Sunday, 22 December 2013

Final post for 2013.

Merry Christmas and a Safe and Happy new year to all.
This year was a great year for our club. 2014 promises to be even bigger and  better, being our 50th anniversary.
Our club ended the year on a great note with the annual end of year competition and dinner. We also got some great news and will be moving back to our meeting rooms at Ashburton Library in 2014. Something to look forward to.
Below I have added some pictures from the EoY comp and dinner.

Congratulations to Laurence Farrugia for winning model of the year with his SM81.

Friday, 22 November 2013

IPMS Club News.

Tuesday saw the running of the annual IPMS Trivia night. Congrats to the winning team - Michael L, Alex R and David C. They took home a massive prize bundle of modeling goodies this year including some excellent books. Look forward to them running the evening now next year....

We have some news from VHC.

Pre Christmas Thankyou and Celebration from Vic Hobby Centre

VHC will be extending it's hours on Friday 6th December until 9pm, putting on nibbles and slashing prices store wide as a way of saying thanks to all their customers for the support during 2013.

 For further details, contact Gino at VHC on 03 9650 4817.

Finally some news on the meeting front: We are in the process of booking the venue for next year. Hopefully we will be returning to our old meeting venue at Ashburton. More news as it develops.

Don't forget EOY Dinner and Competition on the 7th December at Ashburton Primary School, Ashburton.
The day kicks off at about 12pm. The competition portion of the day is free to all members and lunch of hot dogs and soft drinks is provided. A great way to catch up with fellow members and to get a good close look at their models.

The dinner part of the day kicks off at 6.30pm with pre dinner drinks and nibblies, followed by a presentation night and sit down catered dinner.
Mic B will be MC for the night, and as usual he has lots of fun activities planned. With this is also our world famous kit raffle and door prize give away.
Price for the dinner is $35 per person. Bring you partners and have a great night. Drinks are BYO.

We will see you there.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Bayonet Model Competition.

Saturday 9th November is the annual Bayonet Model Comp and display at the B24 Liberator in Werribee.
Competition, display and traders on site all proceeds to the aircraft restoration fund. Always a great day. Doors open at 9am for entries. See you there...

Dont forget Trivia nite is coming. Heaps of prizes, lots of laughs. Form a team and come in to participate.

Mic B

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Eagles Day 2013 - Cancelled

A quick note for members that Eagles Day Model Competition in Melbourne run by Axis Eagles will not be held this year due to the sudden illness of the main organiser Keith Gaff.

On behalf of all IPMS members we wish Keith a speedy recovery.  

Andrew Perren.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

September meeting models

Here are the 3 top placing models for the September meeting. 1st place Jason with his Merlin. 2nd place Andrew with his Huey and in 3rd Simon with his T34.

Monday, 16 September 2013

September meeting notice

Tuesday 17th is club night. Hope to see you all there. The evening is a free night, so bring your models and your stories for a chat. See you tomorrow evening.

Monday, 2 September 2013

August Meeting - debrief

Thanks very much to all who attended the August club night. The usual banter was followed by an entertaining slideshow from Harry Margulies with pics from his recent trip to Israel.

Congratulations to Brian Thewlis who took out Model of the Month with his Zombie killing Bushmaster.

See you next meeting.

Andrew Perren

Monday, 12 August 2013

Swap and Sell info.

Just to add some more info.
Traders times: 9.30am.
Public times: 10am.
Public entry fee: $5.00 @ the door.
Venue: East Burwood Primary School cnr Blackburn rd & Highbury rd East Burwood.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Swap and Sell 2013

This years Swap and Sell will be on the 18th August at Burwood East Primary School, (the same place as Wings and Tracks). Tables are all sold out, so should be a good event. Look forward to seeing you all there. Helpers are as always needed for both book in, set up and kitchen duties.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Club News July 2013

Well just back from model camp this year, and what a great weekend it was. 3 days, well almost, of nothing but building models. Heaven to most of us.
This year the camp was once again held at the YMCA - Lady Northcote Recreation Camp in Rowsley just out side Baccus Marsh.
18 members attended this year with a mix of old and new faces. The camp staff and facilities were once again fantastic with the club members wanting for nothing. The meals were both abundant and tasty, the accommodation clean and comfortable and the main hall, just fitting us in. It was a little more crowded than in the past as we had more members than ever in attendance.
All I can say is thanks to all who attended and made a memorable weekend.
A small photo essay is included after the text.

Club News
This Tuesday is meeting night, usual time but this month we will be in a different room inside the Library Facility. Just look for the security guy and the Blackwood room. Everything else will be business as normal.

Memberships: For those of you who have not paid up this year yet a reminder that fees are due. Contact Darren Winter to find out payment options.

Look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday.

Mic B

Friday, 28 June 2013

July Update...... well and truly overdue.

Time for a small update today.
Some pictures from Expo 2013 and some club news.

The Modellers Retreat is almost upon us. The Venue is once again the YMCA Lady Northcote Camp in Rowsley. Deposits are due if you are attending. Should be a ripper this year again.

Swap and Sell is coming. Limited tables this year so if you want one get in quick. Contact Laurence to secure your site.

Dues: membership fees for 2013 are now overdue. Time for club members to pay up. Please Contact Darren or Jason for payment options.

Please not the next club meeting is not in our usual room at Camberwell. We are moved to new room due to a council function on the evening... Just look for the security dude if you get lost, we are still at the library just in a different spot.

Now for some expo stuff.
We had a great show this year and our display was well received. The show in general was as usual excellent and the display of talent from around not only this country but others was truly awesome. I have attached a few pics of models I liked this year....
Loved these guys, excellent paint work.
A well deserving best of show model this year.
Some fantastic model cars in attendance this year.
Some great dioramas on hand as well.
Some excellent Sci Fi with all the trimmings.... including lights.
Lets not forget the aircraft....
And the last picture Today that submarine which was Peoples choice....

Oh and some news...
Gino at VHC asked to pass on some news... They have 1/32 scale Bird Cage Corsairs now. Get in to them and secure yours. The M48 is not far away for the tredheads and they have had the long awaited restock of Gunze paints finally....

That will do for today. See you soon.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Meeting Reminder for 21/05/13

A quick update.
It has been a while and I apologise, life does that sometimes.
Just a quick reminder as tomorrow (Tuesday 21st) is club night.

I have added a couple of pictures taken by Jason from Wings and Tracks.

Also a couple of announcements.

IPMS Austraila's Theme for the 2013 Expo display is Shelf Queens. We will be doing a whip around at the meeting to see who has some interesting kits to unshelf....

Baccus Marsh Retreat Weekend is fast approaching, please let Mic B know if you wish to attend.

See you there.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Tomorrow is the Wings and Tracks Model Competition and display.
Come along to Burwood East Primary School on the corner of Highbury and Blackburn rds, in Burwood.

A range of traders will be in attendence and military models of all types.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Model of the month - Prawn by Brian

Club night 19/03/2013

3rd Tuesday of the month again and it is meeting night.

Congrats to Andrew D for winning the raffle this month.
An update with model pics and people pics to come.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Just a quick post to share some more of the models at the last meeting,

John's Sdkfz 10/5

Graham's P51
Brian's Chaparell.

As you can see Jason had some real competition this month.

Friday, 22 February 2013

As you can see below Jason's Wessex was proclaimed Model of the Month by the members on the night. The club elections were held with the following results:
Andrew Perren - President
Mic Bradshaw - Vice President
Jason Steinwedel - Treasurer
Darren Winter - Secretary
Mike Rennie - Committee person - Event Coordinator
Laurence Farrugia - Committee person - Swap and sell Coordinator.

Rene De Koning will still be club catering coordinator.

We are all looking forward to a top year. At the meeting the idea of a club road trip to Canberra and the ScaleAct 2013 competition is being considered, interested parties please contact Mic Bradshaw.

This year our Model Expo Display Theme is rivets. We are looking for models which display lots of these.... Let Mic or Andrew know if you have a model which fills this criteria.

I have added the Wings and Tracks rules and Categories to the bottom of the page, and a copy of the flyer. A calendar or dates to remembers has also been added. The Model Expo website address has also now been placed in the side bar with our contact details.

Happy Modelling.

Monday, 18 February 2013

With about 110 days to go until Model Expo 2013. I thought I would attach a link to the  Expo website for those who need to find it.
Remember this year is a special year with Model Expo turning 30 years old....

Also just a reminder that Tuesday the 19th is meeting night. So hopefully some pictures to be posted of work in progress at the meeting.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Welcome To IPMS Australia's Blog Page!

We will present news and pictures of our club and it's events over the coming year here. We have a big year planned, and will add to this blog regularly, and make it flashier and more exciting as we go.

News Bench:

IPMS AGM is this week. Nominations have now closed for the annual general elections.

Nominations are:
Andrew Perren : President
Mic Bradshaw : Vice President
Jason Steinwedel: Treasurer
Darren Winter: Secretary
Michael Rennie: Committee Person
Laurence Farrugia: Committee Person.

This months meeting is at the Camberwell Library (340 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell 3124 ) at 8pm on Tuesday 19th Feb. After the formal part of the meeting we will have an open night, for discussion of peoples projects and refreshments. Come down and join us.

Wings and Tracks:

Wings and Tracks will now be held at East Burwood Primary School on Sunday the 24th of March. Opening time is 10am. We expect a bumper crop of traders and will post a list as this becomes available. The committee apologises for the late notification and changes, but this has been beyond our control.
Remember the Theme models for the Golden Sprocket and The Golden Wing are:
AFV's : Self Propelled Anti Aircraft Vehicles, any kit any vehicle built to OOB rules.

Aircraft: P51 Mustang, any kit any version built to OOB rules.

If you wish to contact our club send an email to the address below. We will get back to you as quickly as we can.