Template risk assessement

Because I seem to be getting a lot of emails from people worried about the risk assessments I have decided to issue a generic form which can be edited to suit.

As it stands it covers all the basics and just needs a Branch or SIG name adding along with a date.

If your Branch or SIG has any extra risks that you feel should be mentioned then they can be added at the end of the form.

Please note it is a Branch or SIG responsibility to perform a proper risk assessment; simply “tick boxing” the template form is not sufficient.

The form is on the Scale ModelWorld Forms page or can be downloaded directly from here

Special trophies for SMW 2017

This year’s new additions to the Scale ModelWorld competition trophy list include some interesting items, and one which is for this year only.

First, we have the special trophy that will only be awarded this year:

ROBERT S. HOPKINS III AWARD                                 

Awarded for the best model of any variant of a Boeing KC-135

This is to coincide with author Robert S Watkins III’s  launch of his new book on the KC 135.  He will be at ScaleModel World this year signing copies as well as sponsoring the new award.


Other new trophies for this year are:    

REME MUSEUM TROPHY                                                

Awarded to the best Military Recovery Repair or Engineering Vehicle or diorama

This is an award from the REME museum and hopefully will be an annual award.  I believe this trophy will be worth winning this year and in future years. It is also good to see an AFV trophy.



Awarded for the best Armoured model in any scale

Inside the Armour have again made great efforts to support the competition with this award, and they have decided to make their award this year to cover a broader base within the Armour categories.


SHIP MODELLER MAGAZINE AWARD                             

Awarded to the best Ship Model in any scale

It is great to see an award for ship building competitors back this year, and is to support the newly-realised ship modelling magazine from Inside the Armour Publications.


For all the information on the Scale ModelWorld 2017 competition, see http://ipmsuk.org/ipms-scale-modelworld/scale-modelworld-competition/

Tony Horton, Competition Secretary

SMW 2017 competition entry form

The entry form for the competition at Scale ModelWorld 2017, the lists of classes and trophies, and the rules and definitions are all now on the Competition page at http://ipmsuk.org/ipms-scale-modelworld/scale-modelworld-competition/

More photos of Scale ModelWorld 2016 added

Photos of all the competition class winners have been added to the SMW 2016 Class and Trophy Winners Gallery.

In addition, a large number of other photos of the show have been added to the SMW 2016 General Photos Gallery

Many thanks to our photographers Brian Keates, Ashley Keates, Adrian Constable, Tim Constable, Alan Brown, Andy Prentis and John Tapsell, and especial thanks to Chris Ayre for his work on the competition class winner photos.

Date for Scale ModelWorld 2019 set

Scale ModelWorld 2019 will be held on 9-10th November 2019.  Venue is as before, The International Centre in Telford.

More details at http://ipmsuk.org/calendar/scale-modelworld-2019/

For details of all future Scale ModelWorld shows and other IPMS(UK) events, see http://ipmsuk.org/calendar/category/ipmsuk-event/

Photos of Championship winning models

The are now photos of the Scale ModelWorld 2016 Senior and Junior National Champion winning models, and also the Category winners in the photo gallery at http://ipmsuk.org/gallery-2/