phantom

III

II

II

15

12 Steve Edwards Sea Venom

I

1

13 Sean Summers Arado 196

IIIII

IIIIIII

IIIIII

35

2nd

14 Dave Henwood Fokker DR1

I

I

5

15 Tony Adams Dauntless SBD-2

IIII

IIIII

IIIIII

28

3rd

16 Russell Howard Jonnie Johnson Spit IX

II

III

IIIIII

18

4th

17 Steve Harris The Orginal Big Cat (F-14)

IIIIIIIIII

IIIIII

IIII

46

1st

18 Steve Harris Spits at Sea

I

3

 

Class 3  – Military Vehicles

Entry Entrant Model

1st (3pts)

2nd (2pts)

3rd (1pt)

Total

Placing

19 Malcolm Grant R36 Maginot Line
20 Jim Bettley US M3 Halftrack Normandy

II

2

21 Jim Bettley Tiger I (unknown unit)

I

1

22 Steve Edwards Semi Track & 88

III

III

III

18

23 Malcolm Grant Leopold Rail Gun

IIIIIII

IIIIII

II

35

1st

24 Russell Eden Cold Outside” Krupp Protz

IIIII

IIII

IIIIII

29

2nd

25 Duncan Shipley Dalton Tamiya Erief SDKFZ 251

I

1

26 Dave Henwood LAV -150 Commando-

I

III

11

27 Duncan Shipley Dalton SAS Jeep

IIIIII

III

III

26

3rd

28 Jim Bettley SDKFZ251 ansf D
29 Jim Bettley Stug IV Normandy

I

1

30 Dave Henwood MKA Whippet

II

I

5

31 Sean Summers KV1

II

IIIIII

II

20

4th

 

Class 4  – Figures

Entry Entrant Model

1st (3pts)

2nd (2pts)

3rd (1pt)

Total

Placing

32 Malcolm Grant Panzer Grenadier

IIIIIIIIIII

IIIIIIII

IIII

53

1st

33 Malcolm Grant Ardennes Dec 1944

I

III

IIIII

14

4th

34 Russell Eden Kaylee “Head Hunter”

IIII

IIII

IIIIIII

27

3rd

35 Steve Edwards Joan ‘D’ Arc

I

II

IIII

11

36 Sean Summers Panzer Commander

IIIIIIIII

IIIIIIII

IIII

47

2nd

Class 5 –  Civilian Vehicles

Entry Entrant Model

1st (3pts)

2nd (2pts)

3rd (1pt)

Total

Placing

37 Russell Howard Hyabusa

III

I

7

38 Dale Koppi Le Mans Corvette

IIIIIIIIIII

IIIIIII

III

50

1st

39 Nick Burden Ford F-150 XLT
40 Natascha Baylor Itasha Mini Cooper

 

I

IIII

6

41 Russell Howard Exit Trance Dodge Magnum

II

III

IIIIIIIII

21

3rd

42 Jim Bettley Mini Cooper 1275S

IIIIIIII

IIIIIIII

IIIII

45

2nd

43 Nick Burden Honda CB750 Four

IIII

II

II

18

4th

44 Dave Henwood Lotus Super 7

I

I

3

 

Class 6  – Ships

Entry Entrant Model

1st (3pts)

2nd (2pts)

3rd (1pt)

Total

Placing

45 Sean Summers Type 7

III

IIIIIIII

IIIIIIIIIII

36

2nd

46 Steve Edwards Titantic

I

I

IIIIIIII

13

4th

47 Russell Eden Britannic Fleet

II

IIIIIIIIIIIII

IIII

36

2nd
48 Dale Koppi IJW Ise

IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

III

II

65

1st

 

Class 7  – Dioramas

Entry Entrant Model

1st (3pts)

2nd (2pts)

3rd (1pt)

Total

Placing

49 Dave O Meara Sulby Hedge – Naseby June 1643

I

I

IIIIIIIII

14

50 Malcolm Grant M60 in Germany

II

IIIIIIIIIIII

III

33

2nd

51 Russell Eden “day went dat way”:

IIIII

IIIII

III

28

3rd
52 Dave O Meara I Short Lived Victory 1944

I

IIII

IIIIII

17

4th

53 Jim Bettley Schwimwaggon Das Reich

IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

III

IIII

58

1st

 

Class 8  – Miscellaneous

Entry Entrant Model

1st (3pts)

2nd (2pts)

3rd (1pt)

Total

Placing

54 Gray Sharpling Apollo 11

IIIIIIIIIIIII

IIIIIIIII

II

59

1st

55 Nick Burden Watch Office

II

IIIIIII

11

4th

56 Natasha Baylor Mars Attacks Head

I

IIIIII

IIIIIIIIIIII

27

3rd
57 Russell Eden Da Red Baron – ork bomber

IIIIIIIIIII

IIIIIIII

IIII

53

2nd

 

Class 9 – ‘I’ve started but…’ (unfinished work)

Entry Entrant Model

1st (3pts)

2nd (2pts)

3rd (1pt)

Total

Placing

58 Brain Sampson Nap’s

IIII

IIIII

II

24

3rd

59 Malcolm Grant British Leyland Mini-

II

III

II

14

60 Malcolm Grant Cromwell MkIV

IIIIIII

III

IIIIIII

34

2nd
61 Sean Summers Dauntless

II

IIII

IIII

18

62 Malcolm Grant Jagdpanzer IV

III

IIIII

IIIII

24

3rd

63 Dale Koppi Spacebattle Crusier

IIIIIII

IIIII

IIIII

36

1st

 

The class winners then went forward to the “best in show” competition

John Cox Memorial Trophy Voting

Entry Entrant Model

1st (3pts)

2nd (2pts)

3rd (1pt)

Total

Placing

7 Brian Sampson Bell 47

II

IIIII

III

19

4th

17 Steve Harris The Orginal Big Cat (F-14)

IIIII

III

IIII

25

2nd

38 Dale Koppi Le Mans Corvette

III

III

IIIII

20

3rd

48 Dale Koppi IJW Ise

II

III

II

14

53 Jim Bettley Schwimwaggon Das Reich

IIIIIIIII

IIII

III

29

1st

54 Gray Sharpling Apollo 11

III

III

IIII

19

4th

 

 

Figure Painting Workshop: Sunday 29th July

The guys from The Basement are coming to Ampfield Village Hall to demonstrate their figure painting techniques on Sunday July 29th. The event will be free ; all we ask is that a donation to Pat’s chosen charity which is The Marie Curie Cancer Trust,  any donations will be gratefully received no matter how small.

We have received the itinerary from Kevin, also an email saying that they are all going to donate their fuel payment to the charity that we are supporting. This is extremely generous of them as it means they are coming down from the Bath area and giving their time completely free of charge, and we hope we can repay their kindness by making sure that plenty of us attend the day.

Itinerary:

09:00 – 10:00 The boys from TB arrive and set up

10:15 – Members to arrive/meet and greet

10:30 – 11:15 Introduction into Acrylics painting …….Kev Peart (Nap on The Basement)

11:30 – 12:15 Introduction to Oil painting …Jim Evans (Jimbo on The Basement)

12:30 – 13:15 Sculpting with Rob Lane (Elanlane on The Basement)

13:15 – 14:00 Using MDP Products -with Martyn Dorey ( War Griffon on The Basement)

14:00 – 14:30 Break for lunch if wanted

14:30-17:30 Club members model with TB members on hand if needed

17:30 – Thank you and farewells

Those attending should bring their own paints and brushes etc, a figure to paint, or selection of figures, these ideally should be 1/35th or larger, and a lamp if they require one.

The basement guys will have a selection of busts for sale if anyone wishes to buy them, they can be viewed on their website.

For lunch we suggests is that participants bring something to share as we do for the xmas meeting.

This is an opportunity not to be missed, a chance to learn from guys who are masters of their art and who, having spent a weekend with them last year, are also good company.

So come along and support them, the club, the charity and learn how to paint figures, I guarantee you will learn something that will improve your modelling.

Next Club Meeting

Our next club meeting will take place on Wednesday 15th February at the Ampfield Village Hall from 8:00pm. The meeting will include a talk by Jim Baumann

Jim is an extremely talented and knowledgeable ship builder and many time class winner at Scale Modelworld and at other model competitions across the country. He has promised to bring some of his prize winning models along as well as demo a few techniques during the evening including rigging! More information on Jim’s work, with well over 100 models, can be found here



Romsey Modellers visit Airfix

Romsey Modellers at Airfix HQAs it now the end of a long day this is a very quick update on our fantastic day at Airfix. This will be updated over the next few days to tell you the story of the day and what we learnt about this brilliant company.

Here are a few photos to be going on with.

Aifix

Photo of Romsey Modellers trip to Airfix HQ

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Visit to Airfix

On the 22nd September the club will be making a visit to the Airfix head office in Margate. The agenda of the visit is

Date        Thursday 22nd September

Venue:   Hornby Hobbies, Margate , Kent CT9 4JX

11:00     Arrive at Hornby HQ ( Please use the main reception entrance at the front of the building, car parking spaces will be available.)

11:30     Trade Show Room

12:00     Airfix team presentation followed by  Q&A

14: 00    Lunch

14:30     Warehouse walk ( Dispact through to Airfix spares)

15:30     Afternoon Tea

15:45     Visitor Centre and Shop*

16:30     End of Visit

*Please note that Airfix club members receive a 20% discount in the Visitor Centre shop, please ensure you have your Airfix club membership card to hand when purchasing items

With around 15 members looking at making the trip to Margate, this will be a fantastic day. Please contact me at the normal email address to let me know if you are coming so I can organise car sharing.

Next Club Meeting

Our next club meeting will take place on Wednesday 21st September at the Ampfield Village Hall from 8:00pm. The meeting will be a ‘normal’ night though we’ll have an exhibition from Brian Sampson and it’ll be the last chance to organise the Airfix visit transport, as that’s the next day! We look forward to seeing you.

Build a Model in A Day 2011

On Sunday 4th September Romsey Modellers will hold our third build a model in a day event.   I hope that as many members as possible will come along for what in previous years has been a very enjoyable event. The event will start at 9am at Ampfield village hall and aim to start the judging at 4:30pm

We ask an entry fee of £3 to cover the cost of the hall and trophies for the competition.

As usual you are welcome to build any model on the day; the only rule is that to enter it in the competition it must be un-started at the beginning of the day.