Thames Valley Scale Model Club
Our aim is to have a lot of fun and camaraderie while encouraging people to take up, improve, and most of all, enjoy, the hobby of building scale models.
We are an enthusiastic group of over 50 people of all ages (from 11 to 93years young) with a shared passion for making and displaying scale models of Aircraft, Ships, Military Vehicles, Figures and many other subjects, made from plastic model kits (Airfix, Revell, Tamiya etc), resin, Vac formed or mixed media kits, and some brave members even make completely scratch built models. Many of our members are also Members of the International Plastic Modellers Society (IPMS), and many belong to other model clubs. While most of the members are enthusiastic amateurs whose main aim is enjoyment & relaxation, we do have past IPMS National Champions, and recognised experts in their fields, who happily help the less experienced members.
Meeting time/Dates: We meet every 3rd Tuesday of each month, at 7.30pm
Meeting Venue: Liston Hall, Liston Road, Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7 1DD. Free evening car parking is available behind the Marlow Waitrose.
Meeting Format: Every month, we show our latest creations, chat to fellow modellers, swap idea’s, magazines & books, sell kits, sharing new modelling techniques & news about our hobby. Free Tea & coffee is provided to keep the many & varied conversations going!
Competitions: We have friendly competitions every month, divided into classes depending on the type and size of the model, and age of the model builder. All competitions are judged by all the members. The monthly competitions lead to an annual competition in November, with the Trophies & Certificates being awarded at the Christmas Social meeting in December.
At the December meeting, we also have two memorial competitions.
The Christmas Plate – in 2018, the theme is “100” to celebrate the RAF centenary.
The Edgar Brooks Memorial trophy for the best Spitfire.
Exhibitions: Some of our members attend model shows around the country exhibiting on behalf of TVSMC. We exhibit at the International Plastic Modellers “Scale Model world” show at the Telford international exhibition centre in November.
PLEASE COME ALONG: If you would like to know more, please call or email us, but why not just come along and see for yourself. We look forward to welcoming you at our meetings. Please bring along any models that you are working on, or any that you would like to get help or advice on.
Membership Fees: First meeting is free. Annual Membership is £20 for age 17 and over, under 17’s, free.
Area Covered: Our members travel from all over the Thames Valley, from the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire (Bucks), Middlesex (Middx), Hampshire, Oxfordshire including the towns of Reading, Henley, Slough, Maidenhead, Marlow, High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Chesham, Amersham, Aylesbury, Ascot, Bracknell, Windsor, Heathrow and Uxbridge, with some members travelling much, much further……….