IPMS Membership

Membership is open to modellers of all ages, abilities and interests worldwide. The benefits of membership are:

Free entry to Scale ModelWorld – The best fine scale model show in the world – click here to read more

  • Free priority entry (admission allowed before the general public) on both days of the show
  • SMW tickets are only needed by non-members; members need their membership card to gain admission
  • Enter your models in the IPMS Championship competition

IPMS Magazine – Written by modellers for modellers – click here to read more . . .

  • Complimentary copy of our full colour magazine when you join
  • 6 further issues during the year
  • Opportunity to submit articles and reviews for publication
  • Advertise your sales, wants and events

Branch and Special Interest Groups – Meet your fellow modellers – click here to read more . . .

Please note Branches, SIGs and Overseas bodies may charge their own, separate membership fees to things cover things like room hire and newsletter costs, which are additional to the cost of IPMS(UK) membership.

Advisory Services – resources and help for your modelling projects

IPMS Executive Member Alfie Bass at Peterborough Show
IPMS Executive Member Alfie Bass at Peterborough Show
  • Technical Advisory Service
  • Armour Technical Advisory Service
  • Instruction leaflet library
  • Decal bank

To contact any of these services go to the Contact Us page and select the relevant service from the pull-down menu

Social Media – keep in touch wherever you are

  • Share and comment on builds
  • Help and information from fellow modellers
  • Pick up tips and tricks
  • Swap and sell your surplus models

“The Workbench” Facebook Group

IPMS (UK) Forum

Members’ Kit Swap Facebook Group

Scale ModelWorld Facebook Group

Society Business Facebook Group

Trading News Facebook Group


See IPMS(UK)’s comprehensive events diary to find shows that provide inspirational modelling, new releases, bargains, tools and accessories, as well as the opportunity to catch up with like-minded enthusiasts in the UK and the rest of the world.


A full range of IPMS(UK) souvenir merchandise is available including, t-shirts, polo shirts, badges, patches, stickers, mugs, lanyards and magazine back issues and the IPMS(UK) Seam Tools.

Merchandise is available at Scale ModelWorld, and at UK shows that have an IPMS(UK) executive presence.

 Your Executive Committee – Working for you – read more . . .

  • UK and Overseas Liaison officers
  • Support and assistance to form new Branches or Special Interest Groups
  • Insurance cover for meetings, model shows and events
  • Support and assistance in setting up and running model shows

Discounts – available to IPMS Members on presentation of a current membership card

IPMS(UK) provides trader information in good faith, but does not endorse or take responsibility for any trader.  Discounts correct as of December 2022, but may be subject to change without notice.