More pics from Chris Ayre, showing the Class winning models at Scale ModelWorld 2023. Click here to go the photo gallery
As of May 2024, I will no longer be Membership Secretary, and the EC is beginning the search for a new one. The main elements of the role are: Maintaining the membership database Maintaining the direct debit database Ensuring membership cards are sent out to new and renewing members (using Excel to manipulate the membership…
Mike Davey has updated the Magazine index, which covers over 60 years. It is available either sorted by subject, or by date. There are links to both on the Magazine page
Many thanks to Chris Ayre for his magnificent photographs of the Senior and Junior National Championship winning models, and the other Category Winners.
The full listing of Scale ModelWorld 2023 competition winners is now available.
Congratulations to IPMS Belgium, who were judged to be the best overseas display at Scale ModelWorld 2023. Here they are being presented with a commemorative plaque by IPMS(UK) Overseas Liaison Officer, Gary Wenko (in yellow).
Attention all IPMS(UK) Members The following roles on the Executive Committee are due for re-election in 2024: President Honorary Secretary Membership Secretary Publicity Officer Competition Secretary Webmaster Scale ModelWorld Manager Under the Articles of Association of the Society any nomination for a position on the Executive Committee must be delivered to the Honorary Secretary before…
A few images from around Scale ModelWorld can be found on the Galleries page.
The booking form for traders for Scale ModelWorld 2024 is now available on the SMW Forms page
A huge thank you to everyone who participated, attended and otherwise helped make Scale ModelWorld 2023 an enormous success. Although final numbers are not yet available, our 60th anniversary event saw increases in IPMS membership, public visitors and traders. The buzz was back in the show, in a way not seen since the pandemic. More…
Updated floor plans and locations for Scale ModelWorld are now available. These include separate plans for each of the three halls. To view, click https://ipmsuk.org/ipms-scale-modelworld/smw-floor-plans/ (Please note these are as at 5th November and may change before the show.)
Scale ModelWorld Manager Rich Middleton has been interviewed by the Just Making Conversation podcast. Rich covers his own background, and gives insights into SMW 2023. Click here for the podcast. The interview starts at 19 mins 35 secs, the part covering Scale ModelWorld starts at 29 mins.
See the What’s On page for more about Scale ModelWorld 2023. The latest updates cover the timetable, special displays, talks and presentations, car parking, the dinner, and the arrangements for Remembrance Day. Click here to learn more
Click here for procedures for UK Branches and SIGs to pay for tables
The Scale ModelWorld 2023 Competition is now open for entries. For more information, links to the rules and definitions and a link to the online entry system click here.
Tickets for SMW 23 are now available online. Click here for full details of admissions, pricing, opening hours and where to buy tickets.
We now have new stocks of the Seam Tool #2. To order, click here to go to the products page
The number of traders attending Scale ModelWorld 2023 now exceeds 100. To see the full list, please click here
We now have new stocks of the ever-popular Seam Tool #1. To order, click here to go to the products page
Click here for details of the 2023 Annual General Meeting of IPMS(UK)
Many thanks to Chris Ayre for his wonderful photography of the competition winners. Click here to go to the photo galleries page
The new IPMS(UK) Glass File was launched successfully at Scale ModelWorld 2022, and is now available to purchase online. The Glass File is a sanding file manufactured from tempered glass, and has an abrasive surface that, if properly cared for, will last far longer than a typical abrasive paper or sanding stick. For prices and…
The results of the Scale ModelWorld 2022 Competition are now available as a PDF file. Click here to view or download the results
Congratulations to Rafal Sikorski and Lukas Smejsa for becoming the Senior and Junior National Champions, respectively, at Scale ModelWorld 2022 (photos copyright Chris Ayre)
The processing of new IPMS(UK) memberships and renewal of existing memberships has now opened again after Scale ModelWorld.
With Scale ModelWorld 2022 just gone, the membership may wonder how the event comes about and who organises the show. The show does not happen unless the members volunteer for jobs at SMW, and those volunteers need to be co-ordinated by the Executive Committee (EC) of the Society. You will see these people at the…
SMW 22 has just concluded and represents a considerable success. Exhibitor, visitor and trader feedback has been very positive, the numbers were up all round and we are getting back to pre-Covid levels. And so a big thank you to all the visitors, traders, clubs, SIGs and overseas clubs who made the show possible. Especial…
Airfix have generously provide us with free catalogues to hand out to visitors to Scale Model World 2022. Buy your ticket here to attend SMW
Church Service Back On Earlier today we announced with regret that the church service on Sunday after the Remembrance Parade had been cancelled due to illness. We are pleased to announce that we have now had a volunteer come forward to take the service so it is back on. The short, non-denominational service will…
The floor plans for Scale ModelWorld 2022 are now on this website, along with the location lists, showing where traders, branches, SIGs, overseas clubs and others can be found. Click here to go to the SMW 22 Floor Plans page
The following have been booked for Scale ModelWorld 2022: “A Brief History of the U-2 Spyplane“ by Chris Pocock, Pattingham Suite, 15:00 Saturday “Scratch Building Presentation” by Michael Papadakis, Pattingham Suite, 14:00 Saturday “Cold War Baltic Aerial Reconnaissance“ by Robert S.Hopkins III, Pattingham Suite, 14:00 Sunday
The Annual Dinner will be held at the Holiday Inn at 19:30 for 20:00 on Saturday 12th November 2022 Starter Home-made Cream of Leek and Potato Soup, ciabatta croutons V Ham Hock Terrine, Piccalilli, Toasted Brioche Melon Main Pan Fried Breast of Chicken, Mushroom Cream Sauce, Seasonal Veg Slow Cooked Pork Belly, Champ Mash, Sage…
If you are an IPMS Member, to gain access to Scale ModelWorld 2022 you will need a valid IPMS (UK) membership card with a large ‘2022’ printed in green. If you pay by Direct Debit, then your card will be sent to you automatically. If you are not on Direct Debit and currently have a…
The 2022 IPMS(UK) Scale ModelWorld competition is now open for entries. Click here for details of the rules, definitions, classes and trophies and a link to the online entry system IMPORTANT NOTE: the online versions of the documents are the latest and include additional information to that provided in Issue 4 of the Magazine
Over 120 traders are now signed up for Scale ModelWorld 2022; click here to see the trader list
As of 1st September 2022 online payments for IPMS(UK) memberships and merchandise will cease to use PayPal. Instead, payments can be made using either a credit card or a debit card. The card transactions will be administered securely by payments processor Stripe (see https://stripe.com/gb)
As the organisers of the Shropshire Model Show we regret to say that it will not be possible for us to plan a show at the RAF Museum Cosford in 2023. Many of you will be aware that the museum is currently undergoing a major program of reorganisation and refurbishment of its displays and buildings,…
The latest version of Mike Davey’s index to the IPMS Magazine is now on this site. It is available either sorted by subject, or by date. Mike has also written a history of the Magazine. There are links to both the history and the index on the Magazine page
The Annual General Meeting of the society took place at the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum. Thanks go to those Members who were able to attend in person, and thank-you from the Society to the staff and volunteers at the Museum for hosting us. The President reported back on the status of the Society, and of…
A brief introduction to Scale ModelWorld 2021 An overview of Scale ModelWorld 2021 by DSOP (4 mins 54 secs run time)
John Tapsell’s “Viewpoint” blog for 2019 has been added to the news feed. Click here for John’s views on modelling and the Society, and some excellent photos of John’s models.
A new Facebook page has been created for questions and suggestions about Scale ModelWorld, see https://www.facebook.com/groups/543286466226964/about/
Airfix used Scale ModelWorld 2019 to announce their forthcoming new-tooling 1/72nd scale Vulcan B2 kit. For more on this story, click here
The Harrier Special Interest Group have created a photo album covering their display at this year’s show, called “Harrier : One of a kind”. The album includes information about the prototypes, the models, and photos of the models on display. Click here to view the album
Tom Foxon of Guideline Publications writes: It is with much sadness that Guideline Publications announces the death of its company chairman, Regis Auckland, after a long illness. Regis had been with Guideline from the beginning and, although not a modeller himself, he soon became a popular figure within the hobby both in the United Kingdom…
Richard L Ward 1938 – 2017 With great regret we note the passing of a founder of the Society, Dick Ward. Dick was rightly celebrated as an aviation researcher, author, and as a designer of decals, with both his own “Modeldecal” range, and sheets for many kit manufacturers. A charming and well-liked character, he will…