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 – read more . . .
- Free priority entry (admission allowed before the general public) on both days of the show
- Priority entry to the Kit Swap, the perfect place to pick up a bargain and sell your surplus kits
- Enter your models in the IPMS Championship competition
- Discounted hotel accommodation
IPMS Magazine – Written by modellers for modellers – 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 – read more . . .
- Numerous geographical UK Branches
- Special Interest Groups, covering a wide variety of topics
- Overseas bodies from many parts of the World
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
- 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
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. New for 2017 is the IPMS(UK) Seam Tool.
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
- 10% discount at RAM Models (see IPMS magazine for offer code)
- 10% discount at Fields of Glory Models on orders over £20 (see IPMS magazine for offer code)
- 15% discount on selected purchases from SAM Publications
- 10% discount on selected products from Ian Allan shops / MCP
- 10% discount on all purchases from Shesto (see IPMS magazine for offer code)
- 10% discount on all purchases from Mushroom Model Publications
- £5.00 discount on annual subscription to any Key Publishing publications (e.g. Airfix Model World, The Aeroplane, Flypast, Classic Military Vehicles, etc.)
- 5% discount on purchases over £25 from Matador Models
- £2.50 off Expert Model Craft DVDs from Unique Productions (see IPMS magazine for offer code)
- 15% discount at Display Cabinets UK
- 10% discount at Form-u-Lay
- 10% discount at Transport Models (excludes sale and similar items)
- 10% discount at M*A*N Models
- 10% discount on all purchases from AJ Aviation
- 10% discount on all purchases from Pen & Sword Books (see IPMS magazine for offer code)
- 10% discount at Blackbird Models (see IPMS magazine for offer code)
IPMS(UK) provides trader information in good faith, but does not endorse or take responsibility for any trader. Discounts correct as of December 2017, but may be subject to change without notice.