Over the last six months we have been undertaking a group build to supply models to exhibit at Tangmere Military Museum. Peter Lloyd sponsored the build, providing kits and prizes. The competition was judged at our March meeting.
On Saturday 26th March a number of members made the trip to Tangmere to present the models to the museum. The models were accepted by the trustees of the museum, who expressed that they were very pleased with the models. David Burleigh was good enough to provide us a guided tour of the museum.
At our last meeting I mentioned that I had sent a speculative email to Airfix to see if they could provide a factory tour as part of our 10th Anniversary celebrations. After two weeks without a reply I gave up the idea, only to be bowled over when I received an email from Dale Luckhurst an Airfix Product Manager who said he was happy to host us, providing we had a decent number of attendees. I have sent out a email to club members and had a very favourable response. We are still sorting out a date but I expect it to be a weekday in May. We will arrange transport nearer the time. Depending on the itinerary we may be able to visit another attraction in the Margate area on the day.
We have now set the date : Thursday 22nd September
This year’s “Build a Model in a Day” event will take place at Ampfield Village Hall on Sunday 5th September. The event is open as far as models are concerned, you can build what ever takes your fancy, adding any after market details if you see fit. The only rule is the kit must be unstarted at the beginning of the day.
We will make a start at 9 am and run to 5pm allowing time for judging any completed kits and announcing the winners.
Along with a coveted trophy there will be £25, £15 and £10 “Just Add imagination” vouchers for the 1st,2nd and 3rd placed entries.
As last year we ask for a £3 contribution per modeller to cover the cost of the hall hire.
We should be able to accommodate 25 modellers, we are intending to invite members of Poole Vikings, IPMS Salisbury and IPMS Portsmouth.
The club will hold its July meeting at Ampfield Village Hall on 21st July 8pm to 10pm
The evening will feature the American Competition, as the title suggests your theme is any model that has an American connection. This competition is now held every two years, so the winner will be the champ for some time!! The normal rules apply, any model, any genre, any scale, as long as its plastic/resin and not diecast!