One of Alan's recent excellent models.
1/48 Edurad Fokker DVII 

Funeral will be held on Friday 22rd Dec at 16.00 Garford/Abingdon crematorium.


Final update before Christmas.
All are welcome to come along to the Prince of Wales Pub in Shippon a village west of Abingdon, OX13 6JQ from 19:30.


Here above is a picture of our club night taken last Tuesday 21st November with many more new members. In total there was 24, our old club leader Tony Clements shown below would be very proud of seeing so many like minded people. Well done everybody


Hello All
Here is the first part of next years dairy for 2018. If you have anything to add to the diary, then please let me know.

January    2nd
                16th club AGM

February  13th 1st Competition of 2018

March      13th Demonstration night

April        10th  2nd Competition

May         8th
                22nd  Demonstration night

June         5th
                19th   3rd Competition

July         3rd  
                31st  Spraying night

Simon Fisher


Abingdon Model Show 2017
September 30th
10 till 4
Burger van
£3 Adult £2 Child

Traders that have confirmed are Aeromodeler books, Airbrush Supplies(not confirmed),AJ Aviation, Antics, Avid Reader,

Dragon Badger Models, , Mark Tullet(secondhand kits), Mainly Military Models, Oxonian Plastic Fantastic, Paul Davis(Decals), RAF Dec and S&M Models.

Clubs and SIG's are Abingdon IPMS, Airfix modeling, IPMS Air Cadets, Early Risers, IPMS Farnborough, IPMS Gloucester, IPMS stand, New City Scale model Club, Middleton Cheney Scale model club, Mirage SIG, NORCS,  IMPS Salisbury, IPMS, Stonehenge modellers, Southbrook model group , Wallingford IPMS, West Middlesex IPMS.


Tim came second with this 1/72 Eduard SpitfireMkXVI
Again I have finally managed to get into this blog after about two weeks when it has been very frustrating to sort out. Rant over.
Now the third competition finally took place a club night late due to a lack of models on scheduled night. so here are the pictures and results from the competition.

Kirk came first, but I forgot to take a photograph of his WWI Mk IV tank, sorry  Kirk

Airfix 1/72 Dakota by Alan Stickland
1/35 Sheridan tank by Alex
FJ-4 Fury by Ray
1/72 Airfix Jet Provost which came third well done Mike Ingham

As usual an excellent model of a 1/48 Fokker DVII by Alan S 
Another of Alex's tanks this time a 1/35 Tiger


Second half of 2017 diary

Hello all here is the second part of the diary for 2017. There can be changes to this, so if anybody wishes to inject a different item to the diary please say so and we will hopefully be able accommodate.
Aug        1st  ********New date for 3rd competition*********
Sept        12th 4th Competition
Oct         10th Competition winners Competition
Nov        7th  
Dec         5th
               19th club drinks in the Prince of Wales Shippon
Jan 18     2nd
               16th club AGM

Sept        16th attending Farnborough model show
                30th our model show
Nov         11/12th Nationals model show.

Due to the lack of models entering the 3rd competition last club night, the competition has been moved to the next club night on the 1st August.


Well we have a very informative talk on Tuesday 23rd May from Patrick about using a colour wheel and how to mix various colours and shades. This was accompanied by a very interesting PowerPoint presentation.
This included showing how to cope with and understand the use pershading, shadows and colour casting. As normal with Patrick this was backed up by some of his excellent models to show the various techniques used. A whole hearted thank you Patrick from all of the member's.
All are enthralled by Patrick's talk on the use of colour

Yet another shot of Patrick's Demonstration


Well that was an excellent competition our second of the year, with a very strong nine entries. Although a very well done to those who gained a 1,2,3 it must be said that all the models were of a very high standard, so all must take a step back congratulate yourselves on such superb modelling. so here we go with the pictures. Again sorry the delay, I am having great difficultly in using Gmail/blogger. The other night I spent 6 hours trying to publish this but had to give up. This is now I am up to 20 hours just playing with this Competition page Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
A very creditable T33 Shooting Star from Ray Roberts, well done.

Another superb wrecker by Laurence who came 3rd in the competition.
HP Harrow, a Valom 1/72 kit by Tim.
This model came 1st in the competition

Kirk well done, with very tiny 144th scale Fokker DVII
Another shot of Tim's HP Harrow. 1st place for Tim. 
Oh what a Superb Airfix 1/48 Meteor by Richard Roberts. Well done excellent model.

Excellent 1/32 Revell Hawk by Patrick who gain a 2nd in the competition.
Tamiya 1/48 Lancaster by Mick Scotcher.
Second showing of Pat's 1/32 Revell Hawk.
Another shot of Alexander's lovely 1/35 Tiger.
Airfix 1/72 Jet Provost Mk3 by Mike Ingham.
Lovely recovery truck from Laurence.


Here are the pictures from the first competition of 2017 and what an excellent selection was presented you all Chaps, well done. I have put the numbers of votes with each caption.

There are 5 of us going to Huddersfield show on the 11/12th Feb.
Secondly I have posted our application to go to Poole Vikings show on the 8th April.
Remember we down for Milton Keynes on the 23rd April.
Glouscester model show on 14th May
Also on the same day is Abingdon airfare 14th May
Salisbury I'll look at very soon 3rd June
Lastly Farnborough on the 16 Sept.

Kirk's stunning 1st place  1/32 Tornado (25)

Tim's 1/72 Lighting Sword model I think (5)
Another of Tim's models a 1/72 Sword? Lighting (2)
Mick Igham's 1/72 Phantom F-4J (4)
Bob's not the normal P-40 model. This one is a Classic Airframe 1/48 Westland Whrilwind (4)
Bob' s second Whirlwind a Trumpeter 1/48
model which is better to build says Bob. (2)
This beautifully modelled Wrecker came 2nd place, well done Laurence, it only just missed out being first by one point (24)
Another shot of Bob's Trumpeter Whirlwind in 1/48 (2)
3rd place winner was Bob's 1/48 Ally Cat resin Vampire (8)
Another shot of Kirk competition winning Tornado (25)


Well chaps after last nights AGM you have me in again for yet another year for Club secretary, with Tim remaining as treasurer and Alan as chairperson. There not does seem to be any problems at the moment with the club apart from a 25% drop in numbers through the door for a number of various reasons. This however has a big knock on effect in the fact that each night club costs us collectively £30 for the two hours. So anything less than 15 soles per night through the door, costs us dearly. So upshot of that was a long discussion about subs and so the nightly costs will raise to a princely some of £2.50 per night.

On the happier side we also discussed what shows we would collectively like attend this year, so we have Huddersfield on the 11/12th Feb if they say we can go. Next up the paperwork is in for Milton Keynes which is on 23rd April. We have an extra model show in the offing which is the Poole Vikings show on the 8th, however with one show already in April, I don't think that many wish to attend two in the same month. then we move on to May and I am sure the Abingdon airfare will be on but at this current time I don't have any details. Although I have details for Gloucester show on 14th May, which, if I am not working the weekend then I will personally will be attending this show as they are our neighbours club wise, so I'll be looking for support on this one please.                                              

Your club secretary yet again. keeeeeeeeeeep on modeling